The Astonished Heart

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Coward, a suave British psychiatrist, becomes personally interested in a patient, Leighton, a stunning blonde with wily ways. He then falls helplessly in love with the woman, abandoning his 10-year marriage to Johnson who, as an almost unbelievably understanding wife, encourages her husband to have his fling with the siren to get her out of his system....read more

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Coward, a suave British psychiatrist, becomes personally interested in a patient, Leighton, a stunning blonde with wily ways. He then falls helplessly in love with the woman, abandoning his 10-year marriage to Johnson who, as an almost unbelievably understanding wife, encourages her

husband to have his fling with the siren to get her out of his system. Instead, Coward becomes a jealous, possessive lover who loses all sense of reason. Though a somber and sometimes depressing film, the majestic performances of its leading players make it compelling.

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