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Of Human Bondage

1946 1h 45m Drama List
Reviews 42% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
At the turn of the century, Philip Carey (Paul Henreid) is a meek, clubfooted man attending medical school after failing to make it as an artist. Looking for love to invigorate his life, Carey meets Mildred Rogers (Eleanor Parker), a disinterested waitress at a nearby restaurant. Although Carey finds her personality disagreeable, he is strangely drawn to her. Soon, the two begin a dysfunctional relationship where she abandons him and he always takes her back, regardless of how it might harm him. Read More Read Less

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Steve D Parker is a great actress but the film is a poor imitation. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable well-done 1946 film, set in England circa 1890s but apparently filmed in the USA, it is another view on life in the Victorian era for the upper-crust and the working-servant class. The plot deals in many themes of interest to all but especially those under 30. The book by the same name is well-regarded and this film inspires interest in the book and larger analysis it inspires. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review ashley h Of Human Bondage is a decent film. It is about a medical student with a club foot falls for a beautiful but ambitious waitress. Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Edmund Goulding did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and romance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r I just like Henreid. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Most movies made in England turn me off Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Static, pedestrian version of the Maugham classic. While the Bette Davis film may be dated and overdone she makes it pulsate with emotion. Eleanor Parker is a fine actress but her take on the slut Mildred is pale in comparison to the visceral animal Davis made of her. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis At the turn of the century, Philip Carey (Paul Henreid) is a meek, clubfooted man attending medical school after failing to make it as an artist. Looking for love to invigorate his life, Carey meets Mildred Rogers (Eleanor Parker), a disinterested waitress at a nearby restaurant. Although Carey finds her personality disagreeable, he is strangely drawn to her. Soon, the two begin a dysfunctional relationship where she abandons him and he always takes her back, regardless of how it might harm him.
Director
Edmund Goulding
Producer
Henry Blanke
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 45m