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Woman Obsessed

Released May 27, 1959 1h 42m Adventure List
Reviews 27% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Mary Sharron (Susan Hayward), who must single-handedly raise her sensitive young son and oversee the family ranch after her husband is killed in an accident, hires gruff laborer Fred Carter (Stephen Boyd) to help out around the farm. Before long, local gossip Mayme Radzevitch (Barbara Nichols) spreads bawdy rumors about Frank and Mary, so the widowed mother weds her farmhand to keep the town quiet. Unfortunately, Frank's idea of tough love soon drives a wedge between Mary and her child. Read More Read Less

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Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A corny outdoor melodrama, with a fake "Saskatchewan" locale, starring Susan Hayward as a farm widow with a wide gamut of emotional troubles. Rating: poor. Oct 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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David D Entertaining! A standard 1959 western for the time. Presentism has no place in reviewing movies as another reviewer chose to do... This movie by no means is corny. Susan Hayworth and Steven Boyd, with their supporting cast do a great job. Well filmed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/02/23 Full Review Audience Member The scenery is lovely and well shot. I always tend to like Susan Hayward's acting. This, however, is a film that mostly belongs to Stephen Boyd. The film fails to leave a good taste. Boyd's character is hot tempered and physically abusive to Hayward and her son. He mocks the son as being girlish, and fights with everyone. So why does the filmmakers what the audience to cheer this couple on, so they will stay together? It just doesn't work in today's world, and it should work for the world of 1959 either. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Standard drama was hardly a worthy follow up to Susan's Oscar winning performance in I Want to Live! The story is lacking in any great dramatic thrust but it's beautifully shot and professional done. But the whole thing is average. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member tale of a single mom and a ranch she tries to keep/run. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review ashley h Woman Obsessed is an amazing film. It is set in a beautiful country. Susan Hayward gives an excellent performance. The script is well written and also believable. Henry Hathaway did an amazing job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the drama. Woman Obsessed is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member just ok all too familiar plot Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Mary Sharron (Susan Hayward), who must single-handedly raise her sensitive young son and oversee the family ranch after her husband is killed in an accident, hires gruff laborer Fred Carter (Stephen Boyd) to help out around the farm. Before long, local gossip Mayme Radzevitch (Barbara Nichols) spreads bawdy rumors about Frank and Mary, so the widowed mother weds her farmhand to keep the town quiet. Unfortunately, Frank's idea of tough love soon drives a wedge between Mary and her child.
Director
Henry Hathaway
Producer
Sydney Boehm
Screenwriter
Sydney Boehm
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 27, 1959, Original
Runtime
1h 42m