Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

Kim Novak
Director: Bryan Forbes, Henry Hathaway, Ken Hughes
Cast: Kim Novak
Bryan Forbes, Henry Hathaway, Ken Hughes,

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Overview

This third screen adaptation of Somerset Maugham's novel about the destructiveness of sexual obsession stars Laurence Harvey as Philip Carey, a club-footed artist who after two unsuccessful years in Paris decides to pursue a career in medicine instead. During his medical studies he falls in love with a waitress, Mildred Rogers (Kim Novak), who takes advantage of his attraction to her. When Mildred leaves him to marry another man, Philip falls in love with a writer (Siobhan McKenna), who encourages him to complete his studies. Under her tutelage, Philip excels in medical school. But when Mildred returns, pregnant and abandoned by her husband, Philip takes her in and cares for her, breaking off with the kind-hearted writer. Staying with Philip at his flat, Mildred has an affair with his best friend. Confronting her with her indiscretions, Mildred tells Philip how repulsed she is by his club foot and walks out on him. Philip once again throws himself into his studies, passing his examinations and taking an internship at a London hospital. There he hears Mildred has become a cheap prostitute. Philip travels to the brothel where she is living in poverty with her child and takes her under his wing once again. As before, Mildred walks out on Philip, trashing his apartment and taking to the streets. When Philip comes upon her again, he finds that her child has died and she is suffering from the advanced stages of syphilis.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2014
UPC: 0888574099350
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 26,344

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kim Novak Mildred Rogers
Laurence Harvey Philip Carey
Robert Morley Dr.Jacobs
Siobhan McKenna Nora Nesbitt
Roger Livesey Thorpe Athelney
Jack Hedley Griffiths
Ronald Lacey Matthews
Anthony Booth Martin
May Cluskey Sister
Martin Crosbie Actor
Bryan Forbes Actor
Brenda Fricker Actor
Blanaid Irvine Distinguished Girl
Anna Manahan Waitress
Brendan Mathews Technician
Leo McCabe Elderly Man in Railway Carriage
David Morris Young Philip Carey
Eamonn Morrisey Bespectacled Student
Cecil Nash Father of Boy with Clubfoot
Nanette Newman Sally Athelny
Danny O'Shea Headwaiter
Helen Robinson Manager-Cashier
John Sutton Kingsford
Jacqueline Taylor Cook/Woman Patient
Olive White Griffith's Girlfriend

Technical Credits
Bryan Forbes Director,Screenwriter
Henry Hathaway Director
Ken Hughes Director
John Box Production Designer
Beatrice Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
George Frost Makeup
Ron Goodwin Score Composer
Russell Lloyd Editor
Oswald Morris Cinematographer
James Woolf Producer
W. Somerset Maugham Source Author

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