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Possessed (1947)

Told through a series of flashbacks, this film begins with Louise Howell Graham (Joan Crawford, 1908?1977) walking the deserted streets of Los Angeles, calling for David (Van Heflin, 19101971) .  Louise is taken to a mental hospital in order to recuperate. Through a series of twists and turns we explore Louise’s past and follow her journey into madness. Louise married Dean Graham (Raymond Massey, 18961983), a millionaire, and in the process acquired a stepdaughter, Carol (Geraldine Brooks, 1927-1977). Carol eventually drove Louise insane by falling in love with David, resulting in Louise’s murder of him.

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