Actor: Raymond Massey

Possessed (1947)

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In Possessed Joan Crawford gives a strong and unsettling performance as a nurse who is obsessed with a former lover, David (Van Heflin), and can’t let go even after she marries the her employer (Raymond Massey), who had hired her to take care of his mentally unstable wife. When David begins dating her new daughter-in-law, […]

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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Reportedly Cary Grant was later unhappy with his acting in this film, thinking it hackneyed and completely over the top. Indeed his performance is over the top, as is nearly everything else in this film. Based on a long-running Broadway play, the overall direction is stagey, all the acting is overdone, the villains are cartoonish, […]

The Woman in the Window (1944)

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Edward G. Robinson is still, more than 35 years after his death, best remembered for his breakout role in Little Ceasar in 1931, which catapulted him to stardom and cemented his screen persona as fast-talking gangster type. Off screen, Robinson was a culture man who could speak seven language, loved classical music. He was a […]

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