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THE STORY OF A DESPERATE GIRL!Feb. 17, 1949USA88 Min.Approved
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It was Leonora Eames’ childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband – he is power mad and insane! Since he will not grant her a divorce, she leaves her life of luxury on Long Island and goes to work as a receptionist in an impoverished doctor’s office in NYC’s lower east side. After Smith deceives her into a temporary reconciliation, Leonora becomes pregnant. By the time she realizes she is expecting, she and one of the doctors, Larry Quinada (James Mason), have fallen in love. But she is again lured backed to her wealthy husband to give her child financial security. Her sadistic husband is hell-bent on keeping her and her child prisoner. What will happen to Leonora?

Original title Caught
IMDb Rating 7 3,605 votes
TMDb Rating 6.7 56 votes


Max Ophüls


James Mason isLarry Quinada
Larry Quinada
Barbara Bel Geddes isLeonora Eames
Leonora Eames
Robert Ryan isSmith Ohlrig
Smith Ohlrig
Frank Ferguson isDr. Hoffman
Dr. Hoffman
Curt Bois isFranzi Kartos
Franzi Kartos
Natalie Schafer isDorothy Dale
Dorothy Dale
Art Smith isPsychiatrist
Barbara Billingsley isStore customer in flowered hat (uncredited)
Store customer in flowered hat (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin isMiss Chambers (uncredited)
Miss Chambers (uncredited)