Magnificent Obsession (1954) - (Rock Hudson) Italian 4-sheet F, EX $750 *
Size: 55" x 77"
Condition: Folded, Excellent (minor edge damage)
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This is a 55" x 77" two-piece Italian four-sheet poster for the 1954
Douglas Sirk film Magnificent Obsession based on the 1929 book
of the same title by Lloyd C. Douglas, screenplay by Wells Root, Sarah
Y. Mason, Victor Heerman and Finley Peter Dunne and starring Rock
Hudson as Bob Merrick. Plot summary: Bob Merrick is a spoiled playboy
who has to be resuscitated using the only resuscitator available on a
lake where he has recklessly lost control of his speedboat. During
Merrick's resuscitation, Dr. Wayne Phillips has a heart attack and
dies because the resuscitator is not available to save him. The
doctors and nurses blame Merrick for inadvertently causing
Dr. Phillips's death. Merrick lives in the shadow of this guilt and
resolves to try to emulate the late Dr. Phillips in fulfillment of his
legacy, but the first thing he does after making this resolution is to
cause Dr. Phillips's widow Helen [Jane Wyman] to be blinded in a
traffic accident. Merrick is in love with Helen and arranges for her
to go to Europe for diagnosis by the world's best eye surgeons, who
declare that she has no hope of recovery. Merrick later becomes an
accomplished brain surgeon by applying Dr. Phillips's secret of
success, as explained by his best friend Edward Randolph [Otto
Kruger]. The application of this secret becomes Merrick's
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