Magnificent Obsession

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Magnificent Obsession ★★½ 1954

A drunken playboy (Hudson) kills a man and blinds his wife in an automobile accident. Plagued by guilt, he devotes his life to studying medicine in order to restore the widow's sight. Wellacted melodrama lifted Hudson to stardom. Faithful to the 1935 original, based on a novel by Lloyd C. Douglas. 108m/C VHS . Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead; D: Douglas Sirk; W: Robert Blees; C: Russell Metty.