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Possessed (film)

Possessed is a 1947 film noir which tells the story of a woman who walks the streets of Los Angeles, calling for a man named "David." Taken to a mental hospital, the story of her obsession for the man named David is told in flashbacks. It stars Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey and Geraldine Brooks.

The movie was written by Ranald MacDougall, Lawrence Menkin, Silvia Richards and Rita Weiman. It was directed by Curtis Bernhardt.

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Joan Crawford).

Possessed is also the name of a 2000 Showtime original movie starring Timothy Dalton that is based on actual events which inspired the novel The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. In the Showtime movie, Dalton plays Father William Bowdern, a Catholic priest who conducted an exorcism involving an adolescent boy.