Scott Andrew Hutchins inquired recently after Jennifer
Bean's inquiry of last December.
I think I replied directly to Jennifer--silly me.
My answer was hardly definitive--just a lead.
I wrote the following:
All I know about "narcosynthesis" is that it's the supposed
explanation for Joan Crawford spilling all to her shrink in
Curtis Bernhardt's _Possessed_ (1947). Doane mentions it in
_The Desire To Desire_.
Edward R. O'Neill
Jennifer M. Bean wrote:
> I am doing research on a psychiatrist, Cornelia Wilbur, and I am trying to
> track down a movie she made in 1945. The reference I have is:
> "Narcosynthesis, Pennsylvania Cinema Register, State College, Pennsylvania
> (1945)." Has anyone heard of this film? Is it extant? Any information or
> research tips you might have would be most appreciated.
> I hope all are well in the holiday season.
> Jennifer M. Bean
> Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
> Box 354338
> University of Washington-Seattle
> Seattle, WA 98195-4338
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