Caught is a 1949 American film noir directed by Max Ophüls, and starring James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Ryan. Caught was based on a novel by Libbie Block. Child actor Jimmy Hawkins had a small role in the film.


Young model Leonora Eames marries multimillionaire Smith Ohlrig. Ohlrig, though, is deranged and has not married for love. Eames insists several times that she married for love, but the film suggests that she is deluding herself. When Ohlrig becomes too abusive, she leaves him, penniless, to find a job at a medical clinic in a poor neighborhood and eventually falls for Dr. Larry Quinada.

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    director Max Ophüls
    editor Robert Parrish
    genre drama
    keywords baby derange find a job married medical clinic
    musicBy Friedrich Hollaender
    producer Wolfgang Reinhardt
    productionCompany The Enterprise Studios
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    theme film noir