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The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)

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84 min | Drama

After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. Several hypnotic sessions explore the life and death of...See moreAfter being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. Several hypnotic sessions explore the life and death of Murphy, a 19th Century Irish lady who lived in Cork and Belfast from 1798 to 1864. The Doctor then attempts to verify if Bridey Murphy really existed. Written by Gary Jackson See less
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Oct 1, 1956 (United States)

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Teresa Wright
Ruth Simmons Ruth Simmons   See fewer
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Louis Hayward
Morey Bernstein Morey Bernstein   See fewer
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Nancy Gates
Hazel Bernstein Hazel Bernstein   See fewer
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Kenneth Tobey
Rex Simmons Rex Simmons   See fewer
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Richard Anderson
Dr. Deering Dr. Deering   See fewer
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Tom McKee
Catlett Catlett   See fewer
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Janet Riley
Lois Morgan Lois Morgan   See fewer
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Charles Boaz
Jerry Thomas Jerry Thomas   See fewer
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Charles Maxwell
Father Bernard Father Bernard   See fewer
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Walter Kingsford
Professor Professor   See fewer
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Noel Leslie
Edgar Cayce Edgar Cayce   See fewer
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William Joseph Barker
Himself (as William J. Barker) Himself (as William J. Barker)   See fewer
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Eilene Janssen
Bridey Murphy at Age 15 Bridey Murphy at Age 15   See fewer
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Bradford Jackson
Brian MacCarthy at Age 17 Brian MacCarthy at Age 17   See fewer
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James Kirkwood
Brian MacCarthy at Age 68 Brian MacCarthy at Age 68   See fewer
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Hallene Hill
Bridey Murphy at Age 66 Bridey Murphy at Age 66   See fewer
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Denise Freeborn
Bridey Murphy at Age Eight Bridey Murphy at Age Eight   See fewer
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Ruthie Robinson
Bridey Murphy at Age 4 Bridey Murphy at Age 4   See fewer
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James Bell
Hugh Lynn Cayce Hugh Lynn Cayce   See fewer
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Jan Bradley
Guest (uncredited) Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Campbell
Dr. May (uncredited) Dr. May (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Corcoran
Duncan Murphy Jr. at Age 10 (uncredited) Duncan Murphy Jr. at Age 10 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Cornwall
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dillon
John MacCarthy (uncredited) John MacCarthy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Flora Jean Engstrom
Hysterical Woman (uncredited) Hysterical Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Druggist (uncredited) Druggist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Fogel
Druggist (uncredited) Druggist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marion Gray
Mrs. Fuller (uncredited) Mrs. Fuller (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Halper
Rex's Son - Butch (uncredited) Rex's Son - Butch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sharon Manns
Crippled Girl (uncredited) Crippled Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Miller
Duncan Murphy Jr. - Age 17-19 (uncredited) Duncan Murphy Jr. - Age 17-19 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Nolan
Crippled Boy (uncredited) Crippled Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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James O'Rear
Reverend Conway (uncredited) Reverend Conway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Riva
Druggist (uncredited) Druggist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earle Ross
Morey Bernstein's Father (uncredited) Morey Bernstein's Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Ryan
Duncan Murphy Sr. / Duncan Murphy Jr. at Age 70 (uncredited) Duncan Murphy Sr. / Duncan Murphy Jr. at Age 70 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Josephine Whittell
Mrs. Shayne (uncredited) Mrs. Shayne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wendy Winkelman
Rex's Daughter (uncredited) Rex's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeane Wood
Kathleen Murphy (uncredited) Kathleen Murphy (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 156 votes