It's a clever technique because it aids the moments when he incorporates shadows, especially in the scenes which focus on Helen's battle following the accident, to really feel more emotional and solemn. Over the next month, Helen sends optimistic letters to Bob, who does not respond but tracks her progress eagerly. Upon discovering that no one can perform the operation, an inexperienced Bob agrees to do it, but panics just before the procedure begins. It is entertainment, and even has a good message. Could it be Dominick Dunne? Merrick ends up back at the clinic. The movie is based on the book by. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.
Merrick asks Helen to marry him. After he announces to her that giving away money will solve all his worries, Helen once again spurns him. In addition to the , you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with. Bob is sure that they will now be together forever, but the next morning discovers that Helen and Nancy have disappeared. After delivering Joyce and Tom's baby, Bob returns home to find Ed, who tells him that Helen is in a coma in New Mexico. On his next visit, just as a thrilled and unsuspecting Helen informs him that she is going to Switzerland for tests, Joyce arrives and, recognizing Bob, privately urges him to leave Helen alone. But it is what you both want and expect and so it isn't an issue.
When the surgeons finally conclude that there is no hope, a dispirited Helen returns to her hotel room with Joyce and her best friend, Nancy Ashford. Using one of the templates at is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Over the next few days, while Bob offends the entire hospital staff with his disrespect and insistence that he be released, a heartbroken Helen and Joyce examine Wayne's office papers, and are baffled at the preponderance of letters thanking Wayne for his selfless help. The doctors and nurses blame him for Dr. Hours later, family doctor Derwin Dodge announces that Helen has lost her sight due to a blood clot in the brain.
If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. That night, after a whirlwind tour of the city, Bob and Helen dance until dawn, and Bob, encouraged by Helen's clear love for him, reveals his true name. While the resuscitator is being used to save Merrick's life, Dr. Not knowing his identity, Helen drives him into town, and he flirts with her relentlessly until she informs him that she is Wayne's widow. Phillips did you know that all will come good in a heart warming, feel good ending. When Bob asks to see her, Joyce tells him he has done enough harm. Hours later, Wayne's wife of six months, Helen Phillips, and his daughter Joyce are horrified to learn that the notoriously rude and heedless Bob has been saved instead of Wayne.
When rich playboy Bob Merrick almost kills himself in a stupid boating accident he is saved by the use of an expensive resuscitator, but whilst it was saving his life it couldn't be used elsewhere and in particular the well respected Dr. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns Phillips' secret, to give selflessly and in secret, he tries it in a ham-handed way. Phillips not only died because of him but also spent his life unselfishly helping others Merrick tries to do the same but it's all very shallow as he tries to clear his conscience. From his initially arrogant playboy, to the feelings of guilt through to his recreation as a man no longer concerned for himself but for others it is simply brilliant as you get both strength and vulnerability. Magnificent Obsession is a romantic drama. A playboy becomes a doctor to right the wrong he's done to a sightless widow.
While Bob begins to live his life in accordance with Wayne's philosophy, he continues to visit Helen, and the two fall in love. Better still, generally restrained performances at least dignify a moist text, which may seem inspiration to some, pure corn to others. While trying to elude him, she exits a taxi into the street and is struck by a car. Plus of course Wyman and Hudson looked so good together as if there was a real bond of friendship between them that made their on screen chemistry so much more natural. Bob, disturbed to learn that his accident inadvertently caused Wayne's death, tries to leave the car but collapses in the road, and Helen returns him to the hospital, only then discovering his name. In the small town of Brightwood, millionaire playboy Bob Merrick recklessly crashes his speedboat, and after the town's only resuscitator is requisitioned to save his life, hospital head Dr. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under but there is no as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use.
That night, Helen's despair keeps her awake, and with Joyce and Nancy out of the room, she breaks down into tears, which are interrupted by a knock at the door. As such as I already mentioned that following the series of set ups which sees Dr. She runs away, and steps into the path of an oncoming car. And whilst Jane Wyman is not only beautiful but gives a beautiful and vulnerable performance as Helen it is Rock Hudson who really impresses through out. Interested, Bob, who desperately wants to earn Helen's forgiveness, practices the theory on an acquaintance who needs money to pay a hospital bill, and is gratified to bump into Helen only moments later. I'll see what I can find out. Helen has already guessed this.
As Bob informs Helen that now they truly will be together forever, Ed's words about a magnificent obsession resound in his mind. He confesses to being Merrick. Phillips but learns that it is not a case of redeeming yourself but a case of just doing good for the sake of doing good. She is blinded by the accident. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. The result further alienates Phillips' widow, Helen, with whom Merrick has fallen in love. They tell Helen there is no hope for recovery.
Phillips's house on the other side of the lake. When she awakens, she is thrilled first to discover that Bob is beside her, and then to see a glimmer of light, proof that her sight will soon be restored. With Tom's help, Bob secretly funnels funds into the hospital account, buys Helen's house to provide her with an income, and then gathers top European neurosurgeons in Switzerland to discern if Helen's sight can be restored. Bob bursts in, and when Joyce returns moments later, she sees Helen's great joy and realizes that she is buoyed by Bob's love. Please go to and edit it to include a. He has fallen in love with Helen.
Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on. Helen awakens in the morning and discovers she can see. Shouldn't it say Jane Wyman as Helen Phillips or perhaps Helen Phillips played by Jane Wyman??? He tries to run away but collapses in front of Helen Phillip's car. Phillips wife Helen suffers a serious accident which not only changes her life but also Merrick's as well as he dedicates his life to making amends especially as he falls in love with her. He passes out on the couch, and the next morning learns from Ed that Wayne's philosophy of life decreed that people can access their source of power, and thus live out their true destinies, only by performing works of great generosity in private and without compensation.