The Rubin Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage
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1934, US, John Cromwell, 83 min.
Starring Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, and Frances Dee.
Introduced by psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD.
Movie Medicine Facts
Bette Davis fully expected to be nominated for an Oscar for this, her breakthrough performance in films. When she was denied an official nomination, there was an attempt to make her a "write-in" candidate, a practice now barred by the Academy.
Bette Davis begged Warner Brothers studio chief Jack L. Warner to let her out of her contract so she could make the film.
Of the nine principle actors in this movie, three are named 'Reginald' (Reginald Denny, Reginald Sheffield and Reginald Owen).
About the Speaker
Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD is a psychoanalyst, journalist, and media critic based in New York City. Dr. Greenberg is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, New York. He practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology in Manhattan.
Dr. Greenberg focuses on the connection between psychiatry and popular culture. He’s trained his eye on TV and films and on social issues like drugs and gambling. He has published 250 plus film reviews, essays, and book chapters, written columns on cinema, media, and popular culture.
Dr. Greenberg’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Film Quarterly, International Review of Psychoanalysis, The Psychoanalytic Review, Camera Obscura, and Cineaste. He has also appeared on local, national and international television, including GOOD MORNING AMERICA, TODAY, CBS SUNDAY, BBC. He is the author of six books including The Movies on Your Mind: Film Classics on the Couch from Fellini to Frankenstein, Screen Memories: Hollywood Cinema on the Psychoanalytic Couch, and Hanging in: What you should know about psychotherapy.