A Modern Marriage (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The sexual dysfunction of a married couple provides the basis of this thought-provoking drama that was originally released in 1950 and was then re-released 11 years later with a prologue tacked on. In the prologue, the couple begin attending a group therapy session helmed by a prominent doctor. Neither the husband and wife are able to enjoy sex. The doctor then tells them a story and this story is the original 1950 film of a sexually repressed and unresponsive bride who ends up trying to kill herself. Fortunately, a psychiatrist helps her to see that her overbearing mother is the cause of her difficulty. This story inspires the first couple to keep working on their problem.

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dysfunctional, sexual, domination [influence], group-therapy, love, mother, psychiatry, repression, sex, suicide