Magnificent Obsession

Magnificent Obsession is a classic movie of redemption. A playboy scion and med school drop out without a single redeeming characteristic despite his good looks gets into a boating accident after a bout of reckless racing. The medical equipment borrowed from a local doctor inadvertently backfires as the doctor suffers an attack while the equipment is being loaned. As a result the doctor’s young wife is widowed and also goes blind after trying to avoid the romantic overtures of said playboy.


I find it refreshing to watch classic movies every now and then. There’s no swearing, the acting is high-quality and there’s usually a clearly drawn line between good and evil. There’s always conflict and some kind of moral to the story. It usually adds a little flavor to the film that you can’t get from modern day productions.