I recognize that, for its time, this was a shocking and new type of subject matter – but the pop psychology on display in Spellbound is just too annoying to stomach.

Plus, the egregious sexism (again, I recognize the date) is rough.

Still, there are moments of great tension and some wonderful visual moments – and not just the Dali stuff. I call this a “good” movie, but not the classic it is cracked up to be – and, certainly, not in my top shelf of Hitchcock.