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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436968
  • ISBN: 1681436965
  • Physical Description: DVD videorecording
    videodisc
    1 videodisc (94 minutes) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches + 1 booklet (12 pages, 19 cm).
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
  • Producer: Universal City, California : Universal Pictures, 1939.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from title frame.
Based on the novel by Max Brand.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Full screen (1.35:1).
Special features: interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; interview with David Dewey, author of James Stewart: a biography; video essay featuring excerpts from a 1973 oral-history interview with director George Marshall, conducted by the American Film Institute; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1945, featuring actors James Stewart and Joan Blondel; an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Hal Mohr ; art director, Jack Otterson ; film editor, Milton Carruth ; set decorations, R.A. Gausman ; gowns, Vera West ; musical director, Charles Previn ; musical score, Frank Skinner ; songs, lyrics by Frank Loesser, music by Frederick Hollander.
Participant or Performer Note: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, Allen Jenkins, Warren Hymer, Irene Hervey, Una Merkel, Billy Gilbert, Samuel S. Hinds, Jack Carson, Tom Fadden, Virginia Brissac.
Summary, etc.: As the brawling, rough-and-tumble saloon singer Frenchy, Dietrich shed her exotic love-goddess image and launched a glorious career comeback, while Stewart cemented his amiable everyman persona with a charming turn as a gun-abhorring deputy sheriff who uses his wits to bring law and order to the frontier town of Bottleneck. A sparkling script, a supporting cast of virtuoso character actors, and rollicking musical numbers come together to create an irresistible marvel of studio-era artistry.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.35:1); monaural.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Revenge -- Drama
Women entertainers -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- Drama
Sheriffs -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- Drama
Corruption -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- Drama
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- Drama
Cardsharping -- Drama
Brand, Max -- 1892-1944 -- Film adaptations
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Comedy films.
Western films.
Fiction films.
Topic Heading: Closed-captioned DVDs.

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