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All that heaven allows

Call Number

  • BLU-RAY DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Blu-ray special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel, Virginia Grey, Gloria Talbott, William Reynolds, Hayden Rorke.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2014]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (89 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm.)

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

"This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow and her handsome and earthy younger gardner. When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country-club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama"--Container.

Notes

Based on the story by Edna L. Lee & Harry Lee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.

Special features: 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed audio monaural soundtrack ; audio commentary featuring film scholars John Mercer and Tamar Jeffers-McDonald ; Rock Hudson's home movies (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport ; French television interview with Douglas Sirk from 1982 ; excerpts from Behind the mirror, a profile of Douglas Sirk, a 1979 BBC documentary featuring rare interview footage with the director ; Contract kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk, a 2007 interview with the actor, who costarred in three Sirk films, including All that heaven allows ; trailer.

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