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Magnificent obsession

Author: Douglas SirkRoss HunterRobert BleesWells RootJane WymanAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 457.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention and the use of the town's only resuscitator--at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen, find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.--Container.
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Film adaptations
Film remakes
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Sirk; Ross Hunter; Robert Blees; Wells Root; Jane Wyman; Rock Hudson; Barbara Rush; Agnes Moorehead; Otto Kruger; Gregg Palmer; Sara Shane; Paul Cavanagh; Judy Nugent; Helen Kleeb; Dick Cutting; Rudolph Anders; Fred Nurney; Alexander Campbell; Lloyd C Douglas; Universal-International (Firm),; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651102 1604651105
OCLC Number: 270770163
Language Note: Includes English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas ; based on the screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason and Victor Heerman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Restored high-definition digital transfer.
Special features: Audio commentary; video interviews; theatrical trailer; John M. Stahl's 1935 version of the film; 'From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk remembers' documentary; essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
Credits: Universal International presents ; director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Milton Carruth ; original music, Frank Skinner.
Cast: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent, Helen Kleeb, Richard H. Cutting, Rudolph Anders, Fred Nurney, Alexander Campbell.
Description: 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD video format, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.00:1), Dolby Digital monaural sound.
Contents: Disc 1. Restored high-definition digital transfer ; Audio commentary ; Video interviews ; Theatrical trailer --
Disc 2. New digital transfer of Stahl's earlier version of the film ; From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk remembers, a documentary / Scmidt, Eckhart.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 457.
Other Titles: Magnificent obsession (Motion picture : 1954)
Magnificent obsession (Motion picture : 1935)
Magnificent obsession (Motion picture : 1935)
Responsibility: produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk.

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Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention and the use of the town's only resuscitator--at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen, find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.--Container.

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