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Watch on the Rhine

Author: Hal B WallisDashiell HammettLillian HellmanHerman ShumlinBette DavisAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008]
Series: Bette Davis collection, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington D.C. after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full of money. He also finds out from friends at the German Embassy that Kurt is working with an anti-Nazi underground group in Germany. He tries to blackmail Kurt. Kurt shoots him and must flee. When Sara hears no more of Kurt, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War films
Melodrama
Named Person: Lillian Hellman; Lillian Hellman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hal B Wallis; Dashiell Hammett; Lillian Hellman; Herman Shumlin; Bette Davis; Paul Lukas; Geraldine Fitzgerald; Lucile Watson; Beulah Bondi; George Coulouris; Max Steiner; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); First National Pictures, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419864408 9781419864407 1419863800 9781419863806
OCLC Number: 214108617
Language Note: English dialogue with optional French subtitles or English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: From the stage play by Lillian Hellman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1943.
Special features: Commentary by film historian Bernard F. Dick; "Warner night at the movies 1943" short subjects gallery; vintage newsreel; "Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra" musical short; "The wise quacking duck" classic cartoon; trailers.
Credits: Music, Max Steiner ; directors of photography, Merritt Gerstad, Hal Mohr ; editor, Rudi Fehr.
Cast: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson, Beulah Bondi, George Coulouris, Henry Daniell.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA: 1944, Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Lukas)
Golden Globes, USA: 1944, Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actor (Paul Lukas)
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Contents: Special features: Commentary by film historian Bernard F. Dick --
"Warner night at the movies 1943" short subjects gallery --
Vintage newsreel --
"Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra" musical short --
"The wise quacking duck" classic cartoon --
Trailers of "Watch on the Rhine" and 1943's "Mission to Moscow" --
Language: English mono --
Subtitles: English SDH ; French.
Series Title: Bette Davis collection, v. 3.
Other Titles: Wise quacking duck.
Bette Davis
Bette Davis.
Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; a Hal B. Wallis production ; screen play by Dashiell Hammett ; additional scenes & dialogue by Lillian Hellman ; directed by Herman Shumlin.
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Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington D.C. after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full of money. He also finds out from friends at the German Embassy that Kurt is working with an anti-Nazi underground group in Germany. He tries to blackmail Kurt. Kurt shoots him and must flee. When Sara hears no more of Kurt, she knows that her oldest son Joshua will soon leave to work in the underground.

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