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Cluny Brown

Author: Ernst LubitschSamuel HoffensteinBetty ReinhardtCharles BoyerJennifer JonesAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2019] ©2019
Series: Criterion collection, 997.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English : Blu-ray special editionView all editions and formats
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Set in England on the cusp of World War II, the final film by Ernst Lubitsch is a zany comedy of manners that sends up British class hierarchy with his famously light touch. Cluny Brown is an irrepressible heroine with a zeal for plumbing. Sent to work as a parlormaid at a stuffy country manor, she proceeds to turn the household upside down with plenty of help from Adam Belinski, an eccentric Continental exile who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Named Person: Margery Sharp
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Lubitsch; Samuel Hoffenstein; Betty Reinhardt; Charles Boyer; Jennifer Jones; Peter Lawford; Helen Walker; Reginald Gardiner; Reginald Owen; C Aubrey Smith; Richard Haydn; Margaret Bannerman; Sara Allgood; Ernest Cossart; Florence Bates; Una O'Connor; Joseph La Shelle; Dorothy Spencer; Cyril J Mockridge; Margery Sharp; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 9781681436425 1681436426
OCLC Number: 1109968780
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Based on the novel by Margery Sharp.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Special features: new 4K digital restoration ; Squirrel to nuts (new conversation between film critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme on unconventional female characters in Ernst Lubitsch's films) ; new video essay by film scholar Kristin Thompson on Lubitsch's use of reaction shots to create humorous effect ; The Lubitsch touch (an interview with film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz on Lubitsch's career (from 2004)) ; Screen Directors Playhouse / Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1950, featuring Olivia de Havilland and Charles Boyer ; an essay by novelist and essayist Siri Hustevedt (in booklet).
Credits: Director of photography, Joseph LaShelle ; editor, Dorothy Spencer ; music, Cyril Mockridge.
Cast: Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker, Reginald Gardiner, Reginald Owen, C. Aubrey Smith, Richard Haydn, Margaret Bannerman, Sara Allgood, Ernest Cossart, Florence Bates, Una O'Connor.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded booklet.
Details: Blu-ray; region A; full screen (1.37:1); LPCM monoaural; requires Blu-ray player.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 997.
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Ernst Lubitsch's production ; screen play by Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt ; produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

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Set in England on the cusp of World War II, the final film by Ernst Lubitsch is a zany comedy of manners that sends up British class hierarchy with his famously light touch. Cluny Brown is an irrepressible heroine with a zeal for plumbing. Sent to work as a parlormaid at a stuffy country manor, she proceeds to turn the household upside down with plenty of help from Adam Belinski, an eccentric Continental exile who has fled the Nazis but is still worried about where his next meal is coming from.

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