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Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Dodsworth (1936) (Blu-ray)

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    Ronald Epstein

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    Restored in 2019 by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Archive and The Film Foundation in association with the Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Family Trust. Restoration funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

    DODSWORTH (1936)

    Run Time 101:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Audio Spec DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
    Aspect Ratio 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
    Product Color BLACK & WHITE
    Disc Configuration BD 50

    Based on the best-selling novel by Sinclair Lewis, this “handsome, intelligent film” (Los Angeles Times) garnered seven Academy Award® nominations, winning one*, and is “one of the authentic masterpieces of the 1930s” (Filmex Guide). Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) is a small-town rags-to-riches millionaire who finds that his money cannot bring him happiness. His unsatisfied wife, Fran (Ruth Chatterton), seeking glamour and sophistication, persuades him to take her on a grand tour of Europe, where she promptly deserts him for a romantic but penniless baron. Brokenhearted, Sam meets Edith (Mary Astor), an understanding widow who arouses passions he never thought he had and sets him on a collision course with his wife, unleashing a torrent of desire, betrayal and shocking revelations.
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    One of my favorite movies of the 1930s and a real surprise for blu ray! Day one purchase for me.
     
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    Wow! I figured this would be coming soon, but I didn’t expect it to come out this very month (and to be honest, I was expecting Criterion to be the ones to release this restoration). It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this film, but I remember it being quite good and this release increases my hopes that Warner will have more from the Samuel Goldwyn library to come in the future.
     
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    Yeah baby! Instant purchase for me.
     
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    This film is still one of the most mature representations of marriage on film. The acting, writing and direction is nothing short of sublime. To think that The Great Ziegfeld won the Oscar over this (sigh) and that Muni won over Huston, and that Astor wasn't even nominated for her magnificent supporting performance!
    This is recommended without reservations.
     
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    I totally agree with you!
     
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    YES!!!
     
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    This one is a favorite. Really happy to see it coming out on blu-ray.
     
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    OMG one of my top favorites of the '30's!!!

    wonder who the transparent lady on the cover is supposed to represent
     
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    The transparent lady on the Dodsworth cover would represent Mary Astor.
     
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    Amen
     
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    I want to recommend the documentary "Scandal: The Trial of Mary Astor" which TCM did on Mary Astor. Much of the documentary takes place during the filming of "Dodsworth" and it reveals something special that took place between Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor during that time.
     
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    Where is Samuel Goldwyn's The Pride of the Yankees ?? Restore it already ! It's the Greatest Baseball movie Ever made !
     
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    Oh my God. WAC is finally delving into the Samuel Goldwyn library. Could The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wonder Man, Wuthering Heights and The Little Foxes be far behind. Be still my heart!
     
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    I suppose this is my next WAC blind purchase!
     
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    Except that Astor never sported flowing flocks on the film. But yes, she's the other woman.
     
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    Definitely purchasing this one! Now I hope someone will release Bob Hope's Princess and the Pirate, without the ghost image.
     
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    Goldwyn produced many great movies, but I'd place Dodsworth and The Best Years of Our Lives as the top 2 jewels of his crown, produced 10 years apart.
     
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    Wonderful choice! One of the finest films of the 1930s. The entire cast is fine but Huston and Mary Astor are unforgettable. Can’t wait to get w hands this one
     

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