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Uniform Title Magnificent obsession (Motion picture : 1954)
Title Magnificent obsession / Universal International presents ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2008.


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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  CRI DVD MAG DISCS 1-2    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD MAGNIFICENT DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD  DVD MAGNIFICENT    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  DVD MAGNIFICENT    Check Shelf
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Edition Special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Series The Criterion collection ; 457
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 457.
System Details DVD, widescreen (2.00:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono ; region 1 ; NTSC.
Cast Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent.
Credits Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Milton Carruth ; original music, Frank Skinner.
Note Based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Summary Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from a rescue team. They have to use the town's only resuscitator. At that same moment the beloved, local doctor has a heart attack and dies while waiting for the life-saving device. When Bob learns about the doctor's secret - to give selflessley and in secret - he decides to give it a try. He alienates the doctor's widow, Helen, with whom Bob has now fallen in love. His persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life.
Audience Not rated.
Note Special features: Audio commentary featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty; Magnificent obsession (1935, 102 min.): a new digital transfer of John M. Stahl's complete earlier version of the film; "Douglas Sirk: from UFA to Hollywood (1991): a rare 80-minute documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt in which Sirk reflects upon his career; video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, paying tribute to Sirk; theatrical trailer.
Language English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Men -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies -- Drama.
Widows -- United States -- Drama.
Persistence -- Drama.
Genre/Form Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Added Author Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987. Director.
Hunter, Ross. Producer.
Blees, Robert. Screenwriter.
Mason, Sarah Y., 1896-1980. Screenwriter.
Heerman, Victor, 1893-1977. Screenwriter.
Wyman, Jane, 1917-2007. Actor.
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985. Actor.
Rush, Barbara, 1927- Actor.
Moorehead, Agnes, 1900-1974. Actor.
Kruger, Otto, 1885-1974. Actor.
Palmer, Gregg, 1927-2015, Actor.
Shane, Sara, 1928-2022. Actor.
Cavanagh, Paul, 1895-1964. Actor.
Nugent, Judy. Actor.
Doherty, Thomas Patrick. Commentator.
Schmidt, Eckhart, 1938-
Anders, Allison. Interviewee.
Bigelow, Kathryn. Interviewee.
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1948- Magnificent obsessions.
Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951 Magnificent obsession.
Universal-International (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604651102
Standard No. 715515034821
Music No. CC1789D Criterion Collection
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