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The Resource Magnificent obsession, Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Magnificent obsession, Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk

Label
Magnificent obsession
Title
Magnificent obsession
Statement of responsibility
Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Commentator
Director
Interviewee
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Milton Carruth ; original music, Frank Skinner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.A2
LC item number
C75 2008 v. 457
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
108
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
457
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Magnificent obsession, Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from opening frames
  • "Universal International presents" --At head of title
  • 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
  • Booklet features a new essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and is found inside DVD container
  • Special features: New, restored, High-Definition digital transfer; 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 starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor; "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
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604651102
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 5412
Other control number
715515034821
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1789D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0047203
  • (OCoLC)ocn270770163
  • (OCoLC)ocn606875233
System details
DVD in widescreen (2.00:1) presentation enhanced for 16:9 televisions ; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono ; Region 1 ; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Magnificent obsession, Universal International ; produced by Ross Hunter ; screenplay by Robert Blees, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman ; adaptation by Wells Root ; directed by Douglas Sirk
Publication
Note
  • Title from opening frames
  • "Universal International presents" --At head of title
  • 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
  • Booklet features a new essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and is found inside DVD container
  • Special features: New, restored, High-Definition digital transfer; 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 starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor; "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
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604651102
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 5412
Other control number
715515034821
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1789D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (IMDb)tt0047203
  • (OCoLC)ocn270770163
  • (OCoLC)ocn606875233
System details
DVD in widescreen (2.00:1) presentation enhanced for 16:9 televisions ; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono ; Region 1 ; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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