Franklin: Record - Noel Coward's Blithe spirit [videorecording] / a Two Cities film ; a Noel Coward-Cineguild production ; in charge of production, Anthony Havelock-Allan ; adapted for the screen by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan ; directed by David Lean ; produced by Noel Coward.

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Noel Coward's Blithe spirit [videorecording] / a Two Cities film ; a Noel Coward-Cineguild production ; in charge of production, Anthony Havelock-Allan ; adapted for the screen by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan ; directed by David Lean ; produced by Noel Coward.

Other title:
Blithe spirit [videorecording]
Edition:
DVD special ed.; fullscreen.
Publication:
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
Series:
David Lean directs Noël Coward.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 603.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 606.
The Criterion collectoin ; 603
The Criterion collection ; 606
David Lean directs Noël Coward
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 -- Film adaptations.
Ghost plays.
Seances -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Ghost films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Great Britain.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
English with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
System details:
: DVD ; NTSC, all region ; Dolby digital 1.0.
Summary:
A cynical, self-absorbed novelist sets out to expose a fake medium and ends up with the amorous ghost of his first wife on his hands.
Participant:
Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford, Hugh Wakefield, Joyce Carey, Jacqueline Clarke.
Credits:
Photography, Ronald Neame ; editor, Jack Harris ; music, Richard Addinsell.
Notes:
Based on the play by Noel Coward.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1945.
Restored by the BFI National Archive and Granada International.
4x3 (1.37:1 aspect ratio).
Also issued in box set: David Lean directs Noël Coward with In which we serve, Brief encounter, This happy breed.
Special features: interview with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day; episode of the British television series The Southbank show from 1992 on the life and career of Noël Coward; trailer.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Isaac Norris Library Fund.
Contributor:
Lean, David, 1908-1991. , Screenwriter, Director
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. , Producer
Neame, Ronald. , Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Havelock-Allan, Anthony. , Screenwriter, Producer
Harrison, Rex. , Actor
Cummings, Constance, 1910-2005. , Actor
Hammond, Kay. , Actor
Rutherford, Margaret. , Actor
Addinsell, Richard, 1904-1977. , Composer
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. , Author
Two Cities Films. , Producer
Cineguild (Firm) , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Isaac Norris Library Fund.
Related Work:
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. Blithe spirit., Author
ISBN:
9781604655629
1604655623
9781604655599 (set)
1604655593 (set)
Publisher no.:
715515093316
CC2127D Criterion Collection
Web link:
The Isaac Norris Library Fund Home Page
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