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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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

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 selflessly 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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Magnificent obsession (Motion picture : 1954)
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1987
  • 1902-1987
  • 1907-2003
  • 1896-1980
  • 1892-1977
  • 1917-2007
  • 1925-1985
  • 1927-
  • 1906-1974
  • 1885-1974
  • 1927-
  • 1928-
  • 1895-1964
  • 1938-
  • 1897-1987
  • 1948-
  • 1877-1951
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  • Hunter, Ross
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • Blees, Robert
  • Root, Wells
  • Anders, Rudolph
  • Kleeb, Helen
  • Mason, Sarah Y.
  • Heerman, Victor
  • Wyman, Jane
  • Hudson, Rock
  • Rush, Barbara
  • Moorehead, Agnes
  • Kruger, Otto
  • Palmer, Gregg
  • Shane, Sara
  • Cavanagh, Paul
  • Nugent, Judy
  • Doherty, Thomas Patrick
  • Schmidt, Eckhart
  • Anders, Allison
  • Bigelow, Kathryn
  • Sirk, Douglas
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • Douglas, Lloyd C.
  • Universal-International (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
108
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
457
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  • Men
  • Lifesaving
  • Widows
  • Persistence
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, (videorecording)
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
  • 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.
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. +
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604651102
Other control number
715515034821
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1789D
System control number
  • ocn270770163
  • (OCoLC)270770163
System details
DVD in widescreen (2.00:1) presentation enhanced for 16:9 televisions ; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono ; Region 1 ; NTSC
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, (videorecording)
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
  • 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.
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. +
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (108 min.)
Isbn
9781604651102
Other control number
715515034821
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1789D
System control number
  • ocn270770163
  • (OCoLC)270770163
System details
DVD in widescreen (2.00:1) presentation enhanced for 16:9 televisions ; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono ; Region 1 ; NTSC

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