Thursday, October 16, 2008

That Uncertain Feeling

Tuo epävarmuuden tunne / Korsdrag i paradiset. US (c) 1941 Ernst Lubitsch Productions. P+D: Ernst Lubitsch. SC: Donald Ogden Stewart - adaptation Walter Reisch - based on the play Divorçons by Victorien Sardou and Emile de Najac (1880). DP: George Barnes; [Photography Merritt Gerstad]; AD: Alexander Golitzen; ED: William Shea; AD: A. E. Freudeman; Miss Oberon's gowns: Irene; Miss Oberon's jewelry Flato; M: Werner R. Heymann; S: Arthur Johns; Cast: Merle Oberon (Jill Baker), Melvyn Douglas (Larry Baker), Burgess Meredith (Alexander Sebastian), Alan Mowbray (Dr. Vengard), Sig Rumann (Kafka). 84/89 min. - A BFINA print viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 15 October 2008. - A dark print which borders on the unwatchable in the Egeszegere scene. - I watched the first 30 minutes of a Lubitsch favourite of mine. It has not his most brilliant sparkle, but it's a film that I often remember with pleasure. Keeks! Egeszegere! Phui! Softer!

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