Magnificent obsession

Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Magnificent
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
Call Number  DVD Magnificent
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD MAG
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD MAG
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD MAG
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD MAG
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  DVD
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.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 457.
Subjects Men -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies -- Drama.
Widows -- United States -- Drama.
Persistence -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [Irvington, N.Y.?] :Criterion Collection,2008
Edition Special ed., Widescreen.
Other Titles Magnificent obsession.
Contributors Hunter, Ross.
Blees, Robert.
Root, Wells.
Sirk, Douglas, 1897-1987.
Wyman, Jane, 1917-2007.
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985.
Rush, Barbara, 1927-
Moorehead, Agnes, 1900-1974.
Kruger, Otto, 1885-1974.
Palmer, Gregg, 1927-2015.
Mason, Sarah Y., 1896-1980.
Heerman, Victor, 1893-1977.
Douglas, Lloyd C. (Lloyd Cassel), 1877-1951. Magnificent obsession.
Universal-International (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Participants/Performers Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Milton Carruth ; original music, Frank Skinner ; costume designer, Bill Thomas.
Language English
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SHD).
Notes Title from Container.
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: restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty; video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to Douglas Sirk; theatrical trailer; Magnificent obsession (1935, 102 min.), a new digital transfer of John M. Stahl's earlier version of the film; From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk remembers (1991, 82 min.), a rare documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt in which Sirk reflects on his career.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.00:1; 16:9) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Description 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
ISBN 9781604651102
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