(Log in to vote)
Design For Living (2011, original release: 1933)


All Copies Checked Out
(0 holds on 1 copy)
LocationCall NumberItem Status
MoviesDVD/COMEDY/DESIGNDue 12-04-15
Published: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2011
Series: Criterion collection
Description:  2 videodiscs (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 6314518415 :,
Language:  English

Title from web page

Release date: Dec. 6, 2011

Special features: "The clerk," starring Charles Laughton, director Ernst Lubitsch's segment of the 1932 omnibus film "If I had a million" ; selected-scene commentary by film scholar William Paul ; British television production of the play "Design for living" from 1964, introduced on camera by playwright Noël Coward ; new interview with film scholar and screenwriter Joseph McBride on Lubitsch and screenwriter Ben Hecht's adaptation of the Coward play ; a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kim Morgan

Edward Everett Horton, Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Jane Darwell, Miriam Hopkins

A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light

DVD; NTSC, region 1, high-definition digital restoration, full screen

Related Searches:
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Friendship -- Drama
Feature films
Romantic comedy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Added--20111202 advd
Added--201112 advd

Additional Credits:
Lubitsch, Ernst, 1892-1947
Horton, Edward Everett
March, Fredric, 1897-1975
Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961
Darwell, Jane, 1880-1967
Hopkins, Miriam, 1902-1972
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973.
Criterion Collection (Firm)

Login to write a review of your own.

Login to add this item to your list.

Lists can be used to compile collections of items that you may be interested in checking out at a later date. You may also create public lists and share your favorites with other AHML customers.
No tags, currently.

Login to add tags.

To create a multiple word tag such as Science Fiction, enclose both words in quotes, like: "Science Fiction"

Critic Reviews

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy