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Design For Living (2011, original release: 1933)


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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

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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

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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)

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