Published: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,  Series:TCM vault collection, Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 278 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in Language: English
Party wire: From the novel by Bruce Manning
Whirlpool, Most precious thing in life and The defense rests originally produced as motion pictures in 1934; Party wire originally produced as a motion picture in 1935
Special features include publicity stills, scene stills, movie poster, behind-the-scenes photos, a TCMDb article, and an introduction by Ben Mankiewicz to the film Whirlpool
Whirlpool: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook
Most precious thing in life: Richard Cromwell, Jean Arthur, Donald Cook
The defense rests: Jack Holt, Jean Arthur, Nat Pendleton
Party wire: Jean Arthur, Victor Jory, Helen Lowell, Robert Allen
Whirlpool: "Buck Rankin, the owner of a disreputable traveling carnival, is sentenced to prison for twenty years on a manslaughter charge. Not wanting his wife to waste her life waiting for him, he forges a note from the warden to her, claiming he died in an escape attempt. Upon his release years later, Rankin reinvents himself as a nightclub owner but his past life comes back to haunt him"--Container
Most precious thing in life: "Ellen, an elderly cleaning woman, returns to her former hometown and finds a job at the university. While cleaning the dormitory rooms, she learns that one of the attending students is Chris Kelsey ... , the son she had to abandon years early. Though she keeps her true identity a secret, Ellen develops a close attachment to Chris"--Container
The defense rests: "Law school graduate Joan Hayes ... hounds attorney Matthew Mitchell for a job. Impressed by her spunk and intelligence, Mitchell hires her but Joan quickly becomes disillusioned with her employer's criminal clients"--Container
Party wire: "When Matthew Putnam, heir to the Putnam Dairy fortune, returns to his hometown to attend to family business, the local women take a special interest in his bachelor status. Once it becomes apparent that he is only interested in Marge Oliver ... , jealousy gives away to gossip"--COntainer
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full-frame (1.33:1 aspect ratio); NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0
Whirlpool / Most precious thing in life / The defense rests / Party line / (ca. 72 min.) -- (ca. 69 min.) -- (ca. 68 min.) -- (ca. 69 min.)
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play, Dorothy Howell and Ethel Hill ; story, Howard Emmett Rogers ; directed by Roy William Neill Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play, Ethel Hill & Dore Schary ; story, Travis Ingham ; directed by Lambert Hillyer Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; story and screen play, Jo Swerling ; directed by Lambert Hillyer Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play, Ethel Hill and John Howard Lawson ; directed by Erle C. Kenton
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