Three wicked melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures



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[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
3 videodiscs (330 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
9781604656626 (v.1) ECL162DVD, 160465662X (v.1) ECL163DVD-ECL165DVD, 9781604656633 (v.2) 715515100014, 1604656638 (v.2), 9781604656640 (v.3), 1604656646 (v.3), 6314816262 :

Release date: October 9, 2012

[v. 1.] Man in Grey (1943) -- [v. 2.] Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) -- [v. 3.] Wicked Lady (1945)

Man in Grey. This tail of treachery put both the Gainsborough melodrama and actor James Mason on the map. The star-to-be plays Lord Rohan, a cruel nobleman who marries the naive and sweet-natured Clarissa for the sole purpose of producing an heir; meanwhile, Clarissa's conniving best friend, Hesther, plots against her for her own nefarious ends

Originally released as a motion picture in 1943 and 1945

Madonna of the Seven Moons. A lurid tale of sex and psychosis is among the wildest of the Gainsborough melodramas. Set in Italy, it begins as a comparatively sedate tale about a respectable, convent-raises woman who is haunted by the memory of being raped as a teenager. But when her grown daughter returns from school, her life begins to unravel in monumentally surprising ways

Man in Grey. Produced by Edward Black ; screenplay by Margaret Kennedy, Leslie Arliss ; directed by Leslie Arliss ; cinematography by Arthur Crabtree ; music by Cedric Mallabey

Wicked lady. Margaret Lockwood devours the screen as a tightly wound seventeenth-century beauty with loose morals, who steals her best friend's wealthy fiance on the eve of their wedding. And that's only the beginning; there are no depths to which this sinful woman won't sink. James Mason costars as a highwayman with whom our anti-heroine

Madonna of the seven moons. Pproduced by R.J. Minney ; screenplay by Roland Pertwee ; director, Arthur Crabtree ; cinematography by Jack Cox

Wicked lady. Pproduced by R.J. Minney ; screenplay by Leslie Arliss ; director, Leslie Arliss ; cinematography, Jack Cox ; music, Hans May

Man in Grey. Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason

Madonna of the seven moons. Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc

Wicked lady. Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones

DVD; (1.33:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital mono, NTSC

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing

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