on June 22, 2001
If I was ever amazed by an inexpensive DVD, this was the one. Sure, time has taken its toll on the film print. Sure, the transfer to DVD could be better, in fact it could have been much better. But, IF you are able to ignore some natural degradation, a little grain, and a couple of minor skips(not enough to interfer with continuity) YOU ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT !
With its "Depression Era" overtones, this movie exemplifies many forgotten attitudes, ambitions and values of the 1930's. It presents clear character lessons that are timeless in relevance. View it once, and then view it again with your grandparents/grandchildren. You may be surprised by their comments.
For some real comedy pay particular attention to the apartment fight scene. You might have to push the "pause" button until you stop laughing.
My guess is that this DVD will be highly enjoyed by all ages under 10, over 50, and all those between 11 and 49 who are able to look beyond the purely superficial.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY Jim & Veda