Or, is it 'Mother Courage'? This highly sanitized version of 'struggles on the road' with two kids in tow and lord knows what else on the way - BASED on fact - kinda defies the Brecht epic, but ANYHOO . . . ., Miss Russell is Brilliant in this SPECTACULAR DVD Presentation - pristine print, fabulous color balance, perfect, YES, perfect sound! Ye Gods, you're there on stage, err set with the glorious ladies intact!
ORRY-KELLY's designs were never more awesome [and period perfect] superb color choices, and youngster, look carefully at the Art Direction [just check out how carefully the colors are chosen - to pull the viewer's focus directly to the Star]
And Natalie Wood? Beautiful cygnet to swan transformation - a part so slose to home! Check out THAT mother daughter scene in the dressing-room - acting?
Karl Malden as the long-suffering Uncle Jocko - Anne Jillian as the Young Baby June, the fleet footed Tulsa? Brilliant!
Great companion to Miss Russell's other Triumph - "Auntie Mame" [also costumed by Orry-Kelly]; AND Miss Wood? Double this with "Inside Daisy Clover"; AND "This Property is Condemned" [more manic mothers.....].