A brand new DVD of this film will be out on March 27,2012 and I eagerly await to see it, hoping it will have a much better picture quality than the bad copy I already have. The film itself is so beautiful and so realistic, it makes you enter into the lives of the heroes and share their feelings. The inspired direction of George Stevens gives this film its quaracter, poetic and everyday life at the same time. The performances by Ray Milland and Joan Fontaine are unique, touching, humorous and tender... They match so well together, their great chemistry is apparent in every scene. Ray Milland has never shown such a vulnerability, such a need for the love of a woman as in this film, probably that's why I consider it one of my most favorites.
Not the usual Hollywood happy end for this romance, though... The end is bitter-sweet , but there is still an optimistic notion, that as long as you have the knowledge of someone out there that you love and who loves you back, it's OK, you can go on living, and be happy with what you have, even though you are not allowed to be together.
This film has a very special place in my DVD collection and I highly recommend it.