- Actors: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi, David Landau
- Directors: King Vidor
- Writers: Elmer Rice
- Producers: Samuel Goldwyn
- Format: Black & White, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Image Entertainment
- Release Date: Sept. 19 2000
- Run Time: 80 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00004W1A3
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,982 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Top Customer Reviews
Typically great direction by Vidor, especially the camera moves in the opening and closing scenes(sequences?).
Also noteworthy are the set design, photography, acting and, of course, the literary script by the author of the play, Elmer Rice.
The entire film takes place in a period of less than 24 hours.
A complete triumph! My only complaint about this particular DVD is that there are no subtitles, although the dialogue isn't hard to follow.
It is just like the opera, (If you've seen it you might know what it is about) but if you don't Frank Maurrant goes away on some buissness when Mrs. Maurrant calls her secret lover the milkman Mr. Sankey. When Mr. Maurrant comes home he finds trhe two and Sankey and Mrs. Maurrant die. Their daughter Rose Maurrant is sad and can't bare it any more and leaves New York with her brother Willie.