Heat Lightning

Heat Lightning

Aline MacMahon
Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Aline MacMahon
Aline MacMahon
, Ann Dvorak
Ann Dvorak
, Preston S. Foster
Preston S. Foster
Mervyn LeRoy

DVD (Remastered)

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An interesting precursor to such films as The Petrified Forest and Bus Stop, Heat Lightning takes place in a remote California-desert gas station-café. Several strange characters pass through the establishment's portals during one fateful 24-hour period, including cad-and-bounder George (Preston S. Foster). Resourceful proprietress Olga (Aline MacMahon) tries to remain detached throughout but is forced to take drastic action when George threatens to seduce and abandon her own sister Myra (Ann Dvorak). Glenda Farrell, one of Warners' most reliable players, is surprisingly wasted in a glorified bit role; even further down the cast list as "Husband and Wife" are 2-reel comedy star Edgar Kennedy and future Oscar winner Jane Darwell (talk about an odd couple!) Heat Lightning was based on a stage play co-scripted by George Abbott.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2010
UPC: 0883316278062
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:03:00
Sales rank: 42,589

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aline MacMahon Olga
Ann Dvorak Myra
Preston S. Foster George
Lyle Talbot Jeff
Glenda Farrell Mrs. Tifton
Frank McHugh Frank the Chauffeur
Ruth Donnelly Mrs. Ashton-Ashley
Theodore Newton Steve
Willard Robertson Everett
Harry C. Bradley The Man
James Durkin The Sheriff
Jane Darwell The Wife
Edgar Kennedy The Husband
Muriel Evans The Blonde
Jill Dennett Black Bangs
Chris-Pin Martin Mexican
Eddie Shubert Man

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Sam Bischoff Producer
Howard P. Bretherton Editor
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
Brown Holmes Screenwriter
Orry Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Okey Art Director
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer

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