Unfaithfully Yours

Unfaithfully Yours

Rex Harrison
Director: Preston Sturges Cast: Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
, Linda Darnell
Linda Darnell
, Barbara Lawrence
Barbara Lawrence
Preston Sturges

DVD (Black & White)

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Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours is a typically witty and wild screwball comedy starring Rex Harrison as a symphony conductor named Alfred de Carter who is convinced his wife (Linda Darnell) is having an affair. During one of his concerts, Alfred begins planning three different ways of solving the problem -- including murder -- setting each to a different classical piece. Sturges' script and direction are lively and the actors are perfectly cast, capable of wringing all the humor, both physical and verbal, out of the story. Despite the artistic success of the film, Unfaithfully Yours was unsuccessful at the time of its release, yet it was well-regarded by critics and film buffs. It was remade in 1984, featuring Dudley Moore in the lead role.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
UPC: 0715515016421
Original Release: 1948
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 8,441

Special Features

Closed Caption; New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Audio commentary featuring Sturges scholars James Harvey, Brian Henderson, and Diane Jacobs; New video introduction by director Terry Jones; New video interview with Sturges's widow, Sandy Sturges; Gallery featuring rare production correspondence and stills; Theatrical trailer; Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; A new essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rex Harrison Sir Alfred De Carter
Linda Darnell Daphne De Carter
Barbara Lawrence Barbara Henshler
Kurt Kreuger Anthony
Rudy Vallée August Henshler
Lionel Stander Hugo Standoff
Edgar Kennedy Detective Sweeney
Al Bridge House Detective
Julius Tannen Tailor
Torben Meyer Dr. Schultz
Robert Greig Jules
Evelyn Beresford Mme. Pompadour
Georgia Caine Dowager
Harry Seymour Musician
Isabel Jewell Telephone Operator
Marion Marshall Telephone Operator
George Andre Beranger Maitre d'
Harry Carter Reporter
Bill Cartledge Page Boy
Ruth Clifford Saleslady
Douglas Gerrard Bit Man
Sam Harris Man
Laurette Luez Hatcheck Girl
John Farrell MacDonald Doorman
George Mathews Musician
George H. Melford Elderly Man in Audience
Frank Moran Fire Chief
Dave Morris Actor
Franz Roehn Actor
Charles Tannen Information Man

Technical Credits
Preston Sturges Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Bonnie Cashin Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Robert Fritch Editor
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur L. Kirbach Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Victor Milner Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
Joseph C. Wright Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Maestro Arrives [4:53]
2. Questions [2:13]
3. Strangers Who Married Sisters [8:35]
4. Rehearsal [5:58]
5. House Dick/A Bit of Trouble [4:20]
6. A Square From Delaware [2:59]
7. They Way You Handle Handel [5:57]
8. Angry Alfred [3:12]
9. Daphne Responds [3:46]
10. Before the Concert [2:38]
11. Music Does Strange Things [6:03]
12. Preparations [3:06]
13. Crime and Cover-Up [5:36]
14. Tony's Fall [3:35]
15. Adulations [1:27]
16. Alfred Takes the Blame [5:00]
17. Russian Roulette [6:41]
18. Difficulties [11:59]
19. Simplicitas [3:43]
20. Nuttier Than a Fruitcake [3:18]
21. Explanations [9:58]
1. Sturges's Career [4:53]
2. Viciously Alive [2:13]
3. European Sensibility/Lubitsch and Capra [8:35]
4. The Ordinary American Face [5:58]
5. Howard Hughes/Slapstick [4:20]
6. Isolation [2:59]
7. Deflated Expectations [5:57]
8. Confidence [3:12]
9. What's Missing From This Film [3:46]
10. Zanuck/"Symphony Story" [2:38]
11. Rex Harrison [6:03]
12. No Parallels [3:06]
13. They Didn't Get the Joke [5:36]
14. Everything Goes Right [3:35]
15. Slapstick Returns [1:27]
16. Theatricality/Daphne's Ambiguity [5:00]
17. Alfred in Control/Sturges's Fall [6:41]
18. Women's Roles/Censorship [11:59]
19. A Man of Many Pursuits [3:43]
20. Supporting Characters [3:18]
21. Riding High/Romantic Love [9:58]

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