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Styx - Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas
Releasedatum: 29 mei 2015

CAROLE LOMBARD (To Be or Not to Be) and WILLIAM POWELL (The Thin Man) dazzle in this definitive screwball comedy, directed by GREGORY LA CAVA (Stage Door)—a potent cocktail of romantic repartee and Depression-era social critique. Irene (Lombard), an eccentric Manhattan socialite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding one of the “items” on the list, a “lost man” (Powell), at a dump. She gives the man she believes to be a down-and-out drifter work as the family butler, and soon falls head over heels in love. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the dysfunctional ways of the household make for an unbeatable series of madcap hijinks. La Cava’s deft film was the first to garner Oscar nominations in all four acting categories, and it is one of Hollywood’s greatest commentaries on class and the social unrest of its time.

    New high-definition digital restoration, with
    uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    New piece about the film with jazz and film critic Gary Giddins
    New discussion about director Gregory La Cava with critic Nick Pinkerton
    Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1938,
    starring actors William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail
    Patrick, and Mischa Auer
    Newsreels from the thirties documenting the class
    divide during the Great Depression
    PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

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