Unfaithfully Yours [DVD] [Criterion Collection]

MPN: 715515016421
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Description
In his last Hollywood film, Preston Sturges crafts a powerfully rendered mix of slapstick, screwball, and melodrama in his darkest comedy ever. Rex Harrison plays Alfred de Carter, the effete and blas classical conductor returning to New York on the eve of a great performance. Awaiting his return are his beautiful wife Daphne, her coy sister, and her brother-in-law Auguste. Alfred had asked Auguste to look after Daphne during his absence, and when August alerts Alfred that he had Daphne watched by a detective and attempts to deliver the report, the seeds of doubt are planted in an otherwise blissfully romantic marriage The superb Alfred slowly comes undone as he unwillingly lets the idea of Daphne's possible infidelity contaminate his every thought. Sirk elicits uproarious performances from the dry and evocative cast as the film leads to a masterfully complex climax: Alfred fantasizing variously gruesome, magnanimous, and gallant actions he might take, while simultaneously conducting the symphony orchestra to an enraptured audience. When Alfred attempts to act on his fantasy, reality becomes stranger than fiction, and his devious plans are derailed in a series of hysterical physical gags and unsuspected misunderstandings.
Quick Glance
Media Format DVD
Genre Action & Adventure, Comedy
MPAA Rating Unrated
Director Preston Sturges
Studio Criterion
Actors Rex Harrison/ Linda Darnell/ Rudy Vallee/ Barbara Lawrence/ Kurt Kreuger
Expert Reviews
Unfaithfully Yours
5 Star Review  Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

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Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Unfaithfully Yours (1948) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.02 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #984 movie of all time, #12 movie from 1948 and #177 Comedy movie of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 11 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the link below.

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Product Details
Description
In his last Hollywood film, Preston Sturges crafts a powerfully rendered mix of slapstick, screwball, and melodrama in his darkest comedy ever. Rex Harrison plays Alfred de Carter, the effete and blas classical conductor returning to New York on the eve of a great performance. Awaiting his return are his beautiful wife Daphne, her coy sister, and her brother-in-law Auguste. Alfred had asked Auguste to look after Daphne during his absence, and when August alerts Alfred that he had Daphne watched by a detective and attempts to deliver the report, the seeds of doubt are planted in an otherwise blissfully romantic marriage The superb Alfred slowly comes undone as he unwillingly lets the idea of Daphne's possible infidelity contaminate his every thought. Sirk elicits uproarious performances from the dry and evocative cast as the film leads to a masterfully complex climax: Alfred fantasizing variously gruesome, magnanimous, and gallant actions he might take, while simultaneously conducting the symphony orchestra to an enraptured audience. When Alfred attempts to act on his fantasy, reality becomes stranger than fiction, and his devious plans are derailed in a series of hysterical physical gags and unsuspected misunderstandings.
Quick Glance
Media Format DVD
Genre Action & Adventure, Comedy
MPAA Rating Unrated
Director Preston Sturges
Studio Criterion
Actors Rex Harrison/ Linda Darnell/ Rudy Vallee/ Barbara Lawrence/ Kurt Kreuger
Summary
Product Title Unfaithfully Yours [DVD] [Criterion Collection]
Manufacturer Anderson
Power Score 4.4 | 2 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Local Availability: yes
Parent Retsku: B0009HMTDU
Expert Reviews
Unfaithfully Yours
5 Star Review  Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

Read the full review »

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Unfaithfully Yours (1948) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.02 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #984 movie of all time, #12 movie from 1948 and #177 Comedy movie of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 11 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

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