JOHN FORD AT COLUMBIA, 1935-1958 - LE
JOHN FORD AT COLUMBIA, 1935-1958 - LE
JOHN FORD AT COLUMBIA, 1935-1958 - LE
JOHN FORD AT COLUMBIA, 1935-1958 - LE
JOHN FORD AT COLUMBIA, 1935-1958 - LE

JOHN FORD AT COLUMBIA, 1935-1958 - LE

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THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING (John Ford, 1935)

THE LONG GRAY LINE (John Ford, 1955)
GIDEON’S DAY (John Ford, 1958)
THE LAST HURRAH (John Ford, 1958)

Release date: 27 April 2020
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK and World premieres on Blu-ray)

A showcase for some of the most unexpected and surprising turns in the great director’s prolific career: The Whole Town’s Talking is a screwball comedy about a law-abiding man (played by Edward G Robinson) who happens to be the doppelganger of Public Enemy No. 1, ‘Killer’ Mannion; The Long Gray Line is a Ford military picture with a difference, focusing its attentions away from the battlefield and onto the fifty-year career of an Irish immigrant who rises through the ranks at West Point; The Last Hurrah is a star-studded political drama boasting the talents of Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Pat O’Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, and John Carradine, and; Gideon’s Day takes us on a twenty-four journey in the life of Jack Hawkins’ titular London-based detective.

All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Long Gray Line making its world Blu-ray premiere. This collection is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES

THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING

  • 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Cymbaline (2020, 7 mins): video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: Himself and His Movies
  • Leonard Maltin on ‘The Whole Town’s Talking’ (2014, 6 mins): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian
  • A Trip Outside Ford Country (2020, 23 mins): new appreciation by academic and film historian Sheldon Hall
  • No Rules But Her Own (2020, 18 mins): writer and critic Pamela Hutchinson discusses the life and career of actor Jean Arthur
  • Lux Radio Theatre: ‘The Whole Town’s Talking’ (1941, 53 mins): vintage radio adaptation, starring Jim Jordan and Marian Jordan
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Farran Smith Nehme, an extract from W R Burnett’s Jail Breaker, extracts from Edward G Robinson’s autobiography, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray

    THE LONG GRAY LINE

    • 4K restoration
    • 2-channel stereo and 3-channel stereo audio tracks
    • Audio commentary with film historians Diana Drumm, Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme (2020)
    • Living and Dead (2020, 17 mins): video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: Himself and His Movies
    • Leonard Maltin on ‘The Long Gray Line’ (2014, 6 mins): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian
    • The Red, White and Blue Line (1955, 10 mins): rare promotional film for the US Treasury Department, featuring the principal cast of The Long Gray Line
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Nick Pinkerton, archival interviews with John Ford, an extract from Maureen O’Hara’s autobiography, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Anthony Nield on The Red, White and Blue Line, and film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray

    GIDEON’S DAY

    • 4K restoration
    • Original mono audio
    • Two presentations of the film: Gideon’s Day, with the original UK title sequence, and Gideon of Scotland Yardwith the alternative US titles
    • Audio commentary with film historian Charles Barr (2020)
    • The BEHP Interview with Freddie Young (1987, 91 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated cinematographer in conversation with Alan Lawson and Roy Fowler
    • Milk & Sugar (2020, 10 mins): video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: Himself and His Movies
    • Meet the Wife (2020): continuity supervisor Elaine Schreyeck recollects her time working with Ford
    • Leonard Maltin on ‘Gideon’s Day’ (2014, 4 mins): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian
    • A Day to Remember (2020, 29 mins): appreciation by Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London
    • John Ford and Lindsay Anderson at the NFT (1957, 5 mins, silent): rare footage of Ford visiting London’s National Film Theatre during the production of Gideon’s Day
    • Gideon’s London (2020, 4 mins): video guide to the film’s locations
    • Original UK theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an interview with producer Michael Killanin, an extract from Jack Hawkins’ autobiography, an extract from Lindsay Anderson’s About John Ford, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray


    THE LAST HURRAH

    • 2K restoration
    • Original mono audio
    • True Blue (2020, 8 mins): video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: Himself and His Movies
    • Leonard Maltin on ‘The Last Hurrah’ (2014, 5 mins): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian
    • Super 8 version (20 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Imogen Sarah Smith, John Ford on The Last Hurrah, screenwriter Frank S Nugent on John Ford, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray 

    Limited edition box set of 6,000 numbered units.

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    BBFC cert: PG
    REGION B
    EAN: 5060697920222