Douglas Sirk

Written on the Wind

Written on the Wind

Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin’ alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance) as his nymphomaniac sister.

Film Info

  • Douglas Sirk
  • United States
  • 1956
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.77:1
  • English
  • Spine #96

Special Features

  • New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • The Melodrama Archive: An annotated filmography of director Douglas Sirk with hundreds of behind-the-scenes and production photos, plus vintage lobby cards
  • Original theatrical trailers for Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Exclusive liner notes by noted film theorist Laura Mulvey

New cover by Michael Boland

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • The Melodrama Archive: An annotated filmography of director Douglas Sirk with hundreds of behind-the-scenes and production photos, plus vintage lobby cards
  • Original theatrical trailers for Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Exclusive liner notes by noted film theorist Laura Mulvey

New cover by Michael Boland

Written on the Wind
Cast
Rock Hudson
Mitch Wayne
Lauren Bacall
Lucy Moore Hadley
Robert Stack
Kyle Hadley
Dorothy Malone
Marylee Hadley
Robert Keith
Jasper Hadley
Grant Williams
Biff Miley
Robert J. Wilke
Dan Willis
Edward C. Platt
Doctor Paul Cochrane
Harry Shannon
Hoak Wayne
John Larch
Roy Carter
Joseph Granby
RJ Courtney
Credits
Director
Douglas Sirk
Producer
Albert Zugsmith
Screenplay
George Zuckerman
Based on the novel by
Robert Wilder
Cinematography
Russell Metty
Art direction
Alexander Golitzen
Art direction
Robert Clatworthy
Set decoration
Russell A. Gausman
Set decoration
Julia Heron
Editing
Russell J. Schoengarth
Music
Frank Skinner

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