Unfaithfully Yours Film Still

Unfaithfully Yours

Preston Sturges

 
Unfaithfully Yours (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

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  • United States
  • 1948
  • 105 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #292

In this pitch-black comedy from legendary writer-director Preston Sturges, Rex Harrison stars as Sir Alfred De Carter, a world-famous symphony conductor consumed with the suspicion that his wife is having an affair. During a concert, the jealous De Carter entertains elaborate visions of vengeance, set to three separate orchestral works. But when he attempts to put his murderous fantasies into action, nothing works out quite as planned. A brilliantly performed mixture of razor-sharp dialogue and uproarious slapstick, Unfaithfully Yours is a true classic from a grand master of screen comedy.

Cast

Sir Alfred De CarterRex Harrison
Daphne De CarterLinda Darnell
August HenshlerRudy Vallee
Barbara HenshlerBarbara Lawrence
Anthony WindbornKurt Kreuger
Hugo StandoffLionel Stander
Detective SweeneyEdgar Kennedy
House DetectiveAlan Bridge

Credits

DirectorPreston Sturges
Written, produced, and directed byPreston Sturges
CinematographyVictor Milner
EditingRobert Fritch
Art directionLyle Wheeler and Joseph C. Wright
Musical directionAlfred Newman
SoundRoger Heman and Arthur L. Kirbach
Costume designBonnie Cashin

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Sturges scholars James Harvey, Diane Jacobs, and Brian Henderson
  • New video introduction by writer-director Terry Jones
  • New video interview with Sturges’s widow Sandy Sturges
  • Gallery featuring rare production correspondence and stills
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Plus: a new essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Unfaithfully Yours: Zeno, Achilles, and Sir Alfred

By Jonathan Lethem July 11, 2005

Unfaithfully Yours is the outlier among Sturges's masterpieces. The first seven were unveiled in an improbable stretch, from 1940 to 1943, when he seemed incapable of doing wrong, and they were . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Unfaithfully Yours: Zeno, Achilles, and Sir Alfred

By Jonathan Lethem July 11, 2005

Unfaithfully Yours is the outlier among Sturges's masterpieces. The first seven were unveiled in an improbable stretch, from 1940 to 1943, when he seemed incapable of doing wrong, and they were . . . Read more »

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