Preston Sturges

Unfaithfully Yours

Unfaithfully Yours

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.

Film Info

  • Preston Sturges
  • United States
  • 1948
  • 105 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #292

Special 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

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Special 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

Unfaithfully Yours
Cast
Rex Harrison
Sir Alfred De Carter
Linda Darnell
Daphne De Carter
Rudy Vallee
August Henshler
Barbara Lawrence
Barbara Henshler
Kurt Kreuger
Anthony Windborn
Lionel Stander
Hugo Standoff
Edgar Kennedy
Detective Sweeney
Alan Bridge
House Detective
Credits
Director
Preston Sturges
Written, produced, and directed by
Preston Sturges
Cinematography
Victor Milner
Editing
Robert Fritch
Art direction
Lyle Wheeler
Art direction
Joseph C. Wright
Musical direction
Alfred Newman
Sound
Roger Heman
Sound
Arthur L. Kirbach
Costume design
Bonnie Cashin

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Victor Milner

Cinematographer

Though he may not be so well known today, cinematographer Victor Milner was a force during Hollywood’s golden age. Equally adept at the intimate and the epic, he lent visual character to both drawing-room comedies and picturesque outdoor westerns, and the list of directors he collaborated with reads like a who’s who of cinematic legends: Cecil B. DeMille, Victor Fleming, Ernst Lubitsch, Anthony Mann, Preston Sturges, Raoul Walsh, William Wellman, William Wyler. He was also one of the founding members of the prestigious, still active organization the American Society of Cinematographers, and served as its president from 1937 to 1939. Milner started his career in movies as a projectionist and a newsreel cameraman, and ended it as a nine-time Oscar nominee—and onetime winner, for DeMille’s 1934 megaproduction Cleopatra. His final nod from the Academy came for his stunning, psychologically acute vistas in Anthony Mann’s western The Furies.