The Browning Version (Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Michael Redgrave Director: Anthony Asquith
The Browning Version (Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: This release is a new, restored digital transfer.
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Monaural - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Brude Eder - Film Historian/Director
    • Interviews:
      1. Mike Figgis - Director Of The 1994 Remake
      2. Archival Interview With Michael Redgrave
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essay: Essay by Geoffrey MacNab - Film Critic

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , &
Directed by
Story by

Major Awards:

Cannes 1951 - Best Actor: Michael Redgrave

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/24/2005
"Redgrave's stoical, nuanced performance anchors this poignant drama..."
USA Today - 07/01/2005
"Redgrave makes you understand this pedagogue, especially after he starts to melt a little in this first movie version of Terence Rattigan's play."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2007
"Its acute eye for emotional detail and for soulful British stoicism makes it easily the equal of the infinitely more celebrated BRIEF ENCOUNTER."

Plot Synopsis:

Michael Redgrave, as the cold, repressed school master, Andrew Crocker-Harris, gives a powerful, nuanced performance that builds in emotional intensity right up to his cathartic final speech. Director Anthony Asquith brings Terance Rattigan's play of the same name to the screen with minimum of cinematic distraction. Rattigan's script opens the play for the screen but Asquith's direction never lets the actors stray from the emotion core of the story of a middle aged man who discovers, when illness forces him to take early retirement, what his wife (Jean Kent) and students really feel about him.

Plot Keywords:

British | Campus Life | Character Study | Classic | Psychodrama | Recommended | Self-Discovery | Stage Play | Theatrical Release | Tragedy

Production Notes:

  • Anthony Asquith was known by his nickname, "Puffin."
  • Michael Redgrave is the father of Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave, and the grandfather of Natasha and Joely Richardson.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 114,500
  • UPC: 037429202227
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