- Commentary by Author James Monaco
- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles in English & Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 9, 2005
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Surround - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- FAREWELL TO ARMS
- THE BRAVADOS
- GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT
- LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
- TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gregory Peck stars as a doting husband and father who gives up his smalltime job and enters the more promising world of advertising. With added tension at work and increasing problems at home with his wife (Jennifer Jones), the rising young executive must decide, as his boss (Frederic March) did, what is the most important thing in life - family or success!
A decorated veteran, now a mild executive on the battlefield of Madison Avenue, struggles with success at the expense of his family life, a hysterical wife, and memories of a sweeter, simpler life in wartime Italy.
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- Unlike his character, Gregory Peck (Tom Rath) was unable to serve in WWII, because of a spinal injury sustained in a college rowing match.
- Peck starred in Johnson's directorial debut, the cold war espionage thriller NIGHT PEOPLE.
- Deforest Kelley, best known as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in television and film's STAR TREK series, has a fitting role in the film as a medic.
- Though Tom Rath refers to himself as part of the Madison Avenue rat race, the building used as the exterior for United Broadcasting Corporation is actually located in New York's Rockefeller Center.
- The film's score may sound familiar to avid fans of Alfred Hitchcock--composer Bernard Herrmann was renowned for creating the scores to VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and PYSCHO, among others.