Love Me or Leave Me (Blu-ray)

Musical biography about singer Ruth Etting, focusing on Etting's troubled relationship with husband Martin Snyder, a low-class hood responsible for Etting's rags-to-riches stardom.
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Blu-ray BD-R Details

  • Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: September 13, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 3,971
Rating: 5/5 -- Truthfully told musical saga of '20s singer Ruth Etting with fine turn by Doris Day; Cagney eats up scenery.
Mar 22, 2008
Rating: B+ -- Charles Vidor's crime-gangster musical, about the rise of fall of singer Ruth Etting, offers James Cagney (Oscar-nominated) and Doris Day some of the best dramatic roles of their careers. Full Review
Jul 18, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- As a highly colored biopic, it's is an enjoyable mix of Day putting her stamp on Etting's best known songs and the contrasting acting styles of Day and Cagney. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mar 7, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- abrasively repetitious
Apr 28, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- A slow crawl through a hellish relationship. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Apr 25, 2005
Rating: C+ -- Doris was called on to act dramatically and not just sing and be the girl-next-door. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 13, 2007

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Roaring '20s songstress Ruth Etting had everything - the looks, the wiles, the smoky jazz voice, the it. She also had Martin "The Gimp" Snyder, the Chicago racketeer who, even as he propelled her career, afflicted her.

Laced with Doris Day's vibrant performances of songs from the era, this 1955 Academy Award winner (Best Motion Picture Story) is a musical unlike any other, a tough-minded, fact-inspired tale of Etting's life with the man who boosted her career with strong-arm tactics and smothered her in an obsessive grip that Etting escaped at great peril. As the gangster Snyder, James Cagney earned one of the film's six Oscar nominations. And Day's Etting was a career-best dramatic performance, one that brought acclaim from critics and protest letters from fans unprepared for the departure from her traditionally sunny roles.


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  • Sales Rank: 8,909
  • UPC: 888574409647
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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