David Lean Directs Noel Coward

David Lean Directs Noel Coward

Cast: David Lean, Noël Coward, Celia Johnson, Rex Harrison

     
 
British director David Lean often brought works based on the work of Noel Coward to the screen, and this box set compiles four of those movies including In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, and the revered romantic melodrama Brief Encounter.

Overview

British director David Lean often brought works based on the work of Noel Coward to the screen, and this box set compiles four of those movies including In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, and the revered romantic melodrama Brief Encounter.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2012
UPC:
0715515092814
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
6:47:00
Sales rank:
2,524

Special Features

Audio commentary on Brief Encounter by historian Bruce Eder; New interviews with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day on all of the films; Interview with cinematographer-screenwriter-producer Ronald Neame from 2010; Short documenatries form 2000 on the making of IN Which We Serve and Brief Encounter; David Lean: A Self Portrait, a 1971 television documenary on Lean's career; Episode of the British televisions series The Southbank Show from 1992 on the life and career of Coward; Audio recording of a 1969 conversation between actor Richard Attenborough and Coward at London's National Film Theatre; Trailers; Plus: A booklet featuring essays by Ian Christie, Terrence Rafferty, Farran Smith Nehme, Geoffrey O'Brien, and Kevin Brownlow

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Celia Johnson Laura Jesson,Ethel Gibbons,Alix Kinross
Rex Harrison Charles Condomine
Robert Newton Frank Gibbons
Constance Cummings Ruth Condomine
Noël Coward Captain Kinross
Trevor Howard Dr. Alec Harvey
John Mills Billy Mitchell,Ordinary Seaman Shorty Blake
Kay Hammond Elvira Condomine
Stanley Holloway Albert Godby,Bob Mitchell
Bernard Miles Chief Petty Officer Walter Hardy
Joyce Carey Myrtle Bagot,Mrs. Hardy
Kay Walsh Queenie Gibbons
Margaret Rutherford Madame Arcati
Cyril Raymond Fred Jesson
Hugh Wakefield George Bradman

Technical Credits
David Lean Director
Noël Coward Director

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