Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

Director: Melvin Frank Cast: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young
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Overview

Strange Bedfellows

Melvin Frank's Strange Bedfellows (1965) -- probably the most ironically titled of all Rock Hudson's star vehicles -- has arrived on DVD in a gorgeous film-to-video transfer with deep, rich contrasts and stunning detail all around from the opening frame to the film's finale. The movie can't be viewed today without a sense of ludicrous irony, given what is now known of Hudson's sexual preferences -- when the narrator talks of the characters played by Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida liking the same things sexually, one has to laugh out loud. The non-anamorphic letterboxed image (1.85:1) is one of the most beautiful ever seen in a '60s movie, Leo Tover's beautiful photography fairly leaping out at the viewer in stunningly vivid detail. The day shots have a remarkable richness, and the night shots aren't lacking in detail either -- the costumes for Lollobrigida by Jean Louis, and the entire set decor by Alexander Golitzen and Joseph Wright are all shown to beautiful advantage in what is basically a demonstration quality disc. The movie has been given a generous 18 chapters and is supported by the rather faded and poorer condition original trailer (which looks like the movie used to on television in the late '60s). There are also optional English captions and Spanish and French subtitles. The disc opens automatically onto a simple two-layer menu that offers easy access to all options with the "play" command in the default position.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2003
UPC: 0025192264320
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 8,919

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Hudson Carter Harrison
Gina Lollobrigida Toni Vincente
Gig Young Richard Bramwell
Edward Judd Harry Jones
Terry-Thomas Assistant Mortician
Arthur Haynes Carter's Taxi Driver
Nancy Kulp Aggressive Woman
Howard St. John J.L. Stevens
Dave King Toni's Taxi Driver
Peggy Rea Mavis
Joseph Sirola Petracini
Lucy Landau Jolly Woman
Bernard Fox Policeman
Edith Atwater Mrs. Stevens
James McCallion Old Man
Hedley Mattingly Bagshott
John Orchard Radio Dispatcher
Alan Caillou Magistrate
Henry Corden Interpreter
Maurice Dallimore Gentleman in Rain
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Chief Mortician
Dinah Anne Rogers Secretary
Simon Scott Slade
Frederic Worlock Lawyer

Technical Credits
Melvin Frank Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Joseph E. Kenny Asst. Director
Hal Kern Associate Producer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Gene Milford Editor
Norman Panama Producer
Michael Pertwee Screenwriter
Peter V. Saldutti Costumes/Costume Designer
Leo Tover Cinematographer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Sally Wood Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph C. Wright Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Carter and Antonia [4:48]
2. Main Titles [1:30]
3. His Corporate Image [3:37]
4. The Divorce Lawyer [4:59]
5. Seeing Toni Home [9:14]
6. Still the Same [7:04]
7. A Possible Promotion [3:34]
8. An Instant Message [8:00]
9. Fogged In [9:19]
10. A Committee Meeting [2:37]
11. A Dangerous Mission [10:40]
12. Bramwell's Visitor [8:31]
13. At the Airport [5:35]
14. The CAb Driver [1:13]
15. Lady Godiva [10:43]
16. In Court [5:54]
17. Back in a Cab [1:05]
18. End Titles [:15]

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Strange Bedfellows 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SirKnight05 More than 1 year ago
Excellent comedy with the beautiful Gina Lollobrigida,always terrific Rock Hudson and Gig Young playing Rock's sidekick with the funny undertaker scene with Terry-Thomas..Gina looks devine as Lady Gadiva..You gotta see this one..