The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

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Overview

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Jose Quintero's The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) has been given a handsome film-to-video transfer for the Warner Home Video DVD release -- the non-anamorphic letterboxed (1.85:1) image is beautiful, the Roman settings and Harry Waxman's cinematography captured in glowing terms, and in exceptionally vivid clarity; there are also enhancements for 16 x 9 presentation. The audio is mastered a bit low in volume, but that's solved easily enough, and the movie is genuinely brought to life anew on this disc. The only bonus features are an original trailer, which is window-boxed, and the documentary "Mrs. Stone: Looking for Love in All the Dark Corners." The latter offers good presentation of the background to the movie, by way of Tennessee Williams' life (as presented by biographer Donald Spoto) and the relationship between actors Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty (presented by Beatty biographer Suzanne Finstad) and the roles that they were playing; co-star Jill St. John also makes an appearance in the documentary. The 35 chapters are more than adequate to break down the 104-minute movie. The disc opens to a simple dual-layer menu that is easy to use and offers quick access to the bonus features.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2006
UPC: 0085393893125
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; New featurette Mrs. Stone: Looking for Love in All the Dark Corners; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (featuring film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vivien Leigh Karen Stone
Warren Beatty Paolo di Leo
Coral Browne Meg
Jill St. John Barbara Bingham
Lotte Lenya Contessa Magda Terribili-Gonzales
Stella Bonheur Mrs. Jamison-Walker
Josephine Brown Lucia
Peter Dyneley L. Greener
Carl Jaffe Baron
Harold Kasket Tailor
Viola Keats Julia
Cleo Laine Singer
Bessie Love Bunny
Elspeth March Mrs. Barrow
Warren Mitchell Giorgio
John Phillips Tom Stone
Paul Stassino Barber
Ernst Thesiger Stefano
Mavis Villiers Mrs. Coogan
Thelma D'Aguilar Mita
Henry McCarty Kennedy
Jeremy Spencer Young man

Technical Credits
Jose Quintero Director
Richard Addinsell Score Composer,Songwriter
Pierre Balmain Costumes/Costume Designer
Bumble Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis de Rochemont Producer
Roger Furse Production Designer
Douglas Gamley Musical Direction/Supervision
Herbert Smith Art Director
John Jarvis Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Kemplen Editor
Gavin Lambert Screenwriter
Bob Lawrence Makeup
Jan Read Screenwriter
Paddy Roberts Songwriter
Harry Waxman Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
1. Opening Night [4:24]
2. Tragedy in the Sky [2:07]
3. Credits [2:11]
4. Settled in Rome [2:27]
5. The Contesa and Paolo [6:01]
6. The Contessa and Franco [2:56]
7. Strategy [5:28]
8. Bridle Path Encounter [2:59]
9. Drifters at Dinner [4:30]
10. The Escapist [6:12]
11. Pursuit of a Great Lady [4:08]
12. Sad Eyes [3:19]
13. Wolves and Cheats [2:50]
14. Very Beautiful People [5:14]
15. Desired for Myself [5:48]
16. Ridiculously Loveless [5:19]
17. Merchandise on View [3:55]
18. Negotiations [4:14]
19. Fame and Presents [3:59]
20. Conspicuous [4:53]
21. Suffering From a Disease [4:06]
22. Spectacle of Herself [2:23]
23. Where's Paolo? [4:50]
24. Left Alone [4:18]
25. Invitation [5:03]

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