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Frank Borzage Volume Two: Lucky Star, Liliom (DVD) Frank Borzage Volume Two: Lucky Star, Liliom (DVD)

Two classics by actor-turned-director Frank Borzage, which saw his transition from silent pictures to sound.

Two classics by actor-turned-director Frank Borzage, which saw his transition from silent pictures to sound.

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Frank Borzage, the sensitive actor-turned-director famed for his mystical romanticism created some of Hollywood's most acclaimed and sensual films. This second BFI Frank Borzage volume brings together two more classics from the period that saw his transition from silent pictures into sound.

His sensual masterpiece Lucky Star (1929) sees the great romantic screen pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell for a third time. The tale of a poverty-stricken girl (and budding crook) who is transformed through her friendship with a wheelchair-bound Great War veteran. The chemistry is palpable, and combine with Borzage's visual techniques to create an ethereally beautiful and delicate result.

Liliom (1930) is Borzage's seminal version of Ferenc Molnar's celebrated play which was later remade as the much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. Set in Budapest it charts the troubled relationship between Liliom (Farrell), a fairground barker, and Julie (Rose Hobart), the woman who loves him despite his flaws.

Frank Borzage, the sensitive actor-turned-director famed for his mystical romanticism created some of Hollywood's most acclaimed and sensual films. This second BFI Frank Borzage volume brings together two more classics from the period that saw his transition from silent pictures into sound.

His sensual masterpiece Lucky Star (1929) sees the great romantic screen pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell for a third time. The tale of a poverty-stricken girl (and budding crook) who is transformed through her friendship with a wheelchair-bound Great War veteran. The chemistry is palpable, and combine with Borzage's visual techniques to create an ethereally beautiful and delicate result.

Liliom (1930) is Borzage's seminal version of Ferenc Molnar's celebrated play which was later remade as the much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. Set in Budapest it charts the troubled relationship between Liliom (Farrell), a fairground barker, and Julie (Rose Hobart), the woman who loves him despite his flaws.

Extras

  • The River (1929) - Borzage's once-lost masterpiece lovingly reconstructed by Herve Dumont
  • Lucky Star commentary by Tom Gunning
  • Illustrated booklet, with essays and film notes

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673006160
Catalogue Number BFIVD616
Product contents
  • The River (1929) - Borzage's once-lost masterpiece lovingly reconstructed by Herve Dumont.
  • Lucky Star commentary by Tom Gunning. 
  • Illustrated booklet, with essays and film notes.

 

Year 1929 , 1930
Director Borzage, Frank
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United States
Aspect ratio 04:03
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Language(s) English
Running time 185
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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