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The Resource Design for living, Universal ; a Paramount Picture presents an Ernest Lubitsch production ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch ; screen play by Ben Hecht, (videorecording)

Design for living, Universal ; a Paramount Picture presents an Ernest Lubitsch production ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch ; screen play by Ben Hecht, (videorecording)

Label
Design for living
Title
Design for living
Statement of responsibility
Universal ; a Paramount Picture presents an Ernest Lubitsch production ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch ; screen play by Ben Hecht
Title variation
Noel Coward's Design for living
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
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Composer
Cinematographer
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Director
Film editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographed by Victor Milner ; editor, Frances Marsh ; original music, John Leipold ; art director, Hans Dreier ; costume design, Travis Banton
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D47 2011
PerformerNote
Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, Isabel Jewell, Jane Darwell, Wyndham Standing
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1892-1947
  • 1894-1964
  • 1893-1972
  • 1897-1958
  • 1885-1966
  • 1894-1958
  • 1897-1975
  • 1901-1961
  • 1902-1972
  • 1889-1958
  • 1909-1972
  • 1880-1967
  • 1880-1963
  • 1899-1962
  • 1944-
  • 1947-
  • 1899-1973
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lubitsch, Ernst
  • Hecht, Ben
  • Milner, Victor
  • Marsh, Frances
  • Leipold, John M
  • Dreier, Hans
  • Banton, Travis
  • March, Fredric
  • Cooper, Gary
  • Hopkins, Miriam
  • Horton, Edward Everett
  • Pangborn, Franklyn
  • Jewell, Isabel
  • Darwell, Jane
  • Standing, Wyndham
  • Laughton, Charles
  • Paul, William
  • McBride, Joseph
  • Coward, Noel
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Paramount Pictures, Inc
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
91
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
592
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Americans
  • Friendship
  • Coward, Noel
Technique
live action
Label
Design for living, Universal ; a Paramount Picture presents an Ernest Lubitsch production ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch ; screen play by Ben Hecht, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Noël Coward
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1933
  • Special features: Disc 1. "The clerk," starring Charles Laughton, director Ernst Lubitsch's segment of the 1932 omnibus film "If I had a million"; Selected-scene commentary by film scholar William Paul. Disc 2. "Joseph McBride: the screenplay" film historian and screenwriter Joseph McBride discusses Coward, the adaptation, and Hecht's career; "Play of the week: a choice of Coward" British television production of the play "Design for living" from 1964, introduced on camera by playwright Noël Coward. Booklet: "It takes three" essay by film critic Kim Morgan
Accompanying material
booklet (ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn755112671
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (91 min.)
Isbn
9781604655254
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515090018
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2095D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)755112671
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Design for living, Universal ; a Paramount Picture presents an Ernest Lubitsch production ; directed by Ernst Lubitsch ; screen play by Ben Hecht, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Noël Coward
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1933
  • Special features: Disc 1. "The clerk," starring Charles Laughton, director Ernst Lubitsch's segment of the 1932 omnibus film "If I had a million"; Selected-scene commentary by film scholar William Paul. Disc 2. "Joseph McBride: the screenplay" film historian and screenwriter Joseph McBride discusses Coward, the adaptation, and Hecht's career; "Play of the week: a choice of Coward" British television production of the play "Design for living" from 1964, introduced on camera by playwright Noël Coward. Booklet: "It takes three" essay by film critic Kim Morgan
Accompanying material
booklet (ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn755112671
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (91 min.)
Isbn
9781604655254
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515090018
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2095D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)755112671
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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