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The Resource Home before dark, Warner Brothers Pictures ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Eileen Bassing and Robert Bassing

Home before dark, Warner Brothers Pictures ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Eileen Bassing and Robert Bassing

Label
Home before dark
Title
Home before dark
Statement of responsibility
Warner Brothers Pictures ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Eileen Bassing and Robert Bassing
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a year a young woman emerges from a mental hospital where she has been committed by her husband. When her former 'delusions' seem close to the truth she begins to lose her mind. This film demonstrates how effectively melodrama can both override and simplify the implications of the social issues involved (in this case society's attitude to mental illness) when focused on a strong central performance, one of Simmons' best. While most 'social issue' films tend to date, melodramas like this one have an almost timeless quality
Cataloging source
UIU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph F. Biroc ; music, Franz Waxman
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
PerformerNote
Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1929-2010
  • 1919-2005
  • 1923-
  • 1900-1987
  • 1908-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Simmons, Jean
  • O'Herlihy, Dan
  • Fleming, Rhonda
  • LeRoy, Mervyn
  • Bassing, Eileen
  • Bassing, Robert
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
136
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental illness
  • Feature films
  • Film noir
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Home before dark, Warner Brothers Pictures ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Eileen Bassing and Robert Bassing
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
  • Filmed in Marblehead, Mass
  • Based on the novel by Eileen Bassing
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316287729
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)713869326
  • (OCoLC)ocn713869326
  • 1024799
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital (English only) and Mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Home before dark, Warner Brothers Pictures ; directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; screenplay by Eileen Bassing and Robert Bassing
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
  • Filmed in Marblehead, Mass
  • Based on the novel by Eileen Bassing
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316287729
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)713869326
  • (OCoLC)ocn713869326
  • 1024799
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital (English only) and Mono
Video recording format
DVD

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