FRANK BORZAGE VOLUME 2
LUCKY STAR + LILIOM
Frank Borzage, the sensitive actor-turned-director famed for his mystical romanticism, created some of Hollywood's most acclaimed and sensual films.
Lucky Star sees the great romantic screen pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell for a third time. The chemistry is palpable in this tale of a poverty-stricken girl (and budding crook) who is transformed through her friendship with a wheelchair-bound Great War veteran. Liliom, based on Ferenc Molnár's celebrated play which was later remade as the much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, charts the troubled relationship between Farrell's Liliom, a fairground barker, and Julie (Rose Hobart), the woman who loves him despite his flaws.
- The River (1929, 55 mins): Borzage's once-lost masterpiece lovingly reconstructed by Hervé Dumont
- Lucky Star commentary by Tom Gunning
- Illustrated booklet, with essays and film notes
USA | 1929 + 1930 | black & white | Optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 95 + 90 minutes | DVD9 | Original aspect Ratio 1.20:1 | Region 2 DVD
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Commentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: Lucky Star (1929) Lucky Star sees the great romantic screen pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell for the third time. The chemistry is palpable, working with Borzage's visual techniques to create an ethereally beautiful and delicate result - a tale of a poverty-stricken girl and budding crook who is transformed by through her friendship with a wheelchair-bound Great War veteran. Liliom (1930) Liliom is Borzage's seminal version Ferenc Molnár's celebrated play. Starring Charles Farrell and Rose Hobart, this lost classic was Borzage's first talkie and was remade as the much loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. ...Frank Borzage - Volume 2 ( Lucky Star / Liliom ) ( Frank Borzage - Vol. Two )