An amazing discovery: this film is making its first appearance in any publicly-available format, yet it is unquestionably one of the greatest pieces of film-making, in every aspect, you will ever have seen.
It is a deeply affecting and uncompromising tale of a desperately vulnerable man and wife, with never a day apart in fifty years, who suddenly find themselves unable to cope, in everyone's way and finally, separated.
Their plight is told with unflinching reality and little respite from the sadness: even the many comic moments make your eyes prick with tears. Every character who appears is believable and, as so rarely happens in Hollywood product then as now, the viewer is never told what to think of them or how to judge their actions. We are left with the question: how would we respond in such an emotionally complex situation?
This film's reputation as a classic should be up there with It's a Wonderful Life but has suffered serious neglect, perhaps because it deals with a subject that few can consider, unlike Make Way For Tomorrow, without flinching.
A beautiful, glowing print, excellent sound and some interesting extras including a booklet.
Another superb Eureka release.