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The Razor's Edge [DVD] [1946]

Tyrone Power , Gene Tierney , Edmund Goulding    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Anne Baxter, John Payne
  • Directors: Edmund Goulding
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 July 2012
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0086O942W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,222 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Narrated by on-screen observer Maugham (Herbert Marshall), this intriguing tale centers on a soul-searching World War I veteran (Tyrone Power) who finds he can not settle back into the world of the upper class. Shunning his planned marriage and career, he travels abroad to seek the meaning of life and career, he travels abroad to seek the meaning of life and causes his distraght fiancee (Gene Tierney) to seek solace with another man (John Payne).


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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Choreography of a Kiss 6 Aug 2005
Format:DVD
The newly released DVD of 20th Century Fox's production of W. Somerset Maugham's "The Razor's Edge" is a cinematic treasure. The direction by Edmond Goulding is top notch and captures the glamour and decadence of post World War I Paris in glittering perfection. Much praise must go to the art and set direction by Richard Day and Nathan Juran. Over 80 sets were constructed; some only glimpsed for a few moments evoke the period and splendor of the time and place. The production values of this picture are of the highest quality of this, Fox's "Important Picture for 1946".Goulding was famous for long takes and he is aided by the brilliant cinematographer Arthur C. Miller. The score by Alfred Newman is magnificent though surprisingly sparse for a film from the 1940's His use of source music and songs of the period help to inform the viewer of character and mood. His main theme is majestic and stirring and its reprise at the end is something near to epic played against a close-up of Tyrone Power and dissolves into the crashing waves against a tramp steamer.
Though a little too old and too handsome for the role of Larry Darell Tyrone Power, turns in a beautifully felt performance of a man in search for himself and his place in the world. A very modern and complex idea for the 1940's involving a trip to India and consultations with a guru. Gene Tierney is perfect as the woman who loves him and will stop at nothing to get him. This underrated beauty gives one of her best performances in an unsympathetic role. Anne Baxter, who won her Oscar as Sophie, is at times touching, real and yet manages to chew her share of the scenery toward the end of the picture. She is just plain fun to watch. But the picture is completely stolen by the wonderful, prissy and perfect performance of Clifton Web.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best version so far. 17 Mar 2013
By Mr O
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The Razor's Edge is one of my favourite novels. I think this book lends itself to a mini series rather than a movie where it can explore character development in depth. This 1946 movie version was well made with a very good cast. It does a pretty good job of capturing the essence of the book but I would have liked it to explore more about the character of Larry as it is in the book. Still, it is worth a look. The cast do a very good job on the whole and the production values are high. Warning! Above all avoid the version made in the 1980's by Bill Murray. It's God awful!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold 27 Jan 2013
Format:DVD
My favorite film with TOP actors never tire of seeing it! A grand copy years of enjoyment lie ahead! Each and every time I see it improves like a fine wine with age! This seller receives TOP marks and quotes made me laugh out loud from the start! Sweet gem of a film is! Love Tyrone & Tearney tugs at heart strings this is! Buy this from this seller and see a genuine treasure. You will NOT be disappointed with this film you cannot go wrong ere! Watch it today in Mizville I is! TOP marks Unblemished for age of film! Beautiful copy thank YOU lil stars in Me eyes Ere! :-) ****
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film has the essence of the book and then some 29 April 2003
By bernie TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:VHS Tape
In 1946 this movie won the Academy award for best supporting actress "Anne Baxter." There is an all star cast including Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. With all the star power the actors did not outshine the characters they were portraying. I will always thing that Somerset Maugham looks like Herbert Marshall. The screenplay by Lamar Trotti stuck close to the book and message of W. Somerset Maugham. A few adventures were compressed and maybe an improvement as far as this media goes. Tyrone Power ...Larry Darrell did get to do some things that were acts of W. Somerset Maugham in the book and it was difficult to imagine Gene Tierney ...Isabel Bradley was supposed to be a pudgy child. Over all this is a story of different people from different backgrounds and how they deal with adversity. The main character has to figure out in his mind, why someone else died to save his life at the very end of the war? Does he figure it out?
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 27 Sep 2013
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I have read and loved the book for many many years and the movie does give credit to w. somerset maugham
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tyrone Power 5 Sep 2013
By mj
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was bought as a birthday present and she was delighted with it. Who wouldn't with those eyes of his!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film combines several genre 8 Dec 2010
By DALLAS
Format:DVD
Tyrone Power is great in this but so are the supprting cast,Ann Baxter, Gene Tierney et al.
Several strands to this story romance,betrayal, murder,spiritual fulfillment,regret,jealousy it's all there!Long film but worth the effort.Enjoyed and would watch again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Razors Edge 24 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
One of the Classic's - Great to watch it again. So many memories
came flooding back
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Old is best.
The first time I saw this film, I saw the later Bill Murray version. Although the Bill murray one is good, this earlier version is a lot closer to the book.
Published 14 months ago by Laurence Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars Razor's Edge
This is an old film but it is a tale around Combat Stress
I bought the book & DVD for my son & he enjoyed it in the early hours of the morning when unable to sleep.
Published 16 months ago by kittybee
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Razor's Edge (1946) ... Power/Tierney/Payne/Baxter/Webb/Marshall...
20th Century Fox presents "THE RAZOR'S EDGE" (1946 145 min/B&W) -- Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb & Herbert Marshall... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2011 by J. Lovins
3.0 out of 5 stars The Razor's Edge - Not sharp enough!
This film is enjoyable but rather too long. It is clearly intended as an epic tale of rejecting materialism and finding spiritual fulfilment in the aftermath of the first world... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2011 by Colin W
2.0 out of 5 stars Too long, too pretentious and too much Power
A film which - to borrow Shaw's words about Henry James - has "chewed off more than it can bite", 'Razor's Edge' manages to last for long 140 minutes or so without hardly a single,... Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2009 by Richard Bowden
2.0 out of 5 stars Darryl F. Zanuck wrestles with enlightened goodness in Somerset...
What if Somerset Maugham had written a novel about a coal miner who decided to search for transcendental enlightenment by trying to join a country club? Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2008 by C. O. DeRiemer
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