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Title À nous la liberté [videorecording] / Films Sonores Tobis ; producer, Harold Auten ; written and directed by René Clair.

Imprint United States : Criterion Collection, c2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F NOU    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    NOU    Available
Description 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 160
Classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 160.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
"The Classic Collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and the Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Special features: deleted scenes; the 1924 short Entr'acte; 1998 interview with Bronja Clair; film historian David Robinson on the plagiarism lawsuit against Charlie Chaplin's Modern times.
Credits Photography, Georges Périnal ; art director, Lazare Meerson ; film editors, René Clair, René Le Hénaff ; music, Georges Auric ; costume designer, René Hubert.
Cast Henri Marchand, Raymond Cordy, Rolla France, Paul Olivier, Jacques Shelly, Germaine Aussey.
Summary A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of ex-prisoners, one of whom, an ambitious crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former life as vagabonds. This film inspired Charlie Chaplin's Modern times.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital mono ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Ex-convicts -- Drama
Factories -- Employees -- Drama.
Tramps -- Drama.
Work -- Drama.
Working class -- Drama.
Automation -- Social aspects -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films
Criterion collection
Foreign films -- France.
Added Author Auten, Harold.
Clair, René, 1898-1981
Marchand, Henri, 1898-1959.
Cordy, Raymond, 1898-1956.
France, Rolla.
Ollivier, Paul, 1877-1948.
Shelly, Jacques.
Aussey, Germaine.
Périnal, Georges, 1897-1965.
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983.
Clair, Bronja.
Robinson, David.
Films sonores Tobis.
Home Vision (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
Added Title Entr'acte.
ISBN 0780023102
Standard No. 037429147726
Music No. NOU010 Criterion Collection

 
    
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