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Uniform Title River (Motion picture : 1951)
Title The river [videorecording] / a presentation of the Theatre Guild ; screenplay, Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir ; produced by Kenneth McEldowney ; directed by Jean Renoir ; Oriental-International Films, Inc.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    RIV    Available
Description 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (14 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 276
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 276.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden.
Special features: New high-definition digital transfer from the 2004 film restoration ; introduction to the film by Jean Renoir ; new video interview with Martin Scorsese ; 2000 audio interview with producer Ken McEldowney ; essays by film scholars Ian Christie and Alexander Sesonske ; stills gallery ; original theatrical trailer ; Rumer Godden: an Indian affair / BBC in association with Doordarshan ; produced & directed by Sharon Maguire (1995 : 59 min.).
Credits Director of photography, Claude Renoir ; editing, George Gale ; music, M.A. Parata Sarathy ; narration, June Hillman.
Cast Patricia Walters, Adrienne Corri, Radha, Thomas E. Breen, Esmond Knight, Nora Swinburne, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Richard Foster.
Summary The film contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal River in India. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject English -- India -- Bengal -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
First loves -- Drama
India -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
India -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979 Director. Screenwriter.
Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998. Screenwriter.
McEldowney, Kenneth, 1906-2004. Producer.
Swinburne, Nora, 1902-2000 Actor.
Knight, Esmond, 1906-1987 Actor.
Walters, Patricia Actor.
Corri, Adrienne Actor.
Burnier, Radha Actor.
Maguire, Sharon Producer. Director.
Oriental-International Films.
Theatre Guild
Janus Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation
Doordarshan (Television station : New Delhi, India)
Added Title Rumer Godden: an Indian affair.
ISBN 0780029623
Standard No. 037429202920
Music No. RIV060 Criterion

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