The Resource The hucksters, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Luther Davis ; adaptation by Edward Chodorov and George Wells ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by Jack Conway, (videorecording)

The hucksters, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Luther Davis ; adaptation by Edward Chodorov and George Wells ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by Jack Conway, (videorecording)

Label
The hucksters
Title
The hucksters
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Luther Davis ; adaptation by Edward Chodorov and George Wells ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by Jack Conway
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Hucksters (1947) is a considerably sanitized version of the best-selling novel by Frederic Wakeman. Directed by Jack Conway, the film is a slick but still powerful, and at times darkly funny, indictment of the seamy side of advertising, radio, and big business. Clark Gable plays a World War II veteran who gets a job in advertising, and finds that his work requires him to often abandon his principles. Deborah Kerr, in her American film debut, plays an English widow Gable falls in love with, and Ava Gardner has one of her first important roles as a nightclub singer who's a former girlfriend of Gable's. In a deliciously flamboyant performance, Sydney Greenstreet tears into the juicy role of a villainous soap tycoon, Gable's major client
Member of
Cataloging source
NDD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; editor, Frank Sullivan ; music, Lennie Hayton
Dewey number
791.43/72
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • .H93 2011
  • .H93 2011
PerformerNote
Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1887-1952
  • 1904-1988
  • 1909-2000
  • 1893-1976
  • 1901-1960
  • 1921-2007
  • 1890-1963
  • 1922-1990
  • 1916-1986
  • 1909-1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Conway, Jack
  • Davis, Luther
  • Chodorov, Edward
  • Wells, George
  • Hornblow, Arthur
  • Gable, Clark
  • Kerr, Deborah
  • Greenstreet, Sydney
  • Menjou, Adolphe
  • Gardner, Ava
  • Wynn, Keenan
  • Wakeman, Frederic
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
115
Series statement
WB Home Entertainment Group archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Advertising
Technique
live action
Label
The hucksters, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Luther Davis ; adaptation by Edward Chodorov and George Wells ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by Jack Conway, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Frederic Wakeman
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1947
  • "This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container
  • "DVD download"--Container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
sky242303253
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Remastered ed. ; Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316350997
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD-R, full screen (4x3 ; 1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The hucksters, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Luther Davis ; adaptation by Edward Chodorov and George Wells ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by Jack Conway, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Frederic Wakeman
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1947
  • "This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container
  • "DVD download"--Container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
sky242303253
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Remastered ed. ; Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (115 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316350997
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD-R, full screen (4x3 ; 1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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