A Foreign Affair (Blu-ray)

Director: Billy Wilder

Stars: Jean Arthur Marlene Dietrich

1948 USA

Comedy Drama

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Release Date: 22nd June 2020

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1948
  • Runtime: 116
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Certificate: U
  • Subtitles: English SDH (optional)
  • Genre: Comedy
  • SKU: EKA70387
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2020
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SYNOPSIS

From the inimitable Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend) comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur – Shane) mired in jaded postwar Berlin. 

As she investigates the morale of American troops, Phoebe is cynically wooed by fellow Iowan Captain John Pringle (John Lund), who is trying to cover up his affair with Nazi-tainted chanteuse Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich – Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel). 

Filled with sharp dialogue and satiric jabs, A Foreign Affair is one of Wilder’s most beloved comedies, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
  • Audio commentary by film historian Joseph McBride
  • New video piece on the film by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Two radio adaptations of A Foreign Affair, broadcast as part of the Screen Directors Playhouse in 1949 and 1951. Featuring the voices of Billy Wilder, Marlene Dietrich, Rosalind Russell, John Lund, and Lucille Ball
  • Archival interview with Billy Wilder
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; a new essay by critic Richard Combs; and more!

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