The Tarnished Angels (Blu-ray)

Director: Douglas Sirk

Stars: Rock Hudson Robert Stack Dorothy Malone

1957 USA



This product has been discontinued.



  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1957
  • Runtime: 91
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Certificate: U
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Genre: Drama
  • SKU: EKA70111
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2013


One of legendary director Douglas Sirk’s most cherished passion projects, this spectacular adaptation of William Faulkner’s Pylon has risen in stature to become one of his most acclaimed films. Reuniting with his core creative team from oil tycoon saga Written on the Wind, Sirk this time examined the marginal lives and lost souls living one rung from the bottom with surpassing delicacy and artistry.

Rock Hudson stars as journalist Burke Devlin, fascinated by the sordid lives of a trio eking out a living in carnival circuit daredevil airshows – Roger Shumann (Robert Stack), former WWI fighter pilot, forced into races and parachute routines with the help of his wife LaVerne (Dorothy Malone), and faithful mechanic Jiggs (Jack Carson).


Evoking Depression-era New Orleans with glorious black-and-white CinemaScope photography, Sirk’s spellbinding chronicle of personal obsession, romantic longing, and irreconcilable desires now appears as one of the most extraordinary films to come out of 1950s Hollywood. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Tarnished Angels on Blu-ray for the first time.


  • Beautiful new 1080p high-definition master
  • Feature-length audio commentary by film critic Adrian Martin
  • Talk About the Business, a video interview with supporting actor William Schallert
  • Infernal Circle, a video interview with critic Bill Krohn
  • Acting with Douglas Sirk, a collection of archival interviews with Douglas Sirk, producer Albert Zugsmith and actors Rock Hudson, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf & hearing impaired on the feature
  • 44-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing on the film by Luc Moullet, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Tag Gallagher; a vintage report from the set at the time of production; interview excerpts with Douglas Sirk and William Faulkner; and rare archival imagery