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The Hucksters [videorecording]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Luther Davis ; adaptation by Edward Chodorov and George Wells ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by Jack Conway
Format
Video; DVD
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.
Director
Jack Conway
Performers
Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold.
Release Date
1947
Run Time
115 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • 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.
Edition
Remastered ed
Series
WB Home Entertainment Group Archive Collection
Archive Collection
Credits
Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; editor, Frank Sullivan ; music, Lennie Hayton.
Published
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2011]
Description
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, full screen (4x3 ; 1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Technical Details
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