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By Candlelight

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Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance
Starring: Paul Lukas, Elissa Landi, Nils Asther
Director: James Whale
Plot Sypnosis:

Universal’s finest horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Old Dark House) brilliantly shifted genres with the dazzling Pre-Code romantic comedy By Candlelight. Josef (Paul Lukas, The Kiss Before the Mirror) is the ultra-dutiful butler to a Casanova-like prince (Nils Asther, The Bitter Tea of General Yen). Falling in love with Marie (Elissa Landi, The Sign of the Cross), whom he assumes to be a countess, Josef masquerades—quite convincingly—as his rakish master. The catch: Marie is herself a poseur, a mere maidservant of nobility. Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s (Anything Goes) adaptation of a Siegfried Geyer play, By Candlelight is a delightfully sophisticated farce of class privilege and mistaken identity that ranks as one of Whale’s most extraordinary achievements.

• Digitally Restored by Universal Pictures in 4K from 35mm Original Film Elements
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth
• Optional English Subtitles
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1933
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 74
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: Black & White
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH