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The Major and the Minor

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Genres: Comedy, Romance
Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson
Director: Billy Wilder
Plot Synopsis:

Legendary actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (Monkey Business) stars as Susan Applegate, a struggling young woman who pretends to be an 11-year old girl in order to buy a half-price train ticket. Fleeing the conductors, she hides in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland, The Big Clock, The Pyjama Girl Case). The Major believes Susan is a child and takes her under his wing, but when they arrive at the military academy where Kirby teaches, his fiancée (Rita Johnson) grows suspicious of Susan's ruse...

Co-written by Wilder and Charles Brackett (Hold Back the Dawn), The Major and the Minor assumes the guise of a light romance narrative in order to cleverly explore themes of identity and deception. Wilder’s American debut is presented here for the first time in stunning High Definition, with a selection of illuminating extras.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 24th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1942
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Academy
  • Technical Specs
    Length:100 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:• New audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin• Half Fare Please!, a newly filmed video appreciation by film critic Neil Sinyard• Archival interview with Ray Milland• Rare hour-long radio adaptation from 1943 starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland• Image gallery• Original trailer• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork• First pressing only: collector's book with essay by Ronald Bergan