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History Is Made at Night (Criterion Collection)

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Genres: Drama, Romance
Starring: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo
Director: Frank Borzage
Plot Synopsis:

Suffused with intoxicating romanticism, History Is Made at Night is a sublime paean to love from Frank Borzage, classic Hollywood's supreme poet of carnal and spiritual desire. On the run through Europe from her wealthy, cruelly possessive husband, an American (Jean Arthur) is thrown together by fate with a suave stranger (Charles Boyer)—and soon the two are bound in a consuming, seemingly impossible affair that stretches across continents and brings them to the very edge of catastrophe. Lent a palpable erotic charge by the chemistry between its leads, this delirious vision of lovers beset by the world passes through a dizzying array of tonal shifts—from melodrama to romantic comedy to noir to disaster thriller—smoothly guided by Borzage's unwavering allegiance to the power of love.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 13th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1937
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:97 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    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 conversation between author Hervé Dumont and film historian Peter Cowie
    • Interview from 2019 with critic Farran Smith Nehme about director Frank Borzage's obsession with romantic love
    • Audio excerpts of a 1958 interview with Borzage from the collection of the George Eastman Museum
    • Radio adaptation of the film from 1940, broadcast by The Screen Guild Theater and starring Charles Boyer
    • New program about the restoration
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Dan Callahan