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Merrily We Go to Hell - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Plot Synopsis:

Addiction, nonmonogamy, and female sexual liberation: decades before such ideas were widely discussed, Dorothy Arzner, the only woman to work as a director in 1930s Hollywood, brought them to the screen with striking frankness, sophistication, and wit—a mature treatment that stands out even in the pre-Code era. Fredric March (in one of four collaborations with Arzner) and Sylvia Sidney turn in extraordinary performances as the urbane couple whose relationship is pushed to the breaking point by his alcoholism and wandering eye—leading them into an emotionally explosive experiment with an open marriage. Exposing the hypocrisies and petty cruelties simmering beneath the surface of high-society elegance, Merrily We Go to Hell is a scathing early-feminist commentary on modern marriage.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 11th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1932
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:83 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Black & White
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • New, restored 4K digital transfer
    • Dorothy Arzner: Longing for Women, a 1983 documentary by Katja Raganelli and Konrad Wickler
    • New video essay by film historian Cari Beauchamp
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Judith Mayne