|Out on:||Blu-Ray 23rd Sept. 2019|
From one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed auteurs, Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard), comes the charming comedy classic The Major and the Minor.
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.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
• Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• 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 booklet with essay by Ronald Bergan
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Duration: 100 mins
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Cat No: FCD1937