Starring: Jane Russell, Joan Leslie, Jorja Curtright, Jean Willes, Michael Pate, Richard Egan, Agnes Moorehead
Company: Twilight Time
My Review and Thoughts:
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This is my first time seeing this film, what better way to see it than on a wonderful Special Edition, 1080p High Definition Blu-ray. I always love discovering new film experiences especially when they are brought out on High Quality products and Twilight Time never disappoints in that department. So, this was a new film experience, plus a great experience in showcasing a High Quality product.
This drama slash romance was directed by Raoul Walsh. That surprises me, in that never seeing this. I am familiar with Walsh, I enjoy his vast career of cinema and thought I had seen most all his work, I guess some how this one slipped by me. Well what I can say, I am only a human loving movie’s or seeking out every movie possible and trying to view the world of cinema one picture at a time. Raoul was a total genius when it came to cinema. He had a long wonderful career of over 50 years in the business creating so many wonderful pieces of cinematic history. What made him stand out is he not only was a director, but also was a multi-talented guru of film. From producer, writer, actor, working in the music department, editor and many other titles. He was and lived cinema. All one must do is look at the total number of directed films, shorts and so on. Over 130 features. He started mastering this talent all the way back in 1913 and did so up until 1964. He left a world of wonderful movie experiences that stay the test of time and The Revolt of Mamie Stover I can say is one of those experiences. Twilight Time also honored him by bringing out another one of his features films on Special Edition Blu-ray, Gun Fury.
If I had to choose a director that I believe created or became a part of the movie world as a living entity it would be Raoul Walsh. I am a huge fan of his silent films. I am a huge silent film fan period. He directed so many silent’s, one of my favorites, the one and only, The Thief of Bagdad starring the amazing masterpiece worthy actor Douglas Fairbanks. He worked with all the great actors and actresses. Just to name a few of his masterly director accomplishments and mentioning some of my personal favorite films of all time, the one and only 1939 classic The Roaring Twenties starring the icon James Cagney. The masterpiece 1941’s High Sierra starring the icon Humphrey Bogart. 1941’s They Died with Their Boots On starring the sexy one of a kind Errol Flynn and equally sexy goddess Olivia DeHavilland. And the one and only, masterpiece of 40’s film, the film I often watch at least once a year, the iconic 1949’s White Heat starring yet again the master James Cagney in what I consider his finest role alongside the goddess of cinema Virginia Mayo. So that should tell you everything you need to know about Raoul Walsh’s directed ability. He was a total master and one director of films I watch repeatedly. And now I can experience The Revolt of Mamie Stover over and over again on this fine, perfect, high quality Blu-ray brought out by Twilight Time. If your ever in Hollywood give honor to this genius of film by visiting his Star on the Walk Fame at 6135 Hollywood Blvd.
The plot goes, Mamie who happens to be a prostitute in the 1940’s San Francisco era is as you would guess run out of town as World War 2 is growing in calamity. Mamie heads and settles in Hawaii her dream is to start new. There she meets a love. Hoping to wash away her past. But it is her past that battles with the new romantic setting. The War has brought the sailors in numbers and Mamie finds herself right back doing what she wanted to rid herself of. Mamie hopes to leave herself, her prostitute lifestyle, and find a better means of survival, so begins her journey with her past not far behind.
Starring the one and only Jane Russell. The iconic beauty and strong powerhouse of acting really needs no introduction to any movie lover. What can be said about Jane Russell that has not already been said in other peoples write ups, nothing really. She was a true goddess on the screen. Creating so many iconic characters throughout her career. It’s shocking that she only was in a little over 30 performances, you would think such a memorable icon like her was in hundreds of pictures. Put it’s the pictures that she was in, that truly stand out and make you remember her iconic embrace of cinema.
Also starring the one and only Richard Egan. Egan was a true man’s man. A handsome strong actor that could create his roles and make one believe his parts no matter how big or how small they were. Looking back on Egan’s career it was a career that was hard in the reality of getting the stardom he deserved. I still don’t think this wonderful actor got all the stardom he rightly deserved. I feel he should have been a household name, but it took to the late 50’s and 60’s before he really became a stable star of the pictures. I always loved seeing him in what ever he acted in. I always thought growing up watching all the old films that he was a dynamic performer and he shines in The Revolt of Mamie Stover.
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Never really any flaws in this reality when it comes to Twilight Time Blu-ray’s. The audio is sound perfection. Very crisp to the ears. The video, the colors are vibrant and spot on perfection. Both equal a wonderful reality of perfection.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH 1956 / Color
My Rating: 1.5 out of 5
You get the all-important Isolated Music Track. The music composed for this feature film is done by Hugo Friedhofer. He was a multi-talented musician that worked on all kinds of style of cinema from, Drama, to action, to lower budget Cult like films, such as I Married a Monster from Outer Space. His music is still being used today 26 years after his death, that should show you some reality of his masterly ways. He has worked in the music department on over 267 films. Composed for over 170 films. And has been used on 14 soundtracks including most recently for the powerful little gem of a film 2017’s The Shape of Water. His masterful ways shine in all things music and cinema. It was wonderful hearing this music as an isolated soundtrack. A great extra honoring this man of music.
Original Theatrical Trailer
Yet again another wonderful experience brought to the film lover by Twilight Time. A solid film. A solid beautiful transfer to High Definition 1080p. Another product highly recommended.
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