Foreign correspondent

A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war. It's wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing...

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Corporate Author: I. Magnin & Co., (Costume designer)
Other Authors: Bennett, Charles, 1899-1995, (Screenwriter)
Harrison, Joan, 1907-1994,
(Screenwriter)

Hilton, James, 1900-1954,
(Screenwriter)

Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945,
(Screenwriter, Actor)

McCrea, Joel, 1905-1990,
(Actor)

Day, Laraine, 1920-2007,
(Actor)

Marshall, Herbert, 1890-1966,
(Actor)

Sanders, George, 1906-1972,
(Actor)

Bassermann, Albert, 1867-1952,
(Actor)

Gwenn, Edmund, 1875-1959,
(Actor)

Cianelli, Eduardo, 1887-1969,
(Actor)

Davenport, Harry, 1866-1949,
(Actor)

Kosleck, Martin, 1904-1994,
(Actor)

Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970,
(composer (expression))

Maté, Rudolph, 1899-1964,
(director of photography.)

Lovering, Otto,
(Film editor)

Spencer, Dorothy, 1909-2002,
(Film editor)

Heron, Julia,
(Set designer)

Harris, Mark, 1963-
(interviewee (expression))

Barron, Craig,
(interviewee (expression))

Cavett, Dick,
(interviewer (expression))

Cotten, Joseph, 1905-1994,
(Performer)
Format: Movie Blu-ray DVD
Language:English
Edition:Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition.
Series:Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 696.
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 696.
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Uniform Title:Foreign correspondent (Motion picture)
Summary:A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war. It's wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects.
Distributed:[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
Copyright:©2014
Language Notes:Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
General Notes:Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Includes booklet (12 pages, illustrations) featuring an essay by film scholar James Naremore.
Special features: DVD Disc 2 & Blu-ray: Hollywood propaganda and World War II (a new interview with writer Mark Harris); Visual effects in Foregin Correspondent (new piece on the film's special effects by visual effects expert Craig Barron); Dick Cavett interviews Hitchcock (interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from a 1972 episode of The Dick Cavett Show); Radio adaptation (of the film from 1946 starring Joseph Cotten); "Have you heard?" (the story of wartime rumors, a 1942 Life magazine "photo-drama" by Hitchcock); Trailer.
Physical Description:1 Blu-ray Disc (120 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 videodiscs (120 min. : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.)
Blu-ray Blu-ray 4 3/4 in.
DVD DVD video 4 3/4 in.
A/V Characteristics:digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0
digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0
Blu-ray laser optical NTSC
DVD laser optical NTSC
Digital Characteristics:video file Blu-ray region A
video file DVD video region 1
Credits:Music by Alfred Newman ; art direction, Alexander Golitzen ; director of photography, Rudolph Maté ; supervising editor, Otho Lovering ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; interior decoration, Julia Heron ; costumes, I. Magnin & Co.
Performer:Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Basserman, Robert Benchley, Edmund Gwenn, Eduardo Ciannelli, Harry Davenport, Martin Kosleck.
System Details:DVD: aspect ratio 1.37:1 widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital, region 1, monoaural.
Blu-ray, region A, widescreen (16:9, 1.37:1) presentation; DTS-HD Master Audio; requires Blu-ray player.
Production Credits:Music by Alfred Newman ; art direction, Alexander Golitzen ; director of photography, Rudolph Maté ; supervising editor, Otho Lovering ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; interior decoration, Julia Heron ; costumes, I. Magnin & Co.
ISBN:9781604658248
160465824X