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Studio Warner Dist.
SKU 220220517
UPC 883316287729
UPC 14 00883316287729
Format DVD
Release Date 7/20/2011
Mental Illness
Editors Note
Note Wearing a curiously (and perhaps deliberately) unattractive blonde wig, Jean Simmons stars in the tense psychological drama HOME BEFORE DARK. Having just recovered from a nervous breakdown, Charlotte Bronn (Simmons) returns from a mental institution to the home she shares with her academician husband Arnold (Dan O'Herlihy). Though he tries his best to help Charlotte re-adapt, his efforts are undermined by the insensitive meddling of her stepmother Inez (Mabel Albertson) and stepsister Joan (Rhonda Fleming) who may or may not have been carrying on a romance with Arnold in Charlotte's absence. The untenable situation at home leads Charlotte into a romance with college professor Jake Diamond (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.), who as an ongoing target of anti-semitism has plenty of his own emotional baggage to deal with. What is remarkable about HOME BEFORE DARK is that it is a film without a villain: even the most unpleasant characters are drawn as three-dimensional human beings, who behave badly because they really don't know any better. The film was adapted by Robert and Eileen Bassing from Eileen's same-named novel.
Mabel Albertson
Rhonda Fleming
Dan O'Herlihy
Jean Simmons
Cast & Crew
Mabel Albertson - Star
Rhonda Fleming - Star
Dan O'Herlihy - Star
Jean Simmons - Star
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. - Star
Johnstone White - Co-Star
Joan Weldon - Co-Star
Eleanor Audley - Co-Star
Joanna Barnes - Co-Star
Marjorie Bennett - Co-Star
Kathryn Card - Co-Star
Stephen Dunne - Co-Star
Joseph Biroc - Director of Photography
Sammy Cahn - Song Composer
Ray Heindorf - Composer
Ray Heindorf - Music Director
Jimmy McHugh - Song Composer
Franz Waxman - Composer
Eileen Bassing - Screenwriter
Eileen Bassing - Source Writer
Robert Bassing - Screenwriter
Mervyn LeRoy - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1958
UPC 00883316287729
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 136 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Tech Specs
This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives. What is MOD media? MOD means manufatured on demand. The disc is created after the customer orders and comes on a DVD-R. DVD-Rs look like the discs you're used to and offer the same audio and image quality. This recordable media is used to manufacture titles on demand, as fully authorized by the content provider. Each disc comes fully packaged, with artwork, in a standard Amaray case for DVD, although for reissued products the artwork may differ from the original. By eliminating inventory, waste, and inefficiencies in the distribution system, on-demand manufacturing provides the added benefit of helping preserve the environment.
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