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East Side West Side

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Product Overview

Did a troubled marriage become a motive for murder? Barbara Stanwyck is a wife under suspicion in a star-studded mystery melodrama that includes Ava Gardner, James Mason and Van Heflin.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 205121259
UPC 012569797765
UPC 14 00012569797765
Format DVD
Release Date 10/23/2007
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Ava Gardner - Actor
Barbara Stanwyck - Actor
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director
Charles Rosher - Cinematographer
Harold F. Kress - Editor
Isobel Lennart - Screenplay
James Mason - Actor
Marcia Davenport - Based On Novel By
Mervyn LeRoy - Director
Miklos Rozsa - Original Music By
Randall Duell - Art Director
Van Heflin - Actor
Voldemar Vetluguin - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource Crazy for Cinema
Review As much as I love Barbara Stanwyck, she could have played this "perfect wife" role in her sleep. She's everything any man would want - rich, smart, sexy, charming - and makes Brandon's straying seem perfectly crazy. That is until you get an eyeful of Ava. She's deliciously wicked playing the vixen with a heart of stone who will stop at nothing to get her man. Why she's so enamored with James Mason is the one mystery the film failed to illuminate for me. Sure, he's kind of suave and charming, but in a sleazy, low class sort of way. He also never really captured the emotional turmoil necessary for the role, playing it a bit too stiff for my tastes. However, the talent of his female co-stars more than make up for his limitations. East Side, West Side is entertaining while it explores the dangerous implications of adultery and less so when it succumbs to murder to solve the dilemma. By taking the easy way out, the entire exercise in regaining trust, finding forgiveness and attaining redemption becomes moot. One to watch merely to see Stanwyck and Gardner do what they do best - play strong, determined women.
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ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
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Crazy for Cinema One to watch merely to see Stanwyck and Gardner do what they do best - play strong, determined women.
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