Magnificent Doll Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
Written by Irving Stone, whose popular biographical novels would inspire such films as Vincente Minnelli’s Lust for Life and Carol Reed’s The Agony and Ecstasy, Magnificent Doll traces Madison’s journey to the White House from her youth in Virginia at the end of the Revolutionary War to the famed episode in which, during the Battle of Bladensburg, she refused the leave her exalted residence without a portrait of George Washington. In between she is wooed by two great men of American politics, Senator Aaron Burr (David Niven) and his colleague, James Madison (Burgess Meredith).
Lavishly designed, Magnificent Doll boasts cinematography by five-time Academy Award nominee Joseph A. Valentine (Shadow of a Doubt), striking outfits by legendary costume designers Travis Banton (best known for his work on a number of Josef von Sternberg’s pictures with Marlene Dietrich) and Vera West (whose credits include Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and other classic Universal horror pictures), and hats by the celebrated milliner and fashion designer Lilly Daché.
Actors: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith
Director: Frank Borzage
Special Features: Brand new audio commentary, Ginger Rogers: Following Her Own Lead
Release Year: 1946
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Region B
Subtitles: English SDH
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 95 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Video Format: PAL