Blu-ray, DVD Release: Sleep, My Love

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

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Don Ameche cozies up to Claudette Colbert in Sleep My Love.

With the 1948 film noir mystery Sleep, My Love, the great Douglas Sirk (All That Heaven Allows) directed the third and final teaming of Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) and Don Ameche (Cocoon), who previously appeared together in Mitchell Leisen’s Midnight and later in Sam Wood’s The Guest Wife).

The movie casts Colbert as Alison Courtland, a wealthy New York socialite who awakens on a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there. A kind, elderly woman helps Alison call her husband Richard (Ameche), who in the meantime had contacted a detective (Raymond Burr, TV’s Perry Mason) to help him find his missing wife. On the plane back home, Alison meets Bruce (Robert Cummings, The Devil and Miss Jones), who’s immediately enamored with her. Upon Alison’s return, Richard urges her to consult a psychiatrist, but the doctor’s bizarre behavior and abusive manner nearly drives Alison mad. Is she really losing her mind or is there an elaborate scheme at play?

Co-starring Hazel Brooks (Body and Soul), the film features richly atmospheric cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine (Shadow of a Doubt, Saboteur) and stylish art direction by William Ferrari (Adam’s Rib).


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.