Blu-ray Release: The Happy Ending

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 19, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Writer-director-producer Richard Brooks (The Professionals, In Cold Blood) crafted the 1969 drama The Happy Ending.

Jean Simmons is unhappily jailed in The Happy Ending.

Jean Simmons is unhappily jailed in The Happy Ending.

The bleakly realistic film about a marriage in trouble focuses on a wife (Jean Simmons, Spartacus) turning to drink and pills in the face of indifference from her straying husband (John Forsythe, TV’s Charlie’s Angels).

The R-rated movie also stars Shirley Jones, Lloyd Bridges, and Teresa Wright, with cinematography by the great Conrad Hall (American Beauty) and music by the sublime Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives to prebook this one!

About Laurence

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.