Blu-ray Release: The Barefoot Contessa

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 13, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) gives us a bitter tale of stardom won and wasted in the 1954 drama mystery The Barefoot Contessa.
barefoot_contessa_1A production is a film à clef about a Rita Hayworth-style Spanish dancer (Ava Gardner, On The Beach) who becomes an international movie star. Her sympathetic guide is a writer/director/ Mankiewicz surrogate (Humphrey Bogart, In a Lonely Place). Edmond O’Brien (The Killers) won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar playing the public relations lackey of a Howard Hughes-like mogul (Warren Stevens).
The film is stunningly photographed by the one and only Jack CardiffThe Red Shoes and Black Narcissus).

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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.