Blu-ray Release: The Whole Town’s Talking

Blu-ray Release Date: March 19, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The legendary John Ford directs the 1935 crime comedy The Whole Town’s Talking from a sparkling screenplay by Jo Swerling and Robert Riskin.

The film stars Edward G. Robinson (The Stranger) in double roles as a mild-mannered clerk and a notorious gangster who happen to look remarkably alike. Trouble, of course, ensues, along with a delightful screwball romance featuring the inimitable Jean Arthur (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington).

The Whole Town’s Talking is based on a story by W. R. Burnett, who also wrote the source material for Robinson’s breakthrough film, the 1931 gangster classic Little Caesar.

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 NOW so you can put in your prebook order!


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.