3 Richard Quine films in February

Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three films from Richard Quine, a director known for his light-hearted sparkling comedies of the 1950s. It Happened to Jane, My Sister Eileen and Strangers When We Meet will debut on 22nd February 2005 priced at $19.94 SLP each.

It Happened to Jane (1959)
In this romantic comedy, Jane Osgood (Doris Day), a single mom with two children, is in the live lobster business. But when her first big order for the Marshall Town Country Club turns up dead through no fault of her own, it kills her chances for a successful season. Discovering budget cuts at the railroad are to blame, she turns to George Denham (Jack Lemmon), her longtime admirer and an attorney, to seek compensation from the railroad’s tyrannical owner, Harry Foster Malone (Ernie Kovacs). Jane wins in her local courthouse, but Malone agrees to pay only for the lobsters, not damages. She refuses his offer on principle and the battle is on. The press has a field day with this modern-day David and Goliath story. And the whole country turns to Cape Anne, Maine, to watch as one woman stands up to “the meanest man in the world”. It could happen to anyone but….IT HAPPENED TO JANE.

Features include:

  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles
  • Filmographies

My Sister Eileen (1955)
The Sherwood sisters (Betty Garrett & Janet Leigh) get off the train in Manhattan looking for fame and fortune. Eileen (Janet Leigh), a beautiful aspiring actress and Ruth (Betty Garrett), a loveless would-be-writer, move to New York to realize their dreams. After suave magazine editor Robert Baker (Jack Lemmon) insultingly rejects Ruth’s corny romantic tragedies, Ruth takes his advice to write about something she really knows….her belle-of-the ball sister’s power over men. Ruth’s secret jealousy of Eileen leads to a web of lies that only an international incident with the Brazilian Navy and a jail-bound conga line can untangle. The optimistic humor of Blake Edward’s screenplay and the lively fun of Robert Fosse’s choreography make for fullscale enjoyment in this charming “big time or bust” success story.

Features include:
  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • 2.55:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby 4.0
  • English and Japanese subtitles
  • Filmographies


Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Tale of architect Kirk Douglas, who, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, falls out of love with his personable wife (Barbara Rush), and begins an affair with Kim Novak, whose husband has lost interest in her sexually. Walter Matthau plays a lecherous neighbor who makes advances at Rush as soon as he learns of her husband's infidelity.

Features include:
  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • English and Japanese subtitles
  • Filmographies




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