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Of Human Bondage [Blu-ray] [English] [1934]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Mastered in HD from archival 35mm elements preserved by the Library of Congress
  • Revealing Mr. Maugham (2012, 83 Min.), a featured-length documentary about W. Somerset Maugham's life and career, including interviews with writers and fans Armistead Maupin, Pico Iyer, and Alexander McCall Smith
  • Directed by Michael House

Synopsis

Of Human Bondage
The first of three film versions of Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage stars Leslie Howard as sensitive, clubfooted artist-cum-med student Philip Carey. Despite his yearnings for the finer things in life, Carey cannot extricate himself from a mutually destructive relationship with sluttish waitress Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis). After an incredible series of emotional disasters, Carey finally finds happiness in the arms of Sally Altheny (Frances Dee). The industry buzz in 1934 indicated that Bette Davis was a shoe-in for an Academy Award for her savage portrayal of Mildred, but her home studio Warner Bros. failed to mount an adequate publicity campaign on Davis' behalf, allegedly because she'd made the film on loan-out to RKO and Warners wasn't about to heap praise upon a rival. It is now generally conceded that Davis' Oscar win for 1935's Dangerous was consolation for her losing the statuette in 1934. Long out of circulation due to the 1946 remake, the 1934 Of Human Bondage has since slipped into the public domain, and is now seen more often than either of the subsequent remakes (the last was in 1964). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Leslie Howard
    Leslie Howard - Philip Carey
  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis - Mildred Rogers
  • Frances Dee
    Frances Dee - Sally Athelny
  • Kay Johnson
    Kay Johnson - Norah
  • Reginald Denny
    Reginald Denny - Harry Griffiths

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