The Cardinal [2 Discs] [DVD] [1963]

Otto Preminger's award-winning religious drama The Cardinal arrives on DVD with this fine two-disc set. The film itself is presented in a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a full-length documentary on the director tracing his decades long career, a making-of featurette produced at the time of the film's production, and the original theatrical trailer. This is a quality release from Warner Bros.
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Special Features

  • All-new digital transfer
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Subtitles: English, Français, Español
  • Feature-length documentary "Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker," chronicling the director's 50-year career
  • Vintage making-of featurette
  • Preminger film highlights
  • Awards notes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


The Cardinal
Tom Tryon plays the title role in this Otto Preminger version of the Henry Morton Robinson novel. In his matriculation from Monsignor to the College of Cardinals, Stephen Fermoyle (Tom Tryon) must undergo several grueling life experiences: standing up to bigots in Georgia, defying Nazis in Austria, and so on. The film boasts cameo appearances by Dorothy Gish, Cecil Kellaway, John Saxon, John Huston, Robert Morse, Burgess Meredith, Raf Vallone, Ossie Davis. Incidentally, Tryon eventually quit acting and became a popular novelist. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Tryon
    Tom Tryon - Stephen Fermoyle
  • Carol Lynley
    Carol Lynley - Mona/Regina Fermoyle
  • Dorothy Gish
    Dorothy Gish - Celia
  • Romy Schneider
    Romy Schneider - Annemarie
  • John Huston
    John Huston - Cardinal Glennon

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