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(aka 'A Fugue in Time ')

directed by Irving Reis
USA 19

'Enchantment'  this is the third Rumer Godden novel I have seen as film - Powell and Pressburger's 'Black Narcissus' and Jean Renoir's 'The River'  are the other 2.... and this was a very close third in satisfaction. Beautiful love story with World War as the backdrop... Teresa Wright, who I have always been in love with, and David Niven... mixed time lines from past to present detail two unique and engrossing stories of fatalistic passion and unrequited love. I was reminded of "In the Mood For Love" and Melvyn Le Roy's "Waterloo Bridge" (another favorite film). I am strongly recommending this one.  out of       

Gary Tooze



Theatrical Release: December 25th, 1948

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DVD Review: MGM - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution MGM - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:41:18 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.4 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None

Release Information:
Studio: MGM Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical trailer (2:39)

DVD Release Date:
March 8th, 2005
Keep Case
Chapters: 20



This has pretty good image quality - better than I would expect from MGM. good contrast - a little bit of grain - and adorable Teresa Wright! Subtitles are unfortunately yellow, there are no extras save a trailer, but again the price sure is right. For fans of Rumer Godden novels. ('The River' and 'Black Narcissus') this is an easy decision.

Gregg Toland's cinematography is masterful. We strongly recommend the film, but wish MGM had not gone 'bargain-basement again'.  At least it is HD-tape sourced and has original audio.

Gary W. Tooze

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