Directed by Henry Koster
USA 1960


  It should be apparent to anyone who has ever read the Biblical Book of Ruth that to get a screen play from it a writer would have to do a lot of reading between the lines, then put his imagination to rather extensive use. As it stands, it is a curiously cryptic and temptingly stimulating book.

Well, it's obvious that Norman Corwin made bold enough to do both in preparing a script for Samuel G. Engel's big wide-screen color film, "The Story of Ruth".

 Excerpt from Bosley Crowther's review at The NY Times located HERE

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Theatrical Release: June 17th, 1960

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DVD Review: 20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution 20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 2:11:32 
Video 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.36 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 4.0), DUBS: French (mono) , Spanish (mono)  
Subtitles English, Spanish, None

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Studio: 20th Century Fox

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Edition Details:

• Trailers
• Movietone News
• Preview: the Story of Ruth 

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2006

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Chapters: 24




The transfer appears a bit better than one might have expected. It is relatively clear with strong colors and the cinemascope ratio has been maintained. Decent contrast and no visible manipulations. The extras are tantamount to filler but the price is right.

The film received a lot of luke-warm reaction but I liked it - perhaps I was keen on a biblical story at that moment - if you are too this might hit the spot. Miss Eden is easy on the eyes too!

Gary W. Tooze


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