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Directed by Irving Pichel
USA 1946

 

From Irving Pichel, the acclaimed director of Tomorrow Is Forever, The Most Dangerous Game, The Miracle of the Bells, Quicksand and Destination Moon, comes this comedy of errors about a bookish husband trying to win back the affections of his horse-breeding wife. Screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (There’s Always Tomorrow) stars as southern heiress Sally Warren, who loves everything to do with horseracing. Her studious husband, Jeff (Robert Cummings, The Chase), cannot stand the creatures and would rather spend his time writing. When their incompatibilities land them in divorce court, it will take a little imagination and a lot of luck to restore the love in their hilariously mismatched relationship. The Bride Wore Boots features a stellar cast that includes a young Natalie Wood (Driftwood), Diana Lynn (The Kentuckian) and the great Robert Benchley (The Major and the Minor.)

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Rich and beautiful Southern heiress Sally Warren loves horse-racing and running her horse-farm although her husband of seven years hates the four-legged mammals. Spouse Jeff Warren is a successful author, Civil War scholar, and popular lecturer on the ladies club circuit. After Jeff buys aging twelve-year old nag Albert in the mistaken belief that he's a colt and Sally purchases a desk for her husband in the naive belief that it once belonged to Jefferson Davis, it's obvious that they have few interests in common. The squabbling is complicated by Jeff's jealousy of Sally's relationship with Lance Gale, her childhood friend, neighbor, and fellow horse breeder.

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Theatrical Release: May 8th, 1946

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Review: Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

Box Cover

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Only available, presently, in Kino's Barbara Stanwyck Blu-ray Collection with Internes Can't Take Money / The Great Man's Lady / The Bride Wore Boots.

  

Distribution Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:26:34.189         
Video

1.37:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 22,487,576,256 bytes

Feature: 20,698,460,160 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.63 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1554 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1554 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Kino

 

1.37:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 22,487,576,256 bytes

Feature: 20,698,460,160 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.63 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• The Bride Wore Boots (Theatrical Trailer - 2:05)


Blu-ray Release Date:
May 12th, 2020
Standard Blu-ray Case inside slipcase (see below)

Chapters 9

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Kino Blu-ray (May 2020): Kino have transferred the 1937 melodrama Internes Can't Take Money to Blu-ray as part of their Barbara Stanwyck Blu-ray Collection with Internes Can't Take Money,  The Great Man's Lady and The Bride Wore Boots. Of the three - this image is probably the weakest. It can look a bit thin (digitization around edges of objects in the frame), the grain texture is somewhat uneven and it has sporadic softness. Good contrast but not as impressive as Internes Can't Take Money and The Great Man's Lady 1080Ps.

On their Blu-ray, Kino use a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel mono track (16-bit) in the original English language. It sounds flawless with modest depth and a light score by Friedrich Hollaender (Bluebeard's Eight Wife, Angel, The Great McGinty, Christmas in Connecticut, Caught, Berlin Express, Background to Danger, The Verdict, A Foreign Affair) supporting the film well. Kino offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Kino Blu-ray offers only a trailer - no commentary on this one.

Aside from being the least remarkable of the transfers, plus no extras, The Bride Wore Boots is fun (Stanwyck is at her sexiest) but is my least favorite film of the three; Internes Can't Take Money (my favorite!) and The Great Man's Lady has an epic feel. Kino's Barbara Stanwyck Blu-ray Collection is still a strongly recommended package... plenty of value for fans who love her work - plus the two commentaries.

Gary Tooze

 


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Box Cover

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Only available, presently, in Kino's Barbara Stanwyck Blu-ray Collection with Internes Can't Take Money / The Great Man's Lady / The Bride Wore Boots.

  

Distribution Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray


 


 

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