Michael Redgrave gives the performance of his career in Anthony Asquith's adaptation of Terence Rattigan's unforgettable play. Redgrave portrays Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged school master who begins to feel his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to re-examine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. A heartbreaking story of remorse and atonement, The Browning Version is a classic of British realism and the winner of Best Actor and Best screenplay honors at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 294.|
Teacher-student relationships -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [United States] :Janus Films,2005
|Edition||Full screen version.|
Director of photography, Desmond Dickinson ; editor, John Guthridge.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Special features: audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; new video interview with Mike Figgis, director of the 1994 remake; archival interview with Michael Redgrave from 1958; a new essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.