It Happened to Jane

It Happened to Jane

Director: Richard Quine Cast: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

The DVD release of Richard Quine's It Happened to Jane has given the movie a visual luster that far outshines its stylistic merits. The letterboxed non-anamorphic image (1.85:1) in high-definition looks stunning; even on a non-high-definition DVD playback, it could fool viewers into thinking they were watching a film print; it's so clean and crisp that you can easily make out the back-projection shots from those that are actual location shots. Otherwise, the disc is fairly undistinguished -- a dozen chapters for the 97-minute movie, which relies a little too much on Doris Day's cuteness and not enough on Jack Lemmon's gift for comedy to be considered a classic (though it builds to a rewarding climax that parodies movie thrillers). There are no significant bonus features unique to this movie, though a pair of trailers for two much better movies -- Gilda and It Should Happen to You -- plus a middling musical (You Were Never Lovelier) add significantly to the entertainment content of the disc itself. The DVD opens automatically to a simple, easy-to-use menu.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
UPC: 0043396075450
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 15,383

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Jane Osgood
Jack Lemmon George Denham
Ernie Kovacs Harry Foster Malone
Steve Forrest Larry Hall
Teddy Rooney Billy Osgood
Russ Brown Uncle Otis
Parker Fennelly Homer Bean
Mary Wickes Matilda Runyon
Philip Coolidge Wilbur Peterson
Casey Adams Selwyn Harris
John Cecil Holm Aaron Caldwell
Gina Gillespie Betty Osgood
Dick Crockett Clarence Runyon
Napoleon Whiting Porter
Bill Cullen Actor
Dave Garroway Actor
Walter Greaza Crawford Sloan
Jayne Meadows Actor
Garry Moore Actor
Henry Morgan Actor
Bess Myerson Actor
Betsy Palmer Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Quine Director,Producer
Louis Diage Set Decoration/Design
George Duning Score Composer
Norman Katkov Screenwriter
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Martin Melcher Executive Producer
Harry D. Mills Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Nelson Editor
Cary O'Dell Art Director
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Lawyers
3. The Hearing
4. "Levied Execution"
5. The Boyd's
6. Rent
7. Going Public
8. A Small Town Feel
9. Elected
10. All Aboard
11. Marriage
12. A Special Gift

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It Happened to Jane 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the music and moral code.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago