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Seconds / a Paramount Picture ; a Joel Productions, Inc. presentation ; produced by Joel Productions, Inc. and John Frankenheimer Productions, Inc. in association with Gibraltar Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Lewis John Carlino ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by John Frankenheimer.

Carlino, Lewis John, (screenwriter.). Lewis, Edward (Motion picture producer), (film producer.). Frankenheimer, John, 1930-2002 (film director.). Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985 (actor.). Jens, Salome, (actor.). Randolph, John, 1915-2004 (actor.). Geer, Will, (actor.). Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002 (actor.). Anderson, Richard, 1926- (actor.). Hamilton, Murray, (actor.). Swenson, Karl, 1908-1978 (actor.). Dhiegh, Khigh, (actor.). Reid, Frances, 1914-2010 (actor.). Addy, Wesley, (actor.). Lawrence, John, 1931-1992 (actor.). Fraser, Elisabeth, 1920-2005 (actor.). Heath, Dody, 1928- (actor.). Brubaker, Robert, (actor.). Morris, Dorothy, 1922-2011 (actor.). Werle, Barbara, (actor.). Howe, James Wong, (director of photography.). Haworth, Ted, 1917-1993 (art director.). Austin, John P., (set decorator.). Webster, Ferris, 1912-1989 (editor of moving image work.). Newhouse, David, (editor of moving image work.). Martell, Jack, (costume designer.). Saldutti, Pete, (costume designer.). Goldsmith, Jerry, (composer.). Ely, David, 1927- Seconds. (Added Author). Baldwin, Alec, 1958- (interviewee (expression)). Evans, Evans, 1936- (interviewee (expression)). Palmer, R. Barton, 1946- (filmmaker.). Pomerance, Murray, 1946- (filmmaker.). Pittman, Bruce, (producer.). Sterritt, David, (writer of added text.). Paramount Pictures Corporation. (Added Author). Joel Productions. (Added Author). John Frankenheimer Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Gibraltar Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art director, Ted Haworth ; set decorations, John Austin ; film editors, Ferris Webster, David Newhouse ; costumers, Jack Martel, Pete Saldutti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main DVD DRAMA SECO (Text) 39231033176518 Audiovisual Collection Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD Seconds (Text) 31208911939090 audiovisual Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604657586
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the novel by David Ely.
DVD release of the 1966 motion picture.
Special features: Audio commentary with director John Frankenheimer; Alec Baldwin on Seconds (interview with the actor on Frankenheimer and Seconds); A second look (making of featurette featuring interviews with director John Frankenheimer's widow, Evans Frankenheimer, and actor Salome Jens); Palmer and Pomerance on Seconds (visual essay by film scholars R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance); Archival footage: John Frankenheimer (interview with Frankenheimer originally broadcast on Canadian television in 1971 and produced by filmmaker Bruce Pittman); Hollywood on the Hudson (excerpt from rare WNBC news special in 1965 featuring an interview with Rock Hudson). Booklet features an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, James Wong Howe ; art director, Ted Haworth ; set decorations, John Austin ; film editors, Ferris Webster, David Newhouse ; costumers, Jack Martel, Pete Saldutti ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Participant or Performer Note: Rock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will Geer, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson, Khigh Dhiegh, Frances Reid, Wesley Addy, John Lawrence, Elisabeth Fraser, Dody Heath, Robert Brubaker, Dorothy Morris, Barbara Werle.
Summary, etc.: A sinister, science fiction dispatch from the fractured 1960s that concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life. Starting over in America, however, is not as easy as it sounds.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for some nudity.
System Details Note: DVD ; NTSC ; region 1 ; widescreen (1.75:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note: English audio; English subtitles.
Subject: Businessmen > Drama.
Human experimentation in medicine > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Science fiction films.

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