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The river / produced by Kenneth McEldowney ; screenplay by rumer Godden, Jean Renoir ; directed by Jean Renoir.

Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979 (film director,, screenwriter.). Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998 (screenwriter.). McEldowney, Kenneth, 1906-2004 (film producer.). Swinburne, Nora, 1902-2000 (actor.). Knight, Esmond, 1906-1987 (actor.). Walters, Patricia, 1936- (actor.). Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998 Motion picture adaptation of (work): River. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Patricia Walters, Arthur Shields. (Cast).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

Criterion collection ; 276.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library DVD DRAMA RIV (Text) 33187003867062 Digital Video Disc Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604659795
  • ISBN: 1604659793
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Criterion collection.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden.
DVD release of the 1951 motion picture.
Special features: Introduction to the film from 1962 by director Jean Renoir ; Around the river, a 2008 documentary ; interview with filmmaker Martin Scorsese from 2004 ; audio interview with producer Ken McEldowney from 2000 ; Jean Renoir: A passage through India ; trailer ; essay by film scholar Ian Christie and notes on the film by Renoir.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Claude Renoir ; editor, George Gale ; music, M.A. Partha Sarathy.
Participant or Performer Note:
Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Patricia Walters, Arthur Shields.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River, around which their daily lives unfold.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Subject: English > India > Bengal > Social life and customs > Drama.
Rivers > India > Bengal > Social life and customs > Drama.
First loves > Drama.
Bengal (India) > Social life and customs > Drama.
Bengal (India) > Social conditions > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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