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Wide Open is a quirkily fun 1930s romantic comedy that features an unlikely leading couple. It’s got the innocence of the era which doesn’t quite translate today but it was entertaining.

 

 

Wide Open
— Warner Archive Collection —

(1930)

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Warner Archive | NR – 0 min. – $21.99 | October 20, 2017

Date Published: 11/06/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Writer(s): Edwin Bateman Morris (novel ‘The Narrow Street’)
Cast: Edward Everett Horton, Patsy Ruth Miller
DISC INFO:
Features: None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

 

PLOT SYNOPSIS


Timid, fluttery, cat-loving confirmed bachelor Simon Haldane (EDWARD EVERETT HORTON) is used to having his excellent ideas ignored by his abusive boss Trundle (E.J. RATFLIFFE) while being pursued against his will by co-worker Agatha (LOUISE FAZENDA) when one dark and stormy night turns his life upside down. While Simon is confronted by Agatha’s matrimony demanding mother (VERA LEWIS), a young lass take shelter in his apartment who happens to be undressed… Louise Beaver adds some sanity as Simon’s maid, Easter.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO – 3.0/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5


The movie comes to Warner through their Archive Collection and although this didn’t go through some recitation process, this isn’t horrible looking, of course there are still scratches aplentifull. The disc comes with a Dolby Digital 1.0 track which I found a bit too soft but dialogue was at least good enough to discern.

OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Wide Open is a quirkily fun 1930s romantic comedy that features an unlikely leading couple. It’s got the innocence of the era which doesn’t quite translate today but it was entertaining. The DVD released through Warner’s Archive Collection has so-so video/audio and no features.

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