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WIN! The Criterion Edition of Merrily We Go To Hell on Blu-ray!

How To Enter This Competition!

FilmJuice Competition: To celebrate the Criterion release of Merrily We Go To Hell we've got TWO Blu-ray copies to Give Away!
For your chance to win, simply answer this question (entry details at the bottom of page): Name the pioneering director who directed Merrily We Go To Hell.
Answer A: Jean-Luc Godard
Answer B: Dorothy Arzner
Answer C: Katherine Bigelow
Competition Deadline: 13th July 2021


Posted June 14, 2021 by

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Addiction, nonmonogamy, and female sexual liberation: decades before such ideas were widely discussed, DOROTHY ARZNER (Dance, Girl, Dance), the only woman to work as a director in 1930s Hollywood, brought them to the screen with striking frankness, sophistication, and wit—a mature treatment that stands out even in the pre-Code era. A Star Is Born‘s FREDRIC MARCH (in one of four collaborations with Arzner) and SYLVIA SIDNEY (Sabotage) turn in extraordinary performances as the urbane couple whose relationship is pushed to the breaking point by his alcoholism and wandering eye—leading them into an emotionally explosive experiment with an open marriage. Exposing the hypocrisies and petty cruelties simmering beneath the surface of high-society elegance, Merrily We Go to Hell is a scathing early feminist commentary on modern marriage.

USA | 1932 | 83 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1.37:1 | ENGLISH


  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Dorothy Arzner: Longing for Women, a 1983 documentary by Katja Raganelli and Konrad Wickler
  • New video essay by film historian Cari Beauchamp
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Judith Mayne




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