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WIN! Written On The Wind on Criterion Edition Blu-Ray!

How To Enter This Competition!

FilmJuice Competition: To celebrate the Criterion Edition release of Written on the Wind 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): Which iconic Hollywood actress stars in Written On The Wind?
Answer A: Lauren Bacall
Answer B: Marylin Monroe
Answer C: Rita Haywood
Competition Deadline: 20th March 2022


Posted February 21, 2022 by

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The Technicolor expressionism of DOUGLAS SIRK (All That Heaven Allows) reached a fever pitch with this operatic tragedy, which finds the director pushing his florid visuals and his critiques of American culture to their subversive extremes. Alcoholism, nymphomania, impotence, and deadly jealousy—these are just some of the toxins coursing through a massively wealthy, degenerate Texan oil family. When a sensible secretary (The Big Sleep’s LAUREN BACALL) has the misfortune of marrying the clan’s neurotic scion (To Be or Not to Be’s ROBERT STACK), it drives a wedge between him and his lifelong best friend (Magnificent Obsession’s ROCK HUDSON) that unleashes a maelstrom of psychosexual angst and fury. Featuring an unforgettably debauched, Oscar-winning supporting performance by DOROTHY MALONE (Man of a Thousand Faces) and some of Sirk’s most eye-popping mise-en-scène, Written on the Wind is as perverse a family portrait as has ever been splashed across the screen
USA | 1956 | 99 MINUTES | COLOUR | 1.85:1 | ENGLISH


  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Acting for Douglas Sirk, a 2008 documentary featuring archival interviews with Sirk; actors Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone; and producer Albert Zugsmith
  • New interview with film scholar Patricia White about the film and melodrama
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and critic Blair McClendon




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