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By Candlelight (Blu-ray)

Directed by : James Whale
Available Date : 10/11/2022
Release Year : 1933
Running Time : 74
UPC : 738329260613
Country : U.S.
Language: English
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Universal’s finest horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Old Dark House) brilliantly shifted genres with the dazzling Pre-Code romantic comedy By Candlelight. Josef (Paul Lukas, The Kiss Before the Mirror) is the ultra-dutiful butler to a Casanova-like prince (Nils Asther, The Bitter Tea of General Yen). Falling in love with Marie (Elissa Landi, The Sign of the Cross), whom he assumes to be a countess, Josef masquerades—quite convincingly—as his rakish master. The catch: Marie is herself a poseur, a mere maidservant of nobility. Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s (Anything Goes) adaptation of a Siegfried Geyer play, By Candlelight is a delightfully sophisticated farce of class privilege and mistaken identity that ranks as one of Whale’s most extraordinary achievements.

Product Extras :

Digitally Restored by Universal Pictures in 4K from 35mm Original Film Elements

NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth


Optional English Subtitles

Publish Date : 2022-09-06
UV Canada Link :
  • James Whale - Director
  • Elissa Landi - Actor
  • Paul Lukas - Actor
  • Nils Asther - Actor
  • Dorothy Revier - Actor
  • Esther Ralston - Actor
  • Lawrence Grant - Actor
  • Warburton Gamble - Actor
  • Lois January - Actor

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