The Big Hangover

The Big Hangover

Van Johnson
Director: Norman Krasna Cast: Van Johnson
Van Johnson
, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Percy Waram
Percy Waram
Norman Krasna

DVD (Full Frame)

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Nobody sits on the fence so far as The Big Hangover is concerned. Leonard Maltin considers it "predictable, as well as silly and boring," while the late William K. Everson regarded it as one of Hollywood's best and most underappreciated screwball comedies. Examine the premise and judge for yourself: Van Johnson plays David Maldon, an attorney with an acute allergy to liquor. It seems that, during the war, Maldon was nearly drowned in an overstocked wine cellar; ever since that time, he can't even smell booze without becoming inebriated. The young, rich, and pretty Mary Belney (Elizabeth Taylor) does her best to save Maldon from embarrassment whenever he comes into proximity with alcohol. Typical of many postwar comedies, Norman Krasna's screenplay has a sturdy inner lining of social consciousness: Maldon must choose between becoming a partner in a high-profile firm or devoting his time to fighting for the civil rights of minorities. In addition to his scripting chores, Krasna also produced and directed The Big Hangover.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2011
UPC: 0883316390016
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 32,185

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Van Johnson David Maldon
Elizabeth Taylor Mary Belney
Percy Waram John Belney
Fay Holden Martha Belney
Leon Ames Carl Bellcap
Edgar Buchanan Uncle Fred Mahoney
Selena Royle Kate Mahoney
Gene Lockhart Charles Parkford
Rosemary de Camp Claire Bellcap
Philip Ahn Dr. Lee
Gordon Richards Williams
Matt Moore Mr. Rumlie
Pierre Watkin Samuel C. Lang
Russell Hicks Steve Hughes

Technical Credits
Norman Krasna Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
George Folsey Cinematographer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederick Y. Smith Editor

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