The Clock

The Clock

Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason

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The Clock was designed by MGM as a "small" picture--though characteristically, it was a bigger production than most "A" efforts from any other studio. Paul Gallico's simple story involves a girl (Judy Garland) and a GI (Robert Walker), who meet under the huge clock at New York's Pennsylvania Station. Over the next 48 hours, the girl and the soldier fall in love, make the acquaintance of such lovable gotham types as cabbie James Gleason and inebriate Keenan Wynn, and decide to get married before the GI is shipped out again. The enormous Pennsylvania Station set, combined with some unusually convincing back projection (MGM was hitherto notorious for the worst back projection in the business) has convinced even lifelong New Yorkers that The Clock was actually lensed in Manhattan rather than Hollywood. Director Vincente Minnelli injected further visual dynamism in The Clock by seldom repeating the same camera angle twice.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
UPC: 0883316676806
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 4,609

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judy Garland Alice Mayberry
Robert Walker Cpl. Joe Allen
James Gleason Al Henry
Keenan Wynn The Drunk
Marshall Thompson Bill
Lucille Gleason Mrs. Al Henry
Ruth Brady Helen
Paul E. Burns Bartender
Wheaton Chambers Actor
Chester Clute Michael Henry
Dick Elliott Friendly Man
Moyna MacGill Luncheonette Lady
Arthur Space Blood Tester
Ray Teal Cop
Robert E. Homans Official

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
Mac Alper Set Decoration/Design
George Bassman Score Composer
William Ferrari Art Director
George Folsey Cinematographer
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Nathan Screenwriter
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Joseph Schrank Screenwriter
George White Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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