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The Wild Heart

The Wild Heart

Jennifer Jones
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, Michael Powell
Cast: Jennifer Jones
Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, Michael Powell,


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The brooding British romantic drama Gone to Earth is better known by its American title The Wild Heart. Filmed in England and cofinanced by David O. Selznick and Alexander Korda, the film stars Jennifer Jones (Mrs. Selznick) as Hazel Woodus, a tempestuous Welsh gypsy maid who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Feeling more of a kinship with woodland animals than with human beings, the Hazel enters into a loveless marriage with minister Edward Marston (Cyril Cusack). Believing she's been born under a curse which will punish her if she ever truly falls in love, Hazel does her best to suppress her carnal desires, but gives up the struggle when she begins an affair with rakish landowner Jack Reddin (David Farrar). Her inability to be mistress of her own fate leads to a spectacularly tragic denouement. Based on a novel by Mary Webb, Gone to Earth was cut from 110 minutes to 82 for its American release; the latter version included a narration by Joseph Cotten and several new scenes directed by Rouben Mamoulien.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2019
UPC: 0738329228187
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Roadshow edition of The Wild Heart; Gone to Earth - original 1950 version; Audio commentary by film historian Troy Howarth - The Wild Heart; Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan - Gone to Earth; Jennifer Jones KLSC trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Jones Hazel Woodus
David Farrar Jack Reddin
Cyril Cusack Edward Marston
Esmond Knight Abel Woodus
Sybil Thorndike Mrs. Marston
Edward Chapman Mr. James
Hugh Griffith Andrew Vessons
Beatrice Varley Aunt Prowde
George Cole Albert
Frances Clare Amelia Comber
Valentine Dunn Martha
Richmond Nairne Mathias Booker
Peter Dunlop Cornet Player
Raymond Rollett Landlord/Elder
Gerald Lawson Roadmender/Elder
Bartlett Mullins Chapel elder
Arthur Reynolds Chapel Elder
Joseph Cotten Narrator (US version)
Owen Holder Narrator
Sidney James Barman (Knucksie)

Technical Credits
Emeric Pressburger Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Rouben Mamoulian Director,Screenwriter
Michael Powell Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ivy Baker Costumes/Costume Designer
George R. Busby Producer
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
John Cox Sound/Sound Designer
W. Percy Day Special Effects
Brian Easdale Score Composer
Freddie Francis Camera Operator
Hein Heckroth Production Designer
Red Law Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Lawson Art Director
Reginald Mills Editor
Charles Poulton Sound/Sound Designer
David O. Selznick Producer
Julia Squire Costumes/Costume Designer
Sydney Streeter Asst. Director

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