The Resource The woman in white, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play, Stephen Morehouse Avery ; produced by Henry Blanke ; directed by Peter Godfrey, (videorecording)

The woman in white, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play, Stephen Morehouse Avery ; produced by Henry Blanke ; directed by Peter Godfrey, (videorecording)

Label
The woman in white
Title
The woman in white
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play, Stephen Morehouse Avery ; produced by Henry Blanke ; directed by Peter Godfrey
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Actor
Film director
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1851, artist Walter Hartright arrives in Limmeridge, England to teach drawing to wealthy Laura Fairlie. As he walks to the Fairlie estate, he encounters a strange young woman dressed in white, who disappears when a carriage drives up. The passenger, Count Alesandro Fosco, asks Walter if he has passed a woman, explaining that she has escaped from a private asylum, but Walter says nothing. At the house, Walter is greeted by Laura's cousin, Marian Halcombe. The other members of the household are Mrs. Vesey, Laura's old nurse, and Frederick Fairlie, their invalid uncle and heir to the house. The conversation between Walter and Marian is interrupted by Fosco's arrival. Walter then pays a visit to Fairlie, a man with a nervous disposition, who never leaves his rooms, and is struck by the strange atmosphere in the house. The next morning, Walter is introduced to Laura and mistakes her for the woman he met on the road. He soon realizes his mistake, and at breakfast, an amused Laura reveals the story to the rest of the house. Later, Mrs. Vesey admits that many years earlier, there was a little girl at the house, who was about the same age and appearance as Laura. This information prompts Marian to read through old family letters, which confirm Vesey's story and reveal that the girl's name was Ann Catherick. Although Walter asks Marian not to mention the letter to Fosco, the count sees it and surreptitiously removes it. Walter and Laura fall in love, but their romance is ended with the arrival of Sir Percival Glyde, Laura's fiancé. Warned by Marian, Walter decides to leave the house, but before he does, he again encounters Ann, who tells him that she has been kept in an asylum to prevent her from warning Laura. After hearing part of her story, Walter accuses Percival and Fosco of forcing Fairlie to agree to Percival's marriage to Laura. Fosco dismisses Ann as a mentally disturbed woman. Later, when Marian returns to the house after Laura's marriage, she is surprised to learn that the old family servants have been replaced and is shocked by the change in Laura's behavior. Later, Laura tells Marian secretly that she is frightened of her husband, who wants her fortune. Fosco has been drugging Laura in order to gain control of her mind. That night, Ann visits a delusional Laura to warn her against Fosco, but he and Percival frighten Ann to death before she can reveal her secret. They then decide to pretend that Laura is dead and bury Ann in her place. Walter, who has recently returned from Italy, attends the funeral and realizes that the dead woman is Ann. In the meantime, Fosco tries to convince Laura that she is Ann. He is not completely successful, however, and then Laura tells Percival that she is pregnant. Walter and Marian, who have realized that they are in love, travel to the asylum, where Fosco has imprisoned Laura, to try and rescue her from her captors. Laura manages to escape and Walter brings her to the hotel where Marian is supposed to be waiting. However, Marian has returned to Limmeridge to beg Fosco to free her cousin. Fosco then tells Marian that Ann was the illegitimate daughter of Fairlie's sister, and that he married Ann's mother and blackmailed Fairlie in order to get the family fortune. Marian promises to join Fosco if he will write down the entire story. As they speak, Fosco's insane wife enters the room and stabs Fosco, in revenge for the death of her daughter. As he dies, the police, Laura and Walter arrive. Later, Walter marries Marian, and the couple lives together with their daughter and Laura and her son"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
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Cataloging source
JCX
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Woman in white (Motion picture : 1948)
Credits note
Director of photography, Carl Guthrie; editor, Clarence Kolster ; music, Max Steiner ; art director, Stanley Fleischer; musical director, Leo F. Forbstein;
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.W66 2016
PerformerNote
Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young, Agnes Moorehead, John Abbott, John Emery, Curt Bois, Emma Dunn, Matthew Boulton, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Clifford Brooks, Barry Bernard
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1970
  • 1901-1981
  • 1893-1948
  • 1921-1993
  • 1922-2013
  • 1913-1978
  • 1906-1974
  • 1824-1889
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Godfrey, Peter
  • Blanke, Henry
  • Avery, Stephen Morehouse
  • Smith, Alexis
  • Parker, Eleanor
  • Greenstreet, Sydney
  • Young, Gig
  • Moorehead, Agnes
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
109
Series statement
WB Home Entertainment Group archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Doppelgängers
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Deception
Technique
live action
Label
The woman in white, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play, Stephen Morehouse Avery ; produced by Henry Blanke ; directed by Peter Godfrey, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Wilkie Collins
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Includes trailer
Bar code
  • 31223121642103
  • 31223121642087
  • 31223121642111
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
888574389703
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)949378286
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; 4:3 full-screen; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital 2.0 remastered from a mono soundtrack
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The woman in white, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play, Stephen Morehouse Avery ; produced by Henry Blanke ; directed by Peter Godfrey, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Wilkie Collins
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Includes trailer
Bar code
  • 31223121642103
  • 31223121642087
  • 31223121642111
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (109 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
888574389703
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)949378286
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions; 4:3 full-screen; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital 2.0 remastered from a mono soundtrack
Video recording format
DVD

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