This is theatre on film, drawing room comedy with perhaps less. A seemingly happy couple realize they arent so happy after all when an egotistical, eccentric musician enters the scene. Merle oberon, burgess meredith, and melvyn douglas top an allstar cast in this lubitsch classic. Top 10 best eve arden movies and tv shows cool movies to. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely and usually badly edited andor of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second or thirdgeneration or more copies of the film. That uncertain feeling dvd tulsa citycounty library. I was in a bar in new york city and i was trying to convince a stranger to fly to buenos aires. Uncertain is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of uncertain, texas. Synopsis its a serious problem for a lady with the hiccups, and he is it.
With merle oberon, melvyn douglas, burgess meredith, alan mowbray. A mind refresher after more than a dozen of film noirs ive seen this november. That uncertain feeling 1941 0420 1941 us comedy, romance 1h 24m user score. In a 94resident town so tucked away youve got to be lost to find it, three uncertain men make their own bids for survival looking to find a more certain future. Its an attempt at that most tricky of genres, the blockbuster comedy, and it tries so hard to dazzle us that we want a break. That uncertain feeling 1941 was something of a disappointment after lubitschs two previous triumphs. In between, viewers will have the chance to enjoy hours of lubitschs wit, sophistication and. Sandwiched between two ernst lubitsch masterpieces, the shop around the corner 1940 and to be or not to be 1942, that uncertain feeling 1941 was a loose remake of the directors own 1925 silent film kiss me again. After that uncertain feeling 1941, he made in 1942 one of his best known films, the black comedy to be or not to be, a satire about apolish acting group that is trying to escape the nazis. Made in germany and financed by paramounts european film alliance efa, the film would be the last in the series of such epics lubitsch directed during his reign as something of a german demille. That uncertain feeling is a gem of a movie, but you wont want to buy this version. The screenplay was written by samuel hoffenstein and elizabeth reinhardt, based on a novel by margery sharp. That uncertain feeling was the first of two films lubitsch and lesser planned.
I felt like an amateur when i started writing publicly. Ernst lubitschs that uncertain feeling was previously filmed by the director in 1925 as kiss me again. Its actually a remake of a silent lubitsch, kiss me again. Cluny brown is a 1946 american romantic comedy film made by twentieth centuryfox, directed and produced by ernst lubitsch. The movie relentlessly throws gags at us until were dizzy. Mar 10, 2017 w onder and horror stalk this remarkable documentary from film makers ewan mcnicol and anna sandilands. That uncertain feeling 1941 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. That uncertain feeling was the first of two films lubitsch and lesser planned to make for distribution by united artists. When she becomes interested in a neurotic pianist, it seems her marriage is truly doomed. The film is about the bored wife of an insurance salesman who meets an eccentric pianist and seeks a divorce. The story was written by walter reisch and donald ogden stewart. That uncertain feeling 1941 that uncertain feeling.
He won best supporting actor oscars for his performances in being there and hud. I had never been there, but i knew it was the right place for him. Webm audiovideo file, vp8vorbis, length 1 h 23 min 18 s, 480. Gold diggers of 1933 19 hal ashby, being there 1979. The struggle to save a small texas town from an alien invader. According to the 15 dec 1940 nyt, lubitsch and sol lesser had purchased film rights to. According to the 15 dec 1940 nyt, lubitsch and sol lesser had purchased film rights to divorcons at that time.
A psychoanalyst causes a woman to doubt her happy marriage. That uncertain feeling 1941 that uncertain feeling 1941. Melvyn douglas was in 4 onscreen matchups, including claudette colbert in she married her boss 1935, greta garbo in ninotchka 1939, katharine hepburn in the sea of grass 1947 and lupe velez in the broken wing 1932 melvyn douglas is a member of the following lists. That uncertain feeling dvd columbus metropolitan library. That uncertain feeling film by lubitsch 1941 britannica. First, theres henry, the 74yearold lake guide with a heart of gold and completely absent filter when it comes to showing the filmmakers his emotional self. According to a nyt article dated 15 dec 1940, director ernst lubitsch, who had formed ernst lubitsch productions, inc. Among the actors, only one stands out in my opinion. That uncertain feeling 1941 ernst lubitsch youtube. According to a nyt article dated december 15, 1940, director ernst lubitsch. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being hollywoods most elegant and sophisticated director. Seen for decades only in dreary dupe videos, this is a rare 35mm print from the collection of the.
Six year into her marriage to preoccupied insurance salesman larry baker melvyn douglas, jill baker merle oberson develops a case of hiccups. Traditional and simple prototype of love triangle as the focal point of the story with a different divorce comedy take. The film, starring charles boyer and jennifer jones, is a satire on the smugness of british high society. Kicking off tcms lubitschfest will be the spectacular the loves of pharaoh 1922, a grand silent historical epic. That uncertain feeling is a 1941 american comedy film directed by ernst lubitsch and starring merle oberon, melvyn douglas and burgess meredith. Enjoyed this classic comedy with outstanding veteran actors who must have had fun making this film way back in the 1940s. Mcnicol and sandilands focus on three uncertainers, all of whom are interesting enough that they could easily anchor their own film. That uncertain feeling 1941 ernst lubitsch synopsis. Sep 07, 2014 like many of lubitschs films, that uncertain feeling has plenty of snappy dialogue. Other articles where that uncertain feeling is discussed. Here, a superb, substantive, yet ofttimes simultaneously silly, screenplay adapted from the stage meets firstrate actors.
That uncertain feeling 1941 cast and crew jill baker merle oberon has an incurable case of the hiccups, for which she reluctantly agrees to see a psychologist, dr. Ernst lubitsch was a germanborn film director his movies are witty and sophisticated, with a fine and malicious sexuality. Both films were drawn from the victorien sardou play divorcons, with that uncertain feeling being updated to modern times. What makes this a mustsee film is the palpable pathos swirling just beneath it all. Its a serious problem for a lady with the hiccups, and he is it. To be or not to be 1942, carole lombard and jack benny. After 1941s that uncertain feeling, he mounted his most famed film, the following years to be or not to be, a black comedy focusing on a polish acting troupes flight to freedom from nazi oppression.
A woman visits a psychoanalyst to cure her hiccups. Winner of tribeca film festivals albert maysles documentary director award, uncertain is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of uncertain, texas. That uncertain feeling full comedy movie video dailymotion. American film actors, best supporting actor golden globe film winners and american television actors. Feeling uncertain doesnt make you weak, weird, or unqualified.
I never knew about this title from lubitschs canon until now. Tcms seven film tribute will close in the early eveningafternoon with one of the directors great masterpieces, to be or not to be 1942, a stunning savagehilarious satire starring the divinely paired carole lombard and jack benny. National film museum incorporated triton multimedia erealbiz beat the devil. Its not fair to say steven spielbergs 1941 lacks pacing. From there, she realizes that shes fallen out of love with her husband. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title that uncertain feeling. In a 94resident town so tucked away youve got to be lost to find it, three uncertain men make their own bids for survival. That uncertain feeling 1941 jill baker merle oberon has an incurable case of the hiccups, for which she reluctantly agrees to see a psychologist, dr. Youre uncertain and unsure and you doubt that you can make it all work. A happily married woman sees a psychoanalyst and develops doubts about her husband.
Merle oberon and melvyn douglas deal with that uncertain feeling, a 1941 ernst lubitsch film based on a sardou play. Its a goodhearted, cheerfully disorganized mess that makes us appreciate dr. Merle oberon melvyn douglas burgess meredith eve arden. According to a modern interview with lesser, lubitsch found that he disliked working as an independent and missed the close contacts he enjoyed with stars and other professional colleagues during his tenure at mgm.
A visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of uncertain, texas, a town so tucked away youve got. January 29, 1892 november 30, 1947 was a germanborn film director, producer, writer, and actor. The film starred merle oberon and is one of the good eve arden movies. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to. Years later, lubitsch directed that uncertain feeling 1941, see entry, which was based on divorcons. That uncertain feeling 1941 cast and crew moviefone. Gold diggers of 1933 19 hal ashby, being there 1979, min. The film also stars burgess meredith and eve arden. That uncertain feeling 1941 letterboxd social film. Heaven can wait, another certified classic, appeared in 1943. In his 1941 comedy that uncertain feeling, which i discuss in the clip above, he built a daringly sexy story in which adultery takes place brazenly and goes unpunished on a series of. That uncertain feeling 1941, the shop around the corner 1940, bluebeards eighth wife 1938, the merry widow 1934, design for living 1933, trouble in paradise 1932, broken lullaby 1932, the. Movie info ernst lubitschs that uncertain feeling was previously filmed by the director in 1925 as kiss me again. It was directed by ernst lubitsch and was also produced by him.
Ernst lubitsch january 29, 1892 november 30, 1947 was a german american film director, producer, writer, and actor. That uncertain feeling, 1955 novel by kingsley amis. A remake of his 1925 silent comedy kiss me again, it starred douglas and merle oberon as an unhappily married couple who consider divorce but finally learn to appreciate each other. While complaining about her husband to her good friend margie olive blakeney, jill tells the story of how, after struggling to fall asleep one night, she was awakened at 8. Ernst lubitsch biography, movie highlights and photos. That uncertain feeling 1941 the movie database tmdb. That uncertain feeling 1941 04201941 us comedy, romance 1h 24m user score. Usa complete title ernst lubitschs that uncertain feeling. That uncertain feeling 1941, ninotchka 1939, captains courageous 1937, annie oakley 1935, the vampire bat 1933, tonight or never 1931, and all the great tv drama series of the 1950s. After going independent to direct the comedy of manners, that uncertain feeling 1941, a remake of his own kiss me again 1925, lubitsch helmed. With wry, subtle humor, the film was one of the greatest romantic comedies of its era and beyond it would later be remade with tom hanks and meg ryan in the lead roles, youve got mail 1998.903 108 643 1364 1080 1057 599 1404 622 1325 147 715 652 280 191 1306 1010 977 345 1152 950 1477 716 758 1455 780 1487 1060 520 156 924 716 115 669 930 699 687 392 63 1352 1487 565 830 650 518 1292