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Marjorie Morningstar

Released 1958
Distributor Warner Bros.

Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood manufacture some May-December fireworks in a rocky romance between a young Jewish woman and a discriminating hoofer. Directed by Irving Rapper and based on Herman Wouk’s best seller, Kelly and Wood receive able support from Claire Trevor, Ed Wynn, and especially Carolyn Jones whose performance caught the critics’ eyes.

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About Daniel Kremer

San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic  roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received  many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He  enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.

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Dave Kirwan

What a great commentary! Makes me want to seek this one out right away.