My Favorite Year (Blu-ray)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
In 1954, the era of live TV, a hapless production assistant is given the task of keeping his alcoholic film idol out of trouble long enough to appear on the King Kaiser Hour.
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Blu-ray BD-R Details
- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: September 17, 2019
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Warner Archives
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Peter O'Toole, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna & Mark Linn-Baker|
|Performer:||Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Basil Hoffman, Selma Diamond, Lou Jacobi, Anne De Salvo, Adolph Green, Gloria Stuart, George Wyner, Corinne Bohrer, Teresa Ganzel & Cameron Mitchell|
|Directed by||Richard Benjamin|
|Edited by||Richard Chew|
|Screenplay by||Dennis Palumbo & Norman Steinberg|
|Composition by||Ralph Burns|
|Story by||Norman Steinberg|
|Produced by||Michael Gruskoff|
|Director of Photography:||Gerald Hirschfeld|
Rating: 4/5 -- Wildly enjoyable comedy with great O'Toole performance.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Rating: 80/100 -- Portrays the golden age of television in a warmly affectionate light, while delivering the criminally entertaining Peter O'Toole at his most devilishly charming.
Rating: 3/4 -- The script's soul-searching moments feel forced, but the comedy quotient is top-notch. Full Review
Rating: A -- An excellent vehicle for O'Toole to shine in a tour de force performance. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: B+ -- Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination for playing an eccentric womanizer and boozy star (modeled on Errol Flynn) in this charming comedy set in the 1950s. Full Review
Rating: 7/10 -- ...an affectionate look back on those golden years of live TV...a delightful little romp.
The movie concludes on a saccharine note intended to send you away smiling and it might, if you like fairy tales where no alcoholic is unlovable. Full Review
Description by OLDIES.com:
The year is 1954, and dashing Alan Swann (Peter O'Toole), an alcoholic, swashbuckling movie star, is about to make his first television appearance, on "The Comedy Cavalcade." Fearing Swann will make a drunken fool of himself on live TV, the producers ask Benji Stone (Mark Linn-Baker), one of the show's youthful writers, to watch and babysit Swann for the few days prior to his stint on the show. The unlikely duo experience numerous adventures together (such as a dinner with Benjy's star-struck relatives) and form a lasting bond in the process.
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