Excellent transfer of an extremely intelligent re-working of the Sinclair Lewis novel, with great performances from Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, and Mary Astor. It's included in The National Film Registry for good reason. The characters are 3-dimensional, with complications and contradictions that are rare in Hollywood films. (It's a perfect example of why the Turner Movie Channel has been so successful.) Directed by William Wyler, released in 1936, it's about a middle-aged marriage that was held together by a type-A husband and, in a sense, his absence. When he realizes he has made a lot of money--as much as he needs--but hasn't seen enough of the world, he sets out for Europe with his wife. Unanticipated changes occur for both of them, leading to a very convincing portrait of a marriage that gets into trouble when both individuals are forced to spend a lot of time together, as well as the disorientation from the culture shock of adjusting to Europe and a different way of doing things. Both are forced to change their visions of what they want out of life and who they are. Beautifully paced and acted, with a fine adaptation of the novel, it's a classic Hollywood example of drama that avoids melodrama, that walks the line between engaging entertainment and artfully asking serious questions. It's a very fresh, original variation on the typical American-in-Europe narrative. And for me, the screen presence of Ruth Chatterton has been a revelation ever since first seeing "Female." She's great!