Not Wanted (DVD)

Directed by Ida Lupino and Elmer Clifton

Release Year: 1949
Running Time: 91
UPC: 7 38329 23269 6
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
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Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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Cast
Sally Forrest
Keefe Brasselle
Leo Penn
Dorothy Adams
Wheaton Chambers

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Directed by Ida Lupino and Elmer Clifton

In Ida Lupino's directorial debut Not Wanted, young and naive "unwed mother" Sally Forrest's life spirals out of control after her musician beau (Leo Penn) ditches her for an out-of-town gig, despite the presence of another man (Keefe Brasselle) determined to win her heart.

In 1948, screen actress Ida Lupino left Warner Bros. to co-found The Filmmakers, an independent production company conceived as an alternative to the dominant aesthetics of Hollywood. With the low-key, intimate Not Wanted, Lupino tackled the "taboo" topic of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, immediately venturing into terrain where big-budget mainstream films feared to tread. 

In many ways this first directorial effort, while uncredited, already bears the stamp of Lupino's unique vision: the empathy felt for the lead character (Sally Forrest as the dazed, traumatized young waitress thrust into the world of unwed motherhood), the hallucinatory moments (note the subjective camerawork of the childbirth sequence), and the deft location shooting (as Forrest wanders through the bus stations and boarding houses of small-town America).


DVD Extras Include:

Audio Commentary by Barbara Scharres, Director of Programming at Gene Siskel Film Center with Filmmaker/Historian Greg Ford

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