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
RT' @HotDocsCinema': On Broadway As the neon lights of Broadway prepare to shine bright after an unprecedented absence, join an all-star cas…
RT' @r_emmet': Wonderful CineSavant review of the Say Amen, Somebody (1982) Blu-ray (out today!) that I produced for' @MilestoneFilms' and' @Kin…'
RT' @firstshowing': Official US Trailer for 'France' Starring Léa Seydoux as a TV Journalist' https://t.co/61piTysSm7' #Cannes2021 #BrunoDumon…
Final day of our Roctober Sale! Over 850 titles on sale, free U.S. shipping on orders of $50 or more:…' https://t.co/m5Ij9pYibj'
RT' @TheNewWorldPod': I regret nothing,' @KinoLorber' sale edition.' https://t.co/chibEjorjP'
RT' @WMassLiberty': Trying to resist the final day of the' @KinoLorber' Roctober sale...' https://t.co/SfHEtfHpUg'
RT' @PopMatters': Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore embody ’70s-era cultural shifts in the jumbled social message that tries to be cutting-e…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': KL ROCTOBER Sale! FINAL DAY!!!!! (Over 850 Titles)' https://t.co/q2PocJapOi' Also, the WHILE SUPPLIES LAST Sale! (Over 2…
RT' @erikpiepenburg': There are so many ways to enjoy Halloween in person or virtually this year, whether you’re a horror newbie or aficionad…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.