The View from Pompey's Head  [DVD]Richard Egan (actor)
Dana Wynter (actor)
Format: all-region dvd
Quality: Good w/s (colour)
Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and embittered, whose royalties have apparently never reached him. Back in his native South, Page finds himself immediately exposed to what he had fled : racial and class prejudices. But he also meets his former love, Dinah, now married to go-getter uncouth businessman Mickey Higgins. Will he find out whatever happened to 2,000 dollars in rights Wales did not cash? Will Dinah and Anson renew their love story?
This has been rated good in comparison to other versions available on the internet, all of which are quite simply atrocious. I was supplied with a rare ntsc tape (supplied by the studio) which had the film in widescreen, letterboxed into a 4:3 frame. The first few minutes gave the appearance the quality might not be that good but it actually turned
out to be ok. The only issue was upscaling this section to full widescreen which causes a slight blurring. The original vhs was also ntsc which didn't help. However the final result is more than watchable. If you've seen the streaky washed out versions on other sites then you'll appreciate this is a vast improvement in quality.