DVD - 2001
"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials.
- Criterion collection ;
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired
- RSDL dual-layer ed
- Item Description
- DVD release of the 1968 motion picture.
Special features: new transfer with restored image ; audio commentary by Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin ; 1968 Jack Kroll television interview with David and Albert Maysles ; "The rabbit" on NPR's Weekend edition (2000) ; behind-the-scenes photographs ; theatrical trailer ; filmographies.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (DVD)(91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
- Dolby digital mono, 1.33:1.
- Production Credits
- Director of photography, Albert Maysles ; editors, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin.
- Other Authors
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Documents the lives of four Bible salesmen, their attempts at success, and their journeys through America's living rooms.