Katharine Hepburn made her stunning screen debut as John Barrymores daughter in 1932s A Bill of Divorcement. In Christopher Strong, Hepburns second film and first star vehicle, the intelligent, liberated and unconventionally beautiful actress chose toplay an intelligent, liberated and unconventionally beautiful aviatrix who soars into a torrid affair (with Colin Clive as a fellow aristocrat)and crashes into unendurable heartbreak. The melodramatic story is as much keen-edged steel as tears, thanks toHepburns gutsy performance and to the taut direction of Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywoods only major female director. Among the films highlights: Hepburn simply astonishing in silvery lam heading to a costume ball as the worlds most glamorous moth.**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.