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13 Rue Madeleine DVD

13 Rue Madeleine. It's where you'll find the Gestapo in wartime Paris - but it's much more likely they'll find you first. James Cagney risks this fate when he leads a small band of operatives on an almost impossible mission: to find a secret Nazi missile site in occupied France. Three other agents share his mission - but one of them is actually a Gestapo double agent. Co-starring the beautiful Annabella, Red Buttons and E.G. Marshall, 1..

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A Christmas Carol / Miracle On 34th Street / The Sound Of Music / Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DVD

The Sound Of Music: Share the magical, heartwarming true-life story that has become the most popular family film of all time - Rodgers & Hammerstein's, The Sound Of Music. Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music and merriment. Winner of five Academ..

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A Foreign Affair Blu-Ray

From the inimitable Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend) comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur – Shane) mired in jaded post-war Berlin. As she investigates the morale of American troops, Phoebe is cynically wooed by fellow Iowan Captain John Pringle (John Lund), who is trying to cover up his affair with Nazi-tainted cha..

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A Letter To Three Wives Blu-Ray DVD

A stunning romantic drama from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa), A Letter to Three Wives explores the domestic travails of three couples and the woman that brings them to the brink of crisis. The letter of the title is written with a poisonous pen: the three women (portrayed by Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern) receive a note stating that one of their husbands has run off with a wom..

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A Man About The House Blu-Ray

Creator of some of Gainsborough Pictures' best-known melodramas. Leslie Arliss was well chosen to helm this atmospheric thriller, made in 1947. Boasting cinematography by Oscar winner Georges Perinal and an early film role for Kieron Moore. A Man About the House is adapted from the novel of the same name by noted English writer and composer Francis Brett Young. It is featured here in a brand-new High-Definition transfer from the origina..

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A Matter Of Life And Death DVD

Classic fantasy from Powell and Pressburger in which an RAF pilot must argue for his life in a celestial trial after a mix-up sees him survive a fall from his plane. When Peter Carter (David Niven)'s plane is struck on his way back to England from a bombing mission and his parachute destroyed, he prepares himself for death. Incredibly, however, he awakes safely on the ground the next day. It turns out that the emissary sent from Heaven ..

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A Matter of Life And Death Steelbook Blu-Ray

It's night over Europe, the night of 2nd of May 1945: A crippled Lancaster Bomber struggles home across the English Channel. All the crew are dead save for the young pilot desperately scanning the radio for signs of life. His prayers are answered, June (Kim Hunter), a young radio operator, picks up his signal, and in the final moments of the young flyer's life, a special bond is formed. The next morning, washed up on an English beach, S..

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A Song To Remember DVD

One of the most popular and successful film biographies of the 1940s, Charles Vidor’s triumphant portrait of the composer Frederic Chopin is enriched throughout with the maestro’s sublime music and was nominated for no less than Six Academy Awards including Best Actor in a leading role (1945). Cornel Wilde stars as Frederic Chopin, a young piano prodigy and aspiring composer whose loe of his Polish homeland inspires his music and fires ..

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Blu-Ray

Director Elia Kazan's first film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn shows that the filmmaker's great empathy for his characters was already quite evident at this early juncture, and this endures as one of the most moving Hollywood dramas of the 1940s. Based on Betty Smith's novel – a bestseller in the U.S. but also one of the most popular books among American soldiers overseas in WWII – Kazan's debut is a sensitive, masterful adaptation. Set amo..

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A Womans Vengeance DVD

Country squire, Henry Maurier (Charles Boyer), is regarded as a saint for putting up with his neurotic, invalid wife Emily (Rachel Kempson). But when Emily's brother visits them with his voluptuous mistress, Doris (Ann Blyth), the ageing squire falls instantly in love with the young temptress. That very night Emily dies suddenly of chronic heart disease, and Henry is left free to seduce and later marry Doris - much to the annoyance of t..

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A Yank In The R.A.F. DVD

Tyrone Power and Betty Grable are captivating in this romantic WWII drama. When slick, money-motivated pilot Tim Baker (Power) takes a high-paying job ferrying bombers across the Atlantic, he meets up with Carol (Grable), an old flame who sparks enough new heat that Baker joins England's R.A.F. just to be near her. But Carol is also pursued by another pilot - Baker's superior officer! And when Baker must begin flying bombing missions, l..

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Abbott & Costello - Africa Screams DVD

Abbott and Costello pass themselves off as safari hunters and unwittingly get caught up in a web of diamond thieves. Destination: the jungle of Africa, where the inept duo keeps everyone running around in circles. Throw in a lovelorn gorilla, a few crocodiles and some restless natives and you have one seriously misguided jungle adventure for the whole family...

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Abbott & Costello - Buck Privates / One Night In The Tropics DVD

Buck Privates: Abbott and Costello turn the U.S. Army upside down in this hilarious World War II comedy. They portray two dim-witted salesman who accidentally enlist in the Army to avoid getting arrested. Bud and Lou go through many of their now classic routines, meeting president Roosevelt himself. Made on a shoestring, Buck Privates became a box office smash, securing Abbott and Costello's spot as America's leading comedy team.One n..

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Abbott & Costello - Buck Privates Blu-Ray

Comedy legends Burt Abbot and Lou Costello cemented their place in film history with the hilarious wartime comedy classic Buck Privates. After spending years on stage in burlesque and on radio perfecting classic routines such as "Who's on First?" the duo transitioned to motion pictures at Universal in 1940. In their first leading roles, Bud and Lou play con artists who accidentally enlist in the U.S. Army to avoid going to jail. Making ..

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Abbott & Costello - Buck Privates Come Home / Comin Round The Mountain DVD

Buck Privates Come Home: Bud and Lou return to civilian life in this hysterical slapstick adventure film. Slicker Smith and Herbie Brown are caught with Evey (Beverly Simmons), a young stowaway, on board their returning ship by Sgt. Collins (Nat Pendleton). Evading arrest and deciding they need to find someone to adopt Eve, the threesome go in search of Evey's "Aunt" Sylvia (Joan Fulton). Sylvia's fiance is a car racer trying to win an..

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Abbott & Costello - Here Comes The Co-Eds / In Society DVD

Here Comes The Co-Eds: The scene is a financially strapped girls' college, where professional dancer Molly (Martha O'Driscoll) lands a scholarship. Molly's Manager-brother Slats (Bud Abbott) has arranged this as a means to publicize his sister's showbiz career, which angers the college's chairman of the board (Charles Dingle), who consequently threatens foreclosing on the school. To keep tabs on Molly and also find ways of raising the m..

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Abbott & Costello - Meet Frankenstein Blu-Ray

Comedy meets horror when Bud Abbott and Lou Costello encounter Universal’s classic monsters in the frightfully funny Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The world of baggage handlers Chick Young (Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Costello) is turned upside down when they receive the remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein’s Monster (Glenn Strange) bound for the House of Horrors museum. When Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster escape,..

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Against The Wind DVD

Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. Against The Wind, released in 1948, comes from this legendary studio. Starring Robert Beatty, Jack Warner and Simone Signoret, it is the story of a diverse group of people from very different backgrounds, who were brought together in one of the strangest enterprises of the war. Sabotage was their job; sabotage organised fro..

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Alfred Hitchcock - Complete Collection DVD

Saboteur Shadow of a Doubt Rope Rear Window The Trouble With Harry The Man Who Knew Too Much Vertigo Psycho The Birds Marnie Torn Curtain Topaz Frenzy Family Plot..

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Alfred Hitchcock - Saboteur Blu-Ray

Alfred Hitchcock's exciting 1942 wartime thriller stars Robert Cummings as a Los Angeles aircraft factory worker who witnesses his plant's firebombing by a Nazi agent. During the deadly explosion, Cumming's best friend is killed and he, himself, is wrongly accused of sabotage. To clear his name, Cummings begins a relentless cross-country chase that takes him from Boulder Dam to New York's Radio City Music Hall, and finally, to a harrowi..

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Alfred Hitchcock - Saboteur DVD

Alfred Hitchcock's exciting 1942 wartime thriller stars Robert Cummings as a Los Angeles aircraft factory worker who witnesses his plant's firebombing by a Nazi agent. During the deadly explosion, Cumming's best friend is killed and he, himself, is wrongly accused of sabotage. To clear his name, Cummings begins a relentless cross-country chase that takes him from Boulder Dam to New York's Radio City Music Hall, and finally, to a harrowi..

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Alfred Hitchcock - Volume 1 (7 Films)DVD

Volume 1 includes 7 masterpieces by Alfred Hitchcock the master of suspensePsycho Rope Saboteur Rear Window Shadow Of A Doubt The Trouble With Harry The Man Who Knew Too MuchSpecial Features Including Hours Of Bonus Features, Original Trailers And Feature Commentaries By Cast, Crew, Film Historian And Critics & Much More!..

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Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves DVD

All the excitement of the Arabian Nights is orchestrated in this thrilling tale of romance, revenge and high drama. Orphaned as a young child and adopted by a band of notorious thieves, the now-grown Ali Baba (Jon Hall) sets out to avenge his father's murder, reclaim the royal throne, and rescue his childhood love Amara (Maria Montez) from the clutches of his treacherous enemy. A lavish adventure classic, co-starring the great Andy Devi..

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All Over The Town DVD

Nat Hearn (Norman Wooland) returns from serving in the RAF in World War 2 to his seaside home to find his job at the local paper has been taken by Sally (Sarah Churchill). As Nat is reinstated Sally decides to stay on as his assistant and a romance develops. On the death of the newspaper owner, Nat is offered a partnership and full editorial control of the newspaper however Sally is less than impressed and their relationship becomes str..

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All The Kings Men DVD

Fresh from America's Deep South, ambitious politician Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) finds popularity as a reformer, but as his career takes off he gradually becomes corrupted by his newly-acquired power. Based on Robert Penn Warren's novel, which itself was a disguised account of the life and career of Louisiana governor Huey Long, the film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Broderick Crawford) and Best Supporting Actress (Mer..

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Anchors Aweigh / On The Town / Robin And The 7 Hoods DVD

Anchors Aweigh: Frank Sinatra stars along with Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelly in this wartime tale of two sailors on leave in Hollywood. Gene Kelly's history-making choreography and beloved musical numbers make this a milestone of movie fantasy. Sinatra's "I Fall in Love Too Easily," the exuberant Kelly/Sinatra "We Hate to Leave" and other musical highlights helped Anchors Aweigh weigh in with a 1945 Academy Award for Best Scoring of a ..

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And Then There Were None DVD

Rene Clair's adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic. Ten people are invited to a distant mansion by a mysterious host. When the host fails to appear, they settle down to dinner and find themselves all accused of murder by a disembodied voice on a gramophone player. Then a guest turns up dead, then another, and another, and as the surviving accused struggle to discover which among their number is responsible for the killings, the corp..

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Angel And The Badman DVD

Gunslinger Quirt Evans (John Wayne) is injured and found by Penelope Worth (Gail Russell) and her father Thomas (John Halloran), a Quaker family with values and a way of living in contrast to Quirt Evans . Quirt and Penelope are drawn to each other, although Quirt has no intention of embracing the Quaker lifestyle. He does, however, intervene to convince a rancher to restore their water supply, even if the family would not have approved..

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Anna Karenina DVD

Vivien Leigh (Gone With the Wind), in her best role since Scarlett O’Hara, is the most tragic adulteress of all – Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. After falling in love with Alexei Vronsky, a Russian army officer, Anna scandalises Moscow by leaving her husband and child to live with him. But when her forbidden lover’s ardour cools, she finds herself outcast by an unforgiving society and she must make a desperate decision about her own lovel..

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Annie Get Your Gun / Easter Parade / Calamity Jane / High Society / Meet Me In St Louis DVD

Annie Get Your Gun: Betty Hutton (as Annie Oakley) and Howard Keel (as Frank Butler) star in this sharpshootin' funfest - an Oscar winner for adaptation scoring - based on the Broadway smash boasting Irving Berlin's beloved songs, including Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, I Got Lost in His Arms and the anthemic There's No Business like Show Business.Easter Parade: Strolling along 5th Avenue or bumming around as A Couple of Swells, Judy Ga..

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Arizona DVD

Screen legends Jean Arthur (The Plainsman) and William Holden (The Wild Bunch) star in the epic saga of Phoebe Titus (Arthur), a whip-carrying, rifle-toting hellion who single-handedly transforms a dirt-poor army outpost into Tucson, Arizona, the pride of the American West. When Peter Muncie (Holden) moseys into Tucson, a love-struck Phoebe (Arthur) decides the handsome drifter's just the man to help run her cattle ranch, the largest in..

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Arsenic And Old Lace DVD

Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, one sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impati..

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Bad Man Of Deadwood DVD

The town of Deadwood is controlled by the Ripper gang when Gabby's road show, featuring Brett Starr (Roy Rogers) rolls into town. The theft of $35,000 from Gabby prompts he and Brett to steal it back, bringing the pair into direct competition with the Ripper gang...

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Bambi / Bambi 2 Blu-Ray

The forest comes to life with Bambi's two-movie box set.As morning light breaks across the meadow and new life awakens, Bambi's critically acclaimed coming-of-age story begins. And now you can experience all the magic and wonder of Disney's most endearing animated classic with this exciting two-movie collection-including Bambi: Diamond Edition and Bambi 2: Special Edition.BAMBI: The wonder, music and majesty of one of Walt Disney's..

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Bambi / Bambi 2 DVD

The forest comes to life with Bambi's two-movie box set. As morning light breaks across the meadow and new life awakens, Bambi's critically acclaimed coming-of-age story begins. And now you can experience all the magic and wonder of Disney's most endearing animated classic with this exciting two-movie collection - including Bambi and Bambi 2.Bambi: The wonder, music and majesty of one of Walt Disney's greatest triumphs comes alive wit..

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Bambi Blu-Ray

For the first time ever, the wonder, music and majesty of one of Walt Disney's greatest triumphs comes alive in glorious detail through the magic of Blu-ray high definition! Now Bambi, Walt Disney's beloved coming-of-age story, will thrill a new generation of fans with its breathtakingly beautiful animation, soaring music and characters who will touch your heart - Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, his playful pal Thumper, the loveable skunk Fl..

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Bambi DVD

The wonder, music and majesty of one of Walt Disney's greatest triumphs comes alive with a enhanced digital restoration! Now Bambi, Walt Disney's beloved coming-of-age story, will thrill a new generation of fans with its breathtakingly beautiful animation, soaring music and characters who will touch your heart - Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, his playful pal Thumper, the loveable skunk Flower and wise Friend Owl. Plus, new bonus features in..

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Battle Of The River Plate / In Which We Serve / We Dive At Dawn DVD

The Battle Of The River Plate: The Battle Of The River Plate tells of the pursuit of the crack pocket German Battleship The Graf Spee, one of the most griping episodes of World War !!. Powell & Pressburgers' penultimate film together is notable for its amazing sea battles and non-stereotypical depiction of characters on both sides of the war. In Which We Serve: In Which We Serve tells the story of the Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Torrin and..

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Bedelia DVD

Bedelia Carrington is living happily, it appears, in Monte Carlo with her husband Charlie Carrington. But a cultivated young artist, Ben Chaney, begins probing into her past with curious concern. Chaney, who is really a detective, learns that Bedelia's obsession for money knows no boundaries, and will kill for it...

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Bergman The Collection (31 Films) - Limited Edition DVD

Considered by many to be the greatest living filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman has conceived and wrought the most intense and moving studies of the human condition. He has demonstarted more convincingly than anyone else the extraordinary power of the motion picture to go soul-deep and galaxy-wide, to give us revelation as well as spectatcle, to put us in touch with our most intimate and least-confessed feelings. His work can be linked to many o..

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Beyond Tomorrow (aka Beyond Christmas) DVD

A trio of elderly ghosts try to help two young lovers who they knew when they were alive...

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Bicycle Thieves DVD

Heralded as the greatest film ever made on release, winning an Oscar in 1949 and topping the Sight & Sound film poll in 1952, De Sica’s seminal work of Italian neorealism has had an impact on cinema worldwide from release to the present day, with filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray and Ken Loach claiming the film as a direct influence on their own.   Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employm..

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Billy The Kid - Trapped DVD

Busted out of jail by a gang of murderers, Billy The Kids (Crabbe) and his sidekicks soon find themselves being framed for other robberies and murders being committed by the other gang. In order to clear their names, Billy and his boys must track the miscreants down.....

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Black Angel Blu-Ray

Roy William Neill directs and co-produces this 1940s film noir starring Dan Duryea and Peter Lorre. When singer Mavis Marlowe (Constance Dowling) is murdered in her apartment, several men in her life become immediate suspects; her alcoholic ex-husband Martin (Duryea), nightclub owner Marko (Lorre) and Kirk Bennett (John Phillips) - with whom she was having an affair - are all persons of interest. When Bennett is convicted of the murder,..

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Black Dragons DVD

Prior to the Second War II Japan's fiendish Black Dragon Society is hatching an evil plot with the Nazis. They instruct a brilliant scientist, Dr. Melcher, to travel to Japan on a secret mission. There he operates on six Japanese conspirators, transforming them to resemble six American leaders. The actual leaders are murdered and replaced with their likeness and Dr. Melcher is condemned to a lifetime of imprisonment so the secret may di..

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Black Narcissus Blu-Ray

An award-winning, tense, psychological drama, Black Narcissus was written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, two of the most influential and acclaimed film-makers of all time. Sumptuously shot in Technicolor by Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff and showcasing a career-defining performance from Deborah Kerr, Black Narcissus is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film eleme..

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Black Narcissus DVD

A Story to Storm Your Heart! Drama at the top of the world...where winds of the exotic past sweep men and women to strange and fascinating adventure... Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) leads a group of Anglican nuns to a remote Himalayan range of mountains, there to set up a mission in an abandoned harem. This is her first position of authority and she finds both her physical and her spiritual limits being taxed as she has to maintain orde..

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Blithe Spirit DVD

David Lean's classic screen version of Noel Coward's much-loved supernatural comedy. Rex Harrison plays novelist Charles Condomine who is plagued by the ghost of his sexy first wife Elvira (Kay Hammond). Second wife Ruth (Constance Cummings) doesn't believe him and brings in eccentric medium madam Arcati (A hilarious performance by Margaret Rutherford) to get proof...

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Blithe Spirit DVD

David Lean's classic screen version of Noel Coward's much-loved supernatural comedy. Rex Harrison plays novelist Charles Condomine who is plagued by the ghost of his sexy first wife Elvira (Kay Hammond). Second wife Ruth (Constance Cummings) doesn't believe him and brings in eccentric medium madam Arcati (A hilarious performance by Margaret Rutherford) to get proof. Lean and Coward's third screen collaboration (after In Which We Serve A..

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Bogart - The Maltese Falcon / Casablanca / The Big Sleep / Key Largo DVD

The Maltese Falcon: Bogart's carrer breakthrough and John Huston's directorial debut! P.I. Sam Spade (Bogart) follows a trail of murder and high-living low-lifes to a coveted "dingus" - the falcon statuette.Casablanca: The forever classic of love lost, renewed and sacrificed, with Bogart's cynical Rick becoming the all-time archetype for romantic heroes. They'll play this one for as long as time goes by!The Big Sleep: In this unequa..

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Boomerang Blu-Ray + DVD Out of Stock

Boomerang Blu-Ray + DVD

One of the early films by Method Actor's director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront), Boomerang! also marked one of the early American Hollywood entries into the Cannes Film Festival in 1947. Kazan's impactful noir drama stars a cast of stalwarts of the '40s and '50s hard-boiled streak and his own oeuvre, including Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, Arthur Kennedy, and Karl Malden. When the murder of a priest r..

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Boys In Brown DVD

Young petty crook Jackie Knowles (Richard Attenborough) is arrested for his role as getaway driver in a botched robbery. As Knowles is already on probation for an earlier crime, he is sentenced to three years in Borstal. Jackie intends to keep his head down and serve his time but soon falls in with a crowd that plan to escape. Scheming Alfie Rawlins (Dirk Bogarde) see's Jackie's innocent charm as integral to their escape plans and persu..

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Brief Encounter Blu-Ray

Noel Coward's sensitive portrayal of what happens when two happily married strangers, played by Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, meet and their acquaintance deepens into affection and love. It is the story of two people, thrown together by a chance meeting, helpless in the face of their emotions but redeemed by their moral courage. Over the years few films have equalled the compassion and realism of Brief Encounter.Special Features A ..

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Brief Encounter DVD

Classic drama starring Celia Johnson as a married woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when she unexpectedly falls in love with a stranger. Laura Jesson (Johnson) appears to be the very embodiment of a respectable, happily-married British housewife and mother. Equally, the man who comes to her assistance when a passing train blows grit into her eye, Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard), enjoys a settled and comfortable life. Neither of the..

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Brighton Rock Blu-Ray

This classic Graham Greene story stars Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, Jurassic Park, Elizabeth) in his most iconic onscreen role as Pinkie: a small time hoodlum running a protection racket at a Brighton racecourse. Following the murder of a visiting journalist, Pinkie pursues a cafe waitress, Rose, (Carol Marsh) a potentially dangerous witness to his crime. Marrying her seems to ensure her silence, but events escalate and a tra..

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Brighton Rock DVD

This classic Graham Greene story stars Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, Jurassic Park, Elizabeth) in his most iconic onscreen role as Pinkie: a small time hoodlum running a protection racket at a Brighton racecourse. Following the murder of a visiting journalist, Pinkie pursues a cafe waitress, Rose, (Carol Marsh) a potentially dangerous witness to his crime. Marrying her seems to ensure her silence, but events escalate and a tra..

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British Drama Film Collection DVD

The Silver Darlings: The wife of a fisherman who has been press-ganged by the Royal Navy must face life without him. The Quare Fellow: A young, naive, and idealistic warden is determined to serve justice to criminals. His eye-for-an-eye methods don't play well with everyone. The System: In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests...

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British Intelligence DVD

German spy Helene von Lorbeer is sent to London to live with the family of a highly placed British official, making contact with fellow spy Karl Schiller. Together they try to deliver Allied secrets to their German paymasters...

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Brute Force Blu-Ray + DVD

Before making the French crime classic Rififi, Jules Dassin was arguably the greatest of film noir directors, responsible for a string of gems including The Naked City, Thieves' Highway and Night and the City. Brute Force kickstarted that run of pictures and never did a film live up to its name more. Burt Lancaster is Joe Collins, one of a number of convicts squeezed into cell R17 intent on staging a prison break. Not only does he need ..

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Caesar & Cleopatra - Special Edition DVD

Vivien Leigh is a young and determined Cleopatra and Claude Rains is Emperor Julius Caesar. Beauty and power collide in this witty, memorably cast and brilliantly designed adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play. As Rome invades Egypt, Julius Caesar stumbles across the young princess Cleopatra, sheltering in the Sphinx. Impressed by her spirit and intelligence and seduced by her charm he determines to make her Queen. Part Egyptian adve..

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Calamity Jane & Sam Bass DVD

Rough but charming drifter Sam Bass (Howard Duff) wanders the badlands of the USA, eventually landing in Denton, Texas. The stud soon attracts the attention of sweet shopkeeper Katherine Egan (Dorothy Hart), who happens to be the sheriff's sister. Also with her eye on Sam is Calamity Jane (Yvonne De Carlo), an infamous and wild frontierswoman. The town is gearing up for a big-money horse race and Sam wants to cash in on the action. He g..

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Capra - Battle Of China DVD

Originally made in 1945 as part of the acclaimed Frank Capra series Why We Fight , Battle Of China focuses on one of the forgotten theatres of the second World War, China. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 gave the world a first hand taste of modern warfare, the Japanese atrocities in every territory they overran firming the resolve of the free world to fight back...

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Captain Kidd DVD

Captain William Kidd is a ruthless and highly successful pirate when in 1699 he persuades the king to allow him to escort a treasure ship from India. With a crew gathered from pardoned cutthroats, it is obvious that the treasure ship stands little chance of arriving safely with its valuable cargo...

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Cary Grant Collection (9 Films) DVD

Cary Grant is the single most important star in the history of motion pictures” Joe Queenan - The Guardian. Blonde Venus, She Done Him Wrong, Charade, That Touch of Mink, I’m No Angel, The Grass Is Greener, Indiscreet, The Last Outpost, Operation Petticoat...

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Casablanca Blu-Ray

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one... especially Victor's wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick mus..

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Casablanca DVD

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most wanted list. Atop that list is Czech resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one, especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport o..

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Cat People - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray

The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience's imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian emigre in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves (Kent Smith) will turn her into a feline predator. Lewton, a consummate producer-auteur who oversaw every aspect of his projects, fo..

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Champagne Charlie DVD

Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great directors such as Alexander Mackendrick and Robert Hamer while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine. Champagne Charlie is an affectionate behind the scenes look at the colourful life and characters in the music halls of 1860s Victorian England directed by Ealing regular ..

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Charlie Chan - The Charlie Chan Chanthology DVD

Charlie Chan In The Secret Service: The World War II years, filled with espionage and spies of all sorts, were perfect for the foibles of Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler). And in his 1944 venture, America's Number One Chinese detective is enlisted by the Secret Service to find the person who murdered the inventor of a top-secret device. Charlie takes his time as he investigates the case of a scientist murdered for devising a wayto protect US..

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Citizen Kane Blu-Ray

Orson Welles' timeless masterwork is more than a groundbreaking film. It is also grand entertainment, sharply acted (starting many of Welles' Mercury Players on the road to thriving film careers) and superbly directed with inspired visual flair. Depicting the controversial life of an influential publishing tycoon, this Best Original Screenplay Academy Award winner (1941) is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity - the American Dr..

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Citizen Kane DVD

Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest films ever made, Citizen Kane continues to influence filmmakers and astound viewers 75 years later. Nominated for nine 1941 Academy Awards, with a win for Best Original Screenplay, Orson Welles' controversial masterpiece uses innovative flashbacks and groundbreaking cinematography to follow the epic rise and fall of a wealthy newspaper magnate. For any fan of movies, this is an ess..

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Classic War Stories DVD

The Longest Day: The Longest Day is a vivid re-creation of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of France, which marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, this fascinating look at one of history's biggest battles ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.The Desert Rats: Richard Burton stars in this exciting film about the courageous me..

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Comedy Collection - Part 2 DVD

Liz Fraser: Her Life In Comedy - The iconic Bristishatsr Liz Fraser discusses her life in film with comedy historian Robert Ross in this exclusive, open and frank interview. Liz then introduces the film "The Night We Dropped A Clanger". The Night We Dropped A Clanger - 1959: Directed by Darcy Conyers. A British intelligence agent (Brian Rix) and a look-alike airman confuse Germans while investigating buzz bombs in World War II France. A..

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Corvette K-225 DVD

Corvette K-225 is a stirring salute to the heroism of the Corvette crews and commanders who steered Allied convoys through the treacherous, U-Boat-infested Atlantic ocean throughout WWII. The story follows a particularly perilous voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Britain. The nail-biting tension is heightened by our knowledge that the film uses actual historic sea combat footage! Better known previously for his 'tall in the saddle' We..

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Cottage To Let DVD

Leslie Banks (The Arsenal Stadium Mystery, Went The Day Well?) stars as inventor John Barrington in this thrilling Second World War feature film. Secretly testing bomb mechanisms for the Air Ministry at a laboratory in his remote country house, Barrington is key to the war effort. Unbeknownst to him, various members of his domestic staff are undercover spies working for the enemy and their plan is to kidnap Barrington, aided by a German..

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Cover Girl Blu-Ray + DVD

One of the most lavish and successful Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, Charles Vidor’s Cover Girl is a breath-taking spectacle that established its stars Rita Hayworth (Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai) and Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain), as the two most popular actors of their time. Nightclub dancer Rusty (Hayworth) has a happy life performing at her boyfriend Danny’s (Kelly) club in Brooklyn, but her whole world changes once she wins a..

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Complete Legacy Collection DVD

The original Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 3 films from the original legacy including the gripping classic and the sequels that followed. These landmark motion pictures perfectly blended Universal’s classic monste..

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Creature From The Black Lagoon DVD

Scientists drug and capture a creature from the mysterious Black Lagoon, who becomes enamoured with the head scientist's female assistant (Julia Adams). The lonely creature, "a living amphibious missing link," escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection. Chief scientist (Richard Carlson) then launches a crusade to rescue his assistant and cast the ominous creature back to the depths from where he came. Well-acted and directed, and w..

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Criss Cross Blu-Ray

Illicit passion, greed, robbery, and murder collide in Criss Cross, a classic film noir suspense tale from a true master of the genre, Robert Siodmak (The Killers). Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster – Novecento, Birdman of Alcatraz) is a hardworking armoured car driver with a fatal attraction to his ex-wife Anna (Yvonne DeCarlo – The Munsters), who's now married to notorious hoodlum Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea – Winchester ‘73). Unable to st..

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Cry Of The City Blu-Ray

A masterpiece of law and disorder, Robert Siodmak's film noir classic depicts a timeless struggle between good and evil on the streets of New York. Charismatic criminal, Martin Rome (Richard Conte) is on the run from Lieutenant Candella (Victor Mature), a dogged cop and one-time friend. The two nemeses go head-to-head in a tense game of cat and mouse, leading to a dramatic showdown. Cry of the City boasts a glorious gallery of shady fig..

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Cry of the City DVD

Classic film noir starring Victor Mature and Richard Conte. Cop killer Martin Rome (Conte) is recuperating in hospital after a shoot-out when he is approached by corrupt lawyer W.A. Niles (Berry Kroeger) and asked to confess to another crime to absolve Niles' client of any blame. The attorney claims that Rome and his wife Teena (Debra Paget) were involved in a jewel heist which left a woman dead, forcing police Lt. Candella (Mature) to ..

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Cup Tie Honeymoon DVD

Filmed in Rusholme, Manchester, for the great Mancunian Film Corporation, Cup-tie Honeymoon is a riotous post-war comedy from the North of England where the gags come quicker than the team's wingers! Joe Butler (Sandy Powell) is the soccer-mad son of the company chairman, who has to decide which team he will play for in a cup-tie: his school or his father's. If he makes the right decision he can also score with his dad's pretty secretar..

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Darn Good Westerns Volume 3 DVD

The Hollywood Studio Collection. From Hollywood's golden age of making movies, we are proud to bring a selevction of classic films to DVD for the very first time. So sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite stars of the silver screen with The Hollywood Studio Collection. Code of the West: Bob Wade and his partner, Chito save Ruth and her father, from stagecoach bandits. Bob is determined to restore law and order to a western town contro..

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Darn Good Westerns Volume 4 DVD

Thunder Mountain: Returning to his Arizona homestead, Marvin Hayden lands in the middle of an age-old feud between the Haydens and the Jorths, both families accusing the other of murder. The feud, however, has been engineered by someone else entirely. Under the Tonto Rim: Brad Canfield runs a highly successful stagecoach company, but it s constantly targeted by bandits. One robbery goes too far when the gang kills one of the drivers and..

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Day Of Wrath DVD

A Film by Carl Theodor Dreyer Set in seventeenth-century Denmark, Day of Wrath is a dark and powerful tale of love and betrayal, and of a community obsessed with the fear of witchcraft. A priest tortures a confession out of an old woman accused of witchcraft; meanwhile his young wife (whose own mother had been suspected of being a witch) meets and falls in love with the priest's son by a former marriage. Seen by some as an allegory of t..

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Dead Of Night Blu-Ray

Ealing Studios’ output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. It fostered great Director’s such as Alexander Mackendrick and Robert Hamer, while giving stars such as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers the chance to shine. Starring Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers and Mervyn Johns, Dead Of Night represented a departure for Ealing from the classic comedy mode and is instead a spooky psycho..

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Dead Reckoning DVD

Academy Award winner Humphrey Bogart is at his best as a hardboiled sleuth in this 40's film noir classic. In one of his most exciting Bogie plays Rip Murdock, an ex-G.I. trying to find out who framed his pal Johnny for murder - and then rubbed him out! Tracing his war buddy's shadowy past leads Rip to Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott), who was once Johnny's sweetheart. Now she's a chanteuse in a nightclub run by a brutal gangster, Martin..

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Dear Ruth DVD

Romantic comedy directed by William D. Russell. Teenager Miriam Wilkins (Mona Freeman) begins writing to overseas air force officer William Seacroft (William Holden), posing as her older sister Ruth (Joan Caulfield). When the relationship becomes more serious Seacroft returns home to find his new pen pal and Ruth agrees to humour him to hide the truth...

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Destroyer DVD

Edward G Robinson (Little Caesar, Key Largo) and Glenn Ford (Gilda, 3:10 to Yuma) star in this gripping 1943 war movie from Columbia Pictures set aboard a US Navy warship fighting in the Pacific during the Second World War. When the fighting ship USS John Paul Jones is sunk by the Japanese, veteran navy man Steve Boleslavski (Edward G Robinson) pulls every string he can to get assigned to its replacement - the new destroyer John Paul Jo..

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Detour - Criterion Collection Blu-Ray

From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run - a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously con..

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Dive Bomber DVD

The ever-dashing Errol Flynn stars alongside Fred MacMurray in this action packed drama set at the U.S. Naval Air Station in San Diego during the uncertain year of 1941. With war already raging in Europe, U.S. Forces began to prepare for their seemingly inevitable involvement in the conflict. As part of the preparation Naval flight surgeon Lt. Doug Lee (Errol Flynn) is determined to eradicate pilot blackout and altitude sickness, thus h..

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Dive Bomber DVD

When Dive Bomber hit theatres in 1941, Americans already sensed the U.S. would be plunged into World War II action. No one knew how and when war would come. But everyone knew they had to be ready. Dive Bomber is a stirring and authentic Technicolor tale about getting ready. Errol Flynn portrays a flight medical researcher and Fred MacMurray plays a squadron commander, flyboys who put differences aside and risk all to confront the proble..

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Doomed To Die DVD

Dick Fleming is arrested and charged with the murder of Cyrus Wentworth, but female reporter Bobbie Logan believes him to be innocent. Logan enlists the help of detective James Lee Wong to find the real killer...

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Double Indemnity Blu-Ray

Double Indemnity is the dazzling, quintessential film noir whose enormous popular success and seven Oscar nominations catapulted Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment) into the very top tier of Hollywood's writer-directors. Adapted from a novella by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice), co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye), Double Indemnity remains the hardest-bo..

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Double Indemnity DVD

Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), naive insurance man, falls for the seductive charms of his beautiful client Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck). Together they plot to get rid of her dull husband and collect on the "double indemnity" life policy. Legendary director Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot) assembled a brilliant cast which also includes Edward G. Robinson. The taut script by Wilder and Raymond Chandler is based on the classic thri..

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Dr Cyclops DVD

Classic 1940s drama directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and starring Albert Dekker. Having discovered a precious source of radium in the Peruvian Andes, Dr. Thorkell (Dekker) begins mining the radioactive substance for use in his experiments. Many of these experiments use radium to shrink various animals taken from the jungle, with Dr. Thorkell observing all of his subjects in their miniature states. This begins to strain Thorkell's eyesig..

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Dracula / Frankenstein / The Wolf Man / The Bride Of Frankenstein DVD

Dracula: Although there have been numerous screen versions of Bram Stoker's classic tale, Dracula, none is more enduring than this 1931 movie. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear into the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. With the superb Bela Lugosi, starring as the screen's most popular vampire Count Dracula, the film's eerie and chilling mood is enhanced by specialis..

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Dragonwyck Blu-Ray

The directorial debut of the great Joseph L Mankiewicz (All About Eve, Suddenly, Last Summer), Dragonwyck is a glorious melding of Gothic chills and baroque melodrama. A beautiful Connecticut farm girl (Gene Tierney) finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy of madness, murder and intrigue after she agrees to become governess and nurse to the family of her distant cousin (Vincent Price). Echoing Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), and reuniti..

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Easter Parade Blu-Ray

Strolling along 5th Avenue or going on the bum as A Couple of Swells, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire lead a parade of music (17 Irving Berlin tunes and an Academy Award winning adaptation score arranged by Johnny Green and Roger Edens) and gotta-dance fun (including Astaire's Drum Crazy) in this neverending delight co-starring Ann Miller (performing a knockout Shakin' the Blues Away) and Peter Lawford (gamely crooning The Fella with the ..

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