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  • Some Like It Hot [DVD] [1959] Some Like It Hot | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £4.59  |  Saving you £5.40 (54.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

  • Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [1959] Some Like It Hot - Special Edition | DVD | (26/11/2001) from £4.47  |  Saving you £14.26 (71.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Maybe "nobody's perfect", as one character in this masterpiece suggests. But some movies are perfect, and Some Like It Hot is one of them. In Chicago, during the Prohibition era, two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft), the boys, in drag, join an all-woman band headed for Florida. They vie for the attention of the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), a much-disappointed songbird who warbles "I'm Through with Love" but remains vulnerable to yet another unreliable saxophone player. (When Curtis courts her without his dress, he adopts the voice of Cary Grant--a spot-on impersonation.) The script by director Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is beautifully measured; everything works, like a flawless clock. Aspiring screenwriters would be well advised to throw away the how-to books and simply study this film. The bulk of the slapstick is handled by an unhinged Lemmon and the razor-sharp Joe E. Brown, who plays a horny retiree smitten by Jerry's feminine charms. For all the gags, the film is also wonderfully romantic, as Wilder indulges in just the right amounts of moonlight and the lilting melody of "Park Avenue Fantasy". Some Like It Hot is so delightfully fizzy, it's hard to believe the shooting of the film was a headache, with an unhappy Monroe on her worst behaviour. The results, however, are sublime. --Robert Horton

  • Some Like It Hot [Blu-ray] [1959] Some Like It Hot | Blu Ray | (23/07/2012) from £7.59  |  Saving you £5.40 (41.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Maybe "nobody's perfect," as one character in this masterpiece suggests. But some movies are perfect, and Some Like It Hot is one of them. In Chicago, during the Prohibition era, two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft), the boys, in drag, join an all-woman band headed for Florida. They vie for the attention of the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), a much-disappointed songbird who warbles "I'm Through with Love" but remains vulnerable to yet another unreliable saxophone player. (When Curtis courts her without his dress, he adopts the voice of Cary Grant--a spot-on impersonation.) The script by director Billy Wilder and IAL Diamond is beautifully measured; everything works, like a flawless clock. Aspiring screenwriters would be well advised to throw away the how-to books and simply study this film. The bulk of the slapstick is handled by an unhinged Lemmon and the razor-sharp Joe E. Brown, who plays a horny retiree smitten by Jerry's feminine charms. For all the gags, the film is also wonderfully romantic, as Wilder indulges in just the right amounts of moonlight and the lilting melody of "Park Avenue Fantasy." Some Like It Hot is so delightfully fizzy, it's hard to believe the shooting of the film was a headache, with an unhappy Monroe on her worst behaviour. The results, however, are sublime. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Black Widow [DVD] Black Widow | DVD | (22/04/2013) from £9.09  |  Saving you £3.51 (27.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Bigshot Broadway producer Peter Denver (Van Heflin) meets Nancy (Peggy Ann Garner) at a glamorous show business party. Nancy is an ambitious young writer - and Peter offers her the use of his apartment while his wife Iris (Gene Tierney) is out of town. Iris returns to find a dead body in the apartment and her husband the prime suspect. With Detective Lt. Bruce (George Raft) hot on his trail and his celebrity neighbours (Ginger Rogers and Reginald Gardiner) spreading poisonous rumours, Peter must prove his innocence - by uncovering the real murderer...

  • Some Like It Hot [1959] Some Like It Hot | DVD | (09/10/2000) from £5.89  |  Saving you £10.10 (63.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Maybe "nobody's perfect", as one character in this masterpiece suggests. But some movies are perfect, and Some Like It Hot is one of them. In Chicago, during the Prohibition era, two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft), the boys, in drag, join an all-woman band headed for Florida. They vie for the attention of the lead singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), a much-disappointed songbird who warbles "I'm Through with Love" but remains vulnerable to yet another unreliable saxophone player. (When Curtis courts her without his dress, he adopts the voice of Cary Grant--a spot-on impersonation.) The script by director Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is beautifully measured; everything works, like a flawless clock. Aspiring screenwriters would be well advised to throw away the how-to books and simply study this film. The bulk of the slapstick is handled by an unhinged Lemmon and the razor-sharp Joe E. Brown, who plays a horny retiree smitten by Jerry's feminine charms. For all the gags, the film is also wonderfully romantic, as Wilder indulges in just the right amounts of moonlight and the lilting melody of "Park Avenue Fantasy". Some Like It Hot is so delightfully fizzy, it's hard to believe the shooting of the film was a headache, with an unhappy Monroe on her worst behaviour. The results, however, are sublime. --Robert Horton

  • Escape Route [DVD] Escape Route | DVD | (10/02/2014) from £7.75  |  Saving you £5.24 (40.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Cat-and-mouse spy thriller from 1952 that unites FBI man George Raft with MI5 woman Sally Gray on the trail of an international kidnapping ring. Top nuclear scientists around the world have been mysteriously disappearing. When aircraft engineer Steve Rossi (George Raft) vanishes at the airport shortly after landing in London, Scotland Yard are alerted. In fact Rossi has disappeared intentionally. He's an undercover FBI agent assigned to track down the brains behind an international kidnappi...

  • Edgar Wallace present: Five Golden Dragons [DVD] Edgar Wallace present: Five Golden Dragons | DVD | (10/03/2014) from £6.29  |  Saving you £3.70 (37.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Christopher Lee, George Raft and Brian Donlevy are among the villainous 'dragons' encountered by Hitchcock hero Robert Cummings in this exotic British feature from 1967, adapting one of Edgar Wallace's celebrated 'Commissioner Sanders' stories. Directed by ITC stalwart Jeremy Summers and produced by B-movie legend Harry Alan Towers, <i>Five Golden Dragons</i> combines glamorous locations, gorgeous girls, mystery and adventure. The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original e...

  • Some Like It Hot [1959] Some Like It Hot | DVD | (06/08/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £17.99

    As well as being acknowledged as one of Marilyn Monroe's finest performances Some Like It Hot is a comedy which presents sharp satire and zany slapstick from acting talents led by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. It's Billy Wilder's film as much as anything else as the comic genius manages to offer plenty of laughs in this cross-dressing classic. Some Like It Hot bridges a gap between traditional Hollywood screwball comedies and the dawning of a saucier more permissive era. For Monroe it's her sexiest and funniest role. As well as looking great she shows natural comedy talent while Curtis and Lemmon have rarely bettered their performances. From the opening scene to the classic closing line of ""nobody's perfect"" this film is an absolute joy.

  • George Raft - Follow The Boys George Raft - Follow The Boys | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £4.30 (43.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Hollywood's biggest stars come together for a great cause! Produced during World War Two as a morale boosting effort for the troops Follow The Boys features all of Universal's biggest stars of the day. It tells the story of young Tony who is seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood and the beautiful actress Vera who meet and fall in love.

  • Humphrey Bogart Classics - Vol. 2 - The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre /To Have And Have Not /They Drive By Night [1948] Humphrey Bogart Classics - Vol. 2 - The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre /To Have And Have Not /They Drive By Night | DVD | (09/02/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £30.99

    Treasure Of The Sierra Madre: Greed and the lure of gold affects the lives of three men prospecting in the dangerous Sierra Madre mountains... To Have And Have Not: A jaded American charter boat captain risks his life to help a group of French freedom fighters and an attractive young woman with whom he falls in love. They Drive By Night: Two brothers struggle as truck drivers when one comes to harm the other is accused of his friend's murder...

  • Souls at Sea Souls at Sea | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £5.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    One man is on trial for murder. One man knows the truth... A ship has caught fire and only one lifeboat remains. Now its captain Michael Taylor (Gary Cooper) must decide who will live and who will surely die. The story begins at Taylor's trial where he is charged for the murders of the ship's passengers who perished. But what his prosecutors don't know is that he was actually onboard under British secret orders. Unexpectedly he is awarded a new trial after a representative of the Queen of England steps forward with a detailed account of the tragedy. Next the real story unfolds via brilliantly photographed flashbacks revealing Taylor and his partner's heroic mission to abolish the inhumane business of slave trading. But will the truth be enough to spare Taylor from a life behind bars? With its talented cast and compelling plot Souls at Sea offers a rare combination of intensity humour and thrilling action that is sure to please classic film lovers everywhere.

  • Outpost In Morocco [DVD] Outpost In Morocco | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £3.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Captain Paul Gerard of the Foreign Legion is assigned to escort Cara an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the Emir's activities.

  • George Raft - Follow The Boys George Raft - Follow The Boys | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Hollywood's biggest stars come together for a great cause! Produced during World War Two as a morale boosting effort for the troops Follow The Boys features all of Universal's biggest stars of the day. It tells the story of young Tony who is seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood and the beautiful actress Vera who meet and fall in love.

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