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  • You Can't Take It With You [1938] You Can't Take It With You | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £4.29  |  Saving you £8.70 (67.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    You Can't Take It With You, Frank Capra's 1938 populist spin on the George S Kaufman and Moss Hart play about a family of happy eccentrics, is a great deal of fun, though it significantly rewrites the original work and doesn't represent Capra (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) at his best. Jean Arthur plays a member of the blissful Vanderhof househ old who falls in love with a rich man's son (James Stewart) and brings him into her nutty home. Lionel Barrymore, who played such a bad guy eight years later in Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, is the wonderful Grandpa Vanderhof, who addresses God during the dinner prayer as "sir" and speaks plainly and beautifully of why it's good to be alive. Capra took this opportunity to rail against big business and champion the common man, but the overall tone of the film--typical for the director's comedies--is buoyant and snappy. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • Three Smart Girls [1936] Three Smart Girls | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £4.05  |  Saving you £8.94 (68.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Three sisters set off from Switzerland with their divorced mother to go to New York in order to stop their father marrying a calculating socialite...

  • We Joined the Navy [DVD] We Joined the Navy | DVD | (16/02/2015) from £4.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    British film icon Kenneth More at the height of his fame plays an unlucky Dartmouth Naval College cadet leader who sails out to further misfortune when he joins the US fleet in the Mediterranean. Also featuring a splendid cast of key supporting actors including Dinsdale Landen, Jeremy Lloyd, Derek Fowlds, John Le Mesurier, Andrew Cruikshank, Warren Mitchell and Kenneth Griffith We Joined the Navy is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original aspect ratio. Lt Commander Badger, RN: an exceptionally likeable fellow, the Artful Bodger has one besetting sin a shining honesty which compels him to say the right thing at entirely the wrong time! When untimely remarks to some new recruits are splashed across the tabloids, the rush is on to find him a new posting somewhere far away... SPECIAL FEATURES Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDFs

  • Destry Rides Again [1939] Destry Rides Again | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £4.69  |  Saving you £5.30 (53.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Destry Rides Again will forever be remembered for Marlene Dietrich's performance as Frenchy a crooked saloon waitress with a heart of gold. Her rendition of ""See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have"" is one of the highlights of her career. But Destry Rides Again has much more to offer than just Dietrich's performance. This hilarious satire carries Jimmy Stewart in the lead as Tom Destry a supposedly tough law enforcement man who doesn't like guns. Stewart's comic touches are brilliant as he eagerly gives out educational anecdotes anytime an opportunity affords itself. The plot concerns the efforts of a saloon owner and a corrupt Mayor to rob the local cowpokes blind. Frenchy's on the payroll of the bad guys but when sparks fly between her and Destry her loyalty becomes a deciding factor in whether it's Destry or the bad guys who will ride off into the sunset.

  • Frank Capra - It's A Wonderful Life/Mr Smith Goes To Washington/You Can't Take It With You/It Happened One Night [DVD] Frank Capra - It's A Wonderful Life/Mr Smith Goes To Washington/You Can't Take It With You/It Happened One Night | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £21.03  |  Saving you £8.96 (29.90%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Titles Comprise: It's A Wonderful Life (1946) This collectors edition of Frank Capra's masterpiece is the ultimate feel good film. Starring the unforgettable James Stewart as George Bailey the man who receives the greatest Christmas gift of all. A superb ensemble cast includes Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore this high spirited Christmas tale is directed by the immortal Frank Capra and ranks as an all-time favourite of fans and critics alike. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) James Stewart Jean Arthur and Claude Rains star in this award-winning 1939 classic about an idealistic small-town politician who heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him... You Can't Take It With You (1938) James Stewart Jean Arthur Lionel Barrymore and Edward Arnold star in this screwball comedy. Arthur stars as Alice Sycamore the stable family member of an offbeat clan of free spirits who falls for Stewart the down-to-earth son of a snooty wealthy family. Amidst a backdrop of confusion the two very different families rediscover the simple joys of life... It Happened One Night (1934) Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic. Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly) who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman Peter Warne (Gable). When their bus breaks down the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to parlay the inside story of their misadventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love.

  • James Stewart Westerns - Destry Rides Again (1939)/Shenandoah/The Man From Laramie/Two Rode Together [DVD] James Stewart Westerns - Destry Rides Again (1939)/Shenandoah/The Man From Laramie/Two Rode Together | DVD | (27/09/2010) from £8.99  |  Saving you £20.30 (67.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Destry Rides Again (Dir. George Marshall 1939): As Destry a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy (Dietrich) an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like The Boys in the Back Room while winning the hero's heart. Shenandoah (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen 1965): James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposedito war. When his son is taken prisoner Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war he is at last forced to take his stand... The Man From Laramie (Dir. Anthony Mann 1955): Will Lockhart comes to a small town to find the man who sold rifles to the Apaches and caused the death of his brother a cavalry officer. Beaten and nearly killed by cohorts of the arms dealer he also becomes embroiled with a ranch baron and his overwrought son. Father and son are plotted against by their treacherous foreman who wants the ranch for himself. Two Rode Together (Dir. John Ford 1961): This is John Ford's criminally overlooked western and the first collaboration between Ford and James Stewart A group of children are held captive by the Indians. A Lieutenant enlists the help of a Texas Marshall in a rescue attempt. Based on the novel by Will Cook.

  • Confidential Report [DVD] Confidential Report | DVD | (02/12/2013) from £9.09  |  Saving you £3.51 (27.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Orson Welles wrote directed and starred in this visually dazzling 1955 thriller about a ruthless billionaire stricken by amnesia. What terrible secrets lie in his past? One man must find out - or die trying. Paola Mori and Robert Arden co-star.

  • Marlene Dietrich - Small Goddess Marlene Dietrich - Small Goddess | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £39.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The Lady Is Willing (Dir. Mitchell Leisen 1942): Bold eccentric Broadway performer Lisa Madden befuddles her handlers by coming home with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband to make adoption viable. Why not her new obstetrician Dr. McBain? She offers him help with his research on rabbits in exchange for marriage - and he accepts. The marriage of convenience turns into a marriage of real love but when Dr. McBain's ex-wife comes looking for money matters get complicated... Shanghai Express (Dir. Josef von Sternberg 1932): Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three days. The British Army doctor Donald Harvey knew Lil before she became a famous ""coaster."" A fellow passenger defines a coaster as ""a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast."" When Chinese guerillas stop the train Dr. Harvey is selected as the hostage. Lil saves him but can she make him believe that she really hasn't changed from the woman he loved five years before? Destry Rides Again (Dir. George Marshall 1939): Kent the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers. The mayor who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk Washington Dimsdale as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control. But what the mayor doesn't know is that Dimsdale was a deputy under famous lawman Tom Destry and is able to call upon the equally formidable Tom Destry Jr to be his deputy. Foreign Affair (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): In occupied Berlin an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her. Blonde Venus (Dir. Josef von Sternberg): American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance of being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend. While Ned is away in Europe she continues with Nick but when Ned returns cured he discovers her infidelity. Now Ned despises Helen but she grabs son Johnny and lives on the run just one step ahead of the Missing Persons Bureau. When they do finally catch her she loses her son to Ned. Once again she returns to entertaining this time in Paris and her fame once again brings her and Townsend together. Helen and Nick return to America engaged but she is irresistibly drawn back to her son and Ned. In which life does she truly belong? Devil Is A Woman (Dir. Josef von Sternberg 1935): Told in flashbacks Devil Is A Woman is a tale of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is Sternbergs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In a cafe the older man details his encounters with the heartbreaker that his younger friend has only just met at the parade. Forewarned the young man swears he will avoid the fate of his friend but rushes all the same to his evening rendevous. A dreamlike story of frustrated lost romance spoken in the past tense never really resolved.

  • Confidential Report Confidential Report | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £8.22  |  Saving you £-5.23 (-174.90%)  |  RRP £2.99

    Guy Van Stratten a convicted American smuggler leaves an Italian prison term with one asset a dying man's words about the wealthy mysterious and elusive Gregory Arkadin. Guy sets out in search of the enigmatic Arkadin and starts to scrutinize him through his lovely daughter Raina. To thwart Van Stratten's investigation Arkadin claims amnesia about his early life and sends Guy off to investigate his unknown past. Guy's quest spans many continents and unearths eccentric characters who contribute information about the shadowy Arkadin. But the real purpose of Guy's assignment proves deadly - can he survive it? Orson Welles wrote directed and co-starred in this stylish serpentine mystery that carries echoes of his masterpiece 'Citizen Kane'.

  • Flame Of New Orleans [1941] Flame Of New Orleans | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £6.25  |  Saving you £3.70 (37.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Flame Of New Orleans (Universal Classics)

  • Mr Arkadin [1955] Mr Arkadin | DVD | (16/02/2004) from £11.74  |  Saving you £-7.75 (-194.20%)  |  RRP £3.99

    Guy Van Stratten a convicted American smuggler leaves an Italian prison term with one asset a dying man's words about the wealthy mysterious and elusive Gregory Arkadin. Guy sets out in search of the enigmatic Arkadin and starts to scrutinize him through his lovely daughter Raina. To thwart Van Stratten's investigation Arkadin claims amnesia about his early life and sends Guy off to investigate his ""unknown"" past. Guy's quest spans many continents and unearths eccentric character

  • Confidential Report [1955] Confidential Report | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £4.92  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Guy Van Stratten a convicted American smuggler leaves an Italian prison term with one asset a dying man's words about the wealthy mysterious and elusive Gregory Arkadin. Guy sets out in search of the enigmatic Arkadin and starts to scrutinize him through his lovely daughter Raina. To thwart Van Stratten's investigation Arkadin claims amnesia about his early life and sends Guy off to investigate his ""unknown"" past. Guy's quest spans many continents and unearths eccentric characters who contribute information about the shadowy Arkadin. But the real purpose of Guy's assignment proves deadly - can he survive it? Orson Welles wrote directed and co-starred in this stylish serpentine mystery that carries echoes of his masterpiece 'Citizen Kane'.

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