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Robert Strauss: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Stalag 17 [1952] Stalag 17 | DVD | (10/06/2002) from £4.05  |  Saving you £8.94 (68.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Black comedy and suspenseful action inside a German POW camp during World War II--a setting that was later borrowed for the American TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes. The great director Billy Wilder adapted the hit stage play, applying his own wicked sense of humour to the apparently bleak subject matter. William Holden plays an antisocial grouse amid a gang of wisecracking though indomitable American prisoners. Because of his bitter cynicism, Holden is suspected by the others of being an informer to the Germans, an accusation he must deal with in his own crafty way. Holden, who had delivered a brilliant performance for Wilder in Sunset Blvd., won the 1953 Best Actor Oscar for Stalag 17. Very much his equal, however, is Otto Preminger, an accomplished director himself, who plays the strict, sneering camp commandant. --Robert Horton

  • The Family Jewels [1965] The Family Jewels | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £6.98  |  Saving you £3.01 (30.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Jerry is seven times nuttier in seven gems of character portrayal! Lewis does exactly what it says on the tagline as only Jerry can!

  • Attack [1956] Attack | DVD | (05/05/2003) from £4.99  |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    With a company of American soldiers trapped by the Germans during The Battle of the Bulge their captain is an abject psychopathic coward who has a record of exposing his men to danger. When his cowardice turns to sheer panic during combat it becomes necessary for the enlisted men to take things into their own hands...

  • The Seven Year Itch [DVD] [1955] The Seven Year Itch | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £3.99  |  Saving you £5.40 (54.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor (Marilyn Monroe).

  • The Bridges At Toko-Ri [1954] The Bridges At Toko-Ri | DVD | (13/10/2003) from £5.98  |  Saving you £10.00 (62.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A powerful study of courage in the face of irrational odds, The Bridges at Toko-Ri (based on James Michener's novel) is no less patriotic than many other war films, but it dispenses with the gung-ho bluster to focus on the very real and tragic consequences of war. This is also one of the first films to openly criticise the morality of the Korean War while praising the honour and integrity of the men who fought it. Lt Harry Brubaker (William Holden) is one of those men: a lawyer with a loving wife (Grace Kelly) and two young daughters, who is recalled to duty from the Navy Reserve, his mission; to fly with a bomber jet squadron over one of the Communists' most heavily protected targets, the strategically vital bridges in the Korean canyon of Toko-Ri. Brubaker has his own noble protection from his fellow pilots (including Charles McGraw in a fine supporting role), admiring admiral (Frederic March), and from the helicopter scouts (Mickey Rooney, Earl Holliman) who saved his life on a previous missions. But his ambivalence--and his fear that the Toko-Ri mission will be his last--is what gives the film its potent emotional impact. Holden is perfect in his role, and director Mark Robson steadfastly avoids any false sentiment or macho theatrics that would diminish the film's devastating climax. The Bridges at Toko-Ri is also a superlative showcase for the naval operations; the aerial sequences earned an Oscar for special effects and the Navy's cooperation assures total authenticity in the "flat-top" aircraft carrier scenes. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Seven Year Itch [1955] Seven Year Itch | DVD | (22/05/2006) from £4.69  |  Saving you £8.30 (63.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When a seductive starlet moves in upstairs a married man (Tom Ewell) has his fidelity put to the test. Keeping his marriage vows in the face of her flirtations proves hilariously tough when challenged by the notorious ""Seven Year Itch""!

  • Redhead From Wyoming [1953] Redhead From Wyoming | DVD | (02/01/2006) from £3.15  |  Saving you £2.01 (20.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    In this action-packed 1870s western Maureen O'Hara stars as Kate Maxwell a saloon proprietress caught between her feelings for suave promoter Jim Averell (William Bishop) and the town's appealing but less flamboyant sheriff (Alex Nicol). Unknown to Kate Jim who has set her up to buy and sell mavericks is using her saloon as a clearinghouse for rustled beef. There's plenty more about Jim that Kate doesn't know and by the time she learns the truth both she and the town are in

  • The Man With The Golden Arm [1955] The Man With The Golden Arm | DVD | (07/04/2008) from £5.95  |  Saving you £0.04 (0.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Frank Sinatra plays a superb role in this 1955 drama about a crooked card dealing junkie who just can't resist one more rigged marathon poker game. After six months in rehab Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) is trying to stay clean by trying his luck as a jazz drummer. Zosch his crippled wife is far from enthused with this idea and insists on his return to his crooked gambling ways. When Frankie falls for Molly (Novak) he has his chance to follow his musical dreams in secret at her apartment. Will Frankie succumb to the pressures of his wife Zosch and his gambling boss (Strauss) or will he pursue his dream of becoming a jazz musician? The ""Man with the Golden Arm"" is a story of gritty realism and is Frank Sinatra at his best.

  • Seven Year Itch [1955] Seven Year Itch | DVD | (19/06/2006) from £6.55  |  Saving you £11.44 (63.60%)  |  RRP £17.99

    When a seductive starlet moves in upstairs a married man (Tom Ewell) has his fidelity put to the test. Keeping his marriage vows in the face of her flirtations proves hilariously tough when challenged by the notorious ""Seven Year Itch""!

  • Fischer-Dieskau-Autumn Journe Fischer-Dieskau-Autumn Journe | DVD | (16/07/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Autumn Journey is a filmed portrait of the life and work of the great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau one of the great musical giants of the 20th century. Along with Richter Oistrakh Menuhin Rostropovich Casals and Callas he represents a truly golden era of great artists not only remembered for their extraordinary live performances but whose musicianship has also left to the world an unrivalled legacy of recordings. Filmed on the occasion of his 70th birthday Fischer-Dieskau reveals for the first time many of the secrets of his outstanding success. In typically modest style this prolific singer talks about his life the remarkable influences which have guided his career musical interpretation his colleagues and his attitude towards Italian Russian and French repertoire. Performance extracts include works by Schubert Schumann Strauss Brahms Mahler Wolf Bach Verdi Mozart Wagner Reimann Berg Henze and Britten. This special DVD package includes an 85-minute recital of 23 songs by Franz Schubert from the Opera Theatre of Nuremberg in which Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is accompanied by Hartmut H''ll.

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