"Actor: Adolphe Menjou"

  • Pollyanna [1960]Pollyanna | DVD | (27/04/2004) from £2.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (401.34%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The heartwarming story of a young girl who brings goodwill and happiness to the residents of a New England town. Hayley Mills won an honorary Academy Award for her performance.

  • Paths of Glory (Blu-ray) (1957) (Masters of Cinema)Paths of Glory (Blu-ray) (1957) (Masters of Cinema) | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £11.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (66.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The pity of war has been a much-favoured film topic; the treachery of war much less so, though never more persuasively than in Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick's breakthrough feature from 1957. Kirk Douglas gives one of his finest screen performances as Colonel Dax, the idealistic First World War soldier appalled by the arbitrary court-marshal meted out to three of his men after an impossible attempt to storm German lines goes disastrously wrong. George Macready is an utterly believable Gerneral Mireau, obsessed with his own honour and standing, whom Adolphe Majou complements tellingly as the urbane and cynical General Bruler. Those who know Kubrick from his later sprawling epics will be surprised at the tautness and concision shown here, even though the screenplay--which he co-wrote--has a certain theatrical stiffness. On the DVD: Paths of Glory on disc reproduces well in full-screen format, and Gerald Fried's bitingly ironic score comes through powerfully. There are five dubbed and six subtitled languages. The original trailer is a masterpiece of gritty reportage, well worth reviving. Along with Dr Strangelove and 2001, this is Kubrick's most focussed and durable film. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Stanley Kubrick 3 Film Collection [DVD] [1955]Stanley Kubrick 3 Film Collection | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £11.99   |  Saving you £0.27 (2.25%)   |  RRP £12.26

    A Clockwork Orange 40th Anniversary Edition Causing major controversy when first released the film garnered four Academy Award nominations - Best Picture Best Director Best Film Editing and Best Screenplay - and is number 4 on AFI's Top 10 List of Best Science Fiction films of All Time. Disc 1: Feature Film Lolita (1962) Humbert a divorced British professor of French literature travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze his widowed and sexually famished landlady whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter Lolita with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick's dazzling Academy Award-winning achievement (Special Visual Effects) is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Featuring a stunning meld of music and motion the film was also Oscar-nominated for Best Director Art Direction and Writing. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space perhaps even into immortality. Barry Lyndon (1975) Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a young roguish Irishman who's determined in any way to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman. Enlisting in the British Army and fighting in Europe's Seven Years War Barry deserts then joins the Prussian army gets promoted to the rank of a spy and becomes a pupil to a Chevalier and con artist/gambler. Barry then lies dupes duels and seduces his way up the social ladder entering into a lustful but loveless marriage to a wealthy countess named Lady Lyndon. He takes the name of Barry Lyndon settles in England with wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams before eventually falling into ruin. The Shining (1980) From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel Kubrick melds vivid performances menacing settings dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre. The Shining is the director's epic tale of a man in a snowbound hotel descending into murderous delusions. In a signature role Jack Nicholson (Heeeere's Johnny!) stars as Jack Torrance who's come to the elegant isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Kubrick's daring and controversial last film is a bracing psychosexual journey through a haunting dreamscape a riveting suspense tale and a career milestone for stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cruise plays a doctor who plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage - and may ensnare him in a murder mystery - after his wife's (Kidman) admission of sexual longings. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. His graceful tracking shots rich colours and startling images are some of the bravura traits that show Kubrick as a filmmaker for the ages.

  • You Were Never Lovelier [1942]You Were Never Lovelier | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £3.00   |  Saving you £9.99 (333.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In this lavish Hollywood musical the headstrong daughter (Hayworth) of a powerful Argentine hotelier has to contend with her father's attempts to get her to marry...

  • Paths Of Glory [1957]Paths Of Glory | DVD | (15/07/2002) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (128.76%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The pity of war has been a much-favoured film topic; the treachery of war much less so, though never more persuasively than in Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick's breakthrough feature from 1957. Kirk Douglas gives one of his finest screen performances as Colonel Dax, the idealistic First World War soldier appalled by the arbitrary court-marshal meted out to three of his men after an impossible attempt to storm German lines goes disastrously wrong. George Macready is an utterly believable Gerneral Mireau, obsessed with his own honour and standing, whom Adolphe Majou complements tellingly as the urbane and cynical General Bruler. Those who know Kubrick from his later sprawling epics will be surprised at the tautness and concision shown here, even though the screenplay--which he co-wrote--has a certain theatrical stiffness. On the DVD: Paths of Glory on disc reproduces well in full-screen format, and Gerald Fried's bitingly ironic score comes through powerfully. There are five dubbed and six subtitled languages. The original trailer is a masterpiece of gritty reportage, well worth reviving. Along with Dr Strangelove and 2001, this is Kubrick's most focussed and durable film. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Fred Astaire - Screen LegendsFred Astaire - Screen Legends | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £35.99   |  Saving you £-11.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    One of the greatest music and dance stars in the history of motion pictures Fred rose from a fairly inauspicious start where a studio exec remarked: ""Can't sing. Can't act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little."" Well his career and achievements speak for themselves. A remarkable talent this box set features 4 of his most-loved films. You'll Never Get Rich (Dir. Sidney Lanfield 1941): After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet impresario Martin Cortland tries to

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (31/12/2008) from £12.98   |  Saving you £9.01 (41.00%)   |  RRP £21.99

    Based on Ernest Hemingway's tragic wartime romance

  • One Hundred Men And A Girl [1937]One Hundred Men And A Girl | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £6.98   |  Saving you £6.01 (46.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and leads them to a radio contract.

  • Katharine HepburnKatharine Hepburn | DVD | (13/03/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A bumper box set of classic films featuring 'The First Lady of Cinema' Katharine Hepburn! State Of The Union (Dir. Frank Capra 1948): The Flamboyant businessman Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) is persuaded by his mistress the powerful publishing heiress Kay Thorndyke (Angela Lansbury) to seek the Republican nomination in the forthcoming elections. Mary Matthews (Katharine Hepburn) joins her estranged husband to present a public portrait of a happy family for the voters

  • Morocco [1930]Morocco | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Marlene Dietrich portrays Mademoiselle Amy Jolly an alluring singer with a troubled past who plays in a smoky cabaret in Morocco. On meeting Legionnaire Tom Brown she initially toys with him but ends up falling hopelessly in love with him and even pursues him across the desert.

  • Deanna Durbin Collection [DVD]Deanna Durbin Collection | DVD | (29/10/2011) from £35.08   |  Saving you £0.91 (2.59%)   |  RRP £35.99

    From the late 1930s to the mid 1940s,Deanna Durbin was one of the most popular singing stars in the world. Her Hollywood musicals were a hit with the critics and the public alike and she was adored by countless millions of fans.The world reeled when, in 1948, Deanna suddenly announced that she was to retire from film-making at the age of just 27 and her name has since passed into Hollywood legend.Blessed with the voice of an angel, Deanna Durbin is now best remembered for her superb performances as a singer, but she was also an exceptionally gifted actress and comedienne.The five films included in this collection capture Deanna at the height of her career, singing many of her best-loved songs and leaving us with performances to cherish.Titles comprise:I'll Be YoursLady On A TrainSomething In The WindThat Certain Age

  • Syncopation (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) editionSyncopation (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition | Blu Ray | (16/03/2020) from £12.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American syncopated¬Ě music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and boogie woogie), Syncopation features music from the turn of the 20th century through prohibition, the Great Depression, and the outbreak of WWII. Featuring jazz greats Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Gene Krupa, Harry James, and more. Presented from a stunning 2K restoration and available for the first time in the UK on home video, Eureka Classics presents William Dieterle's Syncopation in a special Dual-Format edition. Special Features Presented in 1080p on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration completed by the Cohen Film Collection Progressive encode on the DVD LPCM 2.0 audio (Uncompressed on Blu-ray) PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring a new essay by Pasquale Iannone

  • Stanley Kubrick Collection - The Killing/Paths Of Glory/Killer's KissStanley Kubrick Collection - The Killing/Paths Of Glory/Killer's Kiss | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £33.73   |  Saving you £-8.74 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The Killing: When ex-con Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) says he has a plan to make a killing everybody want to be in on the action. Especially when the plan is to steal $2 million in a racetrack robbery scheme in which ""no one will get hurt."" But despite all their careful plotting Clay and his men have overlooked on thing: Sherry Peatty (Marie Windsor) a money-hungry double-crossing dame who's planning to make a financial killing of her own...even if she has to wipe out Clay's entire gang to do it! Paths Of Glory: Safe in their picturesque chateau behind the front lines the French General Staff passes down a direct order to Colonel Dax: take the Ant Hill at any cost. A blatant suicide mission the attack is doomed to failure. Covering up their fatal blunder the Generals order the arrest of three innocent soldiers charging them with cowardice and mutiny. Dax a lawyer in civilian life rises to the men's defense but soon realizes that unless he can prove that the Generals were to blame nothing less than a miracle will save his clients from the firing squad. The Killer's Kiss: Stanley Kubrick's second film Killer's Kiss made the world take notice. The young moviemaker won acclaim for this dazzling film noir about a struggling New York boxer (Jamie Smith) whose life is imperiled when he protects a nightclub dancer (Irene Kane) from her gangster boss (Frank Silvera). ""Using his camera as a sandpaper block Kubrick has stripped away the veneer from the prizefight and dancehall worlds "" the New York Mirror proclaimed. Killer's Kiss not only lends considerable insight into future Kubrick classics - such as The Killing and Full Metal Jacket - but is also a remarkable film in its own right: the boxing match may be the most vicious this side of Raging Bull and the famed final battle remains an action tour-de-force.

  • A Star is Born [DVD]A Star is Born | DVD | (01/01/2020) from £9.43   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Step Lively/Higher And HigherStep Lively/Higher And Higher | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £12.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (6.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Higher And Higher (Dir. Tim Whelan 1943): Formerly rich Mr. Drake is broke...with his household staff's wages seven months in arrears. Conniving valet Mike O'Brien hatches a scheme to pass off scullery maid Millie as Drake's debutante daughter and net a rich husband for the benefit of all. But all kinds of complications romantic and otherwise intervene... Step Lively (Dir. Tim Whelan 1944): Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen Russell whose dramatic play he thinks Miller is producing arrives. But it turns out Russell can sing like Sinatra and Miller has leading lady Christine turn on the charm. Can Miller's crazed machinations save the show?

  • Man On A Tightrope [DVD] (1953)Man On A Tightrope | DVD | (12/05/2014) from £7.34   |  Saving you £5.65 (43.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Man On A Tightrope

  • Barbara StanwyckBarbara Stanwyck | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £14.49   |  Saving you £35.50 (71.00%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A bumper box set of classic films featuring 'The Queen' Barbara Stanwyck! Double Indemnity (Dir. Billy Wilder 1944): Director Billy Wilder and writer Raymond Chandler ('The Big Sleep') adapted James M. Cain's hard-boiled novel into this wildly thrilling story of insurance man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) who schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful dame Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck): kill Dietrichson's husband and make off with the insurance money. But of cou

  • I'll Be YoursI'll Be Yours | DVD | (02/05/2011) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-0.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A beautiful but naive young woman invents a fictitious fiance to escape the attentions of a businessman. Includes the songs: 'Cobbleskill High Scholl Love Song' Love's Old Sweet Song' 'Grandpa Brahms's Lullaby' and 'It's Dreamtime'.

  • Katharine HepburnKatharine Hepburn | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A bumper box set of classic films featuring 'The First Lady of Cinema' Katharine Hepburn! State Of The Union (Dir. Frank Capra 1948): The Flamboyant businessman Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) is persuaded by his mistress the powerful publishing heiress Kay Thorndyke (Angela Lansbury) to seek the Republican nomination in the forthcoming elections. Mary Matthews (Katharine Hepburn) joins her estranged husband to present a public portrait of a happy family for the voters.

  • Stage Door [DVD]Stage Door | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £21.02   |  Saving you £-8.03 (-61.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The old adage - that there is a broken heart for every light on Broadway - is brought to life in thi four-times Oscar nominated blockbuster adapted from the long running Broadway stage play. Ginger Rogers Katherine Hepburn Lucille Ball Gail Patrick and Andrea Leeds star as a bevy of highly-strung showgirls and nightclub dancers hoping to make it big on Broadway. As they compete for auditions and try to avoid the casting couch of Anthony Powell (Adolphe Menjou) this group of tough-talking actresses develops a female camaraderie based on intense rivalry snappy dialogue and one-liners that would put down even the most hardened Broadway producer. As both romantic and artistic entanglements ensue the girls soon learn that in the world of the theatre the real drama takes place backstage...

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