The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.
The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.
This box set includes That's Entertainment That's Entertainment Part II That's Entertainment Part III.
The Triffids are coming in this barnstorming British Sci-Fi classic from the 1960s! A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. Chaos results when experimental plants escape and start attacking people! The Triffids are killing!
James Donald and Valerie Hobson star as a couple whose act of kindness has devastating consequences while a young Howard Keel (billed as "Harold Keel") makes his film debut as the desperate fugitive who terrorises them in this brilliantly claustrophobic post-war thriller. Keel's astonishing performance brought him to the attention of MGM and paved the way to Hollywood success and the film earned a BAFTA nomination for Best British Film. Released in the U.S. as The Hideout The Small Voice is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Whilst driving to their house in the Welsh hills Murray Byrne and his wife Eleanor come across a crashed car and take the occupants home with them for medical care. Then they discover that the men are armed. No one is allowed to leave the house and the Byrnes' movements are now closely watched by their captors... Features: Image Gallery Press Material PDF
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, starring MGM soprano Jane Powell and handsome baritone Howard Keel, has retained a remarkably loyal following among fans of the musical film ever since its release in 1954. Although it was filmed in state-of-the-art CinemaScope, Stanley Donen was obliged to direct much of the film on Metro's sound stages, where the artificial sets and painted backdrops don't inevitably live up to the scenes shot on location in Oregon. Viewers coming fresh to the picture may find this visual discrepancy jarring and some too may find Miss Powell's singing a shade plummy. The screenplay, by husband and wife team Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich with Dorothy Kingsley, tells the story of seven brothers living in the Oregon hills and their adventures to find themselves wives. The casting of each brother with his rugged, masculine looks and ability to dance with grace and athleticism, presided over by an authoritative Howard Keel, gives the film a dynamic impetus second to none in an MGM musical. The lengthy barn-raising episode under choreographer Michael Kidd's intrepid direction, where the music and the incredibly agile and energetic male and female dance ensemble unite as one, produces a square dance without parallel. The music and lyrics by Gene De Paul and Johnny Mercer--including the mating chorus, "Spring, Spring, Spring", the rollicking "Bless You're Beautiful Hide", the rousing "Sobbin' Women" and the visually enchanting "June Bride"--are both tuneful and mindful of the plot's exposition. Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin won the Academy Award in 1954 for their arrangements and conducting. On the DVD: The digital remastering has created a clearer picture of what had been a faintly muddy Ansco colour system on the original print while the polish and attack with which the MGM Studio Orchestra play the music on this full-bodied stereophonic soundtrack remains a thing of wonder. Howard Keel, standing tall and erect in his 80s, hosts the "making of" documentary. Director Donen, choreographer Kidd, Jane Powell and several of the dancers recall how the film was considered a "sleeper" during production and wasn't expected to do as well as Brigadoon, in production at the same time. The documentary also highlights the care taken over the casting of the brothers, two of whom including Keel were not dancers and their often brave and brilliant feats of acrobatic dancing executed on precarious planks and other props. When Howard Keel takes his farewell walk down the main street lot at MGM, breaking into a few brief dance steps, it's impossible not to feel a moment of regret that the curtain had to come down on MGM's most treasured possession. --Adrian Edwards
The 14th and final season of Dallas finds ruthless oil executive J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) escaping from a mental institution then resuming his Herculean efforts to wrest control of Ewing Oil from his brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy). Episodes Comprise: 1. April in Paris 2. Charade 3. One Last Kiss 4. Terminus 5. Tunnel of Love 6. Heart and Soul 7. The Fabulous Ewing Boys 8. The Odessa File 9. Sail On 10. Lock Stock and Jock 11. 'S' Is for Seduction 12. Designing Women 13. 90265 14. Smooth Operator 15. Win Some Lose Some 16. Fathers and Sons and Fathers and Sons 17. When the Wind Blows 18. Those Darned Ewings 19. Farewell My Lovely 20. Some Leave Some Get Carried Out 21. The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire 22. Conundrum
Dallas: The Complete First and Second Seasons is an American equivalent to those British mini-series about historical chapters in that country's royal monarchy. Full of family in-fighting, political intrigue crossed with personal triumph or disappointment, and plenty of sensational infidelities and betrayals, Dallas is a captivating story of a wealthy oil family's power and travails. It is also uniquely fun and daringly absurd, albeit with a straight face; this hugely successful, primetime soap opera began in the late 1970s and ran 14 seasons in all, built on a handful of primary relationships that stretch credulity but never descend into self-parody. Not unexpectedly, Dallas begins with a Romeo and Juliet tale that instantly exposes an old feud between two families and strips the civilized veneer from several major characters. Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy), youngest of three sons of independent oilman Jock Ewing (Jim Davis), arrives at the Ewing clan's Southfork ranch just outside Dallas, Texas, with a new wife, Pam Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal). Pam is the daughter of Digger Barnes (David Wayne), an old business rival of Jock's and one-time suitor of the Ewing matriarch, Eleanor (or "Miss Ellie", played by Barbara Bel Geddes). Pam's also the sister of a state senator, Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), whose vendetta against the Ewings is played out in the legislature, imposing costly regulations on their business and holding committee investigations into questionable practices of company president J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman). Pam's status as the newest Ewing causes an uproar in the family (besides being a Barnes, she also dated the Ewings' genial but lonely foreman, Ray Krebbs, played by Steve Kanaly) and prompts Dallas' charming villain, J.R., to make many Iago-like attempts, over the first two seasons, to drive her from Bobby's arms. Pam has a different set of problems with the other, jealous Ewing women, including J.R.'s possibly barren and alcoholic wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), and teenage Lucy (Charlene Tilton), daughter of exiled Ewing son Gary (Ted Shackleford). With new and old resentments flying and everyone deeply suspicious of everyone else's motives (even the ailing Jock doesn't trust J.R.), there's plenty of drama to chew on. Still, storylines are often larger than the sum of these parts, with lots of kidnappings, marital affairs, plane crashes, and shootings ratcheting up suspense. Dallas is pure pleasure, a little guilty, perhaps, but not a sin. --Tom Keogh
Relive the excitement of Opening Night as the curtain is raised on the Hollywood Musicals of the 1950s. All the music dancing the exotic locales the comedy and the drama are included in a salute to the greatest musicals ever to grace the motion picture screen. From the artistry of the ballet in An American In Paris to the Arabian Nights fantasy of Kismet there are stars shining in all their glory. Gene Kelly Howard Keel Fred Astaire Donald O'Connor and Cyd Charisse are but
Sucking in viewers with the dramas scandals and intrigues of the Texan elite Dallas quickly became a national sensation after debuting in 1978. The most popular nighttime soap the series would run for a total of 13 seasons and become one of the biggest hits of the 1980s. Principally driven by the dramatic affairs of the rich Ewing family Dallas derived much of its drama from its character's pursuit of money sex and power. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Family Ewing 2. Rock Bottom 3. Those Eyes 4. Resurrection 5.Saving Grace 6. Mothers 7. The Wind Of Change 8. Quandary 9. Close Encounters 10. Suffer The Little Children 11. The Prize 12. En Passant 13. Goodbye Farewell And Amen 14. Curiosity Killed The Cat 15. The Missing Link 16. Twenty-Four Hours 17. The Deadly Game 18. Blame It On Bogota 19. Shadow Games 20. Missing 21. Dire Straits 22. Overture 23. Sitting Ducks 24. Masquerade 25. Just Desserts 26. Nothing's Ever Perfect 27. J.R Rising 28. Serendipity 29. Thrice In A Lifetime 30. Hello Goodbye Hello 31. Blast From The Past
Sucking in viewers with the dramas, scandals, and intrigues of the Texas elite, 'Dallas' quickly became a national sensation after debuting in 1978.
High Society: Beautiful aloof Newport heiress Tracy Lord (Kelly) is about to marry bland businessman George Kittredge (John Lund) but matters become complicated when her ex-husband C K Dexter-Haven (Crosby) moves to her neighbourhood determined to win back her hand. Things go from bad to worse for Tracy when journalist Mike Connor (Sinatra) arrives to cover the wedding for Spy Magazine. When Tracy is forced to choose between her suitors will she realise that ""safe"" doesn't a
Power wealth sex glorious extravagance. One place has them all: Dallas! The complete eighth season of the perenially popular soap drama serial re-live the drama intrigue and deception of television's best known soap!
Episode Comprise: 1. The Road Back 2. The Long Goodbye 3. The Letter 4. My Brother's Keeper 5. The Quality of Mercy 6. Check and Mate 7. Ray's Trial 8. The Oil Baron's Ball 9. Morning After 10. The Buck Stops Here 11. To Catch a Sly 12. Barbecue Four 13. Past Imperfect 14. Peter's Principle 15. Offshore Crude 16. Some Do... Some Don't 17. Eye of the Beholder 18. Twelve Mile Limit 19. Where Is Poppa? 20. When the Bough Breaks 21. True Confessions 22. And the Winner Is... 23. Fools Rush In 24. The Unexpected 25. Strange Alliance 26. Blow Up 27. Turning Point 28. Love Stories 29. Hush Hush Sweet Jessie 30. End Game
The complete fifth season of familial and political wranglings in the Ewing oil empire... the Ewing Family is struck by tragedy when Jock is presumed dead in a plane crash and J.R. schemes to gain ultimate power over the Ewing business while he battles for custody of his son and ultimately tries to win Sue Ellen's love back. The drama continues as Cliff is devastated over Sue Ellen and attempts suicide; Bobby adopts Kristin's baby and gets caught up in a murder charge; and Donna catc
This 1953 musical is very much a vehicle for Doris Day, in the title role, as a wild cowgal who can out-shoot and out-sing any boy on the range. When an actress arrives in Deadwood and uses her feminine charms on Jane's secret love, Wild Bill Hickock (Howard Keel), Jane tries to mend her tomboy ways. Not exactly up to the feminist code of honour, this is still energetic and Day is very perky. Of course, one could almost detect a homosexual undercurrent with the cross-dressing Jane, but this was Hollywood in the 1950s, so we best not. Calamity Jane won an Oscar for Best Song--"Secret Love", by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster. --Rochelle O'Gorman
For J.R. Ewing Season 13 is as unlucky as a steer at a Texas barbecue. He starts by lying and cheating Ewing Oil to the brink of destruction and ends by kicking and screaming in a psychiatric hospital. In between he tires of his pretty young wife seethes while Cliff Barnes's political star rises and bumps into a past he didn't know he had. Meanwhile Clayton and Miss Ellie investigate a multiple-murder mystery folks from seasons past unexpectedly return to stir up trouble and Bobby stays busy removing J.R.'s knives from his back chasing after a Pam look-alike and bringing a new Mrs. Ewing to Southfork. Y'all come 'round and meet the happy couple!
All reports confirm that the world is witnessing an unprecedented shower of meteorites - a once in a lifetime spectacle that must be seen. And seen it is by most of the world's population. Bill Masen lies in his hospital bed in frustration with his eyes bandaged. When he finally gets to remove them the following morning he discovers the previous nights' light show has blinded all those who saw it. He is one of the few people to still have their sight. But worse is to come. With the meteorite shower has come the spores of a man-eating alien plant form Triffidus Celestus. The fate of mankind is in the hands of a few in this classic 1962 adaptation of the John Wyndham novel.
Rancher Taw Jackson (Wayne) is dead-set on capturing an ironclad stagecoach belonging to the cattle baron who stole his fortune and tarnished his good name years before. To pull off the heist Jackson puts together a crew that includes an old character a half-civilized Indian a young drunk and a cocky gunfighter...
Starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel this musical showcase of spectacular love songs and dazzling dance numbers garnered a 1954 Academy Award for Best Score (Musical) and received four additional nominations including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Featuring such memorable tunes as ""Bless Yore Beautiful Hide"" and ""Goin' Co'tin "" When rugged frontiersman Adam (Keel) sweeps local beauty Milly (Powell) off her feet the whole town is turned upside-down. But no one's more shocked than Milly who discovers that she's now expected to cook and clean not only for Adam but for his six rowdy brothers too! Well Milly's no pushover and soon she has those boisterous boys whipped into ""groomhood"" and dancing for joy over six brides of their own!
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