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  • The Awful Truth [1937]The Awful Truth | DVD | (24/03/2003) from £3.00   |  Saving you £9.99 (333.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    One of the top five screwball comedies of the 1930s, this helped to cement a genre that waxed golden until the end of the Second World War. Director Leo McCarey won an Oscar for Best Director for this 1937 romantic comedy--one of the most successful films of his career. Irene Dunne and Cary Grant are a squabbling couple who separates because of supposed infidelities on both sides. They part, but cannot really keep away from each other. Grant finds himself hooked up with a socialite, Dunne becomes engaged to a millionaire hick played by the hapless Ralph Bellamy (as if he ever stood a chance as the "other" man!). When not dating others or baiting one another in a verbal war, Grant and Dunne wage a custody battle over their pathetic pooch. Gags, double entendre, witty remarks, snide comments, and fast-paced dialogue helped this to garner six Academy Award nominations. The Awful Truth was awfully good to Dunne and Grant, as both were breaking out of much more serious moulds and this secured their positions. --Rochelle O'Gorman

  • Cary Grant - Screen LegendsCary Grant - Screen Legends | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The Awful Truth (Dir. Leo McCarey 1937): Love is a comic battlefield especially when presided over by two superbly-matched sparring partners Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. A classic screwball Hollywood romp! Bringing Up Baby (Dir. Howard Hawks 1938): A dog belonging to an eccentric heiress (Hepburn) steals a dinosaur bone from David (Grant) an absent-minded Zoology professor. David follows the heiress to her home and all hell breaks loose when he loses his pet leopard

  • The Awful Truth [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [2017]The Awful Truth | Blu Ray | (23/04/2018) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Cary Grant and Irene Dunne charm in Leo McCarey's Oscarwinning screwball comedy In this Oscar®winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne (Love Affair) exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other's infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can't help but meddle in Lucy's ill matched engagement to a cornfed Oklahoma businessman (His Girl Friday's Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow), a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible. Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant's performance Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert and Grant PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell

  • Anna And The King Of Siam [1946]Anna And The King Of Siam | DVD | (20/03/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This charming drama about a most unconventional Asian king and the British woman he hires to run a school for his wives and many children is based on the real-life memoirs of Anna Leonowens and her experiences in Siam. Novelized by Margaret Landon this is the story of the ""exasperating"" Anna (Irene Dunne) caught in the excesses of the royal court of King Mongkut of Siam (Rex Harrison). His heart is torn between tradition and the wish to be scientifically modern. Her heart is deeply a

  • Honda The Technology - The Development Of The V4Honda The Technology - The Development Of The V4 | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £10.55   |  Saving you £-0.56 (-5.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Legendary producer Pandro S. Berman acquired this sell out Broadway success and turned it into a hit motion picture starring Fred Astaire and not one but two of the greatest stage and screen dancers Irene Dunne and Ginger Rogers. The magic of 1920''s Paris is the backdrop as the City of Lights illuminates this film and also brings us the first great rendition of Smoke Get''s In Your Eyes. A template for future great Hollywood musicals. This is the third screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

  • The Cary Grant Collection [1938]The Cary Grant Collection | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £10.99   |  Saving you £24.00 (68.60%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Contains the titles: Indiscreet: Wealthy American Philip and famous actress Anne meet just as Anne insists that all the best men have already been taken. Though Philip is taken Anne can't resist their instant attraction and electricity. But the rather big and unexpected secret Philip hides from his new love threatens to spoil everything. Operation Petticoat: When Adm. Matt Sherman's (Grant) submarine the Sea Tiger is damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor he nee

  • My Favourite Wife [1940]My Favourite Wife | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The funniest fastest honeymoon ever screened! Ellen Arden (Irene Dunne) has been shipwrecked for seven years but returns to discover her husband Nick (Cary Grant) has had her declared dead and remarried. She wants her man back and makes him jealous over Stephen (Randolph Scott) a man with whom she was shipwrecked. After all these years can true love still find its way? Leo McCarey's My Favourite Wife puts the wide-ranging comedic talents of Grant and Dunne to hilarious use.

  • Penny Serenade [1941]Penny Serenade | DVD | (23/02/2004) from £11.46   |  Saving you £-7.47 (-187.20%)   |  RRP £3.99

    A tearjerker! A newly married couple face their future together with optimism only for things to go badly wrong. The story of adoption death and disappointment. This film made even the urbane Cary Grant tearful!

  • Life With Father [1947]Life With Father | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £3.99   |  Saving you £-2.00 (-100.50%)   |  RRP £1.99

    New York broker Clarence Day is the headstrong leader of a family of four children and used to running the house his own way. It turns out that as much as he likes to think he's in charge all the major decisions are made by his wife Vinnie.

  • Penny Serenade [1941]Penny Serenade | DVD | (08/09/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £-3.39 (-170.40%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Newspaperman Roger Adams (Cary Grant) falls for record store worker Julie Gardiner Adams (Irene Dunne) and the pair marry on New Year's Eve shortly before Roger leaves for a new job in Tokyo. His new wife joins him three months later and announces she is pregnant but a major earthquake in Tokyo leads to her losing the baby and unable to bear anymore. The pair eventually return to America where Roger buys a small country newspaper and Roger and Julie begin the process of adopting a

  • The Mudlark [DVD]The Mudlark | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A little orphan boy (Andrew Ray) who survives by scavenging on the River Thames, decides to walk to Windsor Castle to see Queen Victoria (Irene Dunne). For many years, Queen Victoria has shut herself away in the castle, in mourning for her beloved husband Albert - and England is suffering. Despite the best advice of Prime Minister Disraeli (Alec Guinness) and her close friend John Brown (Finlay Currie), the queen refuses to return to her people. Can one small and desperately lonely child change her heart when the highest in the land have failed?

  • Penny SerenadePenny Serenade | DVD | (12/02/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

  • Penny Serenade [1941]Penny Serenade | DVD | (01/11/2000) from £8.32   |  Saving you £-4.33 (-108.50%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Penny Serenade is the story of Julie and Roger Adams. It is an honest look at a happy if not exactly peaceful period in the domestic life of a newspaperman and a former salesgirl in a music shop. Irene Dunne and Cary Grant one of Hollywood's best comedy teams are perfectly cast. Neither has any difficulty in sliding from fast comedy to a heartbreaking scene or ending a poignant moment with a laugh.

  • Cary Grant CollectionCary Grant Collection | DVD | (12/02/2008) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-3.84 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £10.99

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  • Life With Father [1947]Life With Father | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £6.46   |  Saving you £-2.47 (-61.90%)   |  RRP £3.99

    This delightful comedy based on Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse's Broadway play provides a look at family life in New York City during the 1880's. It earned four Academy Award Nominations including Best Actor for Powell.

  • Penny Serenade [1941]Penny Serenade | DVD | (07/08/2000) from £16.16   |  Saving you £-6.17 (-61.80%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Penny Serenade is the story of Julie and Roger Adams. It is an honest look at a happy if not exactly peaceful period in the domestic life of a newspaperman and a former salesgirl in a music shop.

  • Penny Serenade [1941]Penny Serenade | DVD | (01/12/2003) from £21.02   |  Saving you £-4.03 (-23.70%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Penny Serenade is the story of Julie and Roger Adams. It is an honest look at a happy if not exactly peaceful period in the domestic life of a newspaperman and a former salesgirl in a music shop.

  • Penny Serenade [1941]Penny Serenade | DVD | (31/12/2007) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-0.49 (-3.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Penny Serenade is sentimental and heartwrenching yet Cary Grant and Irene Dunne make it all seem real and director Stevens gives the film a romantic glow which makes this one of the most fondly remembered films of the 1940's. George Stevens framed this entire film using flashbacks an old phonograph playing the songs from various stages in the lives of two people who fall in love and are nearly torn apart by tragedy. The screenplay is sentimental and heartwrenching yet Cary Grant and Irene Dunne make it all seem real and director Stevens gives the film a romantic glow which makes this one of the most fondly remembered films of the 1940's. The story opens as Julie (Dunne) is getting ready to leave Roger (Grant) because of the pain caused by a tragedy in their lives he cannot talk about so that they can begin to heal. She laments that they simply don't need each other anymore. When she finds an old stack of records she begins to trace the various stages of their love through the memories recalled by each song. Whether their love and marriage can be saved is only resolved in the last few moments of this beautiful film.

  • RomanceRomance | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Made For Each Other:This highly appealing comedy drama stars James Stewart and Carole Lombard as a young couple battling illness lack of money inept servants and interfering in-laws... Penny Serenade:A tearjerker! A newly married couple face their future together with optimism only for things to go badly wrong. The story of adoption death and disappointment. This film made even the urbane Cary Grant tearful! The Amazing Adventure:In an effort to subdue a bout of depression a millionaire playboy (Cary Grant) makes a 50 000 British pound bet with a psychiatrist that he could become a famous business tycoon without using his family's inheritance. Based on the novel The Amazing Quest by Ernest Bliss. Meet John Doe:In protest at the corruption and hypocrisy he sees all around him an unemployed man calling himself John Doe has written to the New Bulletin newspaper pledging to throw himself from the top of City Hall on Christmas Eve. Written by a discharged journalist as a publicity stunt and as a parting shot at the paper's new editor the premise of the letter unexpectedly fires the imagination of the bulletin's readers and the wider American public. Its real author Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) is rehired and now needs to find someone to play the part of the fictional John Doe... Meet John Doe is often held to be part of a thematic trilogy that includes Mister Deeds Goes To Town and Mister Smith Goes To Washington. It explores a recurring notion in Capra's work that of the universal everyman exploited by a corrupt and powerful establishment. The film's reflections on corporate control of both the media and of ordinary people's lives is still as resonant as ever. The Last Time I Saw Paris:This tragic love story is brought to life with vitality and verve in this no expense spared lavish production. Van Johnson stars as a G.I. with literary ambitions who relocates to Paris after World War 2 and meets a wealthy American girl. They fall in love and settle down as he attempts to write his first novel. His work is not well received and he hits the bottle. The story follows Johnson to America and then back to Paris as the tragic tale of these two star-crossed lovers unfolds. Elizabeth Taylor was never more beautiful and both she and Van Johnson turn in superb performances.

  • Penny Serenade [Special Edition]Penny Serenade | DVD | (26/06/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

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