"Actor: Jeanne Crain"

  • A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray)A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (29/06/2015) from £8.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (100.11%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A stunning romantic drama from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve The Barefoot Contessa) A Letter to Three Wives explores the domestic travails of three couples and the woman that brings them to the brink of crisis. The letter of the title is written with a poisonous pen: the three women (portrayed by Jeanne Crain Linda Darnell and Ann Sothern) receive a note stating that one of their husbands has run off with a woman named Addie Ross – which husband in particular however remains unmentioned though each husband had their own affinity for Ross. And so amid the women’s mounting anxiety commences a series of flashbacks each telling the story of how the three individual marriages had come in their own way to be so strained at the present... A spectacular success at the time of its release A Letter to Three Wives was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and earned Mankiewicz the Academy Awards for both Best Director and Best Screenplay. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present A Letter to Three Wives in a special Dual Format edition that includes the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. “Despite its emotional intensity the film is comic effervescently so and its magical ending lends wit a metaphysical dimension” – New Yorker Special Duel Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Edition Features: Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Feature-length audio commentary with Mankiewicz biographer Kenneth Geist film historian Cheryl Lower and actor Christopher Mankiewicz the director’s son Fox Movietone newsreel covering the Academy Awards ceremony 36-page booklet containing essays interview material and rare archival imagery • Trailer

  • Cheaper by the Dozen [DVD] [1950]Cheaper by the Dozen | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In this touching yet hilarious comedy, Clifton Webb stars as Frank Bunker Gilbreth, a turn-of-the-century efficiency expert who tries to apply his exacting work standards to raising his children - all 12 of them!Based on the bestseller by children of the real Mr. Gilbreth and narrated by the Gilbreth's oldest daughter Ann (Jeanne Crain), Cheaper by the Dozen is an entertaining, charming film that follows this unique family throughout their life together.

  • The Rodgers and Hammerstein CollectionThe Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A collection of classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Carousel (1956) Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones experience the miraculous powers of love in this inspiring Rodgers and Hammersmith masterpiece. Gordon MacRae is Billy Bigelow a smooth-talking carny baker who falls in love with a mill-worker on the colourful coast of Maine. Filmed on location with a beautiful seaside setting as a backdrop and a thrilling score for accompaniment their romance unfolds. But right before the birth of his daughter Billy is killed while committing a robbery. Now in heaven years later he returns to earth for one day to attend his daughter's high school graduation and teach her one very important lesson. State Fair (1945) The Frake family go on an outing to the State Fair where each expects to win a prize. Features the song 'It Might As Well Be Spring.' Oklahoma! (1955) A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic a charming and vigorous tale of romance and adventure set in the Wild West. Songs include 'People Will Say We're In Love' 'Oh What A Beautiful Morning' and the title song 'Oklahoma'. South Pacific (1958) Blessed with a treasure of timeless songs South Pacific combines a passionate heartwarming romance with South Seas splendour and a world at war. Mitzi Gaynor Rossano Brazzi John Kerr and France Nuyen share the bill with immortal songs such as 'Some Enchanted Evening' 'Younger Than Springtime' 'There Is Nothin' Like A Dame' and 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Outta My Hair'. The King And I (1956) This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award winning performance an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an English woman Anna Leonowens (Kerr) who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner) over time Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another. Winner of six Academy Awards 'The King And I' contains some of the most lavish sets in Hollywood and some of the world's best-loved songs including 'Getting To Know You' 'I Whistle A Happy Tune' 'Hello Young Lovers' and 'Shall We Dance?' The Sound Of Music (1965) Share the magical heartwarming true-life story that has become the most popular family film of all time - Rodgers and Hammerstein''s ''The Sound Of Music''. Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment. Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture this timeless classic features some of the world''s best-loved songs!

  • Leave Her to Heaven [DVD] [1945]Leave Her to Heaven | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (234.11%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Leave Her to Heaven is one of the most unblinkingly perverse movies ever offered up as a prestige picture by a major studio in the golden age of Hollywood. Gene Tierney, whose lambent eyes, porcelain features, and sweep of healthy-American-girl hair customarily made her a 20th Century Fox icon of purity, scored an Oscar nomination playing a demonically obsessive daughter of privilege with her own monstrous notion of love. By the time she crosses eyebeams with popular novelist Cornel Wilde on a New Mexico-bound train, her jealous manipulations have driven her parents apart and her father to his grave. Well, no, not grave: Wilde soon gets to watch her gallop a glorious palomino across a red-rock horizon as she metronomically sows Dad's ashes to the winds. Mere screen moments later, she's jettisoned rising-politico fiancé Vincent Price and accepted a marriage proposal the besotted/bewildered Wilde hasn't quite made. Can the wrecking of his and several other lives be far behind? Not to mention a murder or two. Fox gave Ben Ames Williams's bestselling novel (probably just the sort of book Wilde's character writes) the Class-A treatment. Alfred Newman's tympani-heavy music score signals both grandeur and pervasive psychosis, while spectacular, dust-jacket-worthy locations and Oscar-destined Technicolor cinematography by Leon Shamroy ensure our fixed gaze. Impeccably directed by the veteran John M. Stahl (who'd made the original Back Street, Imitation of Life, and Magnificent Obsession a decade earlier), the result is at once cuckoo and hieratic, and weirdly mesmerizing. Bet Luis Buñuel loved it. --Richard T. Jameson

  • Leave Her To Heaven [1946]Leave Her To Heaven | DVD | (18/04/2005) from £11.30   |  Saving you £1.69 (13.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Leave Her to Heaven is one of the most unblinkingly perverse movies ever offered up as a prestige picture by a major studio in the golden age of Hollywood. Gene Tierney, whose lambent eyes, porcelain features, and sweep of healthy-American-girl hair customarily made her a 20th Century Fox icon of purity, scored an Oscar nomination playing a demonically obsessive daughter of privilege with her own monstrous notion of love. By the time she crosses eyebeams with popular novelist Cornel Wilde on a New Mexico-bound train, her jealous manipulations have driven her parents apart and her father to his grave. Well, no, not grave: Wilde soon gets to watch her gallop a glorious palomino across a red-rock horizon as she metronomically sows Dad's ashes to the winds. Mere screen moments later, she's jettisoned rising-politico fiancé Vincent Price and accepted a marriage proposal the besotted/bewildered Wilde hasn't quite made. Can the wrecking of his and several other lives be far behind? Not to mention a murder or two. Fox gave Ben Ames Williams's bestselling novel (probably just the sort of book Wilde's character writes) the Class-A treatment. Alfred Newman's tympani-heavy music score signals both grandeur and pervasive psychosis, while spectacular, dust-jacket-worthy locations and Oscar-destined Technicolor cinematography by Leon Shamroy ensure our fixed gaze. Impeccably directed by the veteran John M. Stahl (who'd made the original Back Street, Imitation of Life, and Magnificent Obsession a decade earlier), the result is at once cuckoo and hieratic, and weirdly mesmerizing. Bet Luis Buñuel loved it. --Richard T. Jameson

  • State Fair [1945]State Fair | DVD | (08/03/2004) from £7.95   |  Saving you £3.03 (61.09%)   |  RRP £7.99

    In this rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland each member of the Frake family is up for a different prize when they attend their state fair: Father wants a blue ribbon for his favorite pig first prize (and only first prize) will do for Mom's entry in the pie-baking contest and for their son and daughter the hunt is on for true love...

  • State Fair [1945]State Fair | DVD | (20/03/2006) from £7.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (53.20%)   |  RRP £15.99

    In this rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland each member of the Frake family is up for a different prize when they attend their state fair: Father wants a blue ribbon for his favourite pig first prize (and only first prize) will do for Mom's entry in the pie-baking contest and for their son and daughter the hunt is on for true love...

  • Man Without A Star [DVD]Man Without A Star | DVD | (19/05/2007) from £9.15   |  Saving you £0.84 (8.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas (The Last Sunset) stars as roving cowboy Dempsey Rae, who arrives at the extensive spread of hard-as-nails ranch owner Reed Bowman (Jeanne Crain), fresh from riding the rails. Along with greenhorn sidekick Jeff Jimson (William Campbell), he signs on at Bowman's, attracted as much by his tart-tongued boss as by the job. At her behest, the cowboys begin work on a fence, but the truth dawns on Rae that they've been hired to fence off land that smaller ranchers need to graze their herds. Rae decides to stop digging postholes and join the other side, but Bowman's new foreman - who enjoys wrapping defiant enemies in barbed wire - aims to give Douglas all the trouble he can handle!

  • Duel in the Jungle [DVD]Duel in the Jungle | DVD | (04/08/2014) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (56.34%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This exotic action-filled adventure boasts a truly outstanding transatlantic cast: Dana Andrews one of Hollywood's most sought-after stars is the intrepid insurance investigator on the trail of a high-profile diamond broker who has vanished in southern Africa; Oscar nominee Jeanne Crain Andrews' State Fair co-star is the woman who shares his heart-stopping quest and Black Narcissus star David Farrar his dangerously elusive quarry. Dynamic visually impressive and directed with characteristic flair by Hollywood veteran George Marshall Duel in the Jungle is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Filmed in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio Duel in the Jungle was framed for 1.66:1 for those few theatres that at the time could exhibit widescreen images. Both versions are included on this release. American insurance investigator Scott Walters is in London to check up on Perry Henderson head of a major diamond concern who is insured for a large sum of money... only to find that Perry is now in Africa diving for diamonds on the sea bed; some time later comes news that Perry has drowned. Scott hurries round to see Perry's fiancee but finds she has vanished. Playing a hunch he flies out to Africa and is shocked at what he finds! SPECIAL FEATURES [] Full-Frame version [] Original Theatrical Trailer [] Image Gallery [] Original Promotional PDF

  • O. Henry's Full House [Dual Format] [Blu-ray]O. Henry's Full House | Blu Ray | (09/11/2020) from £14.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Soapy (Charles Laughton) believes that getting arrested and thrown into a warm jail cell is the best solution to being homeless in cold weather. Fugitives Sam (Fred Allen) and Bill kidnap a child to raise $2,000 for a new scam, and Della and Jim seek to buy each other Christmas gifts on a tight budget. This anthology of five short stories by author O. Henry includes The Cop and the Anthem, The Clarion Call, The Last Leaf, The Ransom of Red Chief and The Gift of the Magi. Extras: Trailer Subtitles

  • Affair To Remember, An / Kiss Them For Me / People Will Talk / Born To Be BadAffair To Remember, An / Kiss Them For Me / People Will Talk / Born To Be Bad | DVD | (31/05/2005) from £10.99   |  Saving you £1.00 (9.10%)   |  RRP £11.99

    This box set features four classic Cary Grant films. An Affair To Remember: In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers' future takes an emotional and unce

  • Belles on Their Toes [DVD] [1952]Belles on Their Toes | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £4.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (234.11%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The endearing story of the Gilbreth family continues in this charming sequel to the family classic Cheaper by the Dozen. Screen legend Myrna Loy (The Thin Man) returns as Lillian Gilbreth, an industrial engineer and now widowed mother of twelve rambunctious children. It's a hilarious but sometimes heartbreaking adventure as Lillian struggles to keep the family together, even as she pursues a career against all odds in the early part of the century.

  • State Fair [1945]State Fair | DVD | (20/03/2006) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (61.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In this rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland each member of the Frake family is up for a different prize when they attend their state fair: Father wants a blue ribbon for his favorite pig first prize (and only first prize) will do for Mom's entry in the pie-baking contest and for their son and daughter the hunt is on for true love...

  • The Fan [1949]The Fan | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Otto Preminger directed 1949 adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde 4 act comedy 'Lady Windermere's Fan' starring Jeanne Craine Madeleine Carroll and George Sanders. The witty dialogue flows as misunderstanding follows misunderstanding in the tangled lives of an aristocratic couple leading finally to a selfless and unexpected act of self-sacrifice.

  • People Will Talk [DVD] [1951]People Will Talk | DVD | (02/07/2012) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

  • People Will Talk [1951]People Will Talk | DVD | (01/08/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    People Will Talk is a brilliant comedy that also possesses a rare and engaging poignancy. Screen legend Cary Grant stars as Dr Noah Praetorius a lovable professor and head of a medical clinic who becomes the subject of a McCarthy-style investigation initiated by a jealous colleague (Hume Cronyn). Along the way Praetorius befriends and ultimately marries a young woman who attempts suicide when she discovers she is pregnant. But as the witch-hunt into the good doctor's perso

  • Cheaper By The Dozen [1950]Cheaper By The Dozen | DVD | (28/02/2007) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In this touching yet hilarious comedy Clifton Webb stars as Frank Bunker Gilbreth a turn-of-the-century efficiency expert who tries to apply his exacting work standards to raising his children - all 12 of them! Based on the bestseller by children of the real Mr. Gilbreth and narrated by the Gilbreth's oldest daughter Ann (Jeanne Crain) Cheaper by the Dozen is an entertaining charming film that follows this unique family throughout their life together.

  • Rodgers And HammersteinRodgers And Hammerstein | DVD | (05/11/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Released as part of the celebrations marking composer Richard Rodgers' centenary in 2002, this Rodgers and Hammerstein collection contains the film versions of State Fair (1945), Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956), The King and I (1956), South Pacific (1958), and The Sound of Music (1965). By the time these pictures were made, the Broadway originals had become the standards by which all else was judged in a golden age of musical theatre. And while film versions tend to dilute the books, there are still threads of darkness for those who require a more varied texture. But it's the fabulous songs which really count. Rodgers' partnership with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein was cemented by their 1945 cinematic joint effort State Fair, rushed into production by 20th Century Fox in response to MGM's all-conquering Meet Me in St Louis and with a similarly folksy theme. Directed by Walter Lang, it's a charmingly flimsy affair with some delightful numbers. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, features Agnes de Mille's renowned choreography, irresistible songs and two outstanding performances from unlikely musical actors: film noir siren Gloria Grahame playing against type as Ado Annie, the girl who can't say "no", and Rod Steiger as the menacing but tragic Jud. Carousel, the morally dubious tale of fairground barker and wife-beater Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae) who gets a chance to redeem himself after death, is crammed with great melodies including the tear-jerking anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone". South Pacific, which contains perhaps the most spine-tingling songs penned by Rodgers and Hammerstein--"Some Enchanted Evening" is just one--a wartime love story which also manages to touch on racism and morality; anything but lightweight. Both The King and I and The Sound of Music, of course, have become cinematic legends in their own right, thanks in no small part to their leading ladies, Deborah Kerr and Julie Andrews. On the DVD: Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musicals glow as freshly as if they were made yesterday in four of these DVD transfers, with the other two a disappointment in comparison. South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I and The Sound of Music are offered in widescreen, giving the full benefit of the original Cinemascope presentations. Oklahoma!'s titles are presented in widescreen, but unforgivably the film then reverts to a disappointing 4:3 format which hardly does justice to the big sky settings of the Scope original. The sound quality is also disappointingly muffled for Oklahoma! and State Fair, both of which are crying out for a good polish. --Piers Ford

  • Leave Her To Heaven [1946]Leave Her To Heaven | DVD | (18/10/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The manipulative Ellen (Tierney) lures the handsome Richard (Wilde) into marriage despite knowing him just a few days and while she is engaged to a politician. Richard soon learns that Ellen's selfish possessive love has previously ruined other people's lives so when his brother drowns while in Ellen's care Richard grows increasingly suspicious of her insatiable devotion...

  • Belles On Their Toes [1952]Belles On Their Toes | DVD | (28/02/2007) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The endearing story of the Gilbreth family continues in this charming sequel to the family classic Cheaper by the Dozen. Screen legend Myrna Loy (The Thin Man) returns as Lillian Gilbreth an industrial engineer and now widowed mother of twelve rambunctious children. It's a hilarious but sometimes heartbreaking adventure as Lillian struggles to keep the family together even as she pursues a career against all odds in the early part of the century.

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