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  • Unfaithfully Yours [DVD]Unfaithfully Yours | DVD | (23/04/2018) from £7.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Comedy starring Rex Harrison as orchestra conductor Alfred De Carter who believes his wife Daphne (Linda Darnell) has been having an affair. While carrying out his conducting duties Alfred plans various forms of revenge, each played out with the greatest of precision and skill. When it comes to putting his plan into action however, things run a little less smoothly.

  • How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying [DVD]How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying | DVD | (16/03/2015) from £9.98   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Robert Morse reprises his stage role as J. Pierpont Finch in this big-screen version of the 1960s Broadway comedy musical. Finch, a lowly but ambitious window washer, gets his hands on a pamphlet entitled 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' and hatches a plan based on its morally dubious advice. He gets a job in the mail room of the World-Wide Wicket Company, where he quickly rises through the ranks using a variety of devious and treacherous methods to become the company's Vice President, despite the best efforts of his arch-nemesis Bud Frump (Anthony Teague) to sabotage his newfound success. Rudy Vallee and Michele Lee co-star.

  • Preston SturgesPreston Sturges | DVD | (22/08/2005) from £33.73   |  Saving you £36.26 (107.50%)   |  RRP £69.99

    A fantastic boxed set collection containing six of the best Preston Sturges movies. Sullivan's Travels: Hollywood director Joel McCrea tired of churning out lightweight comedies decides to make O Brother Where Art Thou? a serious socially responsible film about human suffering. After his producers point out that he knows nothing of hardship he hits the road as a hobo. He finds the lovely Veronica Lake; and more trouble than he ever dreamed of! The Lady E

  • Tyrone Power - Mark Of Zorro / Razor's Edge / Yank In The RAF / Big Trail In Old Chicago / Second FiddleTyrone Power - Mark Of Zorro / Razor's Edge / Yank In The RAF / Big Trail In Old Chicago / Second Fiddle | DVD | (04/09/2006) from £18.88   |  Saving you £16.11 (46.00%)   |  RRP £34.99

    The Mark Of Zorro (Dir. Rouben Mamoulian 1940): This swashbuckling remake of the silent classic stars Tyrone Power as the dashing masked avenger who single-handedly saves Los Angeles from Spanish despots. Don Diego Vega (Power) is summoned home from his elite training corps in Spain to California where he finds his father the Alcade deposed and the people living in tyranny. Disguised as Zorro a sword-wielding mystery man dressed in black he works to restore his father to

  • The Palm Beach Story [1942]The Palm Beach Story | DVD | (05/05/2008) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The captivating Claudette Colbert stars as the frustrated wife of struggling engineer Joel McCrea. In a seemingly amicable agreement Colbert hops a train to Palm Beach where divorces come easy. Desperate to escape a group of obnoxious millionaires on the train to Florida Colbert hides out in a sleeping car where she meets unbeknownst to her one of the world's richest men (Rudy Vallee) who is relentless in his attempt to romance her. Upon their arrival in Palm Beach Colbert is met by her husband who has come to claim her back only to find that Vallee's man-crazy sister (Mary Astor) is after him! The foursome's story unfolds through intensely humorous dialogue flirtatious situations and a splendid soundtrack.

  • Unfaithfully Yours [DVD] (1948)Unfaithfully Yours | DVD | (12/05/2014) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (-14.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Unfaithfully Yours

  • Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer [DVD]Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer | DVD | (27/06/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Starring Cary Grant at his effortless best The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer s a sly screwball comedy of misplaced affections. The Bachelor is Dickie Nugent (Grant) a sophisticated and debonaire artist - no wonder Bobby-Soxer Susan Turner (Shirley Temple) develops such a crush on him. It doesn't matter to her that she's just seventeen and he's in his forties... When Susan is found in Dickie's studio after hours he's hauled before the judge - who just happens to be Susan's older sister Margaret (Myrna Loy). Although convinced that Dickie is blameless Margaret devises an inventive punishment - he has to take Susan out on 'dates' until her infatuation fades. But how long will that take...?

  • The Sin Of Harold Diddlebock [1947]The Sin Of Harold Diddlebock | DVD | (06/06/2005) from £12.94   |  Saving you £-7.95 (-159.30%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Harold Diddlebock is a bank cashier with 22 years of service behind him and only thinks ahead to a time when he can marry the cashier further down the aisle. When he gets fired his dream appears to be over, but a winning streak at betting finds him the new owner of a circus. Then the fun really beings!

  • Second FiddleSecond Fiddle | DVD | (26/02/2007) from £11.30   |  Saving you £1.69 (13.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The show that licked the World's Fair! Filled with Irving Berlin songs this witty romantic comedy is a charming fictional account of Hollywood in its heyday.

  • Unfaithfully Yours [1948]Unfaithfully Yours | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £13.50   |  Saving you £6.49 (32.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Haughty conductor Sir Alfred De Carter (Harrison) is madly in love with his wife Daphne but is driven to a murderous fit of jealousy when he reads a private detective's report of her activities during his absence. Convinced she is having an affair with his handsome young secretary De Carter contemplates various methods of murdering them but when he attempts to execute his plans his efforts degenerate into farce!

  • How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying [DVD] [1966]How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying | DVD | (04/01/2010) from £12.98   |  Saving you £3.01 (18.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A window cleaner buys a book entitled 'How To Succeed in Business' and employs its methods to help him climb the corporate ladder.

  • My Dear Secretary [1948]My Dear Secretary | DVD | (22/03/2004) from £6.54   |  Saving you £-1.55 (-31.10%)   |  RRP £4.99

    If Charles Martin's wisecracking 1948 period-piece My Dear Secretary hasn't quite endured as a classic of its kind, it still commands attention as an appealing and often very funny curiosity. Kirk Douglas rightly earned his status as one of the titans of big-screen epic drama, so it's a surprise to encounter him in this romantic comedy as a feckless writer who can always find something to do rather than get down to work, leaving a string of outraged, frustrated or compromised secretaries in his wake. Douglas has a reasonably light comic touch and spars well with Laraine Day, in determined form as the secretary whom finally tames him and, in a notable strike for women's liberation, becomes a successful author herself in the process. But this is a film in which the supporting cast steal the best lines and scenes. Keenan Wynn is delightful as Ronnie, Douglas' neighbour and partner in the pursuit of pleasure. Some splendid high campery offers ample evidence that in a more enlightened age, Ronnie would surely have been openly gay. How else to explain his hilarious last reel marriage of convenience to the wealthy dragon of a landlady, played by the irrepressible Florence Bates? It isn't vintage screwball by any means, but My Dear Secretary is witty and literate enough to make you long for a revival in sophisticated cinema comedy. Truly, they don't make 'em like they used to. On the DVD: As the rush to release long-forgotten gems on DVD turns into a deluge, we will probably have to get used to the sort of disappointment on offer here: unrestored prints with no digital remastering and lousy sound quality, simply slammed onto the disc. The film could hardly be served less adequately. There isn't even any static background information on the production or the actors, making the package rather poor. --Piers Ford

  • My Dear SecretaryMy Dear Secretary | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    If Charles Martin's wisecracking 1948 period-piece My Dear Secretary hasn't quite endured as a classic of its kind, it still commands attention as an appealing and often very funny curiosity. Kirk Douglas rightly earned his status as one of the titans of big-screen epic drama, so it's a surprise to encounter him in this romantic comedy as a feckless writer who can always find something to do rather than get down to work, leaving a string of outraged, frustrated or compromised secretaries in his wake. Douglas has a reasonably light comic touch and spars well with Laraine Day, in determined form as the secretary whom finally tames him and, in a notable strike for women's liberation, becomes a successful author herself in the process. But this is a film in which the supporting cast steal the best lines and scenes. Keenan Wynn is delightful as Ronnie, Douglas' neighbour and partner in the pursuit of pleasure. Some splendid high campery offers ample evidence that in a more enlightened age, Ronnie would surely have been openly gay. How else to explain his hilarious last reel marriage of convenience to the wealthy dragon of a landlady, played by the irrepressible Florence Bates? It isn't vintage screwball by any means, but My Dear Secretary is witty and literate enough to make you long for a revival in sophisticated cinema comedy. Truly, they don't make 'em like they used to. On the DVD: As the rush to release long-forgotten gems on DVD turns into a deluge, we will probably have to get used to the sort of disappointment on offer here: unrestored prints with no digital remastering and lousy sound quality, simply slammed onto the disc. The film could hardly be served less adequately. There isn't even any static background information on the production or the actors, making the package rather poor. --Piers Ford

  • Ultimate Hollywood Musicals CollectionUltimate Hollywood Musicals Collection | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Vo1.1: 1. Breakfast In Hollywood: A musical extravaganza with performances by The King Cole Trio Spike Jones & many more. 2. The Fabulous Dorseys: Based on the lives of Big-Band pioneers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Special appearances include Charlie Barnet Art Tatum & Bob Eberly. 3. Let's Sing Again: An orphan boy (fledging superstar Bobby Green) is adopted by a fading opera singer taught to sing & becomes a big star in New York. With Grant Withers and Henry Armetta. Bonus Feature: Musical Montage Vol.2: 4. New Faces: A rousing collection of song & dance numbers including performances by Ertha Kitt makes this musical showcase a classic. 5. Rhythm Parade: The plot holds together for 9 amazing musical performances by the likes of The Mills Brothers Ted Fio Rito Orchestra & more. 6. Something To Sing About: James Cagney finds ample occasion to sing & dance his way through this musical masterpiece. Bonus Feature: Poster Gallery Vol.3: 7. Swing Parade Of 1946: It's is not only a classic Three Stooges film but a great collection of classic singers & musicians of the era featuring performances by Connee Boswell Louis Jordan Will Osborne & Mary Treen 8. Trocadero: A non-stop musical marathon with songs including The Music Goes 'Round and Around Bullfrog Jump The King Was Doing the Rhumba 9. Vagabond Lovers: A college senior (Rudy Vallee) forms a band with other students & goes on a search for stardom 10. Youth On Parade: This wacky musical features songs written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne including Gotcha Too Ta Me You Got to Study Buddy Bonus Feature: Radio bonus Vol.4: 11. Three Broadway Girls: Three catty bawdy & brash girls take Hollywood glamour and hi-jinx to a hilarious new level. 12. Doll Face: Stars a host of characters including Perry Como & Carmen Miranda who make this song-and-dance extravaganza a real treat. 13. Moonlight Sonata: A romantic tale of love & reconciliation starring the famous Polish concert pianist Jan Paderewski. Set in aristocratic Sweden Hollywood's yesteryear glamour shines through in this sophisticated musical love story. 14. Second Chorus: Burgess Meredith & Fred Astaire play a couple of friends vying for success in both their musical careers & the love of their beautiful manager played by Paulette Goddard. Bonus Feature: Musical Stars On The Radio vol.5: 15. Mr. Imperium: While vacationing in Italy Lana Turner catches the eye of Ezio Pinza. When they meet again - 10 years later - she is a Hollywood superstar & he is a king. A perfect formula for romance glamour & musical magic! 16. Manhattan Merry-Go-Round: When gangsters take over a radio station it's a musical free-for-all with an all-star cast that includes Cab Calloway Joe DiMaggio Louis Prima Gene Autry & many more. 17. Royal Wedding: Inspired by the fairytale wedding of England's Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip includes Astaire's unforgettable dancing-on-the-ceiling number. Bonus Feature: Hollywood Musical Trailers Vol.6: 18. Happy Go Lovely: A charming rags-to-riches story that is sure to leave you captivated starring David Niven 19. Glorifying The American Girl: Take a look behind the scenes of 'Ziegfeld's Follies' that infamous Broadway act that pushed the envelope of taste and changed Broadway forever featuring a musical score by Irving Berlin. 20. The Stork Club: Glamourous Betty Hutton plays a fresh-faced hat check girl at the notorious New York Stork Club where an elderly millionaire (Barry Fitzgerald) takes a fatherly interest in her well-being!

  • My Dear Secretary [1948]My Dear Secretary | DVD | (27/08/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    If Charles Martin's wisecracking 1948 period-piece My Dear Secretary hasn't quite endured as a classic of its kind, it still commands attention as an appealing and often very funny curiosity. Kirk Douglas rightly earned his status as one of the titans of big-screen epic drama, so it's a surprise to encounter him in this romantic comedy as a feckless writer who can always find something to do rather than get down to work, leaving a string of outraged, frustrated or compromised secretaries in his wake. Douglas has a reasonably light comic touch and spars well with Laraine Day, in determined form as the secretary whom finally tames him and, in a notable strike for women's liberation, becomes a successful author herself in the process. But this is a film in which the supporting cast steal the best lines and scenes. Keenan Wynn is delightful as Ronnie, Douglas' neighbour and partner in the pursuit of pleasure. Some splendid high campery offers ample evidence that in a more enlightened age, Ronnie would surely have been openly gay. How else to explain his hilarious last reel marriage of convenience to the wealthy dragon of a landlady, played by the irrepressible Florence Bates? It isn't vintage screwball by any means, but My Dear Secretary is witty and literate enough to make you long for a revival in sophisticated cinema comedy. Truly, they don't make 'em like they used to. On the DVD: As the rush to release long-forgotten gems on DVD turns into a deluge, we will probably have to get used to the sort of disappointment on offer here: unrestored prints with no digital remastering and lousy sound quality, simply slammed onto the disc. The film could hardly be served less adequately. There isn't even any static background information on the production or the actors, making the package rather poor. --Piers Ford

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