"Director: Frank Borzage"

  • 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

  • His Butler's SisterHis Butler's Sister | DVD | (03/05/2011) from £16.16   |  Saving you £-3.17 (-24.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A girl visits New York to try and make it as a dancer.

  • A Farewell To Arms (1932) (Dual Format Edition) [DVD]A Farewell To Arms (1932) (Dual Format Edition) | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (135.45%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Beautifully restored to High Definition the original Oscar-winning version of A Farewell to Arms is released to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. A forgotten masterpiece Frank Borzage's film of Ernest Hemingway's novel published just two years earlier is both a persuasive picture of the nightmare that was World War One and a deeply affecting tribute to the transcendent power of love. Starring Gary Cooper as Frederic Henry an American serving in the Italian ambulance brigade who meets through his cynical womanising doctor friend (Adolphe Menjou) Catherine (Helen Hayes) an English nurse whose fiancé died at the Somme. A hugely popular film when it was first released in 1932 A Farewell to Arms was nominated for four Oscars and won for Best Cinematography and Best Sound. Special Features: Newly restored Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Alternative ending Original trailer

  • Deanna Durbin The Collection Box Set 3 (DVD)Deanna Durbin The Collection Box Set 3 (DVD) | DVD | (03/10/2011) from £12.98   |  Saving you £23.01 (63.90%)   |  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:It Started With EveUp In Central ParkHers To HoldNice Girl?His Butler's Sister

  • Lucky Star [DVD] [1929]Lucky Star | DVD | (26/10/2009) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-5.64 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This film was the last silent film Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor made as a team and their soulful chemistry is more evident in this film than any other they made together. The story revolves around the relationship between Mary a poor farm girl and Tim who Mary meets just before he is posted to the battlefields of Europe in World War I and their subsequent reunion upon Tim's wounded return.

  • Magnificent Doll [Blu-ray]Magnificent Doll | Blu Ray | (19/02/2018) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Following her Best Actress Oscar win in 1940 for Kitty Foyle, Ginger Rogers was able to spend the next decade and beyond balancing dramatic roles with the lighter musical and comedy performances for which she had become known. The RKO films with Fred Astaire behind her, Rogers found herself in a position where she could appear in Tender Comrade, a black-and-white film about wives living on the home front, one year, and lavish Technicolor musical Lady in the Dark, the next. In 1946, she was cast by Frank Borzage (7th Heaven, Street Angel) as one of America's most beloved First Ladies, Dolley Payne Madison, in Magnificent Doll. Written by Irving Stone, whose popular biographical novels would inspire such films as Vincente Minnelli's Lust for Life and Carol Reed's The Agony and Ecstasy, Magnificent Doll traces Madison's journey to the White House from her youth in Virginia at the end of the Revolutionary War to the famed episode in which, during the Battle of Bladensburg, she refused the leave her exalted residence without a portrait of George Washington. In between she is wooed by two great men of American politics, Senator Aaron Burr (David Niven) and his colleague, James Madison (Burgess Meredith). Lavishly designed, Magnificent Doll boasts cinematography by five-time Academy Award nominee Joseph A. Valentine (Shadow of a Doubt), striking outfits by legendary costume designers Travis Banton (best known for his work on a number of Josef von Sternberg's pictures with Marlene Dietrich) and Vera West (whose credits include Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and other classic Universal horror pictures), and hats by the celebrated milliner and fashion designer Lilly Daché. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition (Blu-ray) presentation Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Brand new audio commentary by writers and film historians David Del Valle and Sloan De Forest Brand new visual essay by film critic and novelist Farran Nehme on the dramatic roles of Ginger Rogers Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathalie Morris

  • Seventh Heaven [DVD] [1927]Seventh Heaven | DVD | (26/10/2009) from £14.84   |  Saving you £5.15 (34.70%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Seventh Heaven directed by Frank Borzage is a tender love story set in pre-World War I Paris which unites two unlikely people in becoming a highly popular twosome. It stars the pert and angelic Janet Gaynor opposite the tall but not-so-rugged Charles Farrell in their initial union their first of twelve movies in which they were to appear together. The film won three Oscars including the Best Actress award for Janet Gaynor and also the Best Director award for Frank Borzage.

  • 3 Classics Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 4 - A Farewell To Arms / The Groom Wore Spurs3 Classics Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 4 - A Farewell To Arms / The Groom Wore Spurs | DVD | (06/12/2004) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Farewell To Arms: Ernest Hemingway's tragic wartime romance comes to vivid life in this classic 1932 film starring Oscar winners Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. The cataclysm of WW1 sets the stage for an impassioned story of star-crossed love between a daring American ambulance driver (Cooper) and an English nurse (Hayes) in an army hospital. The tumult of war conspires to push the pair together and then wrench them apart in what becomes an ultimate test of love. Boasting beautif

  • Spanish Main [DVD]Spanish Main | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    For five years, the dashing pirate the Barracuda (Paul Henreid) has attacked and plundered the fabulous treasure ships on the Spanish Main, taunting the tyrannical Governor Don Alvarado (Walter Slezak). Now, in his most daring of raids, the Barracuda seizes the ship carrying Don Alvarado's beautiful bride-to-be, Francesca, (Maureen O'Hara). He steals her dowry - but she steals his heart. But the Barracuda's fellow pirate captain's believe he has gone too far - and that stealing the Governor's bride will bring the full might of the vengeful Spaniards down on them. As the Barracuda and his new love arrive in the pirate haven of Tortuga, plans are already underway to betray him to his most hated enemies...

  • Stage Door Canteen [1943]Stage Door Canteen | DVD | (13/02/2006) from £7.98   |  Saving you £-2.99 (-59.90%)   |  RRP £4.99

    An all-star cast headed by Gracie Fields feature in this film about the exploits of a group of American servicemen in their last week in New York City before heading off to Europe to fight during the Second World War.

  • DesireDesire | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Desire (Universal Classics)

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (11/08/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Ernest Hemingway's tragic wartime romance comes to vivid life in this classic 1932 film starring Oscar winners Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. The cataclysm of WW1 sets the stage for an impassioned story of star-crossed love between a daring American ambulance driver (Cooper) and an English nurse (Hayes) in an army hospital. The tumult of war conspires to push the pair together and then wrench them apart in what becomes an ultimate test of love. Boasting beautiful cinematogrpahy and poe

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £5.92   |  Saving you £0.07 (1.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    This dense adaption of Ernest Hemmingway's novel features Gary Cooper as American soldier Lt. Henry and his illfated love affair with British Nurse Catherine portrayed by Hellen Hayes during World War I. Filmed in beautiful Italy the two lovers will stop at nothing to be together but Lt. Henry's internal struggles ultimately threaten the relationship. Hemmingway's theme of questioning the nature of war and fighting is fully recognised under Frank Borzage's direction.

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (18/12/2006) from £6.05   |  Saving you £1.94 (24.30%)   |  RRP £7.99

    This dense adaption of Ernest Hemmingway's novel features Gary Cooper as American soldier Lt. Henry and his illfated love affair with British Nurse Catherine portrayed by Hellen Hayes during World War I. Filmed in beautiful Italy the two lovers will stop at nothing to be together but Lt. Henry's internal struggles ultimately threaten the relationship. Hemmingway's theme of questioning the nature of war and fighting is fully recognised under Frank Borzage's direction.

  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro/Farewell to ArmsThe Snows of Kilimanjaro/Farewell to Arms | DVD | (31/12/2007) from £19.17   |  Saving you £2.82 (12.80%)   |  RRP £21.99

    The Snows Of Kilimanjaro: This lavish big-budget blockbuster combined tales from Ernest Hemingway's life with Papa's already famous autobiographical novel of the same name. As Harry (Gregory Peck) lies wounded and delirious in an African campsite at the foot of the snow-covered slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro he recounts the story of his life in a series of flashbacks. Writing women and big-game hunting - these are the things that have defined and dominated his existence. In pursuit of all three he has travelled the globe from the salons of Bohemian Paris to the battlefields of Spain to the plains of Africa. Now in the shadow of the greatest mountain and his own approaching death from gangrene he tries to make sense of his failures. Few Hemingway novels play as well onscreen as they do on paper but under the direction of Henry King Peck and Susan Hayward who plays Harry's devoted beau turn in inspired performances but both are eclipsed by Ava Gardner as Cynthia the love he lost. A Farewell To Arms: Ernest Hemingway's tragic story was first brought to the screen in 1932 by Frank Borzage in a surprisingly sophisticated and respectful form. The director brilliantly alternates objective and subjective camerawork (for which Charles Lang won and Oscar) and obtains superior performances from his leading players Helen Hayes as the British nurse and the sublimely handsome and charming American Ambulance driver Gary Cooper. The storyline was difficult to get past the censors even in pre-code days but Paramount managed to release the film with only brief cuts. However the studio fretted that audiences would not accept the novel's bleak finale and insisted that Borzage film an alternate 'happy' ending.

  • DramaDrama | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A Farewell To Arms:This dense adaption of Ernest Hemmingway's novel features Gary Cooper as American soldier Lt. Henry and his illfated love affair with British Nurse Catherine portrayed by Hellen Hayes during World War I. Filmed in beautiful Italy the two lovers will stop at nothing to be together but Lt. Henry's internal struggles ultimately threaten the relationship. Hemmingway's theme of questioning the nature of war and fighting is fully recognised under Frank Borzage's direction. Strange Love Of Martha Ivers:This dark melodrama based on the John Patrick story 'Love Lies Bleeding' stars Barbara Stanwyck as the wonderfully wicked Martha Ivers a wealthy and domineering woman who controls a small town after inheriting a large family fortune. She lives with her weakling husband a district attorney running for mayor played by Kirk Douglas in his feature film debut - a role that's an unusual departure from his later work. What no one in the town knows however is that Stanwyck and Douglas are bound by a dark secret involving murder. Gripping and suspenseful this film noir classic also stars Van Heflin as Martha's old love who returns to town after an 18-year absence whom Douglas thinks is there for one reason: blackmail. Call It Murder:Edward Weldon (O.P. Heggie) is a foreman of a jury finding himself in the unenviable position of having the casting vote in a case that would send a young woman to the electric chair for murder. Before long however his daughter Stella (Sidney Fox) murders a gangster (played by Humphrey Bogart)... Snows Of Kilimanjaro:Based on the Ernest Hemigway novel of the same name Peck plays the part of a wounded hunter who is accompanied by two young women in the African wilds. Each of them tries to analyse his or her past life. Home Town Story: Jeffrey Lynn plays an ex-politician who blames big business for his failure to get re-elected. To expose big business as an evil monster he joins his uncle's newspaper. When his little sister is caught in a cave-in the town's largest company comes to her aid and he must now reconsider.

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (01/07/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    The 1932 version of A Farewell to Arms owes as much to the shimmering house style of Paramount Pictures as it does the novel by Ernest Hemingway. If Hemingway purists can get past the romanticising of the book, however, this film offers its own glossy appeal. On the Italian front in World War I an American ambulance driver (Gary Cooper) falls in love with a nurse (Helen Hayes). Cooper was a Hemingway friend in real life, and later played the hero of Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls; his boyish simplicity is just right for director Frank Borzage's heartfelt approach. The Oscar-winning cinematography of ace cameraman Charles Lang is the kind of lush black and white that can capture the glow from a cigarette as it plays across Cooper's darkened face--a breathtaking touch. The jaded battle scenes show the influence of the hit film version of All Quiet on the Western Front, especially in a gripping montage depicting Cooper's progress alone through the war zone. Hemingway would have none of it, of course; he once disdainfully wrote that "in the first picture version Lt. Henry deserted because he didn't get any mail and then the whole Italian Army went along, it seems, to keep him company". This is first and foremost a love story, however, and as such it succeeds beautifully, right through to the remarkably intense ending. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • Gracie Fields Silver Screen CollectionGracie Fields Silver Screen Collection | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £-2.09 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    One of the most popular British musical hall performers of the 1930s Gracie Fields was able to transfer that popularity into films making a series of hugely successful films in Britain immediately before the Second World War and in Hollywood during the hostilities. These two films were both made in the US at the very height of her fame. Molly And Me: An out of work actress decides to act as an experienced housekeeper in order to get a job only to discover the butler is doing exactly the same thing. Their employer Mr Graham a divorced and retired politician who is estranged from his son needs his life shaking up something Molly is more than capable of doing. Stage Door Canteen An all-star cast headed by Gracie Fields feature in this (musical) film about the expolits of a group of American servicemen in their last week in New York City before heading off to Europe to fight during the Second World War.

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (18/02/2002) from £15.98   |  Saving you £1.01 (5.90%)   |  RRP £16.99

    This dense adaption of Ernest Hemmingway's novel features Gary Cooper as American soldier Lt. Henry and his ill-fated love affair with British Nurse Catherine portrayed by Hellen Hayes during World War I. Filmed in beautiful Italy the two lovers will stop at nothing to be together but Lt. Henry's internal struggles ultimately threaten the relationship. Hemmingway's theme of questioning the nature of war and fighting is fully recognised under Frank Borzage's direction.

  • A Farewell To Arms [1932]A Farewell To Arms | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

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