"Director: George Marshall"

  • The Blue Dahlia [Blu-ray]The Blue Dahlia | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £13.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (48.18%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Hollywood legends Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake (The Glass Key, This Gun For Hire) team up for a masterfully told tale of suspense and intrigue in the classic noir tradition. When discharged navy officer Johnny Morrison (Ladd) comes home from war to his old stomping ground in the Hollywood Hills, he is shocked to discover his wife Helen (Doris Dowling) having an affair with the proprietor of the glamorous Blue Dahlia nightclub. But when Helen is murdered and Johnny is fingered as the prime suspect, he is forced to prove his innocence, aided by a woman harbouring a dark secret, the beautiful and enigmatic Joyce (Lake). Directed by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again, How the West Was Won) from a script by acclaimed hard-boiled novelist Raymond Chandler his only produced original screenplay The Blue Dahlia sparkles with wit and old Hollywood glamour, showcasing some of the most celebrated talent of the golden age of the silver screen at their iconic best, making its high definition debut in this feature-packed release from Arrow Academy. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Selected scene commentary by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity Introduction to the film by Frank Krutnik Rare 1949 half-hour radio dramatization of The Blue Dahlia by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Original theatrical trailer Extensive gallery of vintage stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

  • Destry Rides Again (1939) (Criterion Collection) UK Only [Blu-ray] [2020]Destry Rides Again (1939) (Criterion Collection) UK Only | Blu Ray | (18/05/2020) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    MARLENE DIETRICH (Blonde Venus) and JAMES STEWART (Vertigo) ride high in this superb comedic western, both a boisterous spoof and a shining example of the genre it is having fun with. As the brawling, rough-and-tumble saloon singer Frenchy, Dietrich shed her exotic love-goddess image and launched a triumphant career comeback, while Stewart cemented his amiable everyman persona, in his first of many westerns, with a charming turn as a gun-abhorring deputy sheriff who uses his wits to bring law and order to the frontier town of Bottleneck. A sparkling script, a supporting cast of virtuoso character actors, and rollicking musical numbers - delivered with unmatched bravado by the magnetic Dietrich - come together to create an irresistible, oft-imitated marvel of studio-era craftsmanship. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith New interview with Donald Dewey, author of James Stewart: A Biography New video essay featuring excerpts from a 1973 oral-history interview with director George Marshall, conducted by the American Film Institute Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1945, featuring actors James Stewart and Joan Blondell PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

  • Film Noir Collection [DVD]Film Noir Collection | DVD | (27/03/2017) from £10.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    4 Movies Film Noir Collection Includes: Double Indemnity One of the finest films the noir genre has to offer. Double Indemnity has a bona fide Hollywood cast: Fred MacMurry is the insurance salesman led astray by Barbara Stanwyck's definitive femme fatale, Edward G Robinson investigates them. The Blue Dahlia Raymond Chandler's one and only screenplay (nominated for an Oscar®*). Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake are the leads: He is the returning GI who may or may not have been framed for murder, she is the femme fatale aiding him. The Glass Key This masterful adaption of Dasheill Hammett's tale of intrigue sees Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake positively smouldering as a henchman and politician's daughter drawn to each other. This Gun for Hire An early example of the noir genre and the first time pairing of Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd, here making his screen debut. Based on a Graham Greene novel.

  • The Ghost Breakers / Cat And The CanaryThe Ghost Breakers / Cat And The Canary | DVD | (31/01/2005) from £16.09   |  Saving you £3.90 (24.24%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Ghost Breakers: Mary Carter inherits her family's ancestral home located on a small island off Cuba and despite warnings and death threats decides to take possession of the reputedly haunted castle. She is joined by radio broadcaster Larry Lawrence who believing he has killed a mob gunsel flees New York with his butler Alex. Once on the island the threesome enter the eerie castle and after viewing the ghost of one of Mary's ancestors and fighting off a menacing zombi

  • Destry Rides Again [1939]Destry Rides Again | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £4.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Destry Rides Again will forever be remembered for Marlene Dietrich's performance as Frenchy a crooked saloon waitress with a heart of gold. Her rendition of ""See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have"" is one of the highlights of her career. But Destry Rides Again has much more to offer than just Dietrich's performance. This hilarious satire carries Jimmy Stewart in the lead as Tom Destry a supposedly tough law enforcement man who doesn't like guns. Stewart's comic touches are brilliant as he eagerly gives out educational anecdotes anytime an opportunity affords itself. The plot concerns the efforts of a saloon owner and a corrupt Mayor to rob the local cowpokes blind. Frenchy's on the payroll of the bad guys but when sparks fly between her and Destry her loyalty becomes a deciding factor in whether it's Destry or the bad guys who will ride off into the sunset.

  • How The West Was Won [1963]How The West Was Won | DVD | (29/09/2008) from £13.48   |  Saving you £2.51 (18.62%)   |  RRP £15.99

    With courage sinew and conflict: that's how the West was won. With three directors five interlocked stories some of the most legendary action scenes in movie history and a constellation of acting talent: that's how How The West Was Won was filmed. Henry Fonda Gregory Peck Debbie Reynolds James Stewart and John Wayne are among the big names in this big-event saga following a dauntless family's move West through generations - underscored by the spectacles of a heart-pounding raging river ride a thunderous buffalo stampede and a bracing runaway train shootout. The winner of three Academy Awards How The West Was Won was also a box-office winner.

  • The Blue DahliaThe Blue Dahlia | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £5.00   |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)   |  RRP £9.99

    When Johnny Morrison returns home at the end of the war he expects to receive a warm welcome from his wife. However he makes the unpleasant discovery that she's been unfaithful to him with Eddie Harwood the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. After a heated and violent argument he storms out of their house. Later that night she's murdered--and Johnny winds up the prime suspect. Now to prove his innocence Johnny must find the real culprit. Among the suspects are the ruthless nightclub owner and a vicious gangster. Joyce Harwood the estranged wife of the club's proprietor lends Johnny a hand and the two fall in love while tracking down the killer. Two ex-service buddies also come to Johnny's aid: the shell-shocked Buzz Wanchek and George Copeland. Will Johnny solve the mystery before the police find him and charge him with murder? This film noir classic was Raymond Chandler's first original story written directly for the screen.

  • Pillars Of The Sky [DVD]Pillars Of The Sky | DVD | (19/05/2007) from £7.79   |  Saving you £2.20 (22.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Jeff Chandler and Lee Marvin star in this all-action western set in Oregon County during 1868 a time when Native Indian tribes were confined to a government sanctioned reservation against their will. As troops arrive intent on carving a road through the Indian territory to open up lands for new settlers the Indian chiefs react with violence. When an ambush by Chief Kamiakin's braves decimates the army's ranks only a handful of men are left to fight their way to safety.

  • Texas [DVD]Texas | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £3.00   |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In this rip-roaring blend of action, thrills and humour, William Holden (The Man From Colorado) and Glenn Ford (The Desperadoes, The Violent Men) star as Dan Thomas and Tod Ramsey, two saddle bums whose dream of making their fortune in the Lone Star state has gone seriously awry. So when the rough-and-tumble drifters witness a stagecoach holdup, they decide to rob the robbers and go their separate ways. By the time they meet again, however, the two friends discover that they're not only in love with the same woman (Claire Trevor, The Stranger Wore A Gun), but on opposite sides of the law as well.

  • How The West Was Won [Blu-ray] [1963]How The West Was Won | Blu Ray | (29/09/2008) from £7.89   |  Saving you £12.10 (153.36%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The epic journey of four generations of Americans who carved a country with their bare hands. With courage sinew and conflict: that's how the West was won. With three directors five interlocked stories some of the most legendary action scenes in movie history and a constellation of acting talent: that's how How The West Was Won was filmed.Henry Fonda Gregory Peck Debbie Reynolds James Stewart and John Wayne are among the big names in this big-event saga following a dauntless family's move West through generations - underscored by the spectacles of a heart-pounding raging river ride a thunderous buffalo stampede and a bracing runaway train shootout. The winner of three Academy Awards How The West Was Won was also a box-office winner.

  • 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

  • Variety Girl [DVD]Variety Girl | DVD | (21/01/2013) from £8.74   |  Saving you £4.25 (32.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    All Star Cast in this Classic 1947 Comedy: Playing himself, the incomparable Bob Hope reigns as top comic banana over one of the most star-studded casts ever assembled. Joining him are Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, and many, many more, in a comedy classic set amid the 'reality' of a Hollywood studio in the 1940s. Starlet wannabe, Amber LaVonne is mistake for her friend, the beautiful and talented Catherine Brown. While the zany Amber flubs her way from audition ...

  • Murder, He Says [DVD]Murder, He Says | DVD | (18/08/2014) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A faithful company employee (Fred MacMurray) is sent into the backwoods in search of a missing fellow employee. But the city slicker soon finds himself mixed up with homicidal hillbillies looking for stolen loot hidden on their property! This fast-paced farce is akin to macabre favourites such as Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).

  • Pot O' Gold [1941]Pot O' Gold | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £6.54   |  Saving you £-1.55 (-31.10%)   |  RRP £4.99

    While 'Born To Dance' is the movie musical most associated with James Stewart the largely forgotten Pot o' Gold is the one in which he is most involved with music. The plot has Stewart as Jimmy Haskell a music-loving harmonica-playing man who comes across a poor but excellent band (led by Horace Heidt) that rehearses on a boarding-house roof. Jimmy becomes interested in the people who own the boarding-house Ma McCorkle (Mary Gordon) and her lovely daughter Molly (Paulette Goddard). Jimmy and Molly combine forces to promote the career of Horace and the lads but that task is made difficult by Jimmy's wealthy Uncle Charley. This is a rare opportunity to hear Stewart sing with surprisingly pleasant results. Songs from a group of writers include: Do You Believe In Fairy tales? (Mack David Vee Lawnhurst) When Johnny Toots His Horn (Hy Heath Fred Rose) Slap happy Band Hi Cy What's Cookin'? Pete The Piper Broadway Cabellero (Henry Sullivan Lou Forbes). The movie was produced by James Roosevelt son of FDR.

  • Laurel & Hardy Volume 15 - Pack Up Your Troubles/Related 'Adopt A Child' Shorts [1932]Laurel & Hardy Volume 15 - Pack Up Your Troubles/Related 'Adopt A Child' Shorts | DVD | (03/05/2004) from £5.00   |  Saving you £0.99 (16.50%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Comedy with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Contains: Pack Up Your Troubles (b/w) Pack Up Your Troubles (colourised) Their First Mistake (b/w) Their First Mistake (colourised) Putting Pants On Philip (b/w silent with musical score) A classic feature film plus two great shorts continuing the 'adopt-a-child' theme. In 'Pack Up Your Troubles' Stan and Ollie join up for World War One and with the return of peacetime become unofficial guardians to the small daughter of a fallen army buddy. 'Their First Mistake' turns out to be adopting a baby in order to keep Mrs. Hardy occupied only for them to discover that she has left. In the early silent comedy 'Putting Pants On Philip' it is Oliver Hardy who plays guardian to a young Scotsman Philip (Stan Laurel) who makes an embarrassing spectacle with his traditional garb and fondness for chasing girls!

  • Marlene Dietrich - Small GoddessMarlene Dietrich - Small Goddess | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The Lady Is Willing (Dir. Mitchell Leisen 1942): Bold eccentric Broadway performer Lisa Madden befuddles her handlers by coming home with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband to make adoption viable. Why not her new obstetrician Dr. McBain? She offers him help with his research on rabbits in exchange for marriage - and he accepts. The marriage of convenience turns into a marriage of real love but when Dr. McBain's ex-wife comes looking for money matters get complicated... Shanghai Express (Dir. Josef von Sternberg 1932): Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three days. The British Army doctor Donald Harvey knew Lil before she became a famous ""coaster."" A fellow passenger defines a coaster as ""a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast."" When Chinese guerillas stop the train Dr. Harvey is selected as the hostage. Lil saves him but can she make him believe that she really hasn't changed from the woman he loved five years before? Destry Rides Again (Dir. George Marshall 1939): Kent the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers. The mayor who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk Washington Dimsdale as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control. But what the mayor doesn't know is that Dimsdale was a deputy under famous lawman Tom Destry and is able to call upon the equally formidable Tom Destry Jr to be his deputy. Foreign Affair (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): In occupied Berlin an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her. Blonde Venus (Dir. Josef von Sternberg): American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance of being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend. While Ned is away in Europe she continues with Nick but when Ned returns cured he discovers her infidelity. Now Ned despises Helen but she grabs son Johnny and lives on the run just one step ahead of the Missing Persons Bureau. When they do finally catch her she loses her son to Ned. Once again she returns to entertaining this time in Paris and her fame once again brings her and Townsend together. Helen and Nick return to America engaged but she is irresistibly drawn back to her son and Ned. In which life does she truly belong? Devil Is A Woman (Dir. Josef von Sternberg 1935): Told in flashbacks Devil Is A Woman is a tale of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is Sternbergs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In a cafe the older man details his encounters with the heartbreaker that his younger friend has only just met at the parade. Forewarned the young man swears he will avoid the fate of his friend but rushes all the same to his evening rendevous. A dreamlike story of frustrated lost romance spoken in the past tense never really resolved.

  • James Stewart Westerns - Destry Rides Again (1939)/Shenandoah/The Man From Laramie/Two Rode Together [DVD]James Stewart Westerns - Destry Rides Again (1939)/Shenandoah/The Man From Laramie/Two Rode Together | DVD | (27/09/2010) from £14.83   |  Saving you £15.16 (50.60%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Destry Rides Again (Dir. George Marshall 1939): As Destry a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy (Dietrich) an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like The Boys in the Back Room while winning the hero's heart. Shenandoah (Dir. Andrew V. McLaglen 1965): James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposedito war. When his son is taken prisoner Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war he is at last forced to take his stand... The Man From Laramie (Dir. Anthony Mann 1955): Will Lockhart comes to a small town to find the man who sold rifles to the Apaches and caused the death of his brother a cavalry officer. Beaten and nearly killed by cohorts of the arms dealer he also becomes embroiled with a ranch baron and his overwrought son. Father and son are plotted against by their treacherous foreman who wants the ranch for himself. Two Rode Together (Dir. John Ford 1961): This is John Ford's criminally overlooked western and the first collaboration between Ford and James Stewart A group of children are held captive by the Indians. A Lieutenant enlists the help of a Texas Marshall in a rescue attempt. Based on the novel by Will Cook.

  • Ghost Breakers [1940]Ghost Breakers | DVD | (22/11/2004) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-8.29 (-51.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Mary Carter inherits her family's ancestral home located on a small island off Cuba and despite warnings and death threats decides to take possession of the reputedly haunted castle. She is joined by radio broadcaster Larry Lawrence who believing he has killed a mob gunsel flees New York with his butler Alex. Once on the island the threesome enter the eerie castle and after viewing the ghost of one of Mary's ancestors and fighting off a menacing zombie they find the key to the

  • Pot O' Gold [1941]Pot O' Gold | DVD | (06/11/2000) from £6.38   |  Saving you £-2.39 (-59.90%)   |  RRP £3.99

    While 'Born To Dance' is the movie musical most associated with James Stewart the largely forgotten Pot o' Gold is the one in which he is most involved with music. The plot has Stewart as Jimmy Haskell a music-loving harmonica-playing man who comes across a poor but excellent band (led by Horace Heidt) that rehearses on a boarding-house roof. Jimmy becomes interested in the people who own the boarding-house Ma McCorkle (Mary Gordon) and her lovely daughter Molly (Paulette Goddard). Jimmy and Molly combine forces to promote the career of Horace and the lads but that task is made difficult by Jimmy's wealthy Uncle Charley. This is a rare opportunity to hear Stewart sing with surprisingly pleasant results. Songs from a group of writers include: Do You Believe In Fairy tales? (Mack David Vee Lawnhurst) When Johnny Toots His Horn (Hy Heath Fred Rose) Slap happy Band Hi Cy What's Cookin'? Pete The Piper Broadway Cabellero (Henry Sullivan Lou Forbes). The movie was produced by James Roosevelt son of FDR

  • James Stewart - Screen Legends - WesternsJames Stewart - Screen Legends - Westerns | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    James Stewart was one of the great western icons and this collection houses several of his finest efforts. The Man From Laramie (Dir. Anthony Mann 1955): Will Lockhart comes to a small town to find the man who sold rifles to the Apaches and caused the death of his brother a cavalry officer. Beaten and nearly killed by cohorts of the arms dealer he also becomes embroiled with a ranch baron and his overwrought son. Father and son are plotted against by their treacherous for

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