"Director: H.C. Potter"

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  • The Fred Astaire CollectionThe Fred Astaire Collection | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-0.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Titles Comprise: Second Chorus stars Fred Astaire Burgess Meredith Paulette Goddard Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth with music by Artie Shaw Bernie Hanighen Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Danny (Astaire) and Hank (Meredith) are surprised when Artie Shaw hires competent manager Ellen (Goddard) away from their college band. The two trumpet players scheme to get into Shaw's band themselves each trying to trump the other's plays. Featured songs & dance routines include: Sugar Everything's Jumping I Ain't Hep To That Step But I'll Dig It Sweet Sue Love Of My Life Russian Caf Number Poor Mr. Chisholm Concerto For Clarinet Hoe Down The Bayou.

  • Second Chorus [1940]Second Chorus | DVD | (05/03/2001) from £9.62   |  Saving you £6.36 (95.93%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both however are keen rival

  • The Fred And Ginger CollectionThe Fred And Ginger Collection | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    This beautifully presented box set contains four of the best musicals from the Hollywood phenomenon that is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The Gay Divorcee: A lively adaptation of the stage musical which featured Astaire and his sister Adele and the first film in which Astaire and Rogers actually received star billing. While vacationing at an English seaside resort a soon-to-be-divorced woman mistakes a lovestruck song-and-dance man for her paid co-respondent. As usual th

  • Fred And GingerFred And Ginger | DVD | (06/02/2006) from £99.99   |  Saving you £-50.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    This mammoth of a box set contains eight discs and eight of the finest Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers features. Contains: 1. Top Hat 2. Shall We dance 3. Follow The Fleet 4. Carefree 5. The Gay Divorcee 6. Swing Time 7. Flying Down To Rio 8. The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle For individual synopses please refer to the individual box sets.

  • The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer [1938]The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer | DVD | (13/09/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Mark Twain's Beloved Story. Live Action.

  • Cary Grant CollectionCary Grant Collection | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £72.88   |  Saving you £77.11 (51.40%)   |  RRP £149.99

    Episodes Comprise: 1. That Touch of Mink (1962) 2. The Grass Is Greener (1960) 3. Indiscreet (1958) 4. Father Goose (1964) 5. Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) 6. Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7. None But The Lonely Heart (1944) 8. Mr Lucky (1943) 9. Once Upon A Honeymoon (1942) 10. In Name Only (1939) 11. Gunga Din (1939) 12. The Toast Of New York (1937) 13. Sylvia Scarlett (1935) 14. Charade (1963) 15. I'm No Angel (1939) 16. She Done Him Wrong (1933) 17. Blonde Venus (1932) 18. Operation Petticoat (1959) 19. My Favorite Wife (1940) 20. The Last Outpost (1935) 21. Suspicion (1941)

  • Second ChorusSecond Chorus | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £4.03   |  Saving you £-1.04 (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    A marvelously delightful 1930's style song and dance spectacular the likes of which would be wiped away by the December bombing of Pearl Harbor Second Chorus finds Fred Astaire as a struggling bandleader chased by a collection agent - Paulette. She serves the papers he chases her. She wangles him an audition with Artie Shaw which Burgess Meredith hilariously sabotages. A rich sugar daddy (the marvelous Charles Butterworth) smoothes things over with Artie and through it all Fred and Paulette dance and sing. For what more could you ask?

  • Royal Wedding / Second ChorusRoyal Wedding / Second Chorus | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £-0.39 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Royal Wedding (Dir. Stanley Donen 1951): Brother and sister dance act Tom and Ellen Bowen finish an engagement in New York and journey to London at around the same time as a Royal wedding. On board the cruise ship Ellen meets and falls in love with Lord John Brindale with the result she pays less attention to her dancing. Upon arrival in London Tom auditions for a new partner and meets Anne Ashmond but romance starts to threaten the act... Second Chorus (Dir. H.C. Potte

  • Fred Astaire - Second Chorus [1940]Fred Astaire - Second Chorus | DVD | (14/01/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £-2.09 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987) was an American film and Broadway stage dancer choreographer singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of seventy-six years during which he made thirty-one musical films. Second Chorus the 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film starring Astaire Burgess Meredith Paulette Goddard Artie Shaw and Charles Butterworth with music by Artie Shaw Bernie Hanighen Hal Borne and lyrics by Johnny Mercer sees Danny O'Neill (Astaire) and Hank Taylor (Meredith) as rival trumpeters with college band the Perennials. Both men find themselves competing for the affections of Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) while trying to get the other one fired. Danny successfully secures Ellen's affections!

  • 3 Classic Musicals Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 1 - Second Chorus / The Duke Is Tops / Private Buckaroo3 Classic Musicals Of The Silver Screen - Vol. 1 - Second Chorus / The Duke Is Tops / Private Buckaroo | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £4.03   |  Saving you £0.96 (19.20%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Second Chorus: Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both ho

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (01/07/2002) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-0.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £16.99

    When James Cagney starred in the movie adaptation of The Time of Your Life in 1948, it was hotly been debated whether William Saroyan’s stage play was really filmable at all. Because of its small cast, because all the action takes place on a single claustrophobic set, because the "plot" consists entirely of sub-plots, and because Saroyan’s "dirty sentimentality" isn’t to everyone’s taste, such doubts are still understandable today. However, accept the movie for what it is--a play in a box--and you’ll be captivated. The story revolves around a slightly down-at-heel bar-restaurant, where a group of disparate characters come and go as their stories gradually unfold. They include an ex-prostitute desperately seeking a new life, a dancer looking for a break into showbusiness, a down-and-out who discovers a vocation as a pianist, a beer-sodden cowboy and a villainous "stoolie" who, needless to say, gets his comeuppance. This gaggle of misfits is presided over by an enigmatic, champagne-drinking philanthropist (brilliantly played by Cagney) who gently nudges them towards their goals while indulging his own fascination with the minutiae of daily life. Throughout this quietly delightful picture the audience are not told why he’s this way, but it is possible to make an educated guess. On the DVD: The Time of Your Life might be a classic, but it apparently warrants no extra features. The black and white picture is 4:3. --Roger Thomas

  • Second Chorus [DVD]Second Chorus | DVD | (10/01/2011) from £11.25   |  Saving you £-1.26 (-12.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both however are keen rivals for Ellen's hand and the tension between them sees them attempting to foil eachother's chances as they audition for Shaw.

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (01/07/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    When James Cagney starred in the movie adaptation of The Time of Your Life in 1948, it was hotly been debated whether William Saroyan’s stage play was really filmable at all. Because of its small cast, because all the action takes place on a single claustrophobic set, because the "plot" consists entirely of sub-plots, and because Saroyan’s "dirty sentimentality" isn’t to everyone’s taste, such doubts are still understandable today. However, accept the movie for what it is--a play in a box--and you’ll be captivated. The story revolves around a slightly down-at-heel bar-restaurant, where a group of disparate characters come and go as their stories gradually unfold. They include an ex-prostitute desperately seeking a new life, a dancer looking for a break into showbusiness, a down-and-out who discovers a vocation as a pianist, a beer-sodden cowboy and a villainous "stoolie" who, needless to say, gets his comeuppance. This gaggle of misfits is presided over by an enigmatic, champagne-drinking philanthropist (brilliantly played by Cagney) who gently nudges them towards their goals while indulging his own fascination with the minutiae of daily life. Throughout this quietly delightful picture the audience are not told why he’s this way, but it is possible to make an educated guess. On the DVD: The Time of Your Life might be a classic, but it apparently warrants no extra features. The black and white picture is 4:3. --Roger Thomas

  • Second Chorus [1940]Second Chorus | DVD | (18/12/2006) from £5.85   |  Saving you £2.14 (26.80%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both however are keen rivals for Ellen's hand and the tension between them sees them attempting to foil eachother's chances as they audition for Shaw.

  • Burgess Meredith CollectionBurgess Meredith Collection | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £6.99   |  Saving you £-3.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Titles comprise: Man On The Eiffel Tower (1949): A criminal genius orchestrates a complex game of murder ensnaring everyone around him in his web of deceit. After a wealthy American is murdered a poor street vendor found with blood on his hands is the obvious suspect. Inspector Maigret discerns that there is more to the story and begins to decipher hidden clues buried beneath the surface. When the detective and the mastermind come face to face they engage in a thrilling battle of wills. The killer leads the police on a furious chase through the streets and rooftops of Paris lashing out as the noose grows tighter around him. Winterset (1936): A young man returns to New York City 15 years after his father was tried and executed for a murder he did not commit. His search to find the real killers brings him to the slums of the city where he falls in love with a young girl Marianne and uncovers the truth he's been searching for his entire life. Adapted from the Broadway play by Maxwell Anderson and nominated for two Academy Award Winterset is a moody journey into the dark arms of malice murder and retribution. A rain-drenched testament to the tortured human condition. Second Chorus (1941): A marvelously delightful 1930's style song and dance spectacular the likes of which would be wiped away by the December bombing of Pearl Harbor Second Chorus finds Fred Astaire as a struggling bandleader chased by a collection agent (Paulette Goddard). She serves the papers he chases her. She wangles him an audition with Artie Shaw which Burgess Meredith hilariously sabotages. A rich sugar daddy (the marvelous Charles Butterworth) smoothes things over with Artie and through it all Fred and Paulette dance and sing. For what more could you ask?

  • Second Chorus [1940]Second Chorus | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.99

    Trumpet players Danny (Fred Astaire) and Hank (Burgess Meredith) have been avoiding graduation for seven years so that they can continue playing with their college band. They hire pretty Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) as the band's agent and as she quickly increases their earning power the boys find themselves with flourishing musical careers. Ellen is one day hired as Artie Shaw's band manager and makes plans for Danny and Hank to audition for Shaw. Both however are keen rivals for Ellen's hand and the tension between them sees them attempting to foil eachother's chances as they audition for Shaw.

  • Second ChorusSecond Chorus | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-2.79 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Trumpet playing college students Fred Astaire and Burgess Meredith vie for a place in Artie Shaw's band and for the heart of their lovely manager in this breezy oscar winning musical that features such notable hits as: Would you like to be the love of my life Poor Mr Chisolm I'm Yours

  • The Time Of Your Life [1948]The Time Of Your Life | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Nick's Saloon on San Francisco's waterfront is a magnet for all the local misfits and oddballs. Part-time philosopher Joe holds court over the bar handing out advice and encouragement to all and sundry. Their cosy existence is threatened when a crooked detective invades the bar.

  • James Stewart Boxset [19dvd]James Stewart Boxset | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £99.99

    A box set housing a bevy of brilliant Jimmy Stewart films from the Universal vaults. Films Comprise: 1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 2. The Rare Breed (1966) 3. Shenandoah (1965) 4. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) 5. Rear Window (1954) 6. Harvey (1950) 7. Destry Rides Again (1939) 8. Vertigo (1958) 9. Night Passage (1957) 10. The Glenn Miller Story (1953) 11. Thunder Bay (1953) 12. Bend Of The River (1952) 13. Winchester '73 (1950) 14. Rope (1948) 15. The Far Country (1954) 16. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948) 17. Vivacious Lady (1938) 18. Airport '77 (1977) 19. Next Time We Love (1936)

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