"Director: John Cromwell"

  • Since You Went Away [1944]Since You Went Away | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    With her husband Tim off at war Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same.

  • Of Human Bondage [1934]Of Human Bondage | DVD | (24/11/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The love that lifted a man to paradise... and hurled him back to earth again! This film is based on W. Somerset Maugham's classic novel of a young medical student's strange infatuation with a cheap and vulgar cockney waitress (Bette Davis). The infatuation turns into a mutually destructive affair. This is the film that brought Bette Davis to fame and secured her future roles as a tough domineering woman. Fine acting by the entire cast with Davis an absolute knock-out.

  • Anna And The King Of Siam [1946]Anna And The King Of Siam | DVD | (20/03/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (58.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    This charming drama about a most unconventional Asian king and the British woman he hires to run a school for his wives and many children is based on the real-life memoirs of Anna Leonowens and her experiences in Siam. Novelized by Margaret Landon this is the story of the ""exasperating"" Anna (Irene Dunne) caught in the excesses of the royal court of King Mongkut of Siam (Rex Harrison). His heart is torn between tradition and the wish to be scientifically modern. Her heart is deeply a

  • Dead Reckoning [1947]Dead Reckoning | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Rip Murdock (Bogart) and Johnny Drake (Prince) are en route to Washington when Johnny disappears and then turns up dead. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to resolve the mystery surrounding his death...

  • Made For Each Other [1939]Made For Each Other | DVD | (29/09/2003) from £9.44   |  Saving you £-4.45 (-89.20%)   |  RRP £4.99

    This highly appealing comedy drama stars James Stewart and Carole Lombard as a young couple battling illness lack of money inept servants and interfering in-laws...

  • Mickey Rooney CollectionMickey Rooney Collection | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £9.99   |  Saving you £-6.00 (-150.40%)   |  RRP £3.99

    The Mickey Rooney Collection (3 Discs)

  • Humphrey Bogart - In The Frame CollectionHumphrey Bogart - In The Frame Collection | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set contains the films: Sahara (Dir. Zoltan Korda) (1943): After the fall of the Libyan city of Tobruk Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) and his crew--Waco Hoyt (Bruce Bennett) Fred Clarkson (Lloyd Bridges) and Jimmy Doyle (Dan Duryea)--retreat in their tank across the Sahara. Along the way they pick up six Allied stragglers and Tambul (Rex Ingram) a Sudanese corporal and his Italian prisoner. Tambul directs the group to a desert fortress where they hope to find desparately needed water. A detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desparate battle hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time. Dead Reckoning (Dir. John Cromwell) (1947) Rip Murdock (Bogart) and Johnny Drake (Prince) are en route to Washington when Johnny disappears and then turns up dead. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to resolve the mystery surrounding his death... Caine Mutiny (Dir. Edward Dmytryk) (1954): Humphrey Bogart is Lt. Commander Queeg the skipper of the minesweeper Caine who when involuntarily relieved of his command during a violent typhoon brings his officers up on charges for conspiring. Harder They Fall (Dir. Mark Robson) (1956): A down and out sports writer (Bogart) takes a job minding a boxer for a syndicate. Having arranged a title fight he is forced into fixing it by a mobster... Sirocco (Dir. Curtis Bernhardt) (1951): In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith (Bogart) runs guns to the rebels under Emir Hassan. The French arrest him along with others and force him to sell weapons to them where he develops an dangerous interest in French intelligence officer Feroud's mistress Violette... In A Lonely Place (Dir. Nicholas Ray) (1950): A screenwriter is in need of an alibi after being charged with murder. Laurel Gray a neighbour comes to the rescue and provides an alibi but their closeness casts doubt on his innocence...

  • The Racket [DVD]The Racket | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Mobster Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan) has bribed several local government and law-enforcement officials to make it easy for him to carry out his rackets; and those that can't be bought are ruthlessly rubbed out. But the arrival of a new police captain the maverick incorruptible Tom McQuigg (Robert Mitchum) spells danger for Scanlon's mob. With the city's prosecuting attorney and police detective Turk (William Conrad of Canon fame) in Scanlon's employ McQuigg's attempts to clean up the city are doomed to failure until he persuades a sexy nightclub singer Irene Hayes (Lizabeth Scott) to testify against Scanlon. But can McQuigg prevent Irene and his honest officers from the revenge of the mob?

  • Sirocco / Dead Reckoning / The Harder They Fall / In A Lonely PlaceSirocco / Dead Reckoning / The Harder They Fall / In A Lonely Place | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £24.28   |  Saving you £-1.29 (-5.60%)   |  RRP £22.99

    This box set features a collection of some of Bogie's finest efforts in the 'film noir' genre. Sirocco (Dir. Curtis Bernhardt 1951): In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith (Bogart) runs guns to the rebels under Emir Hassan. The French arrest him along with others and force him to sell weapons to them where hHe develops an dangerous interest in French intelligence officer Feroud's mistress Violette... Dead Reckoning (Dir. John Cromwell 1947): Rip Murdock (Bogart) and Johnny

  • Abe Lincoln In Illinois [DVD]Abe Lincoln In Illinois | DVD | (28/01/2013) from £13.98   |  Saving you £-0.99 (-7.60%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The double Oscar nominated Abe Lincoln in Illinois portrays the story of Abraham Lincoln, from his early days in backwoods Kentucky to his election as the 16th President of the United States. A stellar performance in the title role from Raymond Massey saw him nominated for the Best Actor award alongside James Wong Howe for Best black and white cinematography. After running livestock to New Orleans, Abe Lincoln settles in New Salem where he falls in love with Ann Rutledge (Mary Howard) and eventually becomes the postmaster. His popularity with the locals leads to him running for and being successfully elected to the State legislature but his victory is overshadowed by Ann's death. Overcome by a sense of doom and a lack of ambition, Lincoln leaves the legislature after his first term and returns to practising law. However, a fateful meeting with Mary Todd (Ruth Gordon), an extremely ambitious woman, changes the course of Abe's life and of America's destiny. By entering politics again Lincoln knows that his taking of a stand on slavery will mean the dissolution of the Union. In a series of electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas (Gene Lockhart), Lincoln is catapulted into the national consciousness of political America and leaves Illinois for Washington, never to return.

  • Of Human Bondage [1934]Of Human Bondage | DVD | (11/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The love that lifted a man to paradiseā€¦and hurled him back to earth again! This film is based on W. Somerset Maugham's classic novel of a young medical student's strange infatuation with a cheap and vulgar cockney waitress (Bette Davis). The infatuation turns into a mutually destructive affair. This is the film that brought Bette Davis to fame and secured her future roles as a tough domineering woman. Fine acting by the entire cast with Davis an absolute knock-out.

  • Hooray For HollywoodHooray For Hollywood | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Happy Go Lovely (Dir. H. Bruce Humberstone 1951): David Niven plays a rich bachelor the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An American troupe wants to produce a musical in town but has trouble getting backers. Niven's character meets several of the leading ladies of the show; through a misunderstanding he doesn't correct they come to think that he's a newspaper reporter. He falls in love with one of the women who reciprocates; he grows more lively and friendly to the surprise of his employees... Pajama Game (Dir. Stanley Donen and George Abbott 1957): A truly joyous tale starring Doris Day as the union leader in a clothing factory. From the novel 'Seven And A Half Cents' by Richard Bissell and adapted into a successful musical which the french director Jean Luc Goddard called the first left wing operetta! The Inspector General (Dir. Henry Koster 1949): In this delightful period farce set in Russia in the 1800's Danny Kaye plays an illiterate buffoon who is mistaken by the villagers for their feared Inspector General.Hilarious situations ensue as Danny is caught up in court intrigue without having a clue of what is going on. Made For Each Other (Dir. John Cromwell 1939): This highly appealing comedy drama stars James Stewart and Carole Lombard as a young couple battling illness lack of money inept servants and interfering in-laws... The Little Shop Of Horrors (Dir. Roger Corman 1960): The original movie of this classic black comedy/horror about a rather dim-witted young man Seymour (Jonathan Haze) working for a week in Mushnick's flower shop on skid row who develops an intelligent bloodthirsty plant. He names the plant Audrey Jr and as it grows it demands human meat for sustenance and Seymour is forced to kill in order to feed it. Jack Nicholson has a notable cameo part as an undertaker Wilbur Force who is a masochistic dental patient and the film also features the writer Charles Griffith as the hold-up man and the voice of Audrey Jr. Sources differ but it was reputed that the film was shot in just two or three days and in 1961 it was billed as The Funniest Picture This Year. The film inspired the well-known off-Broadway hit musical and musical/comedy movie remake starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene was made in 1986.

  • Banjo On My Knee [DVD] (1936)Banjo On My Knee | DVD | (12/05/2014) from £11.24   |  Saving you £1.75 (13.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea are Pearl and Ernie, a dewy-eyed young couple in Mississippi. Ernie has lived on the Mississippi River all his life, a member of the proud 'shanty-boat people'. Pearl is a 'land girl,' and unaccustomed to the simple ways of the river folk. But Pearl is determined to be a good wife to Ernie, and her new father-in-law, Newt (Walter Brennan) has high hopes for a grandchild. These sweet, straightforward plans go awry on their wedding day when a local troublemake.

  • Silver Screen Classic CollectionSilver Screen Classic Collection | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £30.76   |  Saving you £-10.77 (-53.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This Silver screen classics collection brings together some of the greats of the silver screen era. Includes: 1. Road To Bali (1952) 2. My Favourite Brunette (1947) 3. The Outlaw (1943) 4. Made For Each Other (1939) 5. Meet John Doe (1941) 6. Blood On The Sun (1945) 7. His Girl Friday (1940) 8. Penny Serenade (1941) 9. Suddenly (1954) 10. Happy Go Lovely (1951)

  • Of Human Bondage [DVD] [1934]Of Human Bondage | DVD | (27/07/2009) from £12.93   |  Saving you £2.06 (13.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Of Human Bondage

  • James Stewart Silver Screen CollectionJames Stewart Silver Screen Collection | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £-2.09 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    After studying to be an architect James Stewart was drawn to the theatre whilst at university and first made his name on Broadway. After struggling for three years during the Depression he finally got his break in The Farmer Takes A Wife which led to an invitation to Hollywood. He made his first major film in 1936 and by 1938 was established as a major star going on to hold audiences spell bound for the next six decades. Pot O' Gold: A rare musical/comedy outing for James Stewart then at the peak of his career (he won the Best Actor Oscar a year before for The Philadelphia Story). Stewart plays James Hamilton Haskell a former music store worker who joins his uncle's health food business and befriends a band along the way. His uncle hates music his hatred not being helped by the fact that the band practice next door to his factory. Based on a popular radio show of the time (also called Pot O' Gold) the film gave both James Stewart and Paulette Goddard the opportunity of displaying their singing talents. Made For Each Other: Despite knowing each other for just one day Johnny and Jane get married. The first year of their marriage is a struggle with financial worries illness and the hostility of a live in mother-in-law to contend with. When their baby son is dying from pneumonia it seems life can't get any worse.

  • Of Human Bondage [1934]Of Human Bondage | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £12.76   |  Saving you £0.23 (1.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Bette Davis became a star with her role in the best film adaptation of Somerset Maughan's novel & received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Mildred Rogers; a tawdry sluttish cockney waitress who bewitches hapless Philip Carey (Leslie Howard). Philip a failed art student with a clubfoot of which he is highly sensitive turning to the study of medicine after facing the fact that he has no artistic talent. Shortly thereafter he meets and quickly becomes obsessed with Mildred despite her sneering and obvious disdain for him because of his deformity. Her standard response to his affectionate overtures is a chilly ""I don't mind."" In his dreams Mildred is sweet and kind to him; during real time she uses him well aware of his affection for her leaving him for other men and returning when she is down on her luck ruining his chance for having a career or a normal life with another woman; he seems to continually finds himself inexorably drawn to her even after his love for her has waned until the day she finally pushes him too far...

  • James Stewart - Made For Each Other/Pot O' Gold [1939]James Stewart - Made For Each Other/Pot O' Gold | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £-2.09 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Made For Each Other: Oscar winner James Stewart earns himself ""a place among the screen's most notable actors"" (Hollywood Spectator) and Carole Lombard delivers ""The best performance of her career"" (Newsweek) in this humor-laced marital drama that's as ""refreshing as a breath of spring"" (Motion Picture Herald). Attorney John Mason (Stewart) marries Jane (Lombard) after a blissful one-day courtship. Life is wonderful...until they are overwhelmed by the demands of John's hard-hearted boss a meddlesome mother-in-law and the birth of a baby. Just when the marriage is at the breaking point a crisis turns their world upside down. Will their newfound love falter...or are the young newlyweds truly made for each other? Pot O' Gold:Based on a popular radio money giveaway show of the same name Pot O' Gold was James Roosevelt's first (and last) attempt at movie producing. Probably because his father was then president of the United States Mr. Roosevelt was able to hire Hollywood's best talent: the ever-bewildered but lovable James Stewart who had won an Oscar for The Philadelphia Story the year before; the beautiful and tempestuous Paulette Goddard who had just starred with Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator and because 1941 was the peak of the big band era popular Horace Heidt and his Thirty Musical Knights. The story revolves around the band's struggle for its ""big break"". The members all live in Mrs. McCorkle's boarding house and spend their time practicing on the roof which maddens Charles Winninger the wealthy owner of the neighboring health food factory. Everyone else in he neighborhood seems to love it. Mrs. McCorkle's daughter Molly (Goddard) sings with the band and has the utmost confidence it will succeed. Jimmy Haskell (Stewart) arrives in town and immediately meets Molly and the band. He's a former music store owner who has come at the request of his music-hating uncle who advertises his products on a radio show ""The Haskell Happy Hour"" - music-less until he goes on vacation and Jimmy Molly and the band take over!

  • Made For Each Other [1939]Made For Each Other | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £13.62   |  Saving you £3.37 (19.80%)   |  RRP £16.99

    This highly appealing comedy drama stars James Stewart and Carole Lombard as a young couple battling illness lack of money inept servants and interfering in-laws...

  • Made For Each Other / James Stewart On Film [1939]Made For Each Other / James Stewart On Film | DVD | (01/11/1999) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £3.99

    Produced in a time when films were both literally and figuratively black and white, Made for Each Other was unique in its effective blending of the comedic, the dramatic and, as perhaps some would insensitively say, the melodramatic. Beautiful Carole Lombard and likeable James Stewart are Jane and John Mason, a couple who meet, fall madly in love, marry and quickly have a baby. But while they--and the audience--are confident that they are meant for each other, life intercedes and the couple must meet with disapproving in-laws, job stress, financial challenges and, finally, a devastating illness.Lombard and Stewart--and the genuinely good people they portray--are utterly compelling and charming. Say yawningly what you will about tradition but the Masons' path is one that many, if not most, go down. And unlike the wonderful but wholly fantasy world of peer Preston Sturges, director John Cromwell's universe is, like real life, full of ups and downs. It's an accessible, sensitive portrayal. He gives the audience characters they want to see succeed, and to see stay together in the process. It may be a tale of triumph of the human spirit but its ultimate sentiment--one that celebrates the kindness of strangers--is thoroughly sweet, though in no way saccharine. Look for a great supporting cast, including a blustery Charles Coburn as John Mason's boss and Lucile Watson as Mason's interfering mother. --N F Mendoza

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