"Director: Norman Z. McLeod"

  • The Paleface [DVD]The Paleface | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Bob Hope brings his own brand of laughing gas to the Wild West as a would-be "painless" dentist lassoed into marrying Jane Russell. She's a shapely outlaw turned undercover agent on the trail of some varmints selling guns to a hostile Indian tribe, and he's her unwitting cover. Hope cowers and cracks self-effacing jokes while bodies fall around him ("Brave men run in my family," he quips, then runs), but he's even funnier swaggering and sneering like a kid playing cowboy in a flamboyant costume apparently stolen from the Oklahoma! road show. The Paleface is one of his best films, and the unflappable Russell is a great match. Theme song "Buttons and Bows" (which Hope delivers with a clowning mock twang) won an Oscar®, and the 1948 film spawned a sequel (Son of Paleface, costarring Roy Rogers and Trigger) and a remake (The Shakiest Gun in the West with Don Knotts). --Sean Axmaker

  • Marx Brothers Boxset [DVD]Marx Brothers Boxset | DVD | (15/08/2016) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Animal Crackers Animal Crackers is a classic of screen history and as uproariously funny today as it was when it was released. This film Introduced Groucho's Africa lecture (one morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got into my pyjamas, I don't know.) and the card game which Harpo and Chico play with the wealthy society woman Mrs Rittenhouse. Monkey Business Harpo, Chico, Groucho and Zeppo, head for high seas hilarity in this classic film comedy. While hiding from the authorities on a luxury liner the quartet of stowaways become bodyguards to rival gangsters, with the usual hilarious results. And naturally no woman can resist a shipboard romance with the wily, quick-witted Groucho. Horse feathers The quintessential Marx Brothers comedy. Groucho, Harpo, Chico and yes, Zeppo, are at their manic peak in this uproariously anarchic parody of college life. As the fun loving president of Huxley college, Groucho tries to keep the student body in line with hilarious results! Horse Feathers contains some of the greatest sequences in movie comedy history. Duck Soup A pointed political satire, Duck Soup is the Marx Brothers' funniest and most insane film. The film contains many of the Brothers most famous sequences including a final battle episode that has been copied by everyone from Woody Allen to Mad Magazine.

  • My Favourite Spy [DVD]My Favourite Spy | DVD | (06/05/2019) from £9.55   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in mysterious, exotic Tangier. There, he encounters the irresistable Lily Dalbray, an old friend of Augustine who is now dealing with his arch-enemy, Brubaker. But where is the real Eric?

  • The Pale FaceThe Pale Face | DVD | (02/01/2006) from £9.91   |  Saving you £0.08 (0.80%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Like Merry Xmas and Happy New Year...They belong together! The Wild West has never been wilder - or funnier - than in this classic six-shootin' farce which introduced the Academy Award winning song ""Buttons and Bows."" In one of his most popular roles Bob Hope plays ""Painless"" Peter Potter a timid correspondence school dentist earninga shaky living in the lawless West. When ""Painless"" is seduced into agreeing to a quickie marriage by the voluptuous Jane Russell he thinks h

  • Horse Feathers [1932]Horse Feathers | DVD | (04/04/2005) from £3.00   |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho Marx) is the new President of Huxley College. In order to stay in charge he must somehow get the college football team to win their annual Thanksgiving game against arch-rivals Darwin - a bit of a tall order since Huxley haven't won a match since 1888! Needless to say playing it by the rules is the last thing on Wagstaff's mind...

  • Bing Crosby - Screen Legends - A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court / Going My Way / Holiday Inn / Pennies From HeavBing Crosby - Screen Legends - A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court / Going My Way / Holiday Inn / Pennies From Heav | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features a quartet of 'Der Bingle's' best-loved movies! A Road To Zanzibar (Dir. Victor Schertzinger 1941): Chuck and his pal Fearless flee a South African carnival when their sideshow causes a fire. After several similar escapades they've finally saved enough to return to the USA when Chuck spends it all on a ""lost"" diamond mine. But that's only the beginning; before long a pair of attractive con-women have tricked our heroes into financing a comic safari featur

  • The Marx Brothers Collection [1930]The Marx Brothers Collection | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £47.23   |  Saving you £-12.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Contains the titles: Duck Soup: captures some of the Marx Brothers' zaniest routines and funniest quips creating a laugh-out-loud spectacle of politics gone haywire. Backed by wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale Groucho becomes the leader of Freedonia quickly frustrating his cabinet and offending the aggressive neighboring country to the point of war. Chico and Harpo sent by the rival country spy on Groucho and try to steal his battle plans but when war does come loyalties beco

  • Marx Brothers Boxset: A Girl in Every Port/The Cocoanuts/Love Happy/Room Service/Animal Crackers/Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck SoupMarx Brothers Boxset: A Girl in Every Port/The Cocoanuts/Love Happy/Room Service/Animal Crackers/Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck Soup | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £67.48   |  Saving you £-17.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A fantastic collection of timeless works from the Marx Brothers. Films comprise: A Girl In Every Port (1952): This was Groucho Marx's second solo outing for RKO and his third feature without Chico and Harpo. Groucho and William Bendix play a couple of scheming sailors who spend most of their time in the ship's brig. Bendix receives a small inheritance and decides to spend it on a clapped-out racehorse. When Groucho learns that the animal has a much more successful twin

  • Alice In Wonderland [DVD] [1933]Alice In Wonderland | DVD | (24/05/2010) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Alice In Wonderland (1933)

  • Road To Rio [1947] [DVD]Road To Rio | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-4.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    To avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on an ocean bound ship. Aboard the vessel the duo fall for Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour) who is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard) who has arranged a marriage for the young beauty. This film was in good hands since many of Hope's best collaborators worked on the picture. Director Norman Z. McLeod went on to direct Hope in four more features -- Alias Jesse James Casanova's Big Night My Favorite Spy and The Paleface. McLeod had a remarkable career behind the cameras working with such Hollywood greats as Danny Kaye (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty) W.C. Fields (It's A Gift) and Cary Grant (Topper). Writer Edmund Beloin supplied the stories for both My Favorite Spy and The Lemon Drop Kid. His collaborator Jack Rose penned My Favorite Brunette The Great Lover Sorrowful Jones and The Seven Little Foys. This film also features musical guests The Wiere Brothers and The Andrew Sisters.

  • Marx Brothers Box Set [DVD]Marx Brothers Box Set | DVD | (29/08/2011) from £20.23   |  Saving you £14.76 (72.96%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Animal Crackers:Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.Duck Soup:Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.Horse Feathers:Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.Monkey Business:On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

  • Road To - The Complete CollectionRoad To - The Complete Collection | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    The Road To Morocco: Two bumbling buffoons are shipwrecked on an island off the coast of North Africa. When the beautiful Princess Shalimar comes to their rescue Jim and Turkey think they've died and gone to heaven. But once her brawny jealous husband finds out what these clowns have been up to they're going to wish they had never left their island. The Road To Singapore: Josh Mallon and his best buddy Ace Lannigan are avowed playboys. They won't even consider getting married. But Josh's shipping magnate father is tired of his prodigal son's whimsical ways. So he forces him to settle down and get a job. Rebellious to the bone Josh puts and end to those plans when -- on the eve of his big engagement party -- he and Ace set sail for Singapore. They accidentally wind up in Kaigoon instead but these free-spirited bachelors couldn't care less. Unfettered by money or responsibility they're as happy as can be. Their trouble begins when they both fall in love with the same lovely native lass. The Road To Utopia: The irrepressible Chester and Duke are back on the road again. This time around the vaudevillians -- disguised as Alaskan bruisers -- are trekking to the Klondike with a newly-found map to a gold mine. A comedy of errors begins when the citizens of a rough and tumble miner's town mistake the boys for claim-jumpers. Saloon mistress Sal goes gunning for the luckless pair whose treasure map just happens to have been her late father's property. Eventually the three gold-hunters team up and begin searching for the mine together. The Road To Zanzibar: After Chucks and Fearless sell a phony diamond mine to a crook the two escape to Zanzibar where they meet comely Brooklyn gals Donna and Julia. Amid jokes and songs the foursome embark on a wacky safari but the women are only going along in hopes of finding Donna's missing brother. When the guys discover the true reason for the safari they decide to return to Zanzibar; that is until they encounter a band of wild cannibals -- who have their own plans for the duo. The Road To Rio: To avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on an ocean bound ship. Aboard the vessel the duo fall for Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour) who is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard) who has arranged a marriage for the young beauty. This film was in good hands since many of Hope's best collaborators worked on the picture. Director Norman Z. McLeod went on to direct Hope in four more features -- Alias Jesse James Casanova's Big Night My Favourite Spy and The Paleface. McLeod had a remarkable career behind the cameras working with such Hollywood greats as Danny Kaye (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty) W.C. Fields (It's A Gift) and Cary Grant (Topper). Writer Edmund Beloin supplied the stories for both My Favorite Spy and The Lemon Drop Kid. His collaborator Jack Rose penned My Favourite Brunette The Great Lover Sorrowful Jones and The Seven Little Foys. This The Road To Bali: Hope and Crosby play George Cochran and Harold Gridley American vaudevillains on the run from some angry fathers in Australia. To avoid a dual shotgun wedding George and Harold end up on the island of Bali and sign on as deep sea divers for Prince Arok - and become smitten with the princess Lalah. The Road To Hong Kong: Vaudevillians Harry (Crosby) and Chester (Hope) travel to Tibet to search for a drug to restore Chester's memory. Once they find the cure Chester's memory becomes so good that he accidentally memorizes a secret formula for space navigation. Soon the two meet up with a beautiful spy (Collins) and get slightly sidetracked... to another planet!

  • Marx Brothers Collection - Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck SoupMarx Brothers Collection - Monkey Business/Horse Feathers/Duck Soup | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £12.13   |  Saving you £2.86 (23.58%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Monkey Business (Dir. Norman Z. McLeod 1931): The madcap Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury cruise ship in this fast-paced laugh-filled farce. While they manage to elude capture by the ship's captain and crew by staging impromptu puppet shows and hiding in herring barrels getting off the boat is another matter. Before long they're all impersonating Maurice Chevalier in order to disembark and begin their new careers as mob bodyguards. Horse Feathers (Dir. Norman Z. McLeod 1932): Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho Marx) is the new President of Huxley College. In order to stay in charge he must somehow get the college football team to win their annual Thanksgiving game against arch-rivals Darwin - a bit of a tall order since Huxley haven't won a match since 1888! Needless to say playing it by the rules is the last thing on Wagstaff's mind... Duck Soup (Dir. Leo McCarey 1933): A pointed political satire Duck Soup is the Marx Brothers' funniest and most insane film! Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly the hilarious dictator of mythical Freedonia. Harpo and Chico are commisioned as spies by Groucho's political rival the calculating Trentino. The film contains many of the brothers' famous sequences: the lemonade stand the Paul Revere parody the ""We're Going To War"" number (a beautiful spoof of 30's musicals) the hilarious mirror scene and a final battle episode that has been copied by everyone including Woody Allen!

  • Pennies From HeavenPennies From Heaven | DVD | (05/12/2005) from £8.08   |  Saving you £4.91 (37.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Drifting along on a prayer and a song. Legendary crooner Bing Crosby sings and dances his way though this charming and delightful story of a wanderer who drifts into the lives and hearts of the residents of the small town of Middletown New Jersey. Featuring music and lyrics by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston including the classics ""So Do I "" ""Pennies From Heaven"" (Academy Award nominee for Best Music/Song) ""Skeleton In the Closet"" and ""Lets Call A Heart A Heart.""

  • Road To Rio [1947]Road To Rio | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    To avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on an ocean bound ship. Aboard the vessel the duo fall for Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour) who is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard) who has arranged a marriage for the young beauty. This film was in good hands since many of Hope's best collaborators worked on the picture. Director Norman Z. McLeod went on to direct Hope in four

  • Duck Soup/Monkey BusinessDuck Soup/Monkey Business | DVD | (26/12/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £4.91 (60.77%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Duck Soup (Dir. Leo McCarey 1933) A pointed political satire 'Duck Soup' is the Marx Brothers' funniest and most insane film! Groucho is Rufus T. Firefly the hilarious dictator of mythical Freedonia. Harpo and Chico are commisioned as spies by Groucho's political rival the calculating Trentino. The film contains many of the brothers' famous sequences: the lemonade stand the Paul Revere parody the ""We're Going To War"" number (a beautiful spoof of 30's musicals) the hilarious mirror scene and a final battle episode that has been copied by everyone including Woody Allen! Monkey Business (Dir. Norman Z. McLeod 1931): The madcap Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury cruise ship in this fast-paced laugh-filled farce. While they manage to elude capture by the ship's captain and crew by staging impromptu puppet shows and hiding in herring barrels getting off the boat is another matter. Before long they're all impersonating Maurice Chevalier in order to disembark and begin their new careers as mob bodyguards.

  • Hollywood Comedy Collection - Vol. 1Hollywood Comedy Collection - Vol. 1 | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £30.76   |  Saving you £-10.77 (-53.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Road To Rio (Dir. Norman Z. McLeod 1947): To avoid being charged with arson after burning down a circus Hot Lips Barton (Bob Hope) and Scat Sweeney (Bing Crosby) stow away on an ocean bound ship. Aboard the vessel the duo fall for Lucia Maria de Andrade (Dorothy Lamour) who is under the spell of her evil aunt (Gale Sondergaard) who has arranged a marriage for the young beauty. This film was in good hands since many of Hope's best collaborators worked on the picture. Direct

  • Bob Hope CollectionBob Hope Collection | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Bob Hope collection contains some of the greatest works from the comic genius that is Bob Hope. Entertaining audiences during his long career & working alongside some of the greatest stars in the industry Bob Hope has stamped his mark in history. Tiitles Include: * My Favourite Brunette * Road To Rio * Road To Bali * The Bob Hope Story * Cat And The Canary

  • Jane Russell Collection - The Paleface / Fox Fire / Son Of Paleface / Road To BaliJane Russell Collection - The Paleface / Fox Fire / Son Of Paleface / Road To Bali | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    The Paleface (Dir. Norman Z. McLeod 1948): The Wild West has never been wilder - or funnier - than in this classic six-shootin' farce which introduced the Academy Award winning song ""Buttons and Bows."" In one of his most popular roles Bob Hope plays ""Painless"" Peter Potter a timid correspondence school dentist earning a shaky living in the lawless West. When ""Painless"" is seduced into agreeing to a quickie marriage by the voluptuous Jane Russell he thinks his luck has changed. Little does he suspect that Russell is actually sharpshooter Calamity Jane hot on the trail of a dangerous renegade gang and that she is simply using ""Painless"" as her cover and unwitting dupe! This Old West burlesque brightened by Technicolor and uproarious slapstick went on to become one of Bob Hope's best-loved film vehicles and his biggest box office hit. Saddle up for the wild comic ride! Foxfire (Dir. Joseph Pevney 1955): Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho attitude cause her much misery while the excavation project is threatened by prejudice and fear. Amanda tries to bridge the cultural gap and Jonathan must do the same or he will lose her. Son Of Paleface (Dir. Frank Tashlin 1952): In this sequel to The Paleface Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter who returns to claim his father's gold which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as ""Mike"" the luscious head of a gang of thieves and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail. Road To Bali (Dir. Hal Walker 1952): Bob Hope Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour team up in their sixth ""Road"" picture Road To Bali which was the only film in the series to be shot in color. Hope and Crosby star as two out-of-work vaudeville performers who are on the lam. The two are hired by a South Seas prince as deep-sea divers in order to recover a buried treasure. They meet beautiful Princess Lala (Lamour) and vie for her affections. Of course the boys run into the usual perils such as cannibals a giant squid and numerous cameos from some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Director Hal Walker was no stranger to the three actors having directed the trio in Road To Utopia. The final ""Road"" picture Road To Hong Kong would be released 10 years later with Lamour only making a brief cameo appearance.

  • Rosalind Russell - Double Feature [1940]Rosalind Russell - Double Feature | DVD | (15/02/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

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