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  • Film Noir Collection [DVD]Film Noir Collection | DVD | (27/03/2017) from £8.99   |  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 Glass Key [Blu-ray]The Glass Key | Blu Ray | (19/09/2016) from £13.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (42.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Twists, double-crosses and political intrigue abound in this classic thriller starring the golden couple of film noir, Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd (The Blue Dahlia, This Gun For Hire). A crooked political boss, Paul Madvig (Brian Donlevy), falls for Janet Henry (Lake), daughter of a prospective Baltimore governor, and decides to mend his ways. However, when Janet s no-good brother turns up dead, Madvig s colourful past returns to haunt him as he is fingered as the likely suspect. Which of his many enemies conspired to frame him? And can he, with the assistance of right-hand man Ed Beaumont (Ladd), prove his innocence before he is sent down for murder? The earliest collaboration between Lake and Ladd, The Glass Key boasts a screenplay adapted from the novel by Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon), father of hard-boiled crime. Now appearing for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK, this timeless noir thriller shines like never before. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by crime fiction and film expert Barry Forshaw New visual essay on the film by Alastair Phillips, co-author of 100 Film Noirs Rare 1946 half-hour radio dramatization of The Glass Key by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Alan Ladd, Marjorie Reynolds and Gene Kelly Original theatrical trailer Extensive gallery of vintage stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

  • Tokyo JoeTokyo Joe | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £14.34   |  Saving you £-1.36 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Humphrey Bogart plays Saloonkeeper Joe Barrett in postwar Tokyo. With an interesting cast including Alexander Knox and an outstanding performance by Sessue Hayakawa (Bridge on the River Kwai) as the japanese gang lord. Florence Marly adds a european/international touch as White Russian Cabaret singer. The theme of postwar Japan is rarely touched on, and like Sam Fuller's 'House of Bamboo', Tokyo Joe takes a long, slow look at the underbelly of Japan's postwar milieu. Like Casablanca, this film has all the elements, haunting theme music, guns, girls and gangsters with a whiff of geopolitical intrigue.

  • Saturday Island [DVD]Saturday Island | DVD | (16/11/2015) from £4.96   |  Saving you £5.03 (50.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Appearing in his first major screen role, Hollywood teen idol Tab Hunter stars opposite Linda Darnell in this drama of restrained passion set on a remote South Pacific island during World War Two. Re-titled Island of Desire on its US release, Saturday Island is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original colour film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. On a calm night in tropical seas, a troopship carrying sick and wounded from the Far East hits a magnetic mine, with the ensuing explosion forcing the crew to abandon ship. Corporal 'Chicken' Dugan and Nurse Elizabeth Smythe survive, and manage to make their way to a deserted island. After months alone, a tender relationship builds until it becomes complicated by the arrival of a pilot who has survived a plane crash... SPECIAL FEATURES: Original theatrical trailer Image gallery Press release PDF

  • The Glass KeyThe Glass Key | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (46.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A classic murder mystery based on the the Dashiell Hammet novel and said to be the inspiration for Kurosawa's Yojimbo. When a corrupt politician is accused of murder his assistant hunts the real killer avoiding amorous advances from his boss' fiancee and attacks from gangsters along the way.

  • The Lone Ranger/The Lone Ranger And The Lost City Of Gold [DVD]The Lone Ranger/The Lone Ranger And The Lost City Of Gold | DVD | (22/07/2013) from £5.38   |  Saving you £2.61 (48.51%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Two Lone Ranger classics together on 1 DVD, includes the original classic 'The Lone Ranger' and 'The Lone Ranger And The Lost City of Gold'. A band of hooded riders have killed 3 Indians near the town of San Doria. The Lone Ranger finds that each of the Indians was also robbed of a piece of a piece of a silver medallion. The medallion was broken in to 5 pieces and when put together shows the whereabouts of a stockpile of Indian riches. The Lone Ranger and Tonto now have to find the keepers of...

  • Bing CrosbyBing Crosby | DVD | (08/05/2006) from £25.63   |  Saving you £24.36 (95.04%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A fantastic 8 disc special edition box set featuring some of the finest Bing Crosby movies going. Rhythm On The River (Dir. Victor Schertzinger 1940): Bing Crosby and Mary Martin play a pair of star-crossed ghostwriters he of melody and she of lyrics who discover that the man they write for is a fake but their love for each other is real. Rhythm On The Range (Dir. Norman Taurog 1936): Bing plays a singing cowboy out where the b-b-b-buffalo roam in this lighthearted musical western. Birth Of The Blues (Dir. Victor Schertzinger 1941): Bing Crosby is Jeff Lambert a clarinet player who is out to start a band called the Basin Street Hot-Shots. When Betty Lou (Martin) joins as vocalist romance ensues between everyone involved stirring things up a bit. The film pays homage to Dixieland greats such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong and contains many musical numbers filled with cool clarinets and sizzling jam sessions such as: ""Birth of the Blues"" ""Melancholy Baby"" ""St. Louis Blues"" and ""St. James Infirmary."" Blue Skies (Dir. Stuart Heisler 1941): The owner of a nightclub (Crosby) and a dancing star (Astaire) play friends turned romantic rivals in this musical featuring the songs of Irving Berlin. A nostalgic loosely constructed musical that follows the years-long rivalry between two musical stars who love the same woman. Paul Draper rather than Astaire was originally cast in the role of the disk jockey. The Emperor Waltz (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): Bing Crosby stars as Virgil H. Smith a phonograph salesman plying his wares in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. Believing that if he's able to sell a phonograph to Emperor Franz Joseph I the rest of Austria will soon follow his example Virgil attempts to gain access to the man. After he's refused admission to the palace by guards who believe the phonograph to be a bomb he meets Countess Johanna Augusta Franziska (Joan Fontaine) when his mutt gets into a fight with her pedigreed poodle which has just been chosen to mate with that of the emperor and the owners part on bad terms. When Virgil again tries to approach the emperor while he's hunting in the Australian Tyrol the vindictive Johanna happens to be present and sees to it that Virgil is deported. However the Countess' dog Scheherazade soon suffers a nervous breakdown and the attending veterinarian a strict Freudian insists that Virgil's dog must return to re-enact their conflict. A Connecticut Yankee (Dir. Tay Garnett 1949): The musical version of Mark Twain's 1889 novel. Bing plays a blacksmith who is knocked out and wakes up in the days of King Arthur. He is proclaimed a wizard and experiences many knightly adventures. Songs crooned include ""Busy Doing Nothing"" and ""Once and For Always."" Going My Way (Dir. Leo McCarey 1944): Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley (Bing Crosby) led a colorful life of sports song and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy but his level gaze and twinkling eyes make it clear that he knows he made the right choice. After joining a parish O'Malley's worldly knowledge helps him connect with a gang of kids looking for direction and handle the business details of the church-building fund winning over his aging conventional superior (Barry Fitzgerald). The Bells Of St. Mary's (Dir. Leo McCarey 1945): Bing Crosby reprising his role as worldly-wise Father Chuck O'Malley and introduces Crosby's beloved song ""Aren't You Glad You're You?"" Father O'Malley is transferred to the soon-to-be-condemned school run by Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) and the two quickly match wits and stubbornness eventually finding a middle ground.

  • Tulsa [1949]Tulsa | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    At the start of the oil boom Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells with the help of oil expert Brad Brady and childhood friend Jim Redbird. When the oil and the money start gushing in both Brad and Jim want to protect the land but Cherokee has different ideas. What started out as revenge for her father's death has turned into an obsession for wealth and power...

  • Along Came Jones [1945]Along Came Jones | DVD | (16/08/2005) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Riding into Payneville easy-going cowboy Melody Jones is mistaken by the townsfolk for notorious gunman Monte Jarrad. The real Jarrad is hiding out wounded on the ranch of childhood sweetheart Cherry. She has the idea of sending Jones off to decoy the pursuing posse but once he's met Cherry Jones has other plans...

  • The Lone Ranger [1956]The Lone Ranger | DVD | (28/03/2005) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The adventures continue as The Lone Ranger and his faithful companion Tonto star in their first ever feature film based on the classic TV series.

  • Smash-Up [1947]Smash-Up | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £12.91   |  Saving you £-4.93 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Nightclub singer Angie Evans (Susan Hayward) marries struggling songwriter Ken Conway (Lee Bowman) and retires to raise a family. He has a change of luck and his star begins to rise but is tempered by her growing dependence on alcohol. The role earned Susan Hayward her first Oscar nomination.

  • Classic Western Collection [1934]Classic Western Collection | DVD | (18/03/2008) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-2.79 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Rage At Dawn (1955): Detectives Stage A Fake Train Robbery To Attract The Evil Reno Brothers And Their Outlaw Gang In This Gritty And Forceful Western. Randolph Scott Takes Time Out To Romance Their Pretty Sister Played By Mala Powers Before Bringing The Gang To Justice. Judge Priest (1934): Classic John Ford Directed Americana This Movie Is Based On The Stories Of Irvin Cobb. A Small-Town Judge In The Old South Stirs Up The Place With Stinging Humour And Common-Sense Observations As He Tackles Prejudices And Civil Injustices In This Warm Affectionate And Funny Look At A Slice Of American Life. Tulsa (1949): In This Classic Western The Daughter Of A Cattle Owner Builds An Oil Empire Susan Hayward Portrays An Oil Women Who Whilst Fighting For Her Property And Staging Wildcat Drilling Strikes.

  • Tulsa [DVD] [1949]Tulsa | DVD | (19/05/2007) from £5.29   |  Saving you £0.70 (11.70%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The inhabitants of Tulsa find themselves in a battle for survival as the oil boom threatens the livelihoods of long-established cattle ranchers and their way of life.

  • Tokyo Joe [1949]Tokyo Joe | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £11.15   |  Saving you £-1.16 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Humphrey Bogart plays Saloonkeeper Joe Barrett in postwar Tokyo. With an interesting cast including Alexander Knox and an outstanding performance by Sessue Hayakawa (Bridge on the River Kwai) as the japanese gang lord. Florence Marly adds a european/international touch as White Russian Cabaret singer. The theme of postwar Japan is rarely touched on, and like Sam Fuller's 'House of Bamboo', Tokyo Joe takes a long, slow look at the underbelly of Japan's postwar milieu. Like Casablanca, this film has all the elements, haunting theme music, guns, girls and gangsters with a whiff of geopolitical intrigue.

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