Billy Wilder Collection - Vol. 1 - Avante!/Irma La Douce/Kiss Me, Stupid/One, Two, Three/Some Like It Hot DVD

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Avanti: In this hilarious lighthearted comedy from acclaimed writer/director Billy Wilder and screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment) a wealthy American discovers romance and the meaning of avanit while in Italy. American businessman Wendell Armbruster (Lemmon) is summoned to Italy after a car accident claims the lives of his father and his father's secret mistress! And when the mistress' daughter (Juliet Mills) also arrives - and the bodies of both of their parents disappear - the two instant foes are brought together in a baffling mystery... and an affair of... the heart! Irma La Douce: Meet Nestor (Jack Lemmon) a young man with a very complicated love life. Employed as business manager to Irma La Douce (Shirley MacLaine) - a proud and profitable lady of the streets - the poor guy had gone and fallen in love with her! So how do you keep a popular Parisiennne like Irma faithful? Simple. Disguise yourself as an elderly English Lord who immediately becomes Irma's sole client and means of support! But what's a jealous manager to do when the illustrious Irma claims that the man she's really in love with is not the smitten Nestor but the dotty old lord himself? Kiss Me Stupid: When the world-renowned singer ""Dino"" (Martin in a hilarious self-parody) passes through Climax Nevada he doesn't count on meeting two would-be songwriters with a plan to trap him there and serenade him with their songs. But then again they weren't counting on Dino's insatiable appetite... for wine and women! And when one of the men learns that his own wife was once president of Dino's fan club he hires a replacement wife (Kim Novak) to help lure the carousing star into a song-buying mood! One Two Three: C.R. MacNamara (Cagney) a top-ranking executive stationed in West Berlin is charged with the care of his boss' visiting daughter. But when he learns that she's gone and married a fierce young communist - and that his boss will be arriving in town in 24 hours - Mac must transform the unwilling beatnik into a suitable son-in-law or risk losing his chance for advancement! Before you can say ""one two three "" his plans have spun out of control and into an international incident that could infuriate the Russians the Germans and worst of all his own suspicious wife (Arlene Francis)! Some Like It Hot: Marilyn Monroe Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star in Some Like It Hot hailed by the American Film Institute as the funniest American movie of all time. When two Chicago musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre they trade in their union suits for flapper frocks and hightail it down to Florida as the newest members of an all-girl jazz band. [show more]

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Released
22 January 2007
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MGM Entertainment 
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632 minutes 
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Box set containing five classic movies from popular filmmaker Billy Wilder. In 'Avanti!' (1972), Jack Lemmon stars as American executive Wendell Armbuster. On travelling to Italy to recover his father's body after a car accident, Wendell soon becomes tied up in endless red tape, and is shocked to discover that his father had a mistress, who also died in the car crash. The mistress' daughter, Pamela Piggott (Juliet Mills), arrives in Italy to collect her mother's body, and she and Wendell embark on a series of misadventures both comic and romantic. In 'Irma La Douce' (1963), Nestor (Lemmon) is a bumbling Parisian policeman who manages to get the sack after raiding a house of ill repute at which his boss is in attendance. Looking for work, he is taken on by streetwalker Irma La Douce (Shirley Maclaine) as her business manager, and soon finds himself falling in love with her. Determined to keep Irma faithful, Nestor disguises himself as an elderly English lord and becomes her sole client. All goes well, until Irma confesses her love to Nestor - not for him, but for his aged alter ego! In 'Kiss Me, Stupid' (1964), Dean Martin plays a sex-crazed singer who feigns a professional interest in an amateur songwriter, so that he can pursue a romantic interest in the latter's wife. However, the deceit does not all lay on Martin's side, and there follows a tangled web of bluff and double bluff, as the characters strive to work out who is fooling who. In 'One, Two, Three' (1961), C.R. MacNamara (James Cagney), an ambitious Berlin-based executive for an American cola company, sees his chances for advancement go up in smoke when his boss' daughter (Pamela Tiffin) comes on holiday to Berlin and ends up marrying a fierce young communist (Horst Buchholz). With the boss due to visit in a few days time, MacNamara sets to work, juggling angry Russians, officious Germans, and his own increasingly-exasperated wife, as he tries to put matters right. Finally, in 'Some Like it Hot' (1959), unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters, the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue's all-girl band on the next train for Florida. Joe is attracted to Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Box set containing five classic movies from popular filmmaker Billy Wilder In &39;Avanti!&39; (1972) Jack Lemmon stars as American executive Wendell Armbuster On travelling to Italy to recover his father&39;s body after a car accident Wendell soon becomes tied up in endless red tape and is shocked to discover that his father had a mistress who also died in the car crash The mistress&39; daughter Pamela Piggott (Juliet Mills) arrives in Italy to collect her mother&39;s body and she and Wendell embark on a series of misadventures both comic and romantic In &39;Irma La Douce&39; (1963) Nestor (Lemmon) is a bumbling Parisian policeman who manages to get the sack after raiding a house of ill repute at which his boss is in attendance Looking for work he is taken on by streetwalker Irma La Douce (Shirley Maclaine) as her business manager and soon finds himself falling in love with her Determined to keep Irma faithful Nestor disguises himself as an elderly English lord and becomes her sole client All goes well until Irma confesses her love to Nestor - not for him but for his aged alter ego! In &39;Kiss Me Stupid&39; (1964) Dean Martin plays a sex-crazed singer who feigns a professional interest in an amateur songwriter so that he can pursue a romantic interest in the latter&39;s wife However the deceit does not all lay on Martin&39;s side and there follows a tangled web of bluff and double bluff as the characters strive to work out who is fooling who In &39;One Two Three&39; (1961) CR MacNamara (James Cagney) an ambitious Berlin-based executive for an American cola company sees his chances for advancement go up in smoke when his boss&39; daughter (Pamela Tiffin) comes on holiday to Berlin and ends up marrying a fierce young communist (Horst Buchholz) With the boss due to visit in a few days time MacNamara sets to work juggling angry Russians officious Germans and his own increasingly-exasperated wife as he tries to put matters right Finally in &39;Some Like it Hot&39; (1959) unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine&39;s Day Massacre Pursued by gangsters the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue&39;s all-girl band on the next train for Florida Joe is attracted to Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) the band&39;s singer while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood E Fielding III (Joe E Brown) Comic complications ensue