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Title Greatest classic films collection [videorecording].

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]


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Description 2 videodiscs (464 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Series Turner classic movies. Best Picture winners.
Turner classic movies. Best Picture winners.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) or widescreen (letterbox, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Note Title from container.
Performer Casablanca cast: Humphrey Bogard, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre.
Mrs. Miniver cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon.
Gigi cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermoine Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans.
An American in Paris cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch.
Credits Casablanca: Music, Max Steiner.
Mrs. Miniver: Music, Herbert Stothart.
Gigi: Music, Frederick Loewe.
An American in Paris: Music, George Gershwin ; lyrics, Ira Gershwin.
Note Casablanca is based on the play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
Mrs. Miniver is based on the book by Jan Struther.
Gigi is based on the novel by Colette.
Audience MPAA rating: PG (Casablanca); for mild violence ; MPAA rating: G (Gigi) ; Not rated (Mrs. Miniver, An American in Paris).
Summary [Disc 1]: Casablanca: Casablanca, WWII. Rick Blaine is an exiled American who owns the most popular nightclub in town, Rick's cafe. He comes to have possession of two valuable letters that German couriers were killed trying to deliver to the German high command. Ilsa Lund re-enters Rick's life to purchase the letters he has obtained. Mrs. Miniver: The Miniver's are an English 'middle-class' family who, together, experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs. The Miniver's son beings courting Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and it is entered into a competition where her rose will go up against Lady Beldon's rose.
[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationshp with Lise is filled with romantic complications.
Contents [Disc 1]: Casablanca / a Warner Bros.-First National Pictures, a Hal B. Wallis production ; produced by Hal B. Wallis ; screenplay by Julius J. Epstein & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; (1942 ; 102 min. ; b&w) -- Mrs. Miniver / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Loew's Incorporated, a William Wyler production ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screenplay by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton & Claudine West ; directed by William Wyler ; (1942 ; 133 min. ; b&w).
[Disc 2]: Gigi / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Arthur Freed Productions ; screenplay and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; (1958 ; 115 min. ; col.)-- An American in Paris / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Arthur Freed ; story and screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner ; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; (1951 ; 114 min. ; col.).
Note Special features: Disc 1, Side A: 2 commentaries with critic Roger Ebert and historian Rudy Behlmer; introduction by Lauren Bacall. Side B: Greer Garson Academy Awards footage; photo gallery; 2 World War II-era shorts: "Mr. Blabbermouth" and "For the common defense."
Special features: Disc 2, Side A: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; vintage short "The million dollar nickel;" classic CinemaScope cartoon "The vanishing duck;" theatrial trailer. Side B: Commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff, and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch; vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short "Paris on parade;" classic cartoon "Symphony in slang;" theatrical trailer.
Terms Of Use These discs are copy protected.
Language Casablanca: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Mrs. Miniver: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Gigi: English (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Japanese subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
An American in Paris: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French, Japanese or Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Morocco -- Casablanca -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Morocco -- Casablanca -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Drama.
Roses -- Breeding -- England -- Drama.
Rich people -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Mistresses -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Artists -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Marruecos -- Casablanca -- Teatro.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Inglaterra -- Teatro.
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Teatro.
Genre/Form War films.
Romance films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Added Author Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957.
Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982.
Henreid, Paul.
Rains, Claude, 1889-1967.
Veidt, Conrad, 1893-1943.
Greenstreet, Sydney.
Lorre, Peter.
Garson, Greer, 1904-1996, actor.
Pidgeon, Walter, 1897-1984, actor.
Wright, Teresa, 1918-2005, actor.
Whitty, May, Dame, 1865-1948, actor.
Owen, Reginald, 1887-1972.
Travers, Henry, 1874-1965.
Ney, Richard.
Wilcoxon, Henry, 1905-1984.
Caron, Leslie, performer.
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972, performer.
Jourdan, Louis, performer.
Gingold, Hermione, 1897-1987, performer.
Gábor, Eva, 1921-1995, performer.
Bergerac, Jacques, 1927- performer.
Jeans, Isabel, 1891-1985, performer.
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996, actor, choreographer.
Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972, actor.
Guétary, Georges, actor.
Foch, Nina, performer.
Burnett, Murray. Everybody comes to Rick's.
Alison, Joan. Everybody comes to Rick's.
Struther, Jan, 1901-1953. Mrs. Miniver.
Colette, 1873-1954. Gigi.
Wallis, Hal B., 1899-1986.
Epstein, Julius J., 1909-2000.
Epstein, Philip G.
Koch, Howard.
Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962.
Franklin, Sidney A., 1893-1972, producer.
Wimperis, Arthur, 1874-1953, author of screenplay.
Froeschel, George.
Hilton, James, 1900-1954.
West, Claudine, 1890-1943.
Wyler, William, 1902-1981, director.
Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973, producer.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986, author of screenplay, lyricist.
Minnelli, Vincente.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Stothart, Herbert, 1885-1949.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988, composer.
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983, lyricist.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937, composer.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
First National Pictures, Inc.
Loew's Incorporated.
Arthur Freed Productions.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Casablanca (Motion picture)
Mrs. Miniver (Motion picture)
Gigi (Motion picture)
American in Paris (Motion picture)
ISBN 1419876910
Standard No. 883929049677
Music No. 1000045343 Warner Home Video
3000019609 Warner Home Video

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