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Coal miner's daughter Josie Winters (Marlene Dietrich) has two beaus competing for her affection: Cash Evans (Randolph Scott) and Pittsburgh (John Wayne). Both men work in the coal mine, but are encouraged by Josie to better their lot in life. Pitt becomes wealthy as a steel producer, but when Josie chooses him over Cash he spurns her in order to marry for power. Josie turns to Cash, who himself builds a successful business just as Pitt's empire begins to crumble - and all this on the eve of WWII. The rivalry between the two men looks set to continue, but will the outbreak of war put things in a new perspective?
Live stand up performance by British writer, comedian and TV presenter Frank Skinner, recorded at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
Arthur Kennedy and Peggy Dow star in this Second World War drama. After being blinded by a German sniper in North Africa, US soldier Larry Nevins (Kennedy) is placed in a military hospital where he tries to adapt to his disability with help from his fellow wounded servicemen and his new friends Joe (James Edwards) and Judy (Dow). When he eventually returns home, Joe finds himself questioning long-held attitudes and whether he was right to abandon his new friends in an attempt to reclaim his old life.
Collection of six classic Universal Monster movies. In 'Dracula' 1931), estate agent Renfield (Dwight Frye) travels to Transylvania to arrange the sale of an English mansion to nobleman Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi). When Renfield discovers that his host is a 500-year-old vampire, he is bitten and himself enslaved. After arriving in London, Dracula attempts to get his teeth into Mina Seward (Helen Chandler), an innocent maiden betrothed to Jonathan Harker (David Manners). Vampire expert Professor Van Helsing (Edward van Sloan) attempts to put a stop to the bloodsucking. In 'Dracula's Daughter' (1936), vampire-hunter Dr Van Helsing (van Sloan) believes that he has rid London of the undead when he finds himself unexpectedly arrested for murder. A series of bodies have been found drained of all blood, and their discovery coincides with the arrival in the city of the mysterious Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden), who has been to Van Helsing's psychiatrist, Dr Garth (Otto Kruger) for consultation. From her strange behaviour Garth and Van Helsing deduce that the countess is a vampire, and are forced to trail her to Transylvania when she kidnaps Garth's beautiful fiancée. In 'Son of Dracula' (1943), Katherine (Louise Allbritton) is a student of the occult, fascinated by Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr), who has recently moved to her home town in the south of the US. Katherine secretly begins dating Alucard, eventually marrying him. But when she begins to look and act strangely, her former boyfriend Frank (Robert Paige) suspects that something is wrong. In 'House of Frankenstein' (1944), when Dr. Niemann (Boris Karloff) escapes from the mental asylum in which he is being held, he awakens Count Dracula (John Carradine), the Wolf Man (Chaney Jr) and the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) as he looks to gain revenge on his many enemies. In 'House of Dracula' (1945), Count Dracula (Carradine) arrives at the laboratory of Dr Edelman, claiming to seek a cure for his vampirism, but in fact eager to turn Edelman's beautiful assistant into his vampire bride. At the same time, a wretched Wolf Man Larry Talbot (Chaney Jr) asks Edelman to bring his lycanthropy to an end. The first attempt to cure Talbot fails, and he throws himself off a cliff in a bid to commit suicide. This attempt fails, but leads him to an underground cavern where he discovers the monster (Strange) created years before by Dr Frankenstein... In 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein' (1948), baggage clerks Bud (Bud Abbott) and Lou (Lou Costello) find themselves in hot water when they lose a mysterious shipment en route to the House of Horrors. It transpires that the missing crates contained the remains of Count Dracula (Lugosi) and Frankenstein's monster (Strange), and have now been diverted to the island hideaway of a crazed scientist who wishes to revive the monsters The inept duo head off to the island to avert disaster, but will the arrival of the Wolfman (Chaney Jr) prove to be a help or a hindrance?
Double feature starring Basil Rathbone as detective Sherlock Holmes. In 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' (1939), Professor Moriarity (George Zucco) has come up with a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a flute player to murder a girl. In 'Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon' (1943), Holmes travels to Switzerland to rescue the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis. Back in London, however, it turns out that the inventor is not all that he seemed...
The complete fifth series of the light-hearted BBC panel show hosted by Rob Brydon. Joined by team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell, Brydon presides as a range of celebrity guests attempt to detect truth amidst a mire of lies. Among the challenges on the show, each guest must read aloud a series of statements about themselves and attempt to bluff and double-bluff the opposition as they try to guess which of the statements are correct. Among the celebrities to appear in this series are Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart, Kevin Bridges, Louie Spence, Frank Skinner and Phil Tufnell.
A collection of Alfred Hitchcock thrillers. In 'Psycho' (1960), Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the run after stealing $40,000 from one of her employer's clients. Taking a wrong turn in a storm, she arrives at the isolated Bates Motel, run by the twitchy Norman (Anthony Perkins), who is constantly at the beck and call of his unseen mother. When Marion takes a shower in her room, a sudden knife attack brings her life to an end. Upon discovering her body Norman covers up the murder, but it is not long before Marion's sister and boyfriend are attempting to track her down. In 'Rope' (1948), believing themselves to be intellectually superior to their contemporaries, flatmates Brandon (John Dall) and Philip (Farley Granger) murder their friend David Kentley (Dick Hogan) purely to see if they can get away with it. They then throw a cocktail party, serving food from the top of the trunk where they have hidden David's body. Their guests include both David's father and fiancée, as well as college lecturer Rupert Cadell (James Stewart), who becomes increasingly suspicious as the evening wears on. In 'Sabateur' (1942), factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) finds himself branded an industrial saboteur after a fire breaks out in the workplace. The extinguisher he handed to his colleague and best friend itself burst into flame, and Kane is now on the run, determined to find the real culprit and so prove his innocence. The only person who believes his story is Patricia Martin (Priscilla Lane), who aids him in his flight from the authorities. In 'Rear Window' (1954), after breaking his leg during a shoot, photo-journalist L.B. 'Jeff' Jeffries (James Stewart) is forced to spend a humid summer recuperating in his Greenwich Village apartment. The wheelchair-bound Jeff whiles away his time observing his neighbours through a telephoto lens, bestowing them with nicknames and growing familiar with their daily routines. However, his society girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) is exasperated and then alarmed when Jeff becomes obsessed with the notion that Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), who lives in the apartment opposite, has murdered his wife...In 'Shadow of a Doubt' (1943), young 'Charlie' Newton (Teresa Wright) longs for something exciting to happen to brighten her dull existence in Santa Rosa with parents Joseph (Henry Travers) and Emma (Patricia Collinge). The arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) seems to be just what she needs. Urbane, witty and charming, Uncle Charlie soon makes himself at home, but his suspicious behaviour begins to unsettle his niece. When police detective Macdonald Carey (Jack Graham) tells Charlie that he believes her uncle to be none other than the Merry Widow murderer, she begins to question whether she really knows Uncle Charlie at all. In 'The Trouble with Harry' (1955), when Harry Rogers' dead body is discovered one autumnal day in Vermont, several people try to keep it a secret. Among them is Captain Albert Wiles (Edmund Gwenn), who mistakenly believes himself to be responsible for Harry's death, Harry's widow, Jennifer (Shirley MacLaine), painter Sam Marlowe (John Forsythe) and local spinster Miss Graveley (Mildred Natwick). Their attempts to rid themselves of the troublesome corpse lead to further misunderstandings and several disinterments. Finally, in 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' (1956), Dr Ben McKenna (James Stewart) his wife, former singer Jo (Doris Day), and son Hank (Christopher Olsen) stumble on to an assassination plot while on holiday in Morocco. As they try to uncover the truth, the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection.
Digitally restored in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound, this essential set includes a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray version.
Contains hours of bonus features, a 44-page booklet and 8 exclusive art cards with original theatrical posters.
The Mummy (1932):
The Invisible Man (1933):
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935):
The Wolf Man (1941):
The Phantom of the Opera (1943):
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954):
Jules Dassin directs this New York-set film noir starring Barry Fitzgerald as homicide detective Dan Muldoon. Muldoon and his sidekick, Jimmy Halloran (Don Taylor), are assigned to investigate when the dead body of a model is discovered in the bathtub at her Manhattan apartment. Although the case looks like a suicide at first glance, the coroner confirms that it is in fact murder, and suspicion falls on a number of shady characters who have connections with the dead woman.
A TV special from 1999 starring a veritable who's who of British comic actors as primary school children putting on a Nativity play. As well as playing the kids, the actors all appear as their parents at the post-show gathering.
1950s western starring Alan Ladd and Shelley Winters. When Mountie Thomas O'Rourke (Ladd) and his half brother, Cree Indian Cajou (Jay Silverheels), discover Grace (Winters), the only survivor of a burned out wagon, new Mountie Inspector Benton (Robert Douglas) surmises that the fire was a result of a Cree attack and disarms the tribe. Meanwhile, the Sioux Indians are hoping to make the Crees their allies in order to defeat the US 7th Cavalry. The Canadian policemen attempt to prevent the joining of the two Indian tribes, leaving O'Rourke to choose between his duty and his morals.
All 12 episodes from the eighth series of the relaunched sci-fi adventure show. Accompanied by his latest companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) sets out on another rollercoaster round of adventures in time and space, encountering a dinosaur in Victorian London, Robin Hood, ghosts and a supposedly good Dalek. The episodes are: 'Deep Breath', 'Into the Dalek', 'Robot of Sherwood', 'Listen', 'Time Heist', 'The Caretaker', 'Kill the Moon', 'Mummy on the Orient Express', 'Flatline', 'In the Forest of the Night', 'Dark Water' and 'Death in Heaven'.
Dodge City, 1873. Cowboy Lin McAdam (James Stewart) wins a Winchester rifle in a shooting competition, only for it to be stolen by his opponent, his arch-enemy Dutch Henry Mann (Stephen McNally). McAdam sets off in pursuit of his adversary, determined to settle a feud that dates back many years.
Includes the cream of Hitchcock's oeuvre.
1950s war drama starring Jeff Chandler and George Nader. Amidst the Second World War, Captain J.S. Hawks (Chandler) and Lieutenant Dave MacDougall (Nader) are preparing the crew of the PA-22 Belinda for combat. Their skills are put to the test when Japanese kamikaze troops attack the ship. The crew must fight for their survival and protect the Belinda from going under.
The award-winning comedian, and former half of Baddiel and Skinner, returns to the stage after a gap of ten years, with this performance at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
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