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Cleopatra (English, French, Blu-ray disc): Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Pamela Brown, Hume... Cleopatra (English, French, Blu-ray disc)
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Pamela Brown, … 2
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in this Academy Award-winning, epic retelling of the life and loves of the Egyptian queen. Desperate to hold onto her throne in the face of Roman expansion, Cleopatra (Taylor) employs all her charms in an attempt to secure an alliance with Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison). When Caesar is subsequently murdered, however, a vulnerable Cleopatra quickly turns her affections to popular Roman general Mark Antony (Burton). But although the relationship initially fares well, it's not long before the once proud general, now emasculated by the queen's charms, is reduced to a shadow of his former self that presages the doomed lovers' ultimate fate.

You Only Live Once (DVD): Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton Maclane, Jean Dixon, William Gargan, Warren Hymer, Chic Sale,... You Only Live Once (DVD)
Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton Maclane, Jean Dixon, William Gargan, … 1
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda) is an ex-con trying to make a good life for himself and his new bride Joan (Sylvia Sidney) but fate has other plans and wherever he turns things go wrong. First he is fired from his job over a small misunderstanding. Next he and Joan are thrown out of their motel during their honeymoon as the owner sees his photo in a true crime magazine. Then he is suspected as having been the main player in an armoured robbery and sent to prison, framed for murder... Can anything else go wrong, and can Eddie prove his innocence?

The Greta Garbo Collection (DVD): Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George Marion Jnr, Lionel Barrymore, Ramon Novarro, John... The Greta Garbo Collection (DVD)
Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George Marion Jnr, Lionel Barrymore, Ramon Novarro, … 1
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Collection of classic 1930s dramas starring Greta Garbo. In 'Anna Christie' (1930) Garbo plays the title character, a former prostitute who lives with her father (George F. Marion) on a broken-down barge. When they rescue Irish sailor Matt Burke (Charles Bickford) from drowning, he falls in love with Anna. She is, however, reluctant to reveal details of her past... In 'Mata Hari' (1931) exotic dancer Mata (Garbo) is working as a German spy during the war. She seduces General Shubin (Lionel Barrymore) in order to succeed in her duties. She later falls for and becomes involved with Lieutenant Alexis Rosanoff (Ramon Novarro). When the general discovers her affair, however, Mata finds herself having to take drastic measures to ensure her cover isn't blown. In 'Queen Christina' (1933) Garbo plays the 17th Century Swedish queen who escapes an undesirable political marriage by running away and disguising herself as a man. When she falls in love with a Spanish ambassador, they have to liaise secretly, realising their destiny is doomed. In 'Anna Karenina' (1935), adapted from Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna (Garbo), the wife of a villainous Russian aristocrat (Basil Rathbone), falls for cavalry officer Count Vronsky (Fredric March). Anna soon finds herself giving up everything for love but in time the situation becomes too much to bear.

Sundown (DVD): Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey, Joseph Calleia, Reginald Gardiner, Carl Esmond, Marc... Sundown (DVD)
Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey, Joseph Calleia, …
R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot and George Sanders star in this early 1940s war drama set in a tiny, isolated British outpost in East Africa. Officers at the outpost enlist the help of Zia (Tierney), a mysterious and exotic woman living among the natives, in their bid to fend off an impending onslaught from Nazi soldiers.

My Life with Cleopatra - The Making of a Hollywood Classic (Paperback): Walter Wanger, Joe Hyams My Life with Cleopatra - The Making of a Hollywood Classic (Paperback)
Walter Wanger, Joe Hyams; Afterword by Kenneth Turan
R287 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R18 (6%) Special order

"Cleopatra" faced countless problems during its filming and production: passionate casting disputes, broken contracts, a costly re-location from London to Rome, an emergency tracheotomy for its star, Elizabeth Taylor, scandal-ridden gossip surrounding relationships on set, and a budget of $2 million that ballooned to final costs of $44 million. Legendary producer Walter Wanger recalls the drama that occurred both on and off the set, including the incredible obstacles he had to overcome and the exhilaration of producing a cinematic triumph. A revealing story about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's tempestuous romance and an insightful filmmaker's journal, now back in print for the 50th anniversary of "Cleopatra"'s release, "My Life with Cleopatra "shares the true story of the relationship and film that enthralled the world.
"I have been told by responsible journalists that there was more world interest in "Cleopatra," which I produced, and in its stars--Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison--than in any event of 1962." --Walter Wanger

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