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Cary Grant Collection [DVD]

Cary Grant , Katharine Hepburn , Stanley Donen , Howard Hawks    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles, May Robson, Walter Catlett
  • Directors: Stanley Donen, Howard Hawks, Garson Kanin, Blake Edwards
  • Producers: Stanley Donen, Howard Hawks, Leo McCarey, Robert Arthur
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Nov 2003
  • Run Time: 410 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000SVWMC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,631 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

A collection of Cary Grant films. In 'Bringing Up Baby' (1938) eccentric heiress Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) steals a dinosaur bone from absent-minded paleontologist David Huxley (Grant), forcing him to track her down to her Connecticut farm. Along the way he runs into trouble with the authorities and a possible sponsor for his museum, and ends up looking after Susan's pet leopard, 'Baby'. In 'My Favourite Wife' (1940) Nick Arden (Grant) has his wife Ellen (Irene Dunne) declared legally dead after she has been missing for seven years, in order to marry his new love, Bianca (Gail Patrick). When Ellen, who has been shipwrecked all this time, returns to find her erstwhile husband has remarried, she sets out to get him back by making him jealous over Stephen (Randolph Scott), the man with whom she was shipwrecked. In 'Indiscreet' (1958) Anna Kalman (Ingrid Bergman) is a wealthy actress whose love affairs never last for long. When she meets businessman Philip Adams (Grant) at a NATO dinner, she is attracted to him. He reveals that he is married, but this does not prevent them embarking on a love affair. However, just as Philip prepares to depart for a job in New York, Anna discovers that he has been less than honest with her. Finally, in 'Operation Petticoat' (1959) Matt Sherman (Grant) is skipper of the U.S.S. Sea Tiger, a submarine forced out to sea by an enemy air attack. He is less than impressed by his newly-arrived junior officer, Lieutenant Nick Holden (Tony Curtis), who nevertheless manages to scavenge the spare parts and supplies needed to keep the sub in action. Matters are complicated when five stranded army nurses are taken on board, and assist with the renovation. Through a series of mishaps, Sherman's command ends up being painted a conspicuous shade of pink!

Synopsis

A box set containing four of Cary Grant's best-loved films. Contains:
In Bringing Up Baby (1938) Grant plays Dr. David Huxley, a paleontologist who is serious about his work. Whilst waiting for a the bone he needs to complete his brontosaurus skeleton, David also has to have a meeting with a very wealthy potential donor. On top of this, he is also putting the finishing touches to his upcoming marriage. The last thing he needs is the arrival of Susan (Katherine Hepburn), a strong-willed and beautiful woman who seems to cause trouble wherever she goes.

My Favourite Wife (1940) is the story of how a woman, believed to have been dead for the past seven years (when in fact she has been marooned on an island) returns to her husband on the day of his marriage to another woman.
In Indiscreet (1958) Grant stars as a wealthy American diplomat, Philip, who is happy with his bachelor life and has no plans to change it. When he meets a beautiful actress, Anne (played by Ingrid Bergman), he pretends to be married to keep her at a distance. However Anne cannot resist Philip and he slowly falls in love with her. How can Philip solve the problem he has made for himself?


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124 of 131 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
So, what exactly do I mean with "A good buy for those who want an introduction to Cary Grant"?

Well, there IS a lot of movies for a very low price here so newcomers can get far into the material for relatively little money, but it's also a very good buy if you already have a number of Cary Grant movies in your collection, since many of the movies here are not available elsewhere.
So it's a perfect opportunity to fill out the gaps in your collection.

However, it should be noted that many of the movies in this boxset are "the old ones" and they're not all equally good movies. This is just my opinion of course, but there IS a reason that many of the classics are classics and a lot of other titles are not. I'm sure you know what I mean.

That being said, there ARE several "established" classics here, so it's not just the "bottom of the barrel" you're buying if you buy this collection. So in this boxset you get fantastic movies like 'Bringing up Baby', 'Charade', 'Gunga Din', 'Operation Pettycoat' & 'Suspicion' (which I, btw, feel is overrated).

For me the attraction was the movies I didn't already have, and before buying this my collection counted 39 DVDs with Cary Grant. I already had 12 of the movies presented here, so I actually bought this boxset for the remaining 9 movies I didn't already have...and most of those were some of the "lesser" titles, but what's a fan to do, right? ;-) Still, even though I already had more than half the movies here I don't feel I've wasted my money.

So, there's something here for everyone.
...plus, the packaging is beautiful!

However, please note that the description on Amazon states this box contains 21 discs. It doesn't. It contains 21 movies on 18 discs.
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203 of 217 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dream of every Cary Grant fan comes true! 4 Dec 2003
By Irena
Format:DVD
This collection of Cary Grant films includes "Bringing up a baby",
"My Favourite Wife" , "Indiscreet" and "Opperation Petticoat".
The quality of DVD image is quite nice including the older films.
The artistic decoration of the set is superb - it is relatively slim box (twice as wide as regular DVD box).
After you pull it from the case it unwraps in four pages in diffrerent directions (like a flower), each of them contains DVD on it.
And each page has gorgeus photos of Cary Grant and one of his costars - Katharine Hepburn, Irene Dunne, Ingrid Bergman.
The set also includes 4 art cards - on the front side there is a
reprint of an original poster of the film and on another the list of the Chapters of the DVD.
The special features include "Production notes" and "Cast and crew".
This beatiful box set is a dream of every Cary Grant fan and every classic films lover.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful films / poor quality DVD 30 Aug 2013
Format:DVD
I just watched His Girl Friday and the aspect ratio / screen is shaved at the sides so the C and A of Columbia are missing off the side of the screen - a very poor quality video transfer of a wonderful, wonderful film - get the movie from a different supplier on a different disk.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Playlist - Good selection of Cary Grant 9 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
Great selection for those lovers of Cary Grant!

Blonde Venus (1932)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Charade (1963)
Father Goose (1964)
The Grass Is Greener
Gunga Din(1939)
The Toast Of New York (1937)
I'm No Angel (1933)
Indiscreet (1958)
The Last Outpost (1935)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Mr. Lucky(1943)
None But That Lonely Heart (1944)
My Favourite Wife (1940)
Once Upon A Honeymoon (1942)
In Name Only (1939)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Suspicion (1941)
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
That Touch Of Mink (1962)
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware! 10 Oct 2011
Format:DVD
This item is by no little distance the worst video transfer i've seen. Car-boot pirates would sneer at it. Watching "His Girl Friday" you will not be sure which blur is Cary Grant and which is Rosalind Russell. There is no price low enough to justify this travesty of two classic films (and a filler). Buy this and you will feel soiled. Ambivilent enough?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value for the price 5 Jun 2011
By Lena
Format:DVD
On 18 DVDs there are 21 movies. Of course not all of them are of equal quality, his later movies are admittedly much better than the earlier ones. My personal favorite ones among the films present in the collection: Operation Petticoat (super funny), Charade, That touch of Mink, The grass is greener, Father Goose, An affair to remember. Sadly To catch the thief is not in it.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap is the word 26 Mar 2011
Format:DVD
A lot of movies for the money,but sadly the usual Universal no expense incurred presentation. No digital restoration here and the two 'Scope movies are a disgrace. "The Grass is Greener" looks like it was mastered from VHS in non anamorphic letterbox, while "That Touch of Mink" is a ghastly pan and scan job in spite of the sleeve claiming it's 2.35:1.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classics ! 5 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A perfect resume of Cary Grant career, brilliant films, brilliant acting, the golden age of cinema. They don't make them like that any more.... A must !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value
It is surprising that these films have not been enhanced......they quality appears to be how they would have been shown originally..... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Keith Thornton
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip off and fake rubbish
I feel robbed - my wife was trying to order the Bishop's Wife - and I didn't get it. Honestly so annoyed with Amazon for miss-selling this product. I want an apology. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dr T Hardman
2.0 out of 5 stars I ORDERED 'THE BISHOPS WIFE' BUT DID NOT GET IT.
This was not what I thought I had ordered but I guess it will do for a gift. It did however aqrrive within 2 days which was great.
Published 3 months ago by GLASGOWGAL
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cary Grant Collection
What can one say about Cary Grant. These are excellent films. His Girl Friday has cracking script and Rosiland Russel to boot! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it
Came on time and is just what it says on the label,classic Cary grant films for all the family to enjoy
Published 5 months ago by geoffrey lee
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably good selection of his films
Enjoyable DVD Pity some of his old films in black and white. Enjoy most of his films so glad one can still obtain on DVD.
Published 11 months ago by Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Cary Grant collection
There are plenty of films in this collection. There are a few which are really nice, and the others are average-good. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sonofsun
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Cary Grant
Bought this for my Dad on Father's Day because he adores Mr Grant. and he really enjoyed this dvd. Good value for 4 classic hollywood films.
Published 21 months ago by jules
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesnt Play
I was so excited to get this when I purchased it, however none of the movies play?! I'm so crushed...
Published on 21 Jan 2012 by Beth
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