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The Margaret Lockwood Collection [DVD]

Margaret Lockwood , John Lodge , Val Guest , Carol Reed    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Margaret Lockwood, John Lodge, Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Michael Redgrave
  • Directors: Val Guest, Carol Reed, Roy William Neill, Leslie Arliss, Alfred Hitchcock
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Jun 2008
  • Run Time: 558 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00141FVCG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,505 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Six classic movies starring Margaret Lockwood. 'The Wicked Lady' (1945) is set during the reign of King Charles II. Lockwood stars as Lady Skelton, an aristocrat who attempts to relieve the tedium of her day-to-day life by secretly acting as a highway robber. Lady Skelton soon finds herself caught up in a tangled web of romance, danger, and jealousy. In 'Love Story' (1944), Lissa (Lockwood) discovers she only has a short time to live, so travels to Cornwall for a final fling. While there, she falls in love with young mineral prospector, Kit (Stewart Granger). However, the course of true love does not run smoothly. In 'Bank Holiday' (1938), a group of people set off on an August bank holiday, including a raucous Cockney family, a would-be beauty queen, and two young lovers - whose relationship starts to come apart when one has to deal with a bereavement at the hospital where she works. In 'Give Us the Moon' (1944), a young man, Sascha (Vic Oliver), joins a group called 'The Elephants' whose principle is to abide by a complete disregard for work. However chaos ensues when the group decides to help run the hotel owned by Sascha's father. In 'Highly Dangerous' (1950), when British Intelligence discovers that an Iron Curtain country is developing insects as weapons, they dispatch entomologist Frances Gray (Lockwood) to get into the country and collect specimens. However her cover is almost immediately blown on her arrival and her contact is murdered. Finally, in 'The Lady Vanishes' (1938), when the elderly Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty) goes missing on a train bound for England, her friend Iris Henderson (Lockwood) sets out to find her. However, Iris' attempts are immediately frustrated by her fellow passengers, who question whether Miss Froy ever even existed. Only music scholar Gilbert Redman (Michael Redgrave) is prepared to believe Iris, and together they set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Box Set, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Actress Margaret Lockwood was Britain's leading box office star of the 1940s. Rising to fame in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller THE LADY VANISHES in 1938, Lockwood became synonymous with villainess roles, such as the highly successful THE WICKED LADY.This box set commemorates her contribution to cinema with six of her greatest performances including THE LADY VANISHES (1938) the passengers of a trans-European train are forced to stop at a local hotel where one of them disappears; LOVE STORY (1944) a concert pianist with a serious heart problem meets a pilot who is going blind; THE WICKED LADY (1945) a woman steals her cousin's fiance then embarks on a career of crime; BANK HOLIDAY (1938) follows a series of people enjoying the seaside on a 1930s British Bank Holiday; HIGHLY DANGEROUS (1950) an entomologist is sent to a Communist country to collect specimens for British Intelligence; GIVE US THE MOON (1944) with WWII over and employment booming, a lazy young man refuses to work and joins group of people with similar sensibilities. ...Margaret Lockwood Collection - 6-DVD Box Set ( The Lady Vanishes / Love Story (A Lady Surrenders) / The Wicked Lady / Bank Holiday (Three on a Weekend) / Highly Dangerous / Give Us the Moon )

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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
By T.M.G.
I feel I ought to add my twopenneth in, as one of the other reviews is a little unfair. For what it is, this Margaret boxset does a pretty good job. Alas, she's largely forgotten, unlike her Hollywood contemporaries, but for about five years she reigned as Britain's box-office queen, from 1943 to 1948. ITV DVD, who own the Rank and Gainsborough catalogue (she was under contract to these studios) have given her the great honour of a boxset collecting some of her films - to date, the only such collection.

The boxset is designed very well, in an attractive way, though I do take issue with the photo used. She was only blonde in one film, Cardboard Cavalier, and that isn't even included. Amazon don't mention the films included. They are:

The Wicked Lady (1945). Still Britain's all-time ninth biggest "bums on seats" cinema attraction, it raised eyebrows with the revealing Regency costumes worn by Margaret and Patricia Roc, and the (by the standards of the day) racy dialogue. A classic romp, this one, and guaranteed to make you a fan!

Love Story (1944). Not widely seen today, but another major box-office hit of its time. A classic weepy, with the superb Cornish Rhapsody. This one will pull at your heartstrings!

Bank Holiday (1938). The one that made Margaret a star in Britain. A fairly simple but stirring drama, most effective as a portrayal of pre-war Britain, when the country shut up shop for bank holidays at seaside resorts like Brighton and Blackpool. A slightly different Margaret from the Gainsborough Girl image.

The Lady Vanishes (1938). Margaret was a Hitchcock girl - and she wasn't even blonde. Another classic, she makes a great comic team with Michael Redgrave. Great vintage entertainment here.

Give Us the Moon (1944).
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wicked lady 27 Oct 2009
I have just sat and watched this film again and I love it! The reason I watch and adore these old films is theres no horror, no sex, no bad language! Its total escapism and a lot of fun! Hollywood was and is totally disrespectful of facts and historical accuracy but these films were made for a different era and some of them were considered quite racy. So watch and enjoy a bygone age and imagine the reactions of the cinemagoers then. Or ask yer granny!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lockwood regnant 19 Nov 2011
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This boxed set of films featuring the English beauty Margaret Lockwood is a joy. All the restorations are crystal clear, the sound tracks not fuzzy, and Lockwood glows. A real acquisition.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Margaret Lockwood 24 Nov 2012
By Oliver
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Margaret Lockwood at her best and these are a collection of some of her greatest. Who can forget the Wicked Lady and Love Story and being black and white it adds to the character of these films.
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