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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
(1945) Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie's desire to transfer to a better school...if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.
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Big Leaguer
(1953) John "Hans" Lobert (Edward G. Robinson) runs a training camp in Florida for baseball's New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22-year-old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract. All have dreams and talent, but the elimination whittles them down to a lucky few who will get the $150-a-month contract.
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Classic Christmas Movies
This DVD contains 3 of the best loved Christmas movies. It is a very good buy. It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Miracle on 34th Street (1947) A Christmas Carol (Sim) (1951)
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Dr. Kildare Movie Collection
The character begins the film series as a medical intern; after becoming a doctor, he is mentored by an older physician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. Dr. Gillespie is looking for an assistant that he could teach his talent of diagnosing illnesses. The very popular TV show House is about a group of doctors who do exactly that. After the first ten films, the series eliminated the character of Kildare and focused instead on Gillespie. Lew Ayres, who had played the young doctor was a conscientious objector and then a medical corpsman in World War II. He was replaced in the series by Van Johnson and Keye Luke, portraying young interns. Previously, Luke had become well known as Number One Son in the Fox Film Corporation Charlie Chan series. This DVD collection contains 9 films on 5 DVD's.
Price: $25.00
Houdini
(1953) Houdini is a biographical film about the life of the magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. The film details a highly fictional account of Harry Houdini's life. The film follows his most dangerous stunts and magic tricks along with his love Bess Houdini. The death of the magician is depicted in the film as a failure to escape the Chinese Water Torture Cell; in real life Houdini died of peritonitis due to being punched in the stomach.
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It Happens Every Spring
(1949) A college professor, Vernon Simpson (played by Ray Milland) is working on a long term experiment to repel bugs, when a baseball comes through the window destroying all his glassware. Realizing that all his work is ruined and that he can't marry his sweetheart Deborah (Jean Peters) he is very upset. However Vernon discovers that the resultant fluid causes a baseball to be repelled by wood. Suddenly he realizes the possibilities and takes a leave of absence to go to St. Louis to pitch in the big leagues where he becomes a star (King Kelly) and propels the team to a World Series appearance.
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Kiss of Death
(1947) Victor Mature plays Nick Bianco, a cheap crook who commits a Christmastime jewelry store heist with his gang, and manages to get the rap while the others slip by the police unnoticed. Nick refuses to testify on the others, and gets sent up the river for 20 years for robbery. Before he goes to prison, he's assured by the criminal element that his wife and children will be taken care of while he's behind bars (thanks in no small part to his refusal to testify), but this is a blatant lie: during his incarceration, he learns that the family has gone broke, his wife committed suicide and his children have been sent to an orphanage. Furious, Nick summons district attorney Louie d'Angelo (Brian Donlevy) and makes an unusual deal: parole, in exchange for his willingness to squeal on the others. In this film Richard Widmark plays a psychopathic killer to perfection.
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Laura
(1944) New York City police detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is investigating the murder of beautiful and highly successful advertising executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney). He interviews charismatic newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), an imperious, decadent dandy who relates how he met Laura, became her mentor, and used his considerable influence and fame to advance her career. Through the testimony of her friends and the reading of her letters and diary, McPherson comes to know Laura and slowly becomes obsessed with her, so much so Lydecker accuses him of falling in love with the dead woman. When Laura turns up alive all hell breaks loose.
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Marilyn Monroe Double Feature
1. Niagara (1952) 2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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