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|Ava Gardner Signature Collection|
Actors: Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Bela Lugosi, George Raft
Directors: William Beaudine, Henry King, Léonide Moguy
What a joke!
G. Van Der Grinten | 09/23/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Apart from "the snows of kilimanjaro" with other major stars -and better actors- Susan Hayward and Gregory Peck, what a terrible choice of movies for this Ava Gardner box....Even if I do not regard her as a very good actress ,she was a beauty and she made better movies....."
Public domain Gardner
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For a "signature collection" this is very weak indeed.
Ava Gardner in "Ghosts on the Loose" is a minor back-up for the East Side Kids (Bowery Boys). Ava co-stars in "Whistle Stop," an OK film (as far as George Raft vehicles go), and the best of this small lot, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," has been in the public domain seemingly forever. Even here, Gardner plays third fiddle.
GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE-- One of the many hour-length comedies being churned out in the 1940s by MONOGRAM studios. A low-budget mild fright flick featuring Bela Lugosi, the requisite haunted house, and oh yes, Ava G.
SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO-- As a writer lays dying, he thinks about his life. Based on several Ernest Hemingway stories. Even the author didn't like this film.
WHISTLE STOP-- Mary returns to her home town, reigniting bad feelings in the little lover's triangle she had once been the hypotenuse of.
The MAUREEN O'HARA COLLECTION is a similar package from St. Clair.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(5.1) Ghosts on the Loose (1943) - East Side Kids/Bela Lugosi/Ava Gardner
(6.3) Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) - Gregory Peck/Susan Hayward/Ava Gardner/Leo G. Carroll
(5.8) Whistle Stop (1946) - George Raft/Ava Gardner/Victor McLaglen/Tom Conway
BONUS: Poster Gallery"
Title List - For Pre Order Available October 2007
B. Corgill | California | 08/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
Full Frame -
Dolby Digital - English
Feature A: GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE
Feature B: SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO
Feature C: WHISTLE STOP