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Kirk Douglas: Signature Collection
Kirk Douglas Signature Collection
Actor: Kirk Douglas
Genres: Drama
PG     2007     4hr 35min

     
     
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Actor: Kirk Douglas
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Classics
Studio: St Clair Vision
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 09/25/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1948
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1948
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 4hr 35min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Public domain Douglas
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Of the three titles (all on one DVD) in ST CLAIR's KIRK DOUGLAS SIGNATURE COLLECTION, only "The Master Touch" isn't in wide circulation. This fair-to-middling Euro-heist story has Douglas as an aging criminal who wants to pull off one last job.

In "The Big Trees," Douglas as the owner of a lumber company goes from villain to hero, all in lavish Technicolor.

"My Dear Secretary" is the best of this small lot. With a fine cast featuring show-stealer Keenan Wynn, this is the tale of a playboy who marries his latest in a long line of secretaries. Look for Irene Ryan (Granny in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLES) as the housekeeper. Also, check out Kirk's pre-surgery nose.

The AVA GARDNER COLLECTION is a similar DVD set from St. Clair.

Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.

(5.8) My Dear Secretary (1949) - Laraine Day/Kirk Douglas/Keenan Wynn/Irene Ryan/Alan Mowbray/Rudy Vallee/Grady Sutton
(5.7) The Big Trees (1952) - Kirk Douglas/Eve Miller/Edgar Buchanan/Alan Hale Jr.
(5.5) The Master Touch (Italy/W Ger-1972) - Kirk Douglas/Giuliano Gemma/Florinda Bolkan

BONUS: Kirk Douglas Trailers--
Cast a Giant Shadow
Detective Story
Lonely Are the Brave
The War Wagon"