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Powell & Lombard: Comedy Collection
Powell Lombard Comedy Collection
Actor: William Powell
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2008     6hr 13min

Made for Each Other (1939) 1 hr 25 min, B&W Starring: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn; Director: John Cromwell Newlyweds John and Jane Mason are an idealistic couple whose marital commitment is challenged at ...  more »
     
     
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Actor: William Powell
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Television
Studio: Pop Flix
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 01/08/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 6hr 13min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great Deal for 4 great movies!
turtley | Planet Claire | 03/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THIS SET CONTAINS:
over 6 hours of movies of 2 dvds & great movies too for less than $7!

(Made For Each Other(1939)
1 hr 25 min, B&W
Starring: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn; Director: John Cromwell
Synopsis:
Newlyweds John and Jane Mason are an idealistic couple whose marital commitment is challenged at every turn--mounting debt, a difficult mother-in-law, and a baby on the way. The birth of a son brings joy, but when he becomes seriously ill, the couple is forced to take drastic measures to save his life.

Nothing Sacred 1937
1 hr 15 min, COLOR
Starring: Carole Lombard, Fredric March; Director: William A. Wellman
Synopsis: A doctor has told Vermont native Helen that she is dying of radium poisoning, and her plight draws the attention of NY reporter Wally. But then, the doctor informs Helen that she isn't sick at all. She conceals the truth and is wined and dined by Wally. Once Helen finally confesses her secret, how will they handle the media circus they've created?

The Last Time I Saw Paris/Father's Little Dividend/Life With Father(1947)
1 hr 58 min, COLOR
Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor;
Director: Michael Curtiz
Based on a popular Broadway play by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse
Synopsis: this film explores family life in New York during the 1880s. Each scene is an amusing anecdote--for instance, the wife's desperate attempts to have her despotic husband baptized. or the father's awkward moments explaining the facts of life to his unimpressed son.

My Man Godfrey (1936) (also available as My Man Godfrey - Criterion Collection)
Synopsis:1 hr 35 min, B&W
Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard;
Director: Gregory La Cava
Synopsis: This wacky comedy classic takes a stab at high society. A pretentious wealthy family adopts "Godfrey," a bum with a secretive past. Working as their butler, Godfrey becomes completely embroiled in their lives and soon takes charge. Later, he surprises the family with some shocking news.

There are over 6 hours of movies of 2 dvds & great movies too for less than $7!


Compare this to: Silver Screen Legends: Carole Lombard (Four-Disc Collector's Set) (Four-Disc Collector's Set) DVD which is approx $18 in which you get two of the same films MADE FOR EACH OTHER and NOTHING SACRED but on this different set the films are DVDRs made to order by amazon!

It should be pointed out that you also get The Racketeer (1929) a pre-code film that is notable for Pre-Code Hollywood collectors.
This collection alternatively also has Swing High, Swing Low (1937) (1937) The Film Carole made after My Man Godfrey - Criterion Collection.
This is the third Fred MacMurray/Carole Lombard film and is a bit more serious than Carole Lombard - The Glamour Collection: Hands Across the Table and Carole Lombard - The Glamour Collection: The Princess Comes Across.

Swing High, Swing Low is based off the original play "Burlesque" that ran on Broadway in the 1927-1928 season. The role that Carole Lombard plays: Barbara Stanwyck originated on Broadway (it brought her to Hollywood).

Note a nice performance by Dorothy Lamour. Also Anthony Quinn is in one of his earliest films.

This $7 dollar set is a better deal as you can easily pick up the other two films :)"
Good movies, still disappointed
Bilynelson | Texas | 07/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was not aware that the stars were not both in all of the movies, so was disappointed. Still worth the money."
Good movies but.......
Wally Fay | New York City | 06/14/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Disc 2 contains "Life with Father" & "My Man Godfrey" both
of which are excellent. Unfortunately, Disc 1 does not play
on my DVD player,although it plays on my computer. I'm
told that this is probably because the manufacturer used an
information/data disc instead of a DVD disc to be played on a DVD
player. Amazon is willing to exchange it but for $6.98 it's not
worth the trouble."