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Vintage Hollywood - Classic Comedies 2 pk.

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Vintage Hollywood - Classic Comedies 2 pk.
Vintage Hollywood - Classic Comedies 2 pk.
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Run Time: 5 hours and 48 minutes
UPC: 033937081316
ISBN: 9781594646911

Laughter is the best medicine and these films will have you laughing- His Girl Friday, My Man Godfrey, At War with the Army, and The Flying Deuces.

Vintage Hollywood: Classic Comedies

 

DVD 1:

 

His Girl Friday

Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) does everything he can to keep his reporter ex-wife, Hidly Johnson (Rosalind Russell), from marrying Bruce Baldwin and starting a new life with him in Albany. Walter persuades Hildy to cover one last story – the execution of murderer Earl Williams – before she leaves for her wedding.  When the convict escapes and crosses paths with Walter and Hildy, the pair joins forces on their biggest scoop yet.

Trivia: His Girl Friday was based on The Front Page, a play that was also made into a 1931.  The big difference? In The Front Page, the character of Hildy was male. Released in 1940, Black & White, 92 minutes.

 

My Man Godfrey

While on a scavenger hunt, socialite sisters Cornelia and Irene Bullock find themselves at the city dump where they meet a derelict named Godfrey (William Powell). Irene hires Godfrey as he family butler and soon falls in love with her protégé. The butler’s secret past, Cornelia’s meddling antics, and the family’s changing economic circumstances give this Depression-era film unexpected twists.

Trivia: Stars, William Powell and Carole Lombard, had been divorced for three years when they began filming. Released in 1936, Black & White, 94 minutes.

 

DVD 2:

 

At War with the Army

Vic Puccinelli (Dean Martin) and Alvin Korwin (Jerry Lewis) are former nightclub partners serving in the Army during World War II – and Korwin now reports to his former partner! Korwin’s goal? To see his family. All Puccinelli want is to see some action overseas. Both do all they can to avoid the fearsome Sergeant McVey.

Trivia: At War with the Army was Mike Kellin’s film debut. Released in 1950, Black & White, 93 minutes.

 

The Flying Deuces

After finding out that his love interest, Georgette, is already married to a Foreign Legion officer, Ollie (Oliver Hardy), too, joins the Legion. While serving, Ollie and his friend Stan (Stan Laurel) get into plenty of trouble, and charges are brought against them. Will they face the firing squad or another fate altogether?

Trivia: Hardy met his future wife on the set of The Flying Deuces.  Released in 1939, Black & White, 69 minutes.

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