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Author: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul HenreidClaude RainsConrad VeidtAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009] 2009.
Series: Turner classic movies., Best Picture winners.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Casablanca (1942, b&w, 102 min.) : Rick Blaine sticks his neck out for nobody. Then she walks back into his life...with her Resistance-leader husband.

Mrs. Miniver (1942, b&w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II.

Gigi (1958, color, 115 min.): Gigi (Leslie Caron) goes from girlishness to glamour and desires more than the lush life of suitor Gaston (Louis Jourdan).

An American in Paris (1951, color, 114 min.):Gene Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring but engaged shop clerk (Leslie Caron). Dazzling dances and a stunning ballet finale are spun around songs and music by the Gershwins.

[Disc 1]: Casablanca: Casablanca, WWII. Rick Blaine is an exiled American who owns the most popular nightclub in town, Rick's cafe. He comes to have possession of two valuable letters that German couriers were killed trying to deliver to the German high command. Ilsa Lund re-enters Rick's life to purchase the letters he has obtained. Mrs. Miniver: The Miniver's are an English 'middle-class' family who, together, experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs. The Miniver's son beings courting Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and it is entered into a competition where her rose will go up against Lady Beldon's rose.

[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationshp with Lise is filled with romantic complications.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: War films
Romance films
Musical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Humphrey Bogart; Ingrid Bergman; Paul Henreid; Claude Rains; Conrad Veidt; Sydney Greenstreet; Peter Lorre; Greer Garson; Walter Pidgeon; Teresa Wright; May Whitty, Dame; Reginald Owen; Henry Travers; Richard Ney; Henry Wilcoxon; Leslie Caron; Maurice Chevalier; Louis Jourdan; Hermione Gingold; Eva Gábor; Jacques Bergerac; Isabel Jeans; Gene Kelly; Oscar Levant; Georges Guétary; Nina Foch; Hal B Wallis; Julius J Epstein; Philip G Epstein; Howard Koch; Michael Curtiz; Sidney A Franklin; Arthur Wimperis; George Froeschel; James Hilton; Claudine West; William Wyler; Arthur Freed; Alan Jay Lerner; Vincente Minnelli; Max Steiner; Herbert Stothart; Frederick Loewe; Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin; Murray Burnett; Joan Alison; Jan Struther; Colette; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); First National Pictures, Inc.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Loew's Incorporated.; Arthur Freed Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419876910 9781419876912
OCLC Number: 312174857
Language Note: Casablanca: English and French; optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled). Mrs. Miniver: English and French; optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled). Gigi: English and French ; optional subtitles in English, French, and Japanese. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled). An American in Paris: English and French; optional subtitles in English, French, Japanese and Thai. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled) Casablanca: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Mrs. Miniver: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Gigi: English (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Japanese subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. An American in Paris: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French, Japanese or Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Casablanca is based on the play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
Mrs. Miniver is based on the book by Jan Struther.
Gigi is based on the novel by Colette.
Special features: Disc 1, Side A: 2 commentaries with critic Roger Ebert and historian Rudy Behlmer; introduction by Lauren Bacall. Side B: Greer Garson Academy Awards footage; photo gallery; 2 World War II-era shorts: "Mr. Blabbermouth" and "For the common defense."
Special features: Disc 2, Side A: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; vintage short "The million dollar nickel;" classic CinemaScope cartoon "The vanishing duck;" theatrial trailer. Side B: Commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff, and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch; vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short "Paris on parade;" classic cartoon "Symphony in slang;" theatrical trailer.
Credits: Casablanca: a Hal. B. Wallis production; directed by Michael Curtiz ; Music, Max Steiner.
Mrs. Miniver: a William Wyler production; directed by William Wyler ; Music, Herbert Stothart.
Gigi: an Arthur Freed production; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; Music, Herbert Stothart.
An American in Paris: an Arthur Freed production; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; Music, George Gershwin ; lyrics, Ira Gershwin.
Cast: Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, with Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre.
Mrs. Miniver: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, with Terea Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry TRavers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon.
Gigi: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans.
An American in Paris: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, with Oscar Levant, Geroges Guetary, Nina Foch.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG (Casablanca); for mild violence ; MPAA rating: G (Gigi) ; Not rated (Mrs. Miniver, An American in Paris).
Description: 4 videodiscs (464 min.) : sd., color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD. Dual-layer format. Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, and An American in Paris are presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original theatrical exhibitions. Gigi: widescreen version (letterboxed) preserving the 'scope' aspect ration of its original theatrical exhibition; enhanced for widescreen TVs.; Casablanca: rated PG. Mrs. Miniver: not rated. Gigi: rated G. An American in Paris: not rated.; DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) or widescreen (letterbox, enchanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Contents: Disc 1. Casablanca --
Mrs. Miniver. Disc 2. Gigi --
An American in Paris. [Disc 1]: Casablanca / a Warner Bros.-First National Pictures, a Hal B. Wallis production ; produced by Hal B. Wallis ; screenplay by Julius J. Epstein & Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch ; directed by Michael Curtiz ; (1942 ; 102 min. ; b&w) --
Mrs. Miniver / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Loew's Incorporated, a William Wyler production ; produced by Sidney Franklin ; screenplay by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton & Claudine West ; directed by William Wyler ; (1942 ; 133 min. ; b&w). [Disc 2]: Gigi / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Arthur Freed Productions ; screenplay and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; (1958 ; 115 min. ; col.)--
An American in Paris / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Arthur Freed ; story and screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner ; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; (1951 ; 114 min. ; col.).
Series Title: Turner classic movies., Best Picture winners.
Other Titles: Turner Classic Movies greatest classic films collection
Best picture winners
Casablanca (Motion picture)
Mrs. Miniver (Motion picture)
Gigi (Motion picture)
American in Paris (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Turner Classic Movies ; Warner Home Video.

Abstract:

Casablanca (1942, b&w, 102 min.) : Rick Blaine sticks his neck out for nobody. Then she walks back into his life...with her Resistance-leader husband.

Mrs. Miniver (1942, b&w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II.

Gigi (1958, color, 115 min.): Gigi (Leslie Caron) goes from girlishness to glamour and desires more than the lush life of suitor Gaston (Louis Jourdan).

An American in Paris (1951, color, 114 min.):Gene Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring but engaged shop clerk (Leslie Caron). Dazzling dances and a stunning ballet finale are spun around songs and music by the Gershwins.

[Disc 1]: Casablanca: Casablanca, WWII. Rick Blaine is an exiled American who owns the most popular nightclub in town, Rick's cafe. He comes to have possession of two valuable letters that German couriers were killed trying to deliver to the German high command. Ilsa Lund re-enters Rick's life to purchase the letters he has obtained. Mrs. Miniver: The Miniver's are an English 'middle-class' family who, together, experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs. The Miniver's son beings courting Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and it is entered into a competition where her rose will go up against Lady Beldon's rose.

[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationshp with Lise is filled with romantic complications.

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