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Katharine Hepburn 100th anniversary collection

Author: Katharine HepburnLowell ShermanHarold S BucquetJack ConwayVincente MinnelliAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [©2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Morning glory: A small-town community-theatre actress comes to New York dreaming of theatrical stardom. She amuses a producer and a playwright with her naiviete. Partly out of sympathy, the playwright arranges for her to understudy a troublesome theatrical star. When the star walks out on opening night, the young actress goes on to triumphant success. She is warned not to let it go to her head or become a "morning
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Made-for-TV movies
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Katharine Hepburn; Zoë Akins; Philip Barry; Pearl S Buck; Thelma Strabel; Compton Mackenzie; Emlyn Williams; Zoë Akins; Philip Barry; Pearl S Buck; Katharine Hepburn; Compton Mackenzie; Thelma Strabel; Emlyn Williams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Hepburn; Lowell Sherman; Harold S Bucquet; Jack Conway; Vincente Minnelli; George Cukor; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; Adolphe Menjou; Mary Duncan; Spencer Tracy; Lucille Ball; Keenan Wynn; Walter Huston; Aline MacMahon; Akim Tamiroff; Robert Taylor; Robert Mitchum; Cary Grant; Brian Aherne; Edmund Gwenn; Ian Saynor; Thelma Strabel; Zoë Akins; Philip Barry; Pearl S Buck; Compton Mackenzie; Emlyn Williams; RKO Radio Pictures.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 141984833X 9781419848339
OCLC Number: 159956994
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English or French (or Portuguese for The corn is green) subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from set container.
Morning glory: from the play by Zoe Akins.
"Without love": based on the play by Philip Barry.
"Dragon seed": based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck.
"Undercurrent": based on a story by Thelma Strabel.
Sylvia Scarlett: from the novel by Compton MacKenzie.
The corn is green: based on the play by Emlyn Williams.
All films b&w, except for The corn is green: color.
All films standard aspect ratio, except for The corn is green: widescreen.
Originally produced 1933-1979.
DVD extras include: fascinating short subjects; delightful classic cartoons.
Cast: Morning glory: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan.
"Without love": Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn.
"Dragon seed": Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff.
"Undercurrent": Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum.
Sylvia Scarlett: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn.
The corn is green: Katharine Hepburn, Ian Saynor.
Awards: Morning glory: Academy Awards, 1933.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 6 videodiscs (ca. 635 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital, mono.
Contents: disc 1. Morning glory / a Radio picture ; a Pandro S. Berman production ; director, Lowell Sherman (1933) (74 min.). disc 2. "Without love" / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screenwriter, Donald Ogden Stewart ; director, Harold S. Bucquet ; producer, Lawrence Weingarten (1945) (110 min.). disc 3. "Dragon seed" / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screenwriters, Marguerite Roberts, Jane Murfin ; directors, Jack Conway, Harold S. Bucquet ; producer, Pandro S. Berman (1944) (148 min.). disc 4. "Undercurrent" / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screenwriter, Edward Chodorov ; director, Vincente Minnelli ; producer, Pandro S. Berman (1946) (116 min.). disc 5. Sylvia Scarlett / a Radio picture ; screenwriters, Gladys Unger, John Collier, Mortimer Offner ; producer, Pandro S. Berman ; director, George Cukor (1936) (94 min.). disc 6. The corn is green / adapted for television by Ivan Davis ; producer, Neil Hartley ; director, George Cukor (1979) (93 min.).
Other Titles: Morning glory (Motion picture)
Without love (Motion picture)
Dragon seed (Motion picture)
Undercurrent (Motion picture)
Sylvia Scarlett (Motion picture)
Corn is green (Motion picture)

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Morning glory: A small-town community-theatre actress comes to New York dreaming of theatrical stardom. She amuses a producer and a playwright with her naiviete. Partly out of sympathy, the playwright arranges for her to understudy a troublesome theatrical star. When the star walks out on opening night, the young actress goes on to triumphant success. She is warned not to let it go to her head or become a "morning glory": a briefly spectacular "bloomer" that withers and dies within a very short time.

Without love: A devoted scientist meets a widow who seems to share his distaste of romantic love. The widow proposes marriage, insisting that theirs should be a union uncomplicated by love, and the scientist readily agrees. However, when the scientist's former girlfriend turns up, his wife discovers that she has fallen in love with him after all and attempts to win him back.

Dragon seed: A peaceful Chinese village is invaded by the Japanese prior to WWII. The villagers adapt to the situation, all except one headstrong young woman who decides to stand up to the Japanese whether her husband approves or not. She learns to read and to handle a weapon so that she may be properly equipped to wage both psychological and physical combat.

Undercurrent: A woman discovers that her new husband has a mysterious brother he refuses to discuss. She be obsessed over the missing brother, especially after a chance encounter with a young woman who figures in the lives of both brothers. The woman feels compelled to solve the mystery, until she discovers that her husband may very well have murdered his own brother.

Sylvia Scarlett: A woman disguises herself as a man in order to help her father smuggle some expensive lace onboard a ship bound from France to England. The father drunkenly confesses their scheme to a jewel smuggler, who uses the information to escape customs authorities. Later, when the woman confronts the jewel smuggler, he offers to cut them in on a scheme to steal jewels from a wealthy family. When they are invited to a wealthy artist's mansion, she displays an unsettling interest in the artist until he discovers that she's a woman.

The corn is green: A strong-willed schoolteacher guides an illiterate Welsh teenager towards becoming an honor student.

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