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Author: Laurence OlivierDerek GrangerRobert MooreMichael AptedJune HowsonAll authors
Publisher: London : Granada International ; Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media U.S., 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The greatest actor of the 20th century presents six works by great 20th century playwrights.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Television movies
Melodrama
Made-for-TV movies
Family
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Derek Granger; Robert Moore; Michael Apted; June Howson; Silvio Narizzano; Roy Roberts; Keith Waterhouse; Willis Hall; John Mortimer; Alan Bridges; Robert Knights; Natalie Wood; Robert Wagner; Maureen Stapleton; Mary Peach; Jack Hedley; Alan Bates; Malcolm McDowell; Helen Mirren; Donald Pleasence; Rosemary Leach; Pat Heywood; Roy Dotrice; Joanne Woodward; Carrie Fisher; Patience Collier; Nicholas Campbell; Joan Plowright; Frank Finlay; Edward Woodward; Roger Rees; Greta Scacchi; Toyah Willcox; Tennessee Williams; Harold Pinter; Stanley Houghton; William Inge; Eduardo De Filippo; John Fowles; Granada Television.; Granada Media (Firm); Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1569388474 9781569388471
OCLC Number: 72475959
Notes: Originally broadcast on television between 1976-1984.
"Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond our ability to correct from the original materials."--DVD case.
Special features: Play synopses; cast filmographies; Laurence Olivier biography.
Credits: Theme music, Purcell [and others] ; arranger, Michael Lankester.
Performer(s): "Cat on a hot tin roof" cast: Laurence Olivier (Big Daddy), Natalie Wood (Margaret), Robert Wagner (Brick), Maureen Stapleton (Big Mamma), Mary Peach (Mae), and Jack Hedley (Gooper).
"The collection" cast: Laurence Olivier (Harry), Alan Bates (James), Malcolm McDowell (Bill), and Helen Mirren (Stella).
"Hindle wakes" cast: Donald Pleasence (Nat Jeffcote), Rosemary Leach (Mrs. Jeffcote), Jack Hedley (Chris Hawthorn), Pat Heywood (Mrs. Hawthorn), and Roy Dotrice (Sir Timothy).
"Come back, little Sheba" cast: Laurence Olivier (Doc), Joanne Woodward (Lola), Carrie Fisher (Marie), Patience Collier (Mrs. Coffman), and Nicholas Campbell (Turk).
"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" cast: Laurence Olivier (Antonio), Joan Plowright (Rosa), Frank Finlay (Peppino), and Edward Woodward (Luigi).
"The ebony tower" cast: Laurence Olivier (Henry Breasley), Roger Rees (David Williams), Greta Scacchi (Mouse), and Toyah Willcox (Freak).
Target Audience: Not rated ; "The ebony tower": Not rated but contains some nudity.
Description: 3 videodiscs (509 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Vol. 1 (ca. 162 min.) Cat on a hot tin roof Tennessee Williams [ca. 1 hr., 39 min., 1976] --
Collection Harold Pinter [ca. 1 hr., 4 min. 1976] --
Vol. 2 (ca. 169 min.) Hindle wakes Stanley Houghton [ca. 1 hr., 18 min., 1976] --
Come back, little Sheba William Inge [ca. 1 hr., 31 min., 1977] --
Vol. 3 (ca. 178 min.) Saturday, Sunday, Monday Eduardo de Filippo ; adaptation by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall [ca. 1 hr., 39 min., 1977] --
Ebony tower John Fowles [ca. 1 hr., 19 min., 1984].
Other Titles: Ebony tower (Television program)
Star-studded series of theatre classics
Cat on a hot tin roof (Television program : 1976)
Collection (Television program)
Come back, little Sheba (Television program)
Daphne Laureola (Television program)
Hindle wakes (Television program)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Television program)
Responsibility: Granada TV. [Vol. 1]: produced by Derek Granger and Laurence Olivier ; written by Tennessee Williams and Harold Pinter ; directed by Robert Moore and Michael Apted. [Vol. 2]: produced by Laurence Olivier and June Howson ; written by Stanley Houghton and William Inge ; directed by Silvio Narizzano, June Howson, and Laurence Olivier. [Vol. 3]: producers, Laurence Olivier and Roy Roberts ; written by Eduardo de Filippo and John Fowles ; adapted by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, and John Mortimer ; directed by Alan Bridges and Robert Knights.

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