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Signature collection: George Arliss

Author: George ArlissAlfred E GreenWalter AnthonyMaude T HowellDoris LloydAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2010.
Series: Archive collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
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[Old English] An aging shipbuilder dotes on the children of his deceased son. His sister disapproves because the old man's son was illegitimate, but he pays her no heed. He secures the financial future of his grandchildren by entering into a shady business deal that is sure to bring him disgrace and ruin. To escape the wrath of his enemies, he commits an elegant suicide by defying his doctor's orders and eating a
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: John Galsworthy; Clare Beecher Kummer; Ernest Pascal
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Arliss; Alfred E Green; Walter Anthony; Maude T Howell; Doris Lloyd; John G Adolfi; Lucien Hubbard; Julien Josephson; Austin Parker; Mary Astor; Evalyn Knapp; Ernest Pascal; Dick Powell; Patricia Ellis; John Galsworthy; Clare Beecher Kummer; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Vitaphone Corp.; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Turner Entertainment Co.; Warner Bros. Entertainment.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 741807602
Notes: Title from container.
Old English based on a play by John Galsworthy.
A successful calamity based on a play by Clare Kummer.
The King's vacation based on the story by Ernest Pascal.
Originally released as motion pictures by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. & The Vitaphone Corporation in 1930 (Old English), 1932 (A successful calamity), and 1933 (The King's vacation).
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video 'play only' devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."--Container.
Credits: [Old English] Photography, James Van Trees ; editor, Owen Marks ; musical direction, Erno Rapee.
[A successful calamity] Photography, James Van Trees ; editor, Harold Bretherton ; [music, Bernhard Kaun].
[The King's vacation] Photography, James Van Trees ; editor, Owen Marks ; [music, Bernhard Kaun].
Cast: [Old English] George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, Harrington Reynolds, Reginald Sheffield, Betty Lawford, Murray Kinnell, Ivan Simpson, Leon Janney, Ethel Griffies, Joan McLain, Henry Morell.
[A successful calamity] George Arliss, Mary Astor, Evalyn Knapp, Grant Mitchell, Hardie Albright, William Janney, David Torrance, Randolph Scott, Hale Hamilton, Fortunio Bonanova, Oscar Apfel, Murray Kinnell, Harold Minjur, Barbara Leonard, Eula Guy, Leon Waycoff, Virginia Hammond, Richard Tucker, Charles Coleman, John Rutherford, Helena Phillips.
[The King's vacation] George Arliss, Marjorie Gateson, Dudley Digges, Patricia Ellis, Florence Arliss, Dick Powell, O.P. Heggie, Vernon Steele, James Bell.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Description: 3 videodiscs (221 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; Dolby digital mono; full screen (4 x 3).
Contents: Old English / directed by Alfred E. Green ; screen adaptation by Walter Anthony & Maude T. Howell (87 min.) --
A successful calamity / directed by John G. Adolfi ; adaptation & dialogue by Maude Howell, Julian Josephson, Austin Parker ; [produced by Lucien Hubbard] (72 min.) --
The King's vacation / directed by John G. Adolfi ; screen play & dialogue by Ernest Pascal & Maude T. Howell (62 min.).
Series Title: Archive collection.
Other Titles: George Arliss: signature collection
George Arliss
Old English (Motion picture)
Successful calamity (Motion picture)
King's vacation (Motion picture)

Abstract:

[Old English] An aging shipbuilder dotes on the children of his deceased son. His sister disapproves because the old man's son was illegitimate, but he pays her no heed. He secures the financial future of his grandchildren by entering into a shady business deal that is sure to bring him disgrace and ruin. To escape the wrath of his enemies, he commits an elegant suicide by defying his doctor's orders and eating a sumptuous gourmet meal.

[A successful calamity] An elderly millionaire is saddled with a selfish young second wife and a pair of spoiled grown children. To test his family's mettle, he pretends to have gone broke. Just as he suspected they would, his children rally to their father's side and change their ways.

[The King's vacation] An abdicating monarch, seeking the simple life, comes to America in search of the wife he'd been forced to divorce years earlier in order keep his crown. Upon locating her, he discovers that his ex-wife has remarried into wealth, and is now better off than he's ever been. His disillusionment complete, he returns to his queen, who has likewise renounced her throne for an austere existence.

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