Glamour Girls

Glamour Girls

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Director: Albert Lewin, Douglas Sirk, Josef von Sternberg, Rouben Mamoulian

Cast: Albert Lewin, Douglas Sirk, Josef von Sternberg, Rouben Mamoulian

     
 
Kino International deserves praise and criticism for putting this attractive (but also deceptive) box set together from five already-existing DVD releases in its catalog. The title itself is a bit dubious -- Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel and Ava Gardner in Pandora And The Flying Dutchman qualify as "glamour girls," but Lucille Ball, Margaret

Overview

Kino International deserves praise and criticism for putting this attractive (but also deceptive) box set together from five already-existing DVD releases in its catalog. The title itself is a bit dubious -- Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel and Ava Gardner in Pandora And The Flying Dutchman qualify as "glamour girls," but Lucille Ball, Margaret Sullavan, and Jeanette MacDonald do not. But four of the five movies, The Blue Angel, The Good Fairy, Love Me Tonight, and Pandora And The Flying Dutchman, are, at least, first-rate pictures and, in the cases of Love Me Tonight and The Blue Angel, outright classics. Ah, but there's where the deceptiveness comes in -- a close look at the outside of the box reveals that The Blue Angel is represented here in its English-language version, which is more a curio than a proper presentation of the movie; and what's more, by extension, the commentary track that graced the German-language version on Kino's free-standing double-DVD set of The Blue Angel, as well as all of the other extras from that set, are absent here as well. So the value of this set is seriously compromised from the get-go; and Kino's packaging is especially misleading since Dietrich's image from the movie is used to sell the set, and one has to look very closely to see the caveat about the English language version. All of those complaints stand quite apart from the inevitable question one might have about the presence of Lured (1947) -- a relatively low-budget British-made thriller starring Lucille Ball (definitely no glamour girl) and directed by Douglas Sirk, it is in no way comparable to the quality of the other four movies. Oddly enough, however, the list price of the set is low enough so that it can still be justified as a purchase, based on the presence of Love Me Tonight, The Good Fairy, and Pandora & The Flying Dutchman, as these would still be more expensive as individual purchases. If one buys it on that basis, and treats Lured and the English-language version of The Blue Angel as mere bonuses, the latter as a teaser for the "real" movie and the full two-disc set.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
UPC:
0738329051129
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emil Jannings Prof. Immanuel Rath
George Sanders Robert Fleming
James Mason Hendrick van der Zee
Margaret Sullavan Luisa "Lu" Ginglebusher
Maurice Chevalier Maurice Courtelin
Ava Gardner Pandora Reynolds
Herbert Marshall Dr. Max Sporum
Jeanette MacDonald Princess Jeanette
Lucille Ball Sandra Carpenter
Marlene Dietrich Lola Frohlich
Charles Coburn Inspector Temple
Charlie Ruggles Viscount de Varese
Frank Morgan Konrad
Kurt Gerron Kiepert, a Magician
Nigel Patrick Stephen Cameron
Alan Mowbray Maxwell
Charles Butterworth Count de Savignac
Reginald Owen Detlaff
Rose Valetti Guste, his wife
Sheila Sim Janet Fielding
Alan Hale Schlapkohl
Cedric Hardwicke Julian Wilde
Hans Albers Mazeppa
Marius Goring Reggie Demarest
Myrna Loy Countess Valentine
Harold Warrender Geoffrey Fielding

Technical Credits
Albert Lewin Director
Douglas Sirk Director
Josef von Sternberg Director
Rouben Mamoulian Director
William Wyler Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
1. Opening Credits [1:34]
2. The Seaport of Esperanza [5:21]
3. "It Began One Night in Early Spring..." [3:58]
4. Pandora at the Piano [6:30]
5. The Measure of Love [5:58]
6. Legend of the Dutchman [4:11]
7. Two on a Yacht [12:14]
8. An Almost Desperate Ecstasy [2:46]
9. The Diary [4:33]
10. Fateful Words [3:48]
11. The Awful Truth [4:01]
12. Captain of a Ghostly Crew [3:07]
13. The Revelation [5:04]
14. Esperanza's Hero [7:02]
15. The Land Speed Record [4:55]
16. Cause for Celebration [3:44]
17. Love on the Beach [6:04]
18. Juan's Proposal [6:10]
19. Crime of Passion [3:17]
20. Pandora's Concern [2:42]
21. In the Arena [6:04]
22. The Confession [3:21]
23. Questions and Answers [6:13]
24. Destiny [6:05]
25. Salvation [3:59]
Disc #2 -- The Blue Angel
1. Opening Titles [1:57]
2. Prof. Dr. Rath [5:37]
3. "To Be or Not to Be" [6:13]
4. The Postcard [3:08]
5. The Blue Angel [4:58]
6. Lola Lola [6:39]
7. The Next Day [4:50]
8. "I Knew You'd Come Back" [5:55]
9. The Dipute [4:53]
10. A Little Shot [4:24]
11. Falling in Love Again [3:37]
12. A Sweet Breakfast [3:55]
13. Resignation [5:29]
14. The Proposal [2:45]
15. Wedding Celebration [4:03]
16. "I Can't Stand It" [5:18]
17. A Big Attraction [2:59]
18. Sold Out [5:18]
19. Before the Show [4:28]
20. The Sorcerer's Apprentice [6:20]
21. The End [7:08]
Disc #3 -- Lured
1. Opening Titles [1:31]
2. Blue Eyes [4:53]
3. Sixpence a Dance [6:14]
4. Fleming's Secretary [9:16]
5. Bird Lover [:58]
6. Famous Artist [13:00]
7. The Butler [5:10]
8. Music Lover [7:00]
9. The Silver Dove [5:57]
10. Moriani, Procurer [10:44]
11. Wheels of Justice [6:19]
12. Shimmering Stars [10:25]
13. Mr. Wilde [6:38]
14. Baudelaire [7:36]
15. Dates With Destiny [5:26]
16. Epilogue [1:21]
Disc #4 -- Love Me Tonight
1. Opening Titles [:09]
2. "The Song of Paree" [:22]
3. Introducing Maurice [1:11]
4. Opening Shop [2:28]
5. "Isn't It Romantic?" [3:13]
6. The Fairy Princess [3:49]
7. "Lover" [4:37]
8. "Mimi" [8:38]
9. "A Woman Needs Something Like That" [5:03]
10. "Mimi" (Reprise) [5:24]
11. The Hunt [10:54]
12. The Costume Ball [2:27]
13. "I'm an Apache" [10:42]
14. "Love Me Tonight" [2:57]
15. The Fitting Session [8:36]
16. ."..Nothing But a Tailor" [1:45]
17. Princess in the Tower [6:55]
18. A Race for Love! [4:00]
Disc #5 -- The Good Fairy
1. Opening Titles [4:39]
2. Once Upon a Time... [5:03]
3. "Go!" [4:06]
4. Stage Door Romance [5:27]
5. A Taste of Elegance [8:16]
6. Dinner for Two [14:48]
7. The Chosen One [10:39]
8. Meeting the Husband [11:06]
9. The Transformation [9:46]
10. The Fairy's Sacrifice [8:18]
11. Rescuing the Maiden [2:29]
12. Clarification [12:39]

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Glamour Girls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the movies and the entertainment in each movie was wonderful. They are real actresses and actors.