Motion Picture Masterpieces Collection

Motion Picture Masterpieces Collection

Director: George Cukor

Cast: George Cukor

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Straight from the vaults come five of M-G-M’s most popular and profitable hits of the 1930s, all but one drawn from classic novels. Produced with the polish typically associated with this studio's output, the quintet features a plethora of top players at their personal best. Directed by George Cukor, David Copperfield (1935) is a near-perfect adaptation of the great Dickens yarn, with Freddie Bartholomew (a now-overlooked actor who was among the era's top child stars) in the title role, and a standout cast that includes W. C. Fields (absolutely superb as Mr. Micawber), Lionel Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Roland Young, and Arthur Treacher. A Tale of Two Cities, another 1935 Dickens adaptation, is a lavishly mounted tale of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, featuring Ronald Colman in a role that cemented his status as one of the screen’s legendary romantic leads. Pride and Prejudice has been brought to the screen -- officially and unofficially -- more than any other Jane Austen novel, but seldom as effectively as in this 1940 version starring Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy and Greer Garson as the oldest and most independent of five husband-hunting sisters in 19th-century England. In his first film venture, author Aldous Huxley adapted Austen’s text for the screen. Completing the set’s literary-pedigree picks is Treasure Island (1934). Director Victor Fleming’s rousing take on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic features spirited performances from Wallace Beery as Long John Silver and Jackie Cooper as Jim Hawkins. The lone non-adaptation here, Marie Antoinette (1938), is a glittering production nonetheless and makes for a fascinating contrast with Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film treatment of the ill- fated French queen’s life. The final film (completed posthumously) of legendary M-G-M production chief Irving Thalberg, and featuring his wife Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette, the film also includes superb performances from Tyrone Power as the Count Axel von Fersen, Robert Morley as King Louis XVI, and John Barrymore as Louis XV.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
UPC:
0012569793712
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:35:00

Special Features

Vintage featurettes; Cartoons and radio shows from Hollywood's Golden Age

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- David Copperfield
1. Credits [2:04]
2. It's a Boy [6:38]
3. Murdstone's Attentions [5:03]
4. The Peggotty Clan [5:04]
5. Dancing Near the Edge [1:21]
6. New Father [5:21]
7. Beaten [4:47]
8. All Alone Now [3:37]
9. Barkis Is Willin' [2:17]
10. The Micawber Clan [3:42]
11. Friends for Life [4:26]
12. Income vs. Expenditure [2:00]
13. Hard Road to Dover [3:57]
14. Arrival at Aunt Betsy's [5:55]
15. Murdstones Dispatched [6:53]
16. The Wickfields; Uriah Heep [4:37]
17. Humble Instruments [5:42]
18. Reunion With Steerforth [2:35]
19. Meeting Dora [3:57]
20. To the Happy Couple [4:23]
21. Think of Me at My Best [3:25]
22. Runaways [4:41]
23. Love Declared [2:26]
24. Deceit and Treachery [4:56]
25. Domestic Dora [4:09]
26. Fine Dining [4:37]
27. News of Emily [2:57]
28. Joined in Death [3:43]
29. Dora's Farewell [5:10]
30. Naming a Scoundrel [7:20]
31. High Time [1:07]
32. Cast List [1:00]
Disc #2 -- Marie Antoinette
1. Overture [3:30]
2. Credits [1:41]
3. Marriage Contract [4:01]
4. Auspicious Meeting [3:41]
5. Nervous Newlyweds [4:30]
6. Their Secret [4:26]
7. After Me the Deluge [4:02]
8. Paris Is Waiting for You [2:38]
9. Anniversary Gifts [4:23]
10. Gala Lifestyle [5:20]
11. Russian for Her Sake [2:28]
12. Count de Fersen Regrets [5:19]
13. Count de Marcey Requests [4:15]
14. Roll in the Gutter [5:05]
15. Future Queen No Longer [3:55]
16. When You're Dead [1:34]
17. Everything Leads Me to Thee [7:03]
18. Great Loves Come With Tears [3:10]
19. Long Live the Queen [4:33]
20. Farewell Meeting [5:39]
21. Intermission [:33]
22. Entr'Acte [3:02]
23. Public Childbirth [1:54]
24. Seeds of Uprising [3:38]
25. False Sale [3:25]
26. Royal Scandal [3:25]
27. Verdict and Revolt [3:29]
28. Addressing the Troops [3:10]
29. Storming Versailles [3:51]
30. Is This Your Liberty? [2:16]
31. Lovers Reunited [3:40]
32. Well Done [2:31]
33. Escape [4:17]
34. Face in the Coin [4:21]
35. Rerouted [3:11]
36. Imprisoned [4:40]
37. Death Vote [2:24]
38. Last Supper [5:09]
39. King's Keepsakes [2:05]
40. Farewell to Young Louis [4:05]
41. No Mercy for the Dying? [3:37]
42. Never Say Goodbye [3:19]
43. To the Guillotine [1:55]
44. Exit Music [1:38]
Disc #3 -- Pride and Prejudice
1. Credits and Cast List [2:07]
2. Meryton's New Arrivals [5:08]
3. Racing Home [2:35]
4. One Step Ahead [4:32]
5. Assembly Ball [2:26]
6. Dance Floor Discussion [4:01]
7. In No Humor Tonight [6:19]
8. Confined at Netherfield [3:42]
9. Accomplished Women [7:05]
10. Mr. Collins [5:37]
11. Target Practice [6:55]
12. Such an Interesting Family [5:55]
13. Resistible Proposal [5:44]
14. Tea and Sympathy [5:14]
15. Collins' Choice [2:21]
16. Visiting the Collinses [2:56]
17. Evening at Rosings [4:39]
18. Gracious Lady Catherine [3:37]
19. Last Man I'd Marry [5:46]
20. Bad New Travels Fast [5:26]
21. Sisterly Comfort [2:43]
22. What Comes of Chattering [1:30]
23. News of Lydia [4:31]
24. Prodigal Daughter [3:08]
25. Seriously Displeased [6:06]
26. Quite Mad [1:35]
27. Dare I Ask? [4:01]
28. Tottering on the Brink [1:50]
Disc #4 -- Treasure Island
1. Credits [1:17]
2. Capt. Billy Jones [5:17]
3. Singalong [5:34]
4. Swing One, Swing All [3:58]
5. Black Spot [3:39]
6. Treasure Map [3:50]
7. Long John Silver [5:11]
8. Ye Spyglass Inn [4:16]
9. Getting Along Just Fine [2:28]
10. Capt. Smollett [4:11]
11. Setting Sail [4:39]
12. Death and Land Ho! [4:34]
13. Conspiracy Overheard [4:15]
14. Showing Their Hand [4:14]
15. Ben Gunn [3:28]
16. See You All to Davy Jones [5:15]
17. Holding the Fort [4:29]
18. Sneaking Aboard Ship [2:18]
19. In Hands' Hands [5:47]
20. In Silver's Hands [4:16]
21. Prepare for Squalls [3:59]
22. Silver Outmatched [5:09]
23. Escape Help [4:41]
24. Goodbye, Matey [5:47]
Disc #5 -- A Tale of Two Cities
1. Credits [1:38]
2. Recalled to Life [2:53]
3. News for Lucie [4:12]
4. Spilled Wine [2:42]
5. A Father Reclaimed [4:39]
6. Marquis and His Nephew [4:23]
7. Carton Takes Darnay's Case [5:44]
8. Pinning Barsad [3:47]
9. Certain Resemblance [6:40]
10. The Verdict [3:22]
11. Face in the Mirror [3:24]
12. Christmas Candle [5:37]
13. For a Friend [2:11]
14. Nonmember of the Wedding [4:28]
15. Fast to His Tomb [3:26]
16. Madame Does Not Forget [5:31]
17. Carton's Pledge [4:00]
18. Why? [2:44]
19. Storming the Bastille [3:37]
20. Death Message [4:14]
21. Two Rescue Missions [4:04]
22. On Trial [4:43]
23. Madame for the Prosecution [5:52]
24. Useful Information [3:30]
25. No Hope Now [4:40]
26. Bitter Reflection [3:42]
27. Trading Places [6:34]
28. Miss Pross vs. Madame [3:28]
29. The Seamstress Request [3:55]
30. To the Guillotine [3:43]
31. A Far, Far Better Thing [1:18]
32. Cast List [1:03]

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