Best Picture Winners - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Best Picture Winners - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Director: Michael Curtiz, Vincente Minnelli, William Wyler Cast: Gene Kelly
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Best Picture Winners - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection

Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who becomes Jerry's patroness in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Jerry plays hookey on this setup by romancing waif-like Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron)--who, unbeknownst to him, is the object of the affections of his close friend Henri (Georges Guetary), a popular nightclub performer (the film was supposed to make Guetary into "the New Chevalier." It didn't). The thinnish plot is held together by the superlative production numbers and by the recycling of several vintage George Gershwin tunes, including "I Got Rhythm," "S'wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay." Highlights include Guetary's rendition of "Stairway to Paradise"; Oscar Levant's fantasy of conducting and performing Gershwin's "Concerto in F" (Levant also appears as every member of the orchestra); and the closing 17-minute "American in Paris" ballet, in which Kelly and Caron dance before lavish backgrounds based on the works of famed French artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2009
UPC: 0883929049677
Rating: NR
Source: Turner Classic Movie
Region Code: 1
Time: 7:44:00
Sales rank: 19,318

Special Features

Casablanca: 2 commentaries: critic Roger Ebert and historian Rudy Behlmer; Introduction by Lauren Becall; Mrs. Miniver: Greer Garson academy awards; Footage; Photo gallery; 2 World War II-era shots: Mr. Blabbermouth and For the Common Defense; Gigi: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; Vintage short the Million Dollar Nickel; Classic cinemascope cartoon the Vanishing Duck; Theatrical trailer; An American in Paris: Commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare interview with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Aruthur Feed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames and Irene Sharaff, and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch; Vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short Paris on Parade; Classic cartoon Symphony in Slang; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Jerry Mulligan
Greer Garson Mrs. Kay Miniver
Humphrey Bogart Rick Blaine
Leslie Caron Gigi,Lise Bouvier
Ingrid Bergman Ilsa
Maurice Chevalier Honore Lachaille
Walter Pidgeon Clem Miniver
Louis Jourdan Gaston Lachaille
Oscar Levant Adam Cook
Paul Henreid Victor Laszlo
Teresa Wright Carol Beldon
Claude Rains Capt. Louis Renault
May Whitty Lady Beldon
Georges Guétary Henri Baurel
Hermione Gingold Mme. Alvarez
Conrad Veidt Maj. Heinrich Strasser
Eva Gabor Liane d'Exelmans
Nina Foch Milo Roberts
Reginald Owen Foley
Isabel Jeans Aunt Alicia
Peter Lorre Ugarte

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Vincente Minnelli Director
William Wyler Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Casablanca
1. Credits and Foreword [2:23]
2. Refugee Roundup [4:06]
3. Rick's Café Americain [2:21]
4. Impressed With Ugarte [3:50]
5. Knock on Wood [1:13]
6. Renault the Romantic [3:24]
7. Lowdown on Laszlo [3:20]
8. Ugarte Arrested [2:11]
9. Citizen of the World [2:27]
10. The Laszlos [3:39]
11. Tango Delle Rose [2:16]
12. Play it, Sam [2:26]
13. Reunion [2:25]
14. Of All the Gin Joints [2:44]
15. Paris Memories [3:25]
16. Here's Looking at You [5:40]
17. Ilsa's Story [2:59]
18. No Names, No Travel [3:07]
19. At the Blue Parrot [:33]
20. Visa For One [3:52]
21. Everybody Comes to Rick's [2:39]
22. If Someone Loved You [3:32]
23. Lucky Guy [2:31]
24. The Mighty Marseillaise [2:51]
25. Were You Lonely? [5:13]
26. Ilsa's Plea [3:08]
27. For Both of Us [2:53]
28. Destiny's Hand [4:11]
29. Double-Dealing [3:16]
30. Least Vulnerable Spot [3:18]
31. We'll Always Have Paris [3:14]
32. Beautiful Friendship [4:01]
Disc #1, Side B -- Mrs. Miniver
1. Credits and Foreward [1:42]
2. Nice Things [3:57]
3. A Rose by Her Name [3:32]
4. Pricey Purchases [3:53]
5. Lucky People [5:44]
6. Oxford Enlightenment [2:16]
7. Carol's Request, Vin's Protest [5:27]
8. Wonderful Evening [5:55]
9. Eye Contact [3:03]
10. At War [2:23]
11. Good Luck, Horace [4:42]
12. Sirens, Milday [3:33]
13. Lights Out [2:12]
14. Ready For Real [4:30]
15. Vin Called to Duty [4:57]
16. Signal From the Sky [2:03]
17. Clem Called to Duty [2:55]
18. Destination Dunkirk [3:46]
19. Their Comfort [2:28]
20. The Enemy [:21]
21. The Same Thing Here [5:30]
22. Homecomings [5:31]
23. Trading War Stories [3:05]
24. Lady Beldon Calls [4:25]
25. Bomb Shelter [4:07]
26. Time Enough For Tears [8:42]
27. Flower Show [4:53]
28. Challenge Cup Winner [2:47]
29. Plane Crash [5:54]
30. Air-Raid Casualty [4:58]
31. Our War [4:06]
32. Cast List [9:20]
Disc #2, Side A -- An American in Paris
1. Credits [2:13]
2. Americans in Paris [2:53]
3. Coffee With Henri [2:27]
4. Embraceably Enchanting [3:35]
5. By Strauss [3:28]
6. Unexpected Sale [2:36]
7. Party Invitation [3:29]
8. I Got Rhythm [3:20]
9. Party of Two [2:35]
10. Not Housebroken Yet [4:16]
11. Two Touchy Ladies [2:26]
12. Two Breakfast Calls [2:20]
13. Perfume Counter Encounter [3:50]
14. Tra-La-La [3:49]
15. Double Dater [3:45]
16. Love is Here to Stay [6:36]
17. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise [2:26]
18. All-American News [3:08]
19. Concerto in F (3rd Movement) [3:55]
20. Artist at Work [:36]
21. Woman Trouble [5:54]
22. 'S Wonderful [3:17]
23. I Love You Goodbye [3:41]
24. Art Students Ball [3:06]
25. Paris is Not Enough [3:43]
26. An American in Paris [2:01]
27. Stairway to Paradise [5:39]
Disc #3, Side B -- Gigi
1. Credits [1:28]
2. Ladies in Review [4:34]
3. Thank Heaven For Little Girls [3:32]
4. All the Lessons You Need [3:35]
5. It's a Bore [5:00]
6. Tea For Two [4:06]
7. Lunch and Learn [3:41]
8. Cigars and Jewelry [4:17]
9. The Parisians [2:51]
10. Icy Patter [3:33]
11. Gossip [3:24]
12. She is Not Thinking of Me [2:52]
13. Bore War [2:56]
14. Tragedy at Honfleur [4:04]
15. On the Town [2:14]
16. Party Host to Dinner Guest [1:41]
17. The Night They Invented Champagne [5:50]
18. Trip to Trouville [3:09]
19. I Remember it Well [2:16]
20. Crash Courses [5:18]
21. The Education She Gets [3:57]
22. For Respectability's Sake [5:26]
23. Gaston's Soliloquy [3:13]
24. Gigi [2:17]
25. Bathtub Negotiations [3:05]
26. World-Famous Past [6:07]
27. Rejected and Rebuffed [17:29]
28. I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore [1:15]

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Best Picture Winners - TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MABM More than 1 year ago
There is no getting around the ageless appeal of these four classics. Sometimes a little dated but so wonderful that you don't care. Enjoy them time and again.
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