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Carole Lombard - In The Thirties DVD

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Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment present Carole Lombard in the Thirties. Presented for the first time on DVD, these three films have been fully restored and re-mastered.

NO MORE ORCHIDS (1932)
Lombard plays a spoiled heiress who falls in love with a struggling lawyer despite her arranged marriage to a European prince. What begins as a screwball comedy soon segues into drama tinged with tragedy and Lombard’s refreshingly natural acting style confirms her promise as a rising star. Variety called the film, “A smart, polished production replete with good acting, smooth direction and clever lines.” Directed by Walter Lang (The King and I, 1956).

BRIEF MOMENT (1933)
The class conscious formula is reversed in BRIEF MOMENT in which Lombard stars as a nightclub singer trying to convince her rich playboy fiancé (Gene Raymond) to abandon his party-going lifestyle in favor of a respectable livelihood. Based on a play by S.N. Behrman (Waterloo Bridge, 1940), this romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Great Depression is immensely appealing and, in the words of The New York Times reviewer, “is definitely a tribute to the talents of Carole Lombard and Gene Raymond.”

LADY BY CHOICE (1934)
The actress gets to shine in one of her best early roles as a fan dancer who adopts a feisty elderly woman (May Robson) with a police record. Inspired by the success of Frank Capra’s Lady for a Day (1933, which also starred Robson), this raucous farce is both an unexpected female buddy movie and a lively portrait of street-smart urbanites trying to survive tough times. The tart dialogue is courtesy of screenwriter Jo Swerling (The Whole Town’s Talking, 1935).

Although her film career began in the silent era with bit parts in features and comedy shorts by Mack Sennett, Carole Lombard didn’t become a major star until 1934 when she played the female lead in Twentieth Century, one of the most popular screwball comedies of that era. Prior to that, she was mostly cast in contemporary romances or dramatic roles which showcased her elegant beauty and, at the same time, displayed her accessible, unpretentious nature. The three films in this collection offer a fascinating look at a pre-stardom Lombard at Columbia Pictures before she became known as a dazzlingly beautiful and sexy comedienne.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD - Boxed Set
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 213 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: January 21, 2013
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Stereo
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:

    Digital Bonus Features on the DVD Include:
    • Introduction by Ben Mankiewicz
    • Digital Image Gallery
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4.7

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  • Entertaining (8)
  • Great cinematography (6)
  • High production value (6)
  • Original (3)

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5.0

Carole Lombard

By Dave

from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Original

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    Comments about this product:

    When it comes to great humour and one liners,
    Carole Lombard is one of the best. Lombard's
    movies is a great nights entertainment.
    DVD is fantastic because now a person can buy these great 30's and 40's movies and watch what
    ever you want when ever want.
    That's Entertainment.

     
    4.0

    New fan of Carole Lombard

    By Steve D

    from Columbia, MD

    About Me Casual Viewer

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value

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      Comments about this product:

      Was not familiar with Carole Lombard before viewing DVD reviews on TCM. Purchased DVDs and am happy I did. I am a new fan and already bought more Carole Lombard DVDs from TCM.

       
      4.0

      Nice prints but no restoration evident

      By leenashville

      from Hudson, Florida

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      • Engaging Characters

      Cons

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        • At Home

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        I wish these had been restored. The prints are good but I have seen much better. The packaging, specifically the manner in which TCM box sets fit into the boxes with the sliding manner in which it works can easily scratch discs if one is not careful. Other than that I enjoyed it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SECOND GREAT LOMBARD SET SCORES!!!

        By KENNETH E. LANGLOTZ,JR

        from ON BOARD SHIP OFF ALASKA!!!!

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

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          Comments about this product:

          GREAT FOLLOWUP...WITH THREE MORE CLASSICS FROM THE LOMBARD COLLECTION....SHE WAS A LEGEND...
          TIME TO GET TO KNOW HER WHEN VIEWING THIS GREAT SET!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The most underrated platinum blonde!

          By Chelsea Guy

          from NYC

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          Pros

          • Beautiful Restoration Job
          • Brand New Titles On Dvds
          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Showcases Lombard

          Cons

          • Wish there was more

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          Comments about this product:

          I enjoy viewing it alone and also sharing it with friends...especially with those who like movies the way I like movies. I'm always fascinated to see the changes in décor and fashion...and how often some of the costumes would work as perfectly today as they did 80 years ago.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What a Dame!

          By Nova

          from Santa Monica, CA

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • Great Stars
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

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            Comments about this product:

            I am fortunate that my family and I love the classic films -- the silents upward. Carole Lombard is one of our favorites and welove the teens, the 20s the 30s the 40s. etc. This is Carole's films of the 30s, so they will be great. Back then they had STORIES. Thank you.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            She died too young

            By Garbo Nut

            from Dayton Oh

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              Comments about this product:

              This set allowed me to increase the size of my Lombard collection.She was only able to make a few movies before she got on the plane. Hope this set will be used to introduce the new generation to her
              Talents.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lombard Fans buy it!

              By GreenTex8

              from Duncanville, TX

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              • High Production Value

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                Comments about this product:

                For the avid fan, these restored movies showcase Lombard's natural presence on the screen. There were very few like her then; none today.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A must own dvd.

                By The Dog Watcher

                from McHenry, IL

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                • Entertaining
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                  Comments about this product:

                  Love these classics. Will watch again and again.

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