Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray: The Romantic Comedy Collection DVD

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Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray were two of the biggest stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Each wildly successful on their own, they came together in seven films showcasing their magnetic on-screen chemistry. Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray: The Romantic Comedy Collection features three of those unforgettable films from their remarkable careers.

THE GILDED LILY (1935)
This often overlooked comedy gem, marks the first teaming of screen legends Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray and is the epitome of a New York City urban fantasy. Newspaper reporter Peter Dawes (MacMurray) and stenographer Marilyn David (Colbert), nicknamed Lynn, meet regularly on a park bench sharing popcorn along with their dreams. Their budding romance is soon threatened by a chance meeting between Marilyn and Charles Gray (Ray Milland), an English nobleman visiting America. Marilyn’s fantasy of landing a handsome millionaire becomes a reality as she is pursued by Charles in a whirlwind courtship, leaving Peter fighting to reclaim his love. When the press learns of the affair, it turns into an international tabloid scandal for everyone involved.  Directed by Wesley Ruggles, THE GILDED LILY helped launch the career of Fred MacMurray who would make six more films with Claudette Colbert over the years.

THE BRIDE COMES HOME (1936)
A screwball comedy set against the backdrop of Chicago during the Depression finds Jeanette Desmereau (Colbert), a socialite left penniless by the stock market crash who takes a job as a writer for a man's magazine, at the center of a romantic triangle. Her two on-again, off-again suitors just happen to be her hard-boiled editor Cyrus Anderson (MacMurray) and the company's wealthy owner, Jack Bristow (Robert Young). Complicating matters is the fact that Cyrus was originally hired to be Jack’s bodyguard and is constantly fighting his boss’s battles for him. Tempers flare, opposites attract and true love wins out at the end in this fast-paced delight featuring memorable comic turns by supporting players Edgar Kennedy, Donald Meek and William Collier Sr.

FAMILY HONEYMOON (1948)
Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray star as a couple engaged to be married…but there's a hitch! Though it is the first time to the altar for Grant (MacMurray), his bride Katie (Colbert) is a widow with three children and their wedding ceremony becomes a comedy of errors. When their babysitter options fall through, the couple has no choice but to take the kids along on the honeymoon, leading to near-disastrous consequences. Creating an additional strain on the newlyweds is the unexpected arrival of Katie's friend (Rita Johnson), who is in love with Grant and plots to break up the new marriage. Filmed on-location in the Grand Canyon National Park, FAMILY HONEYMOON is the 7th and final film pairing of two of Hollywood’s most unforgettable movie stars.
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Additional Details
Primary Cast
Claudette Colbert Fred MacMurray Robert Young More
Genre
Comedy
Production Year
1935, 1936, 1948
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD - Boxed Set
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Studio: TCM - Universal
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2012
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:

    Digital Bonus Features on the DVD Include:
    • Introduction by Robert Osborne
    • Digital Image Gallery
      - Publicity Stills
      - Scene Still(s)
      - Movie Poster(s)
      - and more!
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9 Reviews
3.9

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3.9

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Pros

  • Entertaining (7)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Funny (6)
  • Good acting (6)
  • Great comedians (4)

Cons

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  • At home (6)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (3)
  • Younger viewers (3)
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3.0

Colbert & MacMurray: Romantic Comedy Collection

By Mona

from St. Cloud, MN

About Me Movie Buff

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Comedians

Cons

  • Limited Appeal

Best Uses

  • Adult Viewers
  • At Home
  • Younger Viewers

Comments about this product:

The Gilded Lily 1935
The story becomes rather unbelievable: (1) the press giving Colbert's romance with Milland front page coverage is silly (should be in society pages), (2) a small nightclub owner showcasing Colbert when she can't sing or dance, (3) London press bothering to repeat the stories, (4) Shipboard limited communications bothering with the silly stories when navigation news is more important, (5) London nightclubs picking up Colbert poor entertaining too.

The Bride Comes Home 1936
Yes, friction can ignite a romance. But, it becomes unbelievable when the couple expect it to be long-lasting for marriage compatibility. They don't seem to have anything in common.

Family Honeymoon 1948
I thoroughly enjoyed this comedy. Those three naughty children is enough to kill any honeymoon! It is genuine fun, a little spanking won't hurt those boys, they had it coming. Fred leaves for home. Claudette packs up to return home to with her monsters. Alone with the children was too much for her. She realizes that training in discipline is what her children need. They reconcile during a homecoming party. Plus, the father of Rita gives a memory line, "Start chasing bachelors, next month you'll be 29, AGAIN!"

General comments:
I've sailed on older cruise ships. Communication from land was nearly impossible, unless in port. So, why bother? Time away from telephone and television is a treat.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good stuff!

By leenashville

from Hudson, Florida

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Funny
  • Good Acting
  • Great Comedians

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    I really enjoyed these three films. All the things I have read about Colbert have indicated that she was demanding, vain and extremely difficult with which to work. I have been watching many different films with her recently. Fascinating actress.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice movie set.

    By Jody

    from Central WA

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    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Funny

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift

      Comments about this product:

      Three good movies. One is especially good.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great couple,3 very enjoyable films.

      By Red

      from Atlanta, Ga

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Funny
      • Good Acting
      • The 2 Stars Had Great Che

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family viewing

        Comments about this product:

        I enjoyed how the chemistry became stronger between the 2 stars in each film.Laugh out loud movies.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Gem!!!

        By DD Davis

        from New York City

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Funny
        • Good Acting
        • Great Comedians

        Cons

        • Unoriginal Plot

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        Me and Mom had a great time watching!!

        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Did not like this movie too much talking

        By Lynn love good movies

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

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        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Boring
        • Limited Appeal
        • Not Funny
        • Not Good

        Best Uses

        • Not at all

        Comments about this product:

        It just was not funny, and too, much talking.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Entertainment with a Capital E

        By Cesca

        from Pittsburgh, PA

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        Pros

        • Broad Appeal
        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Funny
        • Good Acting
        • Original Idea

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          I love the movie stars of the past. They entertain, amuse and provide a spectrum of emotions.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great, quality and packaging

          By Chuck

          from Dillon, MT

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Good Acting

          Cons

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              Comments about this product:

              Well done and the case was better than expected.
              I would definitely buy this type again and again.
              I am over 80 and love the old movies. Was a projectionist in the 1940's.

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great addition to a large collection

              By Garbo Nut

              from Dayton Oh

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              Pros

              • Broad Appeal
              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Funny
              • Good Acting
              • Great Comedians

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                I enjoy adding these two to my collection but must admit Claudette Colbert carries the show.

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