Jean Arthur - Comedy Collection DVD

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Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment introduce a new DVD line to the TCM Vault Collection, premiering with The Jean Arthur Comedy Collection. The Jean Arthur Comedy Collection presents four, rarely-seen rediscoveries from her early years at Columbia, appearing for the first time on DVD, digitally restored and re-mastered. This comedy collection is a must have for all classic film lovers.

THE PUBLIC MENACE (1935)
A fast-paced crime comedy, The Public Menace teams Arthur as a manicurist with a brash newspaper reporter (George Murphy) who needs her help in solving the disappearance of a racketeer.

THE IMPATIENT YEARS (1936)
Jean Arthur is paired with Lee Bowman in the comedy-drama about wartime newlyweds and the complications that result from whirlwind romances.

ADVENTURES IN MANHATTAN (1936)
A breezy comedy-mystery featuring Joel McCrea as a renowned criminologist newspaper writer who boasts the ability to predict crimes before they happen. Jean Arthur plays an actress who puts one over on him.

MORE THAN A SECRETARY (1944)
This romantic film depicts the complications that ensue when Arthur falls in love with her boss (George Brent) and competes with the office flirt for his affection.
Additional Details
Primary Cast
Jean Arthur Joel McCrea George Murphy More
Genre
Comedy
Production Year
1935, 1936, 1944
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD - Boxed Set
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2012
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dobly Digital Mono
  • Includes:

    Digital Bonus Features on the DVD Include:
    • Jean Arthur Biography
    • Digital Image Gallery
      - Publicity Stills
      - Lobby Card(s)
      - Movie Poster(s)
      - and more!
Reviews
9 Reviews
4.6

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4.6

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Pros

  • Broad appeal (6)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Entertaining (6)
  • Funny (6)
  • Good acting (5)

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  • At home (7)
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5.0

Just marvelous

By MOM

from Austin, TX

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  • Broad Appeal

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    This collection is a fine example of the type of work MY TCM group gathers together for movie buffs like me. Everyone should sample MY TCM's collections and join with others saying, THANK YOU TCM.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy again

    By Devon Boy.

    from Manchester, CT

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    Pros

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

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      To enjoy at night

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love these movies!!

      By Nana Wink

      from Oreland, PA

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Funny

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        Love all the old movies

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great collection! Don't miss it!

        By Fritzchen

        from Dayton, MD

        About Me Casual Viewer

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        Pros

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

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          This is a great movie collection of Jean Arthur comedies! I did not know the movies before and I enjoyed every one of them.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Loved it!

          By Maryannie

          from Texas

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                Jean Arthur never disappoints. Great to see her in some less well known films.

                (26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                She is one of a kind -

                By Muskrat

                from Katy TX

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

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

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                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

                  My wife surprised me this Christmas with this collection. She knows that I have a special place in my heart for Jean Arthur and allows me this luxury. The movies she made are so good compared to the lame imitations we get nowadays. Honestly, I cannot think of an actress who could even hope to fill the shoes of Jean Arthur (or Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball or Audrey Hepburn). Anyway, this is an excellent collection and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.

                  (24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Movies

                  By Packer Backer

                  from Fritch, TX

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                  Pros

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

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                    Comments about this product:

                    I have just finished watching all four of these movies and they are great! Jean Arthur has such good comedic timing that you will laugh a lot. If you are a Jean Arthur fan, these will be a great addition to your collection.

                    (23 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Pat the Gardner

                    By Zelmoszoo

                    from Brockville, Ontario, Canada

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not available in canada

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
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                    • Travel
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    Jean Arthur always makes me laugh, still she brings out a large range of emotions to her Characters. I find it a credit to Ms Arthur that Cary Grants last movie, "Walk Don't Run" was a remake of "The more the Merrier" with Mr Grant in Charles Colburns roll.This was in 1964 I believe and "The More the Merrier" was in 1939 while Jean and Cary starred together in the Fantastic movie "Only Angels have Wings" in 1939, not to mention Mr Smith Goes to Washington with Jimmy Stewart and "Talk of the Town" with Cary Grant again, she was Amazing and deserves much more credit than she gets. I could go on and on but time and space limits me.

                    (19 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    More Jean Arthur!

                    By argento2665

                    from Ontario, Canada

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                          In response to the previous comment, I would have you know, Pat the Gardener, that Jean Arthur actually made many more movies than the ones she did with Capra (and The More The Merrier?) and some of them rival the aforementioned ones (Easy Living, A Foreign Affair) so a new set of previously unavailable titles is reason to rejoice. I just wish they would make them available to Canada!

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