Greatest classic films collection. Best picture winners
(DVD)

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Contributors
Bogart, Humphrey, 1899-1957.
Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-1982.
Henreid, Paul.
Rains, Claude, 1889-1967.
Veidt, Conrad, 1893-1943.
Published
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]., Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2009.
Physical Desc
4 videodiscs (464 min.) : sd., color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating
MPAA rating: PG (Casablanca); for mild violence ; MPAA rating: G (Gigi) ; Not rated (Mrs. Miniver, An American in Paris).
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Jordaan Memorial LibraryDVD Cla Tur Casablanca;GiGi; An American in Paris;Mrs. MiniverOn Shelf

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Format
DVD
Language
English
ISBN
1419876910, 9781419876912
UPC
883929049677

Notes

General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Casablanca is based on the play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
General Note
Mrs. Miniver is based on the book by Jan Struther.
General Note
Gigi is based on the novel by Colette.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1, Side A: 2 commentaries with critic Roger Ebert and historian Rudy Behlmer; introduction by Lauren Bacall. Side B: Greer Garson Academy Awards footage; photo gallery; 2 World War II-era shorts: "Mr. Blabbermouth" and "For the common defense."
General Note
Special features: Disc 2, Side A: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; vintage short "The million dollar nickel;" classic CinemaScope cartoon "The vanishing duck;" theatrial trailer. Side B: Commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, 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.
Creation/Production Credits
Casablanca: a Hal. B. Wallis production; directed by Michael Curtiz ; Music, Max Steiner.
Creation/Production Credits
Mrs. Miniver: a William Wyler production; directed by William Wyler ; Music, Herbert Stothart.
Creation/Production Credits
Gigi: an Arthur Freed production; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; Music, Herbert Stothart.
Creation/Production Credits
An American in Paris: an Arthur Freed production; directed by Vincente Minnelli ; Music, George Gershwin ; lyrics, Ira Gershwin.
Participants/Performers
Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, with Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre.
Participants/Performers
Mrs. Miniver: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, with Terea Wright, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Henry TRavers, Richard Ney, Henry Wilcoxon.
Participants/Performers
Gigi: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans.
Participants/Performers
An American in Paris: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, with Oscar Levant, Geroges Guetary, Nina Foch.
Description
Casablanca (1942, b&w, 102 min.) : Rick Blaine sticks his neck out for nobody. Then she walks back into his life...with her Resistance-leader husband.
Description
Mrs. Miniver (1942, b&w, 133 min.): One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II.
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Gigi (1958, color, 115 min.): Gigi (Leslie Caron) goes from girlishness to glamour and desires more than the lush life of suitor Gaston (Louis Jourdan).
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An American in Paris (1951, color, 114 min.):Gene Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring but engaged shop clerk (Leslie Caron). Dazzling dances and a stunning ballet finale are spun around songs and music by the Gershwins.
Description
[Disc 1]: Casablanca: Casablanca, WWII. Rick Blaine is an exiled American who owns the most popular nightclub in town, Rick's cafe. He comes to have possession of two valuable letters that German couriers were killed trying to deliver to the German high command. Ilsa Lund re-enters Rick's life to purchase the letters he has obtained. Mrs. Miniver: The Miniver's are an English 'middle-class' family who, together, experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs. The Miniver's son beings courting Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and it is entered into a competition where her rose will go up against Lady Beldon's rose.
Description
[Disc 2]: Gigi: Gaston is the scion of a wealthy Parisian family who finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, request he become her provider. An American in Paris: Jerry Mulligan is a struggling American painter in Paris who is 'discovered' by an influential heiress. She just happens to an interested in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. His relationshp with Lise is filled with romantic complications.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG (Casablanca); for mild violence ; MPAA rating: G (Gigi) ; Not rated (Mrs. Miniver, An American in Paris).
System Details
DVD. Dual-layer format. Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, and An American in Paris are presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of their original theatrical exhibitions. Gigi: widescreen version (letterboxed) preserving the 'scope' aspect ration of its original theatrical exhibition; enhanced for widescreen TVs.
System Details
Casablanca: rated PG. Mrs. Miniver: not rated. Gigi: rated G. An American in Paris: not rated.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) or widescreen (letterbox, enchanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
These discs are copy protected.
Language
Casablanca: English and French; optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled).
Language
Mrs. Miniver: English and French; optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled).
Language
Gigi: English and French ; optional subtitles in English, French, and Japanese. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled).
Language
An American in Paris: English and French; optional subtitles in English, French, Japanese and Thai. (Main feature; bonus material/trailer may not be subtitled)
Language
Casablanca: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Language
Mrs. Miniver: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Language
Gigi: English (Dolby 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French or Japanese subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Language
An American in Paris: English (Dolby mono.) or dubbed French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English, French, Japanese or Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Bogart, H., Bergman, I., Henreid, P., Rains, C., Veidt, C., Greenstreet, S., Lorre, P., Garson, G., Pidgeon, W., Wright, T., Whitty, M., Owen, R., Travers, H., Ney, R., Wilcoxon, H., Caron, L., Chevalier, M., Jourdan, L., Gingold, H., G�abor, E., Bergerac, J., Jeans, I., Kelly, G., Levant, O., Gu�etary, G., Foch, N., Wallis, H. B., Epstein, J. J., Epstein, P. G., Koch, H., Curtiz, M., Franklin, S. A., Wimperis, A., Froeschel, G., Hilton, J., West, C., Wyler, W., Freed, A., Lerner, A. J., Minnelli, V., Steiner, M., Stothart, H., Loewe, F., Gershwin, I., Gershwin, G., Burnett, M., Alison, J., Struther, J., & Colette. (2009). Greatest classic films collection . Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Humphrey Bogart et al.. 2009. Greatest Classic Films Collection. Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Humphrey Bogart et al.. Greatest Classic Films Collection Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bogart, Humphrey, et al. Greatest Classic Films Collection Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009.

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