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Marilyn Monroe: The 12 Film Collection (hmv Exclusive)


Barcode: 5039036089210

  • Format: DVD Box Set
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
  • Certification: PG
  • Category: Classic
  • Released: 24th September 2018

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    Collection of works starring Marilyn Monroe. In 'Love Nest' (1951), aspiring writer Jim (William Lundigan) moves with his wife Connie (June Haver) into the basement of an apartment building the couple have recently acquired. Jim's dreams of being a writer - and of being financially stable - are continually thwarted by the many and varied needs of his tenants and maintenance of the building. Tenants in the apartments include ex-WAC bombshell Roberta (Monroe), charming con artist Charley (Frank Fay) and vacuous heiress Eadie (Leatrice Joy). In 'Don't Bother to Knock' (1952) hotel babysitter Nell Forbes (Monroe) captures the attention of handsome airline pilot Jed Towers (Richard Widmark) who has just split up from the hotel's resident singer Lyn Lesley (Anne Bancroft) after being scolded for his lack of empathy. What Jed doesn't know about Nell, however, is that she is a dangerously unstable young woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. In 'Niagara' (1953) ill-suited couple Rose and George Loomis (Monroe and Joseph Cotten) are staying in a cottage next to happy newlyweds Ray and Polly Cutler (Casey Adams and Jean Peters) near Niagara Falls. While sightseeing, Ray and Polly witness Rose kissing her young lover Patrick (Richard Allen) and hear them plot to kill her husband, with a plan to make it look like suicide. When George goes missing, Rose is asked to identify a body and discovers it's actually Patrick and that her scorned husband is out for revenge. In 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953) showgirl Lorelei Lee (Monroe) sets sail for Paris accompanied by her stage partner and best friend, Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell), where she plans to meet up with and marry her wealthy beau, Gus Esmond Jr. (Tommy Noonan). However, Lorelei's love of diamonds threatens to get both girls into a jam as they are unknowingly joined on the ship by Ernie Malone (Elliott Reid), the private detective hired by Mr Esmund Sr. (Taylor Holmes) to keep a close eye on his son's bride-to-be. In 'How to Marry a Millionaire' (1953), models Schatze (Lauren Bacall), Pola (Monroe) and Loco (Betty Grable) come up with a scheme to find themselves rich husbands. They rent an expensive New York apartment in the hopes that it will help them attract the attention of eligible men, but their plan does not quite turn out as expected... In 'River of No Return' (1954), widower Matt Calder (Robert Mitchum), his young son Mark (Tommy Rettig) and nightclub singer Kay (Monroe), who has been abandoned by her husband Harry (Rory Calhoun), have no choice but to travel downstream to escape their tumultuous lives. En route they begin to form their own surrogate family, which acts as a replacement for the broken homes they have left behind. In 'There's No Business Like Show Business' (1954) two generations of a vaudevillian family attempt to make their own fortunes. Music hall partners Terence and Molly Donahue (Dan Dailey and Ethel Merman) aim for everyday family life while also trying to launch their brood into the limelight; however their children, Steve (Johnnie Ray), Katy (Mitzi Gaynor) and Tim (Donald O'Connor) seek to pursue their own interests. When Vicky (Monroe) meets Tim, she realises that getting involved with the family may just be the making of her own career. In 'The Seven Year Itch' (1955) happily-married Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is left in New York City while his wife and child go on a summer vacation. His lively imaginings of what a summer of freedom has in store for him develop some validity when a beautiful young girl (Monroe) moves into the apartment upstairs... In 'Bus Stop' (1956) tawdry saloon singer Cherie (Monroe) finds herself hotly pursued by naive cowhand Beau (Don Murray). When she refuses to marry him he kidnaps her, but while stuck on the bus back to his home, she is surprised to find herself falling for him. In 'Some Like It Hot' (1959), set in February 1929, unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters led by the ruthless Spats Colombo (George Raft), the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee)'s all-girl band on the next train to Florida. Joe falls for Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown) ensuing a series of calamities. In 'Let's Make Love' (1960) billionaire Jean-Marc Clement (Yves Montland) learns that he is to be caricatured in an off-Broadway show and he tries to force the play to halt production. A strange turn of events results in him falling for the female lead, Amanda Del (Monroe), and decides that he should join the cast, playing himself. Finally, in 'The Misfits' (1961), young divorcee Roslyn Tabor (Monroe) and her friend Isabelle (Thelma Ritter) take up with three cowboy drifters Gay (Clark Gable), Perce (Montgomery Clift) and Guido (Eli Wallach), who are in town
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    Actors Milton Berle, Norma Varden, Joseph Cotten, Hans Conried, Murvyn Vye, Donald O'Connor, Leatrice Joy, Mike Mazurki, Douglas Spencer, George E. Stone, June Haver, Marie Blake, Maude Wallace, Joe Ploski, Faire Binney, Marguerite Chapman, Tom Ewell, Taylor Holmes, Richard Eastham, Victor Moore, Sonny Tufts, Elisha Cook Jr, Arthur O'Connell, Oscar Homolka, Anne Bancroft, Bing Crosby, Barbara Nichols, Richard Widmark, Montgomery Clift, Edmund Cobb, Frank McHugh, Robert Strauss, Lee Patrick, Jim Backus, Wilfrid Hyde-White, William Lundigan, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney, Gloria Blondell, Jack Paar, Hal Baylor, Tony Randall, Eddie Hinton, Eileen Heckart, Don Murray, Hope Lange, Betty Field, Robert Bray, Casey Adams, Eli Wallach, Jean Peters, Yves Montand, Will Wright, Mitzi Gaynor, Frankie Vaughan, David Burns, Donald MacBride, Martha Wentworth, Tommy Rettig, Don Beddoe, Claire Andre, Jack Mather, Jarma Lewis, Fay Morley, Dan Dailey, Johnnie Ray, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Joe E. Brown, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Gene Kelly, Charles Coburn, George Winslow, Frank Fay, Thelma Ritter, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Alex d'Arcy, Cameron Mitchell, Jane Russell, Tommy Noonan, Elliott Reid, Ethel Merman, Fred Clark, Howard Wendell, Clark Gable, Evelyn Keyes, Roxanne, Richard Allen, Henry Kulky, Robert Mitchum, Dennis O'Dea, Lurene Tuttle, James Barton, Peggy Barton, Philip Mitchell, Hugh O'Brian, Walter Ramage, Kevin McCarthy, Dennis Shaw, J. Lewis Smith, Marietta Tree, Estelle Winwood, Marcel Dalio
    Directed by Joseph M. Newman, Walter Lang, Howard Hawks, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, John Huston, George Cukor, Henry Hathaway, Joshua Logan, Jean Negulesco, Roy Baker
    Additional info Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 12 disc(s)
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