Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard

The Glamour Collection

DVD - 2006
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Man of the world: A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. We're not dressing: Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. Hands across the table: A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. Love before breakfast: Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. The princess comes across: A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. True confession: Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple - she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781417069934
Branch Call Number: DVD CAROLE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 460 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned


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In my seemingly endless search, hoping to find even one "Screwball Comedy" from the 1930s that really appeals to me, I optimistically took another chance and checked out this promising-looking collection of 6 "Carole Lombard" glamour vehicles from Hollywood's bygone days.

After giving each one of these moldie-oldies a fair enough viewing - I'm sorry to say that (as I glumly trudged through yet more movie-mediocrity from a literal "Screwball Comedy" wasteland) my endless search in hopes of finding that one, priceless, be-all/end-all "Screwball" gem still carries on.

Of course, when it came to the likes of Carole Lombard, herself, I certainly had no complaints, at all.

Forever dressed in the highest of chic fashions, 1930's style - Carole certainly possessed plenty of beauty, wit and charm to go around - But, alas, the absolutely terrible storylines of these trite "Boy-Meets-Girl" situations were just too corny, contrived and predictable for words.

*Note* - At the absolute height of her popularity, Carole Lombard (36 at the time) was tragically killed in a plane crash in the year 1942.


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