Icons of Screwball Comedy Vols 1/2 in August

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  1. FrankXS

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    Movies Unlimited is listing two volumes of screwball comedies coming from Columbia/Sony the beginning of August including Irene Dunne's Theodora Goes Wild and Together Again; Jean Arthur's Too Many Husbands and If You Could Only Cook; Loretta Young's Doctor Takes a Wife and A Night to Remember and Rosalind Russell's My Sister Eileen and She Wouldn't Say Yes.
    Each volume sells for $22.49.
     
  2. RafaelPires

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    Wow!!! Those are must buys for me! Great news!!
     
  3. Marcel H.

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    Ha, superb news. [​IMG]
    I love Sony's new policy!!
     
  4. Richard M S

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    I am really looking forward to these sets, especially since they are at a VERY affordable price.
     
  5. Eric Peterson

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    Wow! Is it too early to make Sony "Studio of the Year"?
     
  6. Coopsgirl_31

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    This is great news!! I'm especially excited about the Jean Arthur films. If You Could Only Cook is one of my faves of hers. [​IMG]
     
  7. RafaelPires

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    I hope these sets sell very well, so that Sony continue to produce more and more of these collections. And considering the lack of new classic entries for August, I think they will be a success (they should be irrespectively of this, just for the titles selected)
     
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    And that Sony goodness just keeps on coming. [​IMG]
     
  9. borisfw

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    These are on my to buy list. A Night to Remember is one i am really happy to see. Keep em coming Columbia.
     
  10. John_S

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    Count me in also--- I'm a big fan of "Too Many Husbands" and "Theodora Goes Wild".
     
  11. CineKarine

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    I love, love, love every single film in these upcoming collections [​IMG] What tremendous news!!!
     
  12. Charles H

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    Wonderful, wonderful news! Classicflix just posted this too. I remember that the Rosalind Russell MY SISTER EILEEN was partnered with the letterboxed musical on the old laserdisc. A very nice surprise during the dry season.
     
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    For the Stooges fans among us, don't forget that MY SISTER EILEEN (1942) has the added bonus of a hilarious cameo by Moe, Larry & Curly.
     
  14. PaulP

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    Sounds very awesome. Screwball comedy hasn't been very well released, apart from maybe Warner's Classic Comedies set from a few years ago (with Bringing Up Baby etc.).
     
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    Wow! I don't know what's gotten into Sony these days, but I hope they don't recover anytime soon. [​IMG]
     
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    I wish their tv-on-dvd department would start churning out classic and short-lived old shows.
     
  17. RafaelPires

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    I hope the sales encourage them to think about upcoming volumes. Columbia has many choices in this vaults. My choices would be:

    - You belong to me (another Stanwyck/Fonda pairing - there are some people that don't like this one, but it's definitively not my case);
    - It had to be you (Ginger Rogers is great in this role);
    - They all kissed the Bride (Crawford stepping in a role originally designed for Carole Lombard, and she did a great job);
    - The Impatitent Years (Last Jean Arthur film for Columbia).

    And there are also more Jean Arthur, Loretta Young and Rosalind Russell wonderful vehicles to be considered.
     
  18. Charles H

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    would love to see a Lucille Ball collection: HER HUSBAND'S AFFAIRS, MISS GRANT TAKES RICHMOND, THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL, and as a curiosity-bonus, THE MAGIC CARPET (Lucy meets Perry Mason!)
     
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    I am beyond thrilled. Theodora Goes Wild is right up there with the Awful Truth as one of my favorite Irene Dunne films . Thank you Sony.
     
  20. Garysb

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    It had to be you was a cute movie but Ginger was way too old at the time for the part she was playing.
     

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