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TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950) (2009)

Cary Grant , Marx Brothers  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Cary Grant, Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Spencer Tracy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, Black & White, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Turner Classic Movie
  • DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 406 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002GSXKPQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,739 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950)" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 1, side A: Arsenic and Old Lace
B&W, 1.33, English 1.0, English and French subtitles
Disc 1, side B: A Night at the Opera
Commentary by Leonard Maltin
Featurette: Remarks on Marx
1961 Groucho Marx interview from The Hy Gardiner Show
Two vintage shorts: Sunday Night at the Trocadero, Robert Benchley's Oscar-winning How to Sleep
Theatrical trailer
B&W, 1.33, English 1.0, English, French, and Spanish subtitles
Disc 2, side A: The Long Long Trailer
Vintage Pete Smith Specialty short Ain't It Aggravatin'?
Classic cartoon Dixieland Droopy
Theatrical trailer
Color, 1.33, English 1.0, French 1.0, English, French, and Spanish subtitles
Disc 2, side B: Father of the Bride (1950)
Two vintage newsreels
Theatrical trailer
B&W, 1.33, English 1.0, French 1.0, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, and Thai subtitles

Editorial Reviews

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on the Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. A frazzled drama critic’s two maiden aunts put a secret ingredient in their elderberry wine – and the resulting circus is howlingly hilarious, with a comically rubber-faced, rubber-legged Grant in the center ring. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Grand opera equals grand comedy as the Marx Brothers cram a ship’s stateroom and more with wall-to-wall gags, one-liners, musical riffs and two hard-boiled eggs – all while skewering pompous schemes to sabotage an opera production. “Arguably their finest film” (4 Star Rating! - Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide). THE LONG, LONG TRAILER Anyone know how to park this thing? Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz play newlyweds who hit the honeymoon road with a 40-foot house trailer in tow in this slaphappily-ever-after comedy directed by Vincente Minnelli. FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950) Spencer Tracy is the father and Elizabeth Taylor the bride in this comic celebration of an American rite (and wrongs) of passage. Here comes the bride, there goes dad’s wallet…and everyone’s heart. What sparkling fun!

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine eclectic bunch of comedies August 8, 2009
Format:DVD
This collection contains four very different comedies from four very different types of comics. It is part of over a dozen sets produced by Warner Home Video to bring classic film to the masses by making inexpensive sets of the better films in their libraries that have no extra features.

The oldest in the bunch, "A Night at the Opera" (1935), revived the career of the Marx Brothers after they were released from their contract at Paramount. Irving Thalberg thought that the brothers' comedy still had merit and that part of their problem was that "they never helped anybody". The test of time has shown that, although not profitable at the time, the Paramount Marx comedies were the best film work that the brothers did. However, that doesn't mean that this film isn't great. It is also available in a more deluxe form in the collection The Marx Brothers Collection (A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store).

"Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944) stars Cary Grant in a classic dark comedy. Grant plays a newlywed who finds out that his aunts have made a habit of poisoning their elderly male boarders and burying them in the cellar. This has only been available in the past as a single DVD, and it is an older one at that - released in 2000 I believe.

"Father of the Bride" (1950) has Spencer Tracy as a man who begins to feel his age and his pocketbook when his daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) gets married. It shows Tracy has a knack for comedy even if Katharine Hepburn is not involved.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A note on subtitles January 25, 2010
By Marie
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The movies were great!! I have more comments about how they were packaged because it was different that I had expected.
I bought these for my elderly mother who lives with me, so my review is based on using these for a senior person.
The titles were in extremely tiny print stamped around the center hole. Very hard to read.
The subtitles were created in white w/o a black box around them -- this made it hard to read them -- especially if the film was black and white!! Most subtitles come with a black box in which the subtitle is reversed out to white -- same as the TV -- which makes it much easier to read. Caring for a senior makes me much more aware of all the small things that affect their independence. Ease of use, larger type on the packaging and a visually enhanced subtitle would improve the use of these for that population immensely. Thanks!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TCM CLASSIC FILMS COLLECTION:COMEDY January 16, 2011
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I ordered this dvd for the Arsenic and Old Lace and A Night At The Opera movies, which are unbelieveable to watch on a lcd large screen...happily surprised with the other two selections...well worth the price!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, just didn't work April 15, 2013
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I was really looking forward to these films. The Father of the Bride quit working on the wedding day. It looked like it was a sticking VCR that was video taped onto a DVD. All the movies had spots where they locked up for a few seconds, but we did not get to finish the above mentioned one at all. This was disappointing. They could have used better quality DVD's and it would have been a nice package.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy June 14, 2011
By lindah
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I love Arsenic and Old Lace! My daughters (16 years old & 22 years old) watched it with me and thoroughly enjoyed it. My youngest thought Cary Grant was "hot". Father of the Bride is priceless and The Long Long Trailer is a hoot! I haven't watched "A Night at the Opera" yet. Great DVD! Good clean family fun. Arsenic and Old Lace is a rather dark and morbid for young children. You are dealing with murder (several of them). I would say no one younger than 12 years old just because of the dark humor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value April 11, 2012
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These are classic movies that are a must to any comedy lover's collection! It was a great value and shipped very quickly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good collection January 13, 2011
By Chirs
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I have a small, but solid collection of older movies, and this nice collection really adds a lot to it. Each movie is different yet makes a good collection. I bought it originally for the Long, Long Trailer, . . hysterical, but am enjoying the others in the collection as well.
It's nice having four movies on just two DVD's .. takes up less storage space. You'll love this collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy January 21, 2012
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All of thise movies are classics. Arsenic and Old Lace is an old movie but is worth the price of this set. That was a major decision in buying this set. Another reason I bought this set was the price on Amazon. You cannot go wrong with this set.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 1/2 of it is alright....
Arsenic & the Marx Bros. are worth your time in this collection.
Published 26 days ago by Roc
5.0 out of 5 stars great movies
funny, entertainment of times gone by, love to see the time less movies that I remember when I was a kid, funny for any age.
Published 2 months ago by anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
Love these movies! Simple comedy that is really funny, and family quality that is really hard to find any more.
Published 3 months ago by C. Nolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Gift for mom who says "movies nowadays can not compare to the old classics". She loved the movie pack and has enjoyed it.
Published 4 months ago by MD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy
I introduced our family to the Marx brothers many years ago. Our adult children continue to enjoy them as my wife and I do. A Night at the Opera is our alltime fav.
Published 5 months ago by William Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classics
I bought these for a gift for my daughter that loves the old movies.
The dvds were received in great condition,great quality.
Published 6 months ago by Joe Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Be prepared to Laugh
You will laugh like crazy with this great collection of comedies! Buy it now and you will not regret it!!
Published 7 months ago by Tori
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome collection in one package
I have always loved the oldies but this particular pack had the BEST in one. Thanks for it plus it arrived perfect condition and fast as usual with amazon.
Published 7 months ago by P. Sims
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these movies.
These movies are great entertainment. Arsenic and Old Lace is an all time favorite. I never get tired of watching it.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughs, laughs laughs! And who doesn't need some of that these days?!
Everyone deserves a good laugh each and every day! This collection of some of the funniest of films, is a good start! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kathleen Peron Rinden
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