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Manhattan Melodrama (1934) showcases Powell and Clark Gable as longtime friends on opposite sides of the law, and is the first pairing of Loy and Powell (and the first of four films they would make in 1934 alone. The film is briskly directed and the crackling screenplay won an Oscar the next year. Evelyn Prentice (1934) is the troubled wife (Loy) of a preoccupied attorney (Powell) who appears oblivious. The story isn't one of the strongest in the collection, but the cast sparkles nonetheless. A witchy Rosalind Russell makes her memorable film debut as a femme fatale.
Double Wedding (1937) lets Loy and Powell flex their comedic chops. The plot is full of switchbacks and misunderstandings, but the key point is that their pal Waldo (John Beal) is that dreaded '30s male screen archetype, the milquetoast. Much of the film's fun is watching Powell's character coach poor Waldo to grow a backbone: "Women don't like noble, self-sacrificing men. Women are not civilized like we are. They like bloodshed!"
I Love You Again (1940) is one of the top screwball comedies of all time. George (Powell) is bonked on the head and realizes he's had amnesia for the past several years, has been terribly boring and has been, yes, a milquetoast--who's about to be divorced by his fed-up wife, Kay (Loy). The crazy plot is lofted by the brilliant screenplay and the delivery of the two leads, who spar like expert fencers: George: "You be careful, madam, or you'll turn my pretty head with your flattery!" Kay: "I often wished I could turn your head--on a spit, over a slow fire." Divine! Love Crazy (1941) is another classic farce, featuring Powell in drag, Powell faking insanity, Powell conniving to win back Loy's love--all in a witty, urbane way, of course.
The set is also chockfull of great extras, with each feature paired with a classic comedy or musical short, plus cartoon or audio radio interviews. The icing on the cake: The fabulous packaging, including an image from the original movie posters on the discs themselves. Film lovers won't want to miss this splendid collection. --A.T. Hurley
The quality of the DVD's are very nice so I recommend this set to any Loy, Powell fans.
Just gotta say I may be biased on liking this collection, because I think Myrna Lot is the best actress to come out of Hollywood.
We love watching the old movies and you can't get much better than William Powell and Myrna Loy!
Really like this set! It's no wonder because I loved the "Thin Man" series as a child. Have seen all of this set except 'Manhattan Melodrama. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tootsie
I enjoy watching the two of them together in any movie. They are great together.Published 13 days ago by Jan
A bundle of fun. This collection of Powell and Loy does not equal their pairings as Nick and Nora Charles. That was cinema chemistry. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Film Wolf
Awesome couple together. Love the stories & on screen chemistry.Published 1 month ago by Michael Clinton
Excellent condition. Truly enjoyed watching each and every one of them.Published 2 months ago by Vincent Haymon
Great Product! Worked properly. Quality as expected and advertised.Published 2 months ago by DCPeters
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While I can see your wanting to see more bonus material based on the stars of the feature, I personally don't have a problem with how Warners currently picks it's bonus features. Warners, by far out performs most other distributors simply by adding bonus features at all. Fox offers very limited... Read More
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