Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 14 left in stock.
Sold by MNV_ENTERTAINMENT and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Victor Borge Show Col... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Discs show average wear, cases are very good, as is slip case, no inserts. Ships direct from Amazon.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$24.00
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Goo Green
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Victor Borge Show Collection

3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jun 27, 2006)
"Please retry"
3
$24.00
$8.40 $0.01

Geek Boutique 2016 Geek Boutique HQP

$24.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 14 left in stock. Sold by MNV_ENTERTAINMENT and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Victor Borge Show Collection
  • +
  • Victor Borge Classic Collection
  • +
  • Victor Borge: 100 Years of Laughter
Total price: $76.93
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save 10% each on Qualifying items offered by MNV_ENTERTAINMENT when you purchase 4 or more. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Editorial Reviews

IF YOU THINK YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN THESE SHOWS - THINK AGAIN!!!

In 1951, Victor Borge - whose seamless blending of comedy and music remains unequaled - was given his own television show - cleverly titled The Victor Borge Show - which was broadcast live on NBC. Unfortunately, the series lasted less than six months before it disappeared, seemingly forever. Recently, a number of original 16mm kinescopes were unearthed, then digitally remastered and transferred to DVD.

Here then is a symphonic smorgas-Borge of 14 ultra-rare episodes that capture Victor at his funniest, sometimes alongside a pre-Honeymooners Art Carney! Make no mistake: These are not the later Victor Borge concert appearances and TV specials that have long been available on tape and disc. These are rare kinescopes of Victor's 1951 live TV show that have remained largely unseen for more than half a century! It's Vintage Victor! Behind-the-scenes personnel included director Franklin Schaffner (Planet of the Apes and Patton), and writers Bob Weiskopf (I Love Lucy) and Herb Sargent (Saturday Night Live).

As a bonus, this 3-disc collection also contains rare appearances by Victor Borge on a 1950 Cavalcade of Stars, a 1954 Colgate Comedy Hour, a 1964 Hollywood Palace (featuring Raquel Welch and Alice Faye), and even a commercial with Victor at the wheel of a '64 Pontiac! An extraordinary collection for fans of "classical" comedy everywhere!

Disc One

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 2/3/51) - In this, the premiere episode, Victor composes a new ballet from bits of classical pieces; hosts a 19th-century Viennese version of Hit Parade; and plays Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto #2. Art Carney appears briefly - as a painting!

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 2/24/51) - Victor's comic explanation of different instruments turns into a comic duet with mandolinist Dave Apollon; Victor hosts an 18th-century parody of a TV panel show. Art Carney appears as Franz Schubert.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 3/10/51) - Victor is the victim of a martial-arts demonstration; his piano doctor (Art Carney) makes a house call; and his opera backer wants to make sure her money is being well spent.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 3/17/51) - Victor discusses abbreviations; plays a Russian composer trying to work in Stalinist Russia; reads a letter while Dorothy Jarnac mime-dances to the words; and plays Offenbach's Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 3/31/51) - Victor is admitted to the hospital for a little R&R and gets anything but; and he's visited by a rather pushy balloon artist.

(TOTAL FOR DISC ONE: 123 mins.)

Disc Two

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 4/7/51) - Victor reads his fan mail; appears with Art Carney in a sketch about Johann Strauss; tries to get a seat at a crowded drugstore counter; and plays Clair de Lune.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 4/14/51) - Victor auditions musicians for his show; plays Happy Birthday in the style of different classical composers; and plays Chopin's Polonaise. Sid Raymond (the voice of Baby Huey) appears.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 4/21/51) - Victor gets different results with different batons and explains a comical Mozart opera.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 4/28/51) - Victor plays piano while sharing ideas for modernizing recording sessions; Mildred the Maid's parents come to visit; Victor reluctantly attends a tea party; and plays Malaguena.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 5/5/51) - Victor shows how different orchestras might play the same piece of classical music; contemplates writing his memoirs; tells what inspired composers to create their most famous pieces; and plays Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor.

(TOTAL FOR DISC TWO: 141 mins.)

Disc Three

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 5/12/51) - Victor reveals what musicians are really thinking while playing; interviews Arthur Treacher to be his valet; Arthur and Victor perform a duet on Ragtime Cowboy Joe; and Victor performs Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto #2.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (1951) - Victor narrates a love story while showing only various pairs of feet; plays Chopin's C Sharp Minor Waltz; and baby-sits an unruly - but musically gifted - infant.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (1951) - Victor tries to play the piano but noises keep interrupting him; he splices together bits of classical music to make a new ballet.

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW (Aired 6/30/51) - In the last show of the series, Victor shows how people with different occupations play the piano; interviews an odd assortment of potential summer tenants; welcomes Frankie Thomas (Tom Corbett - Space Cadet) who makes an appearance to plug his show; and plays piano while his set is dismantled - and he is crated for storage!

CAVALCADE OF STARS (Aired 9/16/1950) - Jackie Gleason introduces Victor Borge, who does a comic explanation of how composers got their inspiration.

THE COLGATE COMEDY HOUR (Aired 1/11/53) - Bud Abbott presents Victor Borge, who performs a timely musical-comedy routine at the piano.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE (Aired 11/14/64) - Host Victor Borge delivers a brief monologue; introduces The Swingle Singers who do a Bach piece a cappella; does the bit about cutting together pieces of classical themes to make a new song; banters with Raquel Welch; and plays Alexander's Ragtime Band while Alice Faye sings.

COMMERCIAL - Victor Borge stars in a commercial hawking the 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.

(TOTAL FOR DISC THREE: 142 mins.)

(TOTAL FOR THREE-PACK: 405 mins.)


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Victor Borge, Art Carney
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Passport
  • DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00076ADXQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,615 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Victor Borge Show Collection" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
I was hoping that this collection would have some new stuff and was glad to see that it's filled with these really early live TV shows that I hadn't seen before. (Actually, I didn't even know he HAD his own TV show in 1951.) Borge does repeat some of the bits in other shows, but all in all, it's great fun to watch him so (comparatively) young, doing his thing. I saw him at Carnegie Hall during his 75th birthday tour and he still had "it." Some of the sketches on this show seem almost surreal or absurd in a Kovacs kind of way. And it's a kick to see Art Carney just before Honeymooners.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The quality of the sound (the pictures are good enough) is not very high. Perhaps it isn't more to expect of a TV-show produced in the early 50's, but I expected better. Also I would say that Mr. Borge was much funnier later in his career. I have another DVD: "The Victor Borge Collection" which is a collection of his best acts and there he is much older in most of the sketches than in those from "The Victor Borge Show Collection" and I have to say; he is also way funnier. Nevertheless, he is certainly funny sometimes here also.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Victor Borge DVDs will provide you with hours of intelligent entertainment, whether you're a music enthusiast or not. His humor is wonderful -- and he's a brilliant musician. He combines both talents in a unique manner. Even after you've watched his performances several times, you'll still laugh at his antics.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This set shows what TV was like in its earliest days, a window into the past. This is sooo great! Quit shopping you found what you need, the ultimate Victor Borge.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My friends are a fan of Victor Borge and love his materials. There are very old materials in this series of which the had not been acquainted with and they were pleased. Since they were happy I am happy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I only gave 4 stars due to the quality ofthe viewing, but the content was proof that today's humour has lost the down right funiness of past era's rib tickling situations, with none of today's sick smut!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
We love Victor Borge and these are fun for the money. They are all black and white. I must say this collection is not half as funny as his later comedies...but still worth the cost I think.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Very hard to hear and understand the dialog, the video not that good, and the material was not Borge-level quality. Even includes the original ads for sponsor Kellog's Cereals.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video