Kino Lorber Studio Classics announces the Blu-ray release of the Cary Grant Collection, a three-film salute to one of the greatest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Included in the collection are three classic Cary Grant comedies from the 1930s: Ladies Should Listen (1934), Wedding Present (1936), and Big Brown Eyes (1936).
The Cary Grant Collection will be released on Blu-ray on September 8, with a SRP of $49.95. Wedding Present includes a new audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger, and Big Brown Eyes includes a new audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton. Each film also includes trailers and optional English subtitles.
LADIES SHOULD LISTEN
Screen legend Cary Grant (The Eagle and the Hawk, Arsenic and Old Lace) stars in Ladies Should Listen, a romantic comedy about a frolicking bachelor’s complicated escapade in Paris. A meddling switchboard operator (Frances Drake, Mad Love) falls in love with Julian de Lussac (Grant), a tenant in her building who has a deceiving girlfriend. Armed with the truth, she decides to win over Julian’s love and affections by formulating a plan to interfere and expose her conniving scheme. Directed by Frank Tuttle (This Gun for Hire) and co-starring Edward Everett Horton (Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife), Ladies Should Listen is a classic laugh-a-minute farce. Fighting the good fight in the name of love has never been funnier!
Screen legends Cary Grant (North by Northwest) and Joan Bennett (Big Brown Eyes) star in the fast-paced screwball comedy Wedding Present. Chicago newspaper reporters Charlie Mason (Grant) and Rusty Fleming (Bennett) never let a good story get in the way of a prank. Things change, however, when their editor (George Bancroft, Old Ironsides) quits and Charlie takes over for him. Returning from a month’s vacation, Rusty discovers fun-loving Charlie has become an unbearable tyrant. Disgusted by his behavior, Rusty leaves for New York where her hasty engagement to a stuffy author (Conrad Nagel, Hell Divers) brings Charlie to his senses as he pulls out the stops to change her mind. Character-actor greats Gene Lockhart (Miracle on 34th Street) and William Demarest (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek) co-star in this wonderful romantic comedy directed by Richard Wallace (Man of the World).
BIG BROWN EYES
From Raoul Walsh, the legendary director of The Big Trail, The Roaring Twenties, High Sierra, White Heat and The World in His Arms, comes this snappy comic mystery starring screen greats Cary Grant (Charade) and Joan Bennett (Wedding Present). When her bickering banter with police detective Danny Barr (Grant) loses Eve Fallon (Bennett) her job, the brassy blonde manicurist turns up the heat when she signs on as a New York crime reporter. When a shootout between a pack of thieves ends with a racketeer (Walter Pidgeon, Man Hunt) getting away with murder, Danny and Eve join forces chasing down clues to bust the gang of crooks and see that justice is served. Co-starring Lloyd Nolan (The House on 92nd Street).
Cary Grant Collection
Label: KL Studio Classics
BD SRP: 49.95
BD Item #: K25008
BD UPC: 738329250089
Ladies Should Listen
Director: Frank Tuttle
Starring Cary Grant, Frances Drake, Edward Everett Horton
1934 | B&W | 62 minutes | 1.37:1 | 1920x1080p | Optional English subtitles | Not Rated
Special Feature: Trailers
Director: Richard Wallace
Starring Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, George Bancroft, Conrad Nagel, Gene Lockhart
1936 | B&W | 81 minutes | 1.37:1 | 1920x1080p | Optional English subtitles | Not Rated
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger, Trailers
Big Brown Eyes
Director: Raoul Walsh
Starring Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, Lloyd Nolan
1936 | B&W | 77 minutes | 1.37:1 | 1920x1080p | Optional English subtitles | Not Rated
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton, Trailers
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