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Films with: Blondell, Joan

Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn
In pre-WWI Brooklyn, young Francie struggles to keep her idealism alive in the face of grinding poverty, her father's alcoholism, and the comedies and tragedies of ordinary life.
DVD 9948
Desk set
A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius.
DVD 2982
Forbidden Hollywood collection.
Five classic films that offer a rare glimpse at a lost era of "pre-code" provocative filmmaking.
DVD 6360
Forbidden Hollywood collection.
Five classic films that offer a rare glimpse at a lost era of "pre-code" provocative filmmaking. Disc 1: First, Bill and Jack are railroad men. When Bill comes to stay with Jack and his wife, Bill and Lily fall in love. Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions and the two fight, leaving Jack seriously injured. Last, Joan Gordon is a singer tiring of her relationship with Eddie. She flees to North Dakota to become a mail-order bride. Happiness is threatened by her stubborn husband, a lecherous neighbor and the appearance of Eddie. Disc 2: First, Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has gone on to become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. After putting her son up for adoption, he becomes a district attorney dedicated to closing down such houses. She kills an underling who wants her son dead and is now facing execution. Last, A mistaken arrest, a prison term, and lack of employment leads to a young woman's involvement with gangsters. In a brothel she meets a wealthy lawyer who falls in love with her. He helps her turn her life around, but her past catches up with her. Now she is on trial for murder. Disc 3: First, A man stands up during a WWI battle and becomes a hero, but he doesn't get the credit. He becomes injuried and soon gets hooked on morphine, causing him to fall apart when he returns home. He eventually marries, but soon the Depression hits. Last, Tom and Ed are high school students whose parents, thanks to the Depression, have lost their jobs. Wanting to help make money, they set off on the rails looking for work. They finally end up in New York and Ed thinks he might have foud a job. Disc 4: Wild Bill: Explores the life and directorial times of William A. Wellman. The men who made the movies: Wellman shares many stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with who he has worked and describes his remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities. He was responsible for helping actors win Oscars and discovered such notable actors as James Cagney and Gary Cooper.
DVD 8076
Gold diggers of 1933
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler play two young hopefuls struggling to make it on Broadway. Even falling in love has its hardships, as Powell's high-brow Eastern family is determined to break them (and the show) up. More complications set in when his brother falls for Keeler's wise-cracking roommate.
DVD 4827
Grease
Musical concerning the romance between a teen-age gang-leader and his naive girlfriend, set in the 1950's.
DVD 2914
Public enemy
Classic gangster film tells the story of two brothers, one an honorable war veteran, the other a high-class gangster that sold alcohol during the prohibition.
DVD 6401
Topper &, Topper returns.
Topper: fun-loving couple George and Marion cap off an evening of jazz and champagne by running their car into a tree. Finding themselves in limbo as ghosts, and deciding that heaven is just one good deed away, they turn their attention to their dull friend Cosmo Topper. But Topper is one stodgy banker, and it'll take all the high jinks the Kerbys can muster to haunt Topper into loosening up. Topper returns: Cosmo Topper is again tormented by a mischievous spirit, this time beautiful Gail who was accidentally murdered while vacationing with a wealthy friend, the intended victim. With Topper's help, Gail sets out to find her killer.
DVD 8412
Twilight zone.
In What you need, a two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most. In What's in the box, Joe Britt sees his secret revealed and its horrible consequences on his just-repaired TV set. He frantically tries to alter his fate by confronting his wife. In The mirror, after a poor, but ambitious Central American farm worker overthrow's his country's tyrannical leader, he believes he sees assasins everywhere. A look in the mirror reveals his most dangerous enemy. In The old man in the cave, a mysterious guardian helps a tiny community survive after the Bomb destroys much of the Earth. But spurred on by the bullying outsider Major French, the townspeople become an angry mob bent on learning the secret of the old man in the cave.
DVD 1103