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Greatest classic films collection, Murder mysteries

Label
Greatest classic films collection, Murder mysteries
Title
Greatest classic films collection
Title part
Murder mysteries
Title variation
  • Murder mysteries
  • TCM Turner Classic Movies
  • Turner Classic Movies Greatest classic films collection
Contributor
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Disc 1: The Maltese falcon: Some high-living lowlifes want to get their hands on a bejeweled falcon. Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why and find out who will take the fall for his partner's murder. The big sleep: L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and ends up wearing out his gumshoes trailing murderers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more
  • Disc 2: Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice decides to murder his wife for her money and because she had an affair the year before. He blackmails an old college associate to strangle her, but when he dials a Mayfair exchange to set the plot in motion, his right number gets the wrong answer. The postman always rings twice: Illicit lovers botch their first attempt to bump off her husband. They finally pull it off and end up betraying each other at trial. Amorous attractions never proved so fatal
Member of
Cataloging source
CLE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • The big sleep: Music, Max Steiner
  • Dial M for murder: Music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. The Maltese falcon: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles. The big sleep: English dialogue, English or French subtitles. Dial M for murder: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles. The postman always rings twice: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
  • The Maltese falcon cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre, Barton MacLane, Lee Patrick, Sydney Greenstrett
  • The big sleep cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone
  • Dial M for murder cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummins, John Williams
  • The postman always rings twice cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed
Runtime
431
Series statement
Turner classic movies
Technique
live action
Label
Greatest classic films collection, Murder mysteries
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • The Maltese falcon is based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett
  • The big sleep is based on the novel by Raymond Chandler
  • The postman always rings twice is based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • The Maltese falcon originally released as a motion picture in 1941 ; The big sleep originally released as a motion picture in 1946 ; Dial M for murder originally released as a motion picture in 1955 ; The postman always rings twice originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features: Disc 1, Side A: Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax; Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, Technicolor musical short "The gay Parisian," "Hiawatha's rabbit hunt" classic cartoon, "Meet John Doughboy" classic cartoon; 2 trailers. Side B: "The big sleep comparisons 1945/1946" featurette with UCLA archivist Robert Gitt analyzing differences between the movie's 2 versions; theatrical trailer
  • Special features: Disc 2, Side A: "Hitchcock and Dial M" featurette; "3-D: a brief history" featurette; theatrical trailer. Side B: "The John Garfield story" documentary profile; introduction by historian Richard Jewell; behind-the-scenes image gallery; trailers of both 1946 and 1981 versions
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Side A: The Maltese falcon / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screenplay by John Huston ; directed by John Huston ; (1941 ; 100 min. ; b&w) -- Side B: The big sleep / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture, a Howard Hawks production ; screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett & Jules Furthman ; (1946 ; 114 min. ; b&w)
  • Disc 2. Side A: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; written by Frederick Knott ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; (1955 ; 105 min. ; col.) -- Side B: The postman always rings twice / M-G-M presents a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett ; (1946 ; 113 min. ; b&w)
Control code
4ocm36094191
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (431 min.)
Isbn
9781419879838
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929061181
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
  • 1000091385
  • 3000020964
  • 2000017284--2000017285
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, double-sided
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Greatest classic films collection, Murder mysteries
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • The Maltese falcon is based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett
  • The big sleep is based on the novel by Raymond Chandler
  • The postman always rings twice is based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • The Maltese falcon originally released as a motion picture in 1941 ; The big sleep originally released as a motion picture in 1946 ; Dial M for murder originally released as a motion picture in 1955 ; The postman always rings twice originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features: Disc 1, Side A: Commentary by Bogart biographer Eric Lax; Warner Night at the Movies 1941 short subjects gallery: vintage newsreel, Technicolor musical short "The gay Parisian," "Hiawatha's rabbit hunt" classic cartoon, "Meet John Doughboy" classic cartoon; 2 trailers. Side B: "The big sleep comparisons 1945/1946" featurette with UCLA archivist Robert Gitt analyzing differences between the movie's 2 versions; theatrical trailer
  • Special features: Disc 2, Side A: "Hitchcock and Dial M" featurette; "3-D: a brief history" featurette; theatrical trailer. Side B: "The John Garfield story" documentary profile; introduction by historian Richard Jewell; behind-the-scenes image gallery; trailers of both 1946 and 1981 versions
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Side A: The Maltese falcon / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screenplay by John Huston ; directed by John Huston ; (1941 ; 100 min. ; b&w) -- Side B: The big sleep / Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture, a Howard Hawks production ; screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett & Jules Furthman ; (1946 ; 114 min. ; b&w)
  • Disc 2. Side A: Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; written by Frederick Knott ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; (1955 ; 105 min. ; col.) -- Side B: The postman always rings twice / M-G-M presents a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett ; (1946 ; 113 min. ; b&w)
Control code
4ocm36094191
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (431 min.)
Isbn
9781419879838
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929061181
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
  • 1000091385
  • 3000020964
  • 2000017284--2000017285
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, double-sided
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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