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|This stunning collection from United Artists includes four of the greatest films of all time. Featuring only films that won the Academy Award for Best Picture, this DVD 4-pack includes MARTY, THE APARTMENT, WEST SIDE STORY, and TOM JONES!|
MARTY: "I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life," says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34-year-old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely schoolteacher who's just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty's on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty's joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.
THE APARTMENT: C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business...it's through the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of undeserved promotions. But when Bud lends the key to big boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl...or his job.
WEST SIDE STORY: A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (Richard Beymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues, and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale.
TOM JONES: No one has ever lived as freely and carelessly as Tom Jones. Abandoned at birth and raised by a wealthy squire, Tom romps through English society leading a lusty life of brawling and bed-hopping until his bawdy behavior causes him to be sent away from his family, his home and the only woman he's ever truly loved. But some men never learn, and soon Tom's escapades land him in the company of reckless scoundrels, the boudoirs of more women and, finally, in jail. Will Tom's charm save him or will the gallows be his last swing?
"[Tom] ...rowdy, randy and completely disarming. Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[Tom] Thrilling, bawdy, lusty...a masterpiece. New York Post
"[Apartment] Quite simply one of the finest comic romances ever made. Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"[Marty] ...a poignant and utterly memorable performance by Borgnine... The Motion Picture Guide
"[Apartment] Gleeful! Ingenious! A smashing good comedy! The New York Times
"[Marty] A heartwarming and timeless movie. Video Review
Editor's NoteSeveral United Artist classics are gathered here. Films include MARTY, WEST SIDE STORY, THE APARTMENT, and TOM JONES. See individual descriptions for details.
Cast & Crew
|Joe De Santis|
|Billy Wilder - [Apartment] Director|
|Delbert Mann - [Marty] Director|
|Jerome Robbins - [West] Director|
|Robert Wise - [West] Director|
|Tony Richardson - [Tom] Director|
|Oscar, Tony Richardson, [Tom] Best Director|
|Oscar, Tony Richardson, [Tom] Best Picture|
|Oscar, George Chakiris, [West] Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Oscar, Rita Moreno, [West] Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Oscar, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, [West] Best Director|
|Oscar, Robert Wise, [West] Best Picture|
|Oscar, Billy Wilder, [Apartment] Best Director|
|Oscar, Billy Wilder, [Apartment] Best Picture|
|Oscar, Ernest Borgnine, [Marty] Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Oscar, Delbert Mann, [Marty] Best Director|
|Oscar, Harold Hecht, [Marty] Best Picture|
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