Henry Fonda-Signature Collection

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Henry Fonda is one of the most respected and memorable Hollywood actors of all time. He has starred in numerous blockbusters and four of his greatest performances can be found here in The Signature Collection: ADVISE & CONSENT, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, MISTER ROBERTS and THE WRONG MAN.

ADVISE & CONSENT: A controversial political appointee triggers DC gamesmanship and scandal. Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon and Charles Laughton in Otto Preminger's film of Allen Drury's best seller.

BATTLE OF THE BULGE: Nazi Panzer forces stage a last-ditch Belgian front offensive that could turn the tide of WWII. Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw and Robert Ryan in the spectacular recreation of a crucial campaign.

MISTER ROBERTS: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon steer a ramshackle Navy cargo ship into the wartime comedy hall of fame. An all-time classic.

THE WRONG MAN: Manny Ballestero is an honest hardworking musician at New York's Stork Club. When his wife needs money for dental treatment, Manny goes to the local insurance office to borrow on her policy. Employees at the office mistake him for a hold-up man who robbed them the year before and the police are called. The film tells the true story of what happened to Manny and his family.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 202730118
UPC 012569826786
UPC 14 00012569826786
Format DVD
Release Date 9/19/2006
Keywords
Classic
Crime
World War II
Editors Note
Note Screen legend Henry Fonda has four of his films gathered together for this collection. The titles included are: ADVISE AND CONSENT, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, MISTER ROBERTS, and THE WRONG MAN. Please see individual titles for synopsis information.
Directors
Alfred Hitchcock
Ken Annakin
John Ford
Otto Preminger
Actors
Henry Fonda
Cast & Crew
Alfred Hitchcock - [Wrong] Director
Anthony Quayle - [Wrong] Actor
Charles Laughton - [Advise] Actor
Dana Andrews - [Battle] Actor
Gene Tierney - [Advise] Actor
Harold J. Stone - [Wrong] Actor
Henry Fonda - [All] Actor
Jack Lemmon - [Mister] Actor
James Cagney - [Mister] Actor
John Ford, et. al. - [Mister] Director
Ken Annakin - [Battle] Director
Otto Preminger - [Advise] Director
Peter Lawford - [Advise] Actor
Robert Shaw - [Battle] Actor
Telly Savalas - [Battle] Actor
Vera Miles - [Wrong] Actor
William Powell - [Mister] Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1955
Catalog ID 82678
UPC 00012569826786
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 536 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1/2.55:1/1.85:1
Awards
Nominee (1966) Golden Globe, Benjamin Frankel, [Battle] Best Original Score,Golden Globe, Telly Savalas, [Battle] Best Supporting Actor
Nominee (1963) British Academy Awards, Charles Laughton, [Advise] Best Foreign Actor
Nominee (1962) Cannes Film Festival, Otto Preminger, [Advise] Golden Palm Award
Nominee (1956) British Academy Awards, Jack Lemmon, [Mister] Best Foreign Actor,Oscar, Leland Hayward, [Mister] Best Picture,Oscar, William A. Mueller, [Mister] Best Sound, Recording
Winner (1956) Oscar, Jack Lemmon, [Mister] Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Reviews
ReviewSource BBC Film Review
Review [Battle] A pivotal moment late in the Second World War occurs as the Germans mount a final massive counter-offensive in the Ardennes. This fictional account based on real events makes for an impressive piece of cinema, notable for its incredible tank battles...Featuring a massive amount of war machinery, this is a film of epic scale with exciting battle sequences matched with the cold fear that Robert Shaw generates as a merciless German commander.
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ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource FilmsGraded.com
Review [Wrong] The bleak and grim nature of the story is accentuated by the black and white cinematography. Hitchcock felt compelled to let the audience know what to expect by introducing the film himself, which would be his only speaking role in any of his features...Henry Fonda's innocent yet nearly convicted character may have served as the inspiration for his role in 12 Angry Men the following year. Fonda produced as well as starred in that film, which eventually became one of the best known of his career. Fonda's characters were often associated with injustice, most notably in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and The Ox-Bow Incident (1943).
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Reviewer Brian Koller
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource DVDBeaver.com
Review [Advise] Probably my favorite film from the Boxset, I rank this with Frankenheimer's powerful "Seven Days in May" as a favorite political film. A dynamic plot shows the deceitful inner workings of Washington - Robert Leffingwell (Henry Fonda) is the president's (played by Franchot Tone) number one candidate for Secretary of State...Along with Fonda and Tone we have a dream cast of supporting player - Charles Laughton, Lew Ayres, Walter Pidgeon, Don Murray, Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney and Burgess Meredith. Typical Preminger precision heeds a forgotten masterpiece. A true gem!
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Reviewer Gary W. Tooze
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review [Mister] Given that this movie was itself based on a long-running Broadway production (with Henry Fonda in the title role there, as well), it should not come as much of a surprise that this movie is a pure acting gold mine. If I have to convince you, I should only have to say the names Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James (Jimmy) Cagney, and William Powell and note that in Mister Roberts they are all in fine form...On the screen, the crew's cast of characters provides a vibrant human canvas for our central players to work upon, along with a variety of others (notably the contingent of distracting nurses and a laconic shore patrol officer who hails from Alabama).
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Reviewer Nicholas Sylvain
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Fonda,Henry
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Doug Cummings, FilmJourney [Wrong] ...a film that richly deserves its place among [Hitchcock's] greatest works.
Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress [Mister] Moving, funny film version of the play.
Noel Murray, The Onion A.V. Club [Advise] ...a big-name cast...thickly drawn characters...
Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan [Battle] Precise, compelling tale of one of WWII's biggest battles.
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