The Cary Grant Collection arrives in style

Celebrating the 100th birthday of film icon Cary Grant, Warner Home Video is preparing The Cary Grant Collection featuring five of his over seventy films.

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House – Goodbye city life; hello Connecticut, with plenty of laugh stops along the way. Will he lose everything, including his sanity, or become a happy suburban homeowner? Myrna Loy, as his extremely patient wife and Melvyn Douglas join in the fun.

Extras include two radio productions, the Tex Avery cartoon The House of Tomorrow a theatrical trailer and a Cary Grant trailer gallery.

The Bachelor and The Bobby-Soxer – 1947 Academy Award® winner for Best Original Screenplay, the film stars Cary Grant with Myrna Loy and a teen-aged Shirley Temple. In this very entertaining romantic comedy, Grant plays Richard Nugent, a bachelor minding his own business who finds a love-sick girl asleep on his couch. The older sister of the teen is a Judge, and she “sentences” Nugent to go out with the bobby-soxer until she is no longer infatuated.

One more radio production is available here along with the Tex Avery cartoon Little Tinker, a theatrical trailer and presumably the same trailer gallery.

My Favorite Wife – Nick Arden is on his way to the honeymoon suite with his new bride when he runs into the wife who was lost at sea and presumed dead seven years ago. The marriage knots have to be untied as the real Mrs. Arden steps up to claim her husband in this quirky romance filled with high jinks and big laughs.

A theatrical trailer is included along with the Robert Benchley short Home Movies and a radio production.

Destination Tokyo – As Captain Cassidy, Grant pilots the U.S. submarine Copperfin through the dangerous waters of the enemy’s front yard. Delmer Daves makes his directorial debut with this film that critics say remains “a classic war drama.” This is the only military drama Grant made during World War II.

The trailer gallery and a theatrical trailer show up here along with the WWII short Gem of the Ocean.

Night And Day – Appearing in his first Technicolor motion picture, Grant portrays Cole Porter, the legendary, sophisticated songwriter whose life was marked by triumph and tragedy. He’s joined by a superb cast including Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Eve Arden and Monty Woolley as himself. The film contains more than 20 of Porter’s songs which have been enjoyed by many generations over the years.

The shorts Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra and Musical Movieland will be included with the Looney Tunes cartoon The Big Snooze and
A Cole Porter trailer gallery.

Each DVD will be presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition and will include subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The discs will be available for $19.97 each or together for $49.92. All the discs will be available on June 1st.

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