The Caine Mutiny (Combat Classics)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: Sony Model: 2227600 Color: Color
Nominated for seven Academy AwardsÂ® in 1954, including Best Picture and Best Actor, THE CAINE MUTINY is a classic film about the unstable Captain Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) and his tumultuous command of an old minesweeper and her weary crew. On the high seas during the dramatic battles of World War II, Queegâ€™s by-the-book approach pushes his crew and his popular second-in-command, Lt. Maryk (Van Johnson), to the breaking point. After a series of questionable orders, Maryk confronts Queeg when he orders the ship directly into the path of a deadly typhoon. Maryk invokes naval code and relieves Queeg of his command, forcing the crew to mutiny. Once safely back in port, Maryk is court-martialed for treason, setting off a tense trial that exposes the true state of Queegâ€™s mind. Nominated for Best Actor, Humphrey Bogart gives a searing performance as he is systematically broken down in this classic tale of military conduct in a time of war. Humphrey Bogart is heartbreaking as the tragic Captain Queeg in this 1954 film, based on a novel by Herman Wouk, about a mutiny aboard a navy ship during World War II. Stripped of his authority by two officers under his command (played by Van Johnson and Robert Francis) during a devastating storm, Queeg becomes a crucial witness at a court martial that reveals as much about the invisible injuries of war as anything. Edward Dmytryk (Murder My Sweet, Raintree County) directs the action scenes with a sure hand and nudges his all-male ...
USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage [DVD]
Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane star in the harrowing tale of real-life American heroes shipwrecked in shark-infested waters in the waning days of World War II.
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more - personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.Bonus Collectibles: - Exclusive Passport Holder and Luggage Tag - 48-Page Photo Book - 10 One-Sheet Reproduction Cards - Archival Correspondence
The Heroes of Telemark
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: SONY (COLUMBIA) Model: 16218621
It is 1942 and Norway is under the thumb of the Nazis. In a Norwegian factory, Nazis are producing "heavy water," an essential element in the production of atomic weapons. The leader of the Norwegian underground is enlisted by British intelligence to aid in destroying the factory.
Stalag 17 (1953)
Manufacturer: Warner Bros. Brand: Warner Manufacturing Model: 26229375
Stalag 17 (DVD)Two worthy Academy AwardÂ® nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard â€“ actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder â€“ reteamed three ye ars later f or the gripping World War II drama, Stalag 17. The result was another B est Director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Ac tor OscarÂ® for Holden. Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J . Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends hi s days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special priv ileges. But when two pris oners are killed in an escape attempt, it bec omes obvious that there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Fa med producer/di rector Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant; actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nominatio n fo r his role as "Animal." Here's Wilder's powerful, acclaimed film c lassic -- now packed with never-before-seen special features, inc luding audio commentary and "behind-the-scenes" featurettes.]]>
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