January 6, 2000 |
A few months ago, Columbia TriStar Home Video released a sumptuous DVD of the restored 1937 Frank Capra classic "Lost Horizon." Now Columbia has given the star treatment to an equally enjoyable Capra film, the Oscar-winning 1934 comedy "It Happened One Night" ($25). Beautifully restored and remastered, this romantic farce starring Claudette Colbert as a runaway heiress traveling to New York on a bus and Clark Gable as the newspaper reporter who wants her story has never looked or sounded better.
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June 8, 1997 |
And the Oscar goes to: Nobody. For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can thumb its nose at Christie's after the auction house failed Saturday to sell Claudette Colbert's 1934 Oscar for the film "It Happened One Night." Last year, Christie's ignored the Academy's protests and auctioned off Clark Gable's gold-plated statuette from the same film for $607,500.
August 2, 1996 |
The legendary film star Claudette Colbert, who died Tuesday at age 90 in Bridgetown, Barbados, could do it all. Though the Oscar winner was best known for her comedic skills, she also more than held her own in dramatic fare. Men adored the sexy, confident, French-born actress and women envied the fact that she got to kiss such handsome leading men as Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Joel McCrea and Ray Milland. Thankfully, the majority of her best work is available on video.
August 2, 1996 |
Claudette Colbert, who died Tuesday, brought an innate wit and self-reliance to a wide range of roles, yet in a fundamental way was always her sophisticated, resilient self, which was characteristic of the great stars of Hollywood's golden era.
July 31, 1996 |
Claudette Colbert, who had been a star for so long that almost no one could remember when--or if--she had ever been anything else, died Tuesday. She was 90. Colbert, who maintained homes in Manhattan and Barbados, died in Bridgetown, Barbados. She had been hospitalized there in March 1993 after a stroke that affected her right side had put her in a wheelchair.
April 2, 1995 |
Attention all film buffs. MCA/Universal Home Video has compiled "The Cecil B. DeMille Collection" and "The Claudette Colbert Collection." "The Cecil B. DeMille Collection" includes five vintage DeMille extravaganzas ($15 each): the previously released "Reap the Wild Wind" and the never-before-on-video "The Crusades," "Sign of the Cross," "Unconquered" and "Union Pacific." DeMille wasn't subtle.