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Laurence Olivier presents

Format: DVD 2006
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Summary
Adapted for television, productions include: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976); Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978); Hindle Wakes (1976); Come Back Little Sheba (1977); and The Collection (1976). Also includes an Olivier biography and filmographies.
During the 1970s, Granada Television in the U.K. produced a series of award-winning television plays featuring the great Sir Laurence Olivier. This set gathers five star-studded productions, all new to DVD: Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Harold Pinter's The Collection. Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes, William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba, Carrie Fisher), Eduardo de Filippo's Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Bonus! The Ebony Tower by John Fowles.
Contents
Vol. 1 (ca. 162 min.) Cat on a hot tin roof Tennessee Williams [ca. 1 hr., 39 min., 1976]
Collection Harold Pinter [ca. 1 hr., 4 min. 1976]
Vol. 2 (ca. 169 min.) Hindle wakes Stanley Houghton [ca. 1 hr., 18 min., 1976]
Come back, little Sheba William Inge [ca. 1 hr., 31 min., 1977]
Vol. 3 (ca. 178 min.) Saturday, Sunday, Monday Eduardo de Filippo ; adaptation by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall [ca. 1 hr., 39 min., 1977]
Ebony Tower John Fowles [ca. 1 hr., 19 min., 1984]

Additional Information
Subjects Plantation owners -- United States -- Drama.
Families -- United States -- Drama.
Hotels -- England -- London -- Drama.
Interpersonal relations -- Drama.
Marriage -- Drama.
Verbal self-defense -- Drama.
Made-for-TV movies.
Melodrama.
Television movies.
Publisher Silver Spring, MD : London :Acorn Media U.S. ;2006
Granada International,
Edition full screen.
Other Titles Cat on a hot tin roof.
Collection.
Hindle wakes.
Come back, little Sheba.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
Ebony tower.
Star-studded series of theatre classics
Contributors Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Granger, Derek.
Wood, Natalie.
Wagner, Robert, 1930-
Stapleton, Maureen.
Peach, Mary, 1934-
Hedley, Jack, 1930-
Bates, Alan, 1934-2003.
McDowell, Malcolm, 1943-
Mirren, Helen.
Pleasence, Donald.
Leach, Rosemary, 1935-2017
Heywood, Pat, 1927-
Dotrice, Roy, 1923-2017
Woodward, Joanne, 1930-
Fisher, Carrie.
Collier, Patience.
Campbell, Nicholas, 1952-
Plowright, Joan.
Finlay, Frank, 1926-2016
Woodward, Edward, 1930-2009.
Rees, Roger, 1944-2015
Scacchi, Greta.
Willcox, Toyah, 1958-
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Cat on a hot tin roof.
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008. Collection.
Houghton, Stanley, 1881-1913. Hindle wakes.
Inge, William. Come back, little Sheba.
De Filippo, Eduardo, 1900-1984. Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
Fowles, John, 1926-2005. Ebony tower.
Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695.
Lankester, Michael.
Granada Television.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Granada Television International.
Participants/Performers "Cat on a hot tin roof" stars: Laurence Olivier (Big Daddy), Natalie Wood (Margaret), Robert Wagner (Brick), Maureen Stapleton (Big Mamma), Mary Peach (Mae), and Jack Hedley (Gooper).
"The Collection" stars: Laurence Olivier (Harry), Alan Bates (James), Malcolm McDowell (Bill), and Helen Mirren (Stella).
"Hindle wakes" stars: Donald Pleasence (Nat Jeffcote), Rosemary Leach (Mrs. Jeffcote), Jack Hedley (Chris Hawthorn), Pat Heywood (Mrs. Hawthorn), and Roy Dotrice (Sir Timothy).
"Come back, little Sheba" stars: Laurence Olivier (Doc), Joanne Woodward (Lola), Carrie Fisher (Marie), Patience Collier (Mrs. Coffman), and Nicholas Campbell (Turk).
"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" stars: Laurence Olivier (Antonio), Joan Plowright (Rosa), Frank Finlay (Peppino), and Edward Woodward (Luigi).
"Ebony Tower" stars: Laurence Olivier (Henry Breasley), Roger Rees (David Williams), Greta Scacchi (Mouse), and Toyah Willcox (Freak).
Other Contributors Theme music by Purcell ... [et al.] ; arranged by Michael Lankester.
Audience Not rated, but contains some nudity.
Language English
Notes Films originally broadcast on television between 1976-1984.
"Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond our ability to correct from the original materials."--On DVD case.
Special features include: play synopses, cast filmographies, and Laurence Olivier biography.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 3 videodiscs (509 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1569388474
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