Rodgers And Hammerstein 6 Disc Box Set

Release Date: 18 February 2008 | Certificate: Universal, suitable for all
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Box set containing six popular musicals:

Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones are reunited in the second classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. In the bittersweet love story, Billy Bigelow (MacRae), a smooth-talking fairground attendant, falls in love with a millworker (Jones) in a little town on the coast of Maine. Although Billy is killed during a robbery before the birth of his daughter, years later he is allowed to return to earth for one day to redeem himself - and to teach his daughter one very important lesson.

The King and I
It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as school teacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn Monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another. Winner of five Academy Awards, contains some of the most lavish sets in Hollywood history and some of the world's best-loved songs, including "Getting To Know You", " I Whistle A Happy Tune", "Hello Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance?" Rogers & Hammerstein's The King and I is widely hailed as one of the most triumphant and important musicals of Broadyway's 'Golden Age', its tunes among the finest ever written for stage or screen.

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1990s, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is a menacing Jud, who tries to come between them. The first Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award-winner for Best Score features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love".

Sound of Music
Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this timeless classic features some of the world's best-loved songs.
South Pacific is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naive young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. The breathtaking score contains some of the most romantic songs ever written: "Some Enchanted Evening", "There is Nothin' Like a Dame", "Younger Than Springtime" and more. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, South Pacific ranks among the most celebrated of Rodgers & Hammerstein's acclaimed musicals.

State Fair
In this rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland, each member of the Frake family is out for a different prize when they attend their state fair. Father wants a blue ribbon for his favourite pet pig. First prize, and only first prize, will do for Mom's entry in the pie-baking contest. For their son and daughter (Dick Haymes and Jeannie Crain), the hunt is on for true love.


Cast list with biographies, Production notes, Original theatrical trailer, Movietone News, Movietone News Premiere coverage, Movietone News Oscars coverage, Cast and crew pages, Audio clips, Director's commentary

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Region 2
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English

Runtime: 13 hrs
Discs: 6
Release Date: 18 February 2008
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Catalogue No: 3209301039