Have a tuneful "day" with this five-disc set of classic Doris Day musicals. First, the Hollywood spoof "It's a Great Feeling" (1949) stars Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson, as themselves, feuding over Warner Bros. studio commissary waitress Doris; with cameos by Danny Kaye, Joan Crawford, Ronald Reagan, and others. Based on "No, No, Nanette," "Tea for Two" (1950) finds heiress Day betting her uncle she can answer "no" to everything she's asked for 24 hours. Gordon MacRae, Eve Arden co-star; songs include "I Want to Be Happy" and the title tune. Made to boost Korean War soldiers' morale, the music- and celebrity-filled revue "Starlift" (1951) features appearances by Day, MacRae, Virginia Mayo, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, and more. Next, it's "April in Paris" (1952) for chorus girl Doris, who is romanced by diplomat Ray Bolger. Songs include "That's What Makes Paris Paree" and "The Place You Hold in My Heart." And Doris and Richard Widmark play a childless couple whose adoption plans run into hilarious complications in the romantic comedy "The Tunnel of Love" (1958), with Gig Young. 8 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: bonus cartoons; featurettes.
Delightful fable about a department store statue of Venus that's brought to life by a window dresser's kiss. Ava Gardner is radiant as the Roman goddess of love, who returns to spread romance across the world. Co-stars Robert Walker, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden; the Ogden Nash/Kurt Weill songs include "Speak Low," "The Trouble with Women." 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Joan Crawford stars in this delightful mix of comedy and drama as a U.S. congresswoman who returns to her alma mater to receive an honorary degree years after being expelled from the institution over an affair with a young professor (Robert Young). As she rekindles her romance with Young--now president of the university--Crawford must also deal with her feelings for the persistent photographer (Frank Lovejoy) who loves her. Eve Arden co-stars; based on the play by Fay Kanin. 108 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Spry comedy a la "Letter to Three Wives" (from one of that film's scripters) concerns a recently deceased playboy who arrives in Heaven to learn that he can have one last wish. After requesting to send a letter to three of his pals informing them that he had an affair with their spouses, he watches their responses from above. Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown, Howard Da Silva star. AKA: "Letter to Three Husbands." 77 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.