- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 6 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 22, 2007
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- 4-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
Disc 1: THE COWBOY AND THE LADY
Disc 2: THE REAL GLORY
Disc 3: VERA CRUZ
Disc 4: THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Two-time Oscar winner Gary Cooper perfected his portrayal of the strong, silent type through decades of work in Hollywood. This set includes four classic films featuring the iconic actor.
THE COWBOY AND THE LADY: In this entertaining romantic comedy, a rodeo rider named Stretch, played with ample charm by Gary Cooper, falls in love with a cunning bored aristocrat named Mary Smith (Merle Oberon). After having convinced the two maids from her house to keep her secret, Mary drags them on a girls' night out, meets Stretch, and tells him that she is a parlor maid who has run away from home to escape her father's beatings. In reality, Mary has gone under cover hoping to outwit her father, a wealthy presidential candidate. Henry Kolker is formidable as Mary's father, Horace, and one actually likes him enough to hope he doesn't discover his daughter's charade. Without letting Stretch know her true identity, Mary eventually convinces him to elope aboard a ship where even more humorous confusion transpires. H.C.Potter directs and keeps the duel story line tight. Leo McCarey co-wrote the story and the lively screenplay boasts contributions from Anita Loos and Dorothy Parker.
THE REAL GLORY: An army medic solves all of the Philippines' medical and military problems almost single-handedly after the devastation of the Spanish-American war.
VERA CRUZ: In Robert Aldrich's action-packed Western, Benjamin Trane (Gary Cooper) and Joe Erin (Burt Lancaster) are American soldiers of fortune hired by the Austrian ruler of Mexico, Maximilian, to safeguard a royal convoy transporting gold and an Austrian countess to the port of Vera Cruz. Things get complicated for the mercenaries when they begin to mistrust one another--and when Erin starts to fall for the countess. Aldrich throws a bit of European exotica into the standard oater formula of guns, grit, and gold to create a striking, memorable film that showcases the acting talents of Cooper and Lancaster, two monumental Hollywood stars. The director also sprinkles some trenchant historical commentary into his powder-keg narrative by showing the Hapsburg empire's bumbling attempt to annex Mexico.
THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH: This silent gem features Cooper and Ronald Colman (LOST HORIZON) in early starring roles. Cooper and Colman play a pair of engineers whose love for a landowner's daughter pits them against each other. But when their engineering job falls through, the men must join forces to save their project and rescue their mutual love from an angry mob.
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