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Jack Lemmon Classics (Mister Roberts / The Great Race) (2 Disc Set)


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"Humour and villainy combined"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Mister Roberts is a veritable gem. Humour balances the Captain's maniacal reign, as a real stickler for the rules. Without a scrap of humanity in him. Mister Roberts and the rest of the Crew and Officers, soon put him to rights! Laughed out loud at the scene where the Palm is thrown over the side, and the Captain throws a spectacular wobbly.

The Great Race is also another Jack Lemmon gem. Here, he plays the nefarious Professor Fate, with Peter Falk, as his dimwitted sidekick, Max. Tony Curtis is the hero, with Natalie Wood as the love interest.

Out of these 2 Films, both rate highly.

And will provide a light afternoon's en­tertainment on any grotty weathered-day, outside.

"Humour vs Pettiness"
5 stars"
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MISTER ROBERTS shows how petty a Ship's Captain can be. When played well by James Cagney, that is. Also, humour is a necessary antidote to stuffed shirts. In this case, a By-the-Book dork with powercraziness. Whom has forgotten as to how to be himself. Jack Lemmon is marvellous as the lead character, ably supported by James Cagney as a Power-crazy Captain.

THE GREAT RACE is a charmer, if ever there was one. Tony Curtis plays a Gentleman; whereas, Jack Lemmon plays a 1st rate cad. Whose schemes all come to nought; each and every time.

Well worth the money to get. Highly recommended !


Mister Roberts:
Mister Roberts is aboard a US cargo ship, working in the Pacific during the Second World War. He'd do anything to leave the quiet of the ship to join in the "action". Trouble is, the captain of the ship, is a bit of a tyrant, and isn't willing to sign Roberts' transfer requests. Also on board is Ensign Pulver, who avoids work as best he can, whilst living off the riches of his buying and selling. Roberts and the crew are in constant battle, even over the smallest of disagreements

The Great Race:
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star as archrivals The Great Leslie and Professor Fate in this madcap, round-the-world adventure comedy. The enemies are determined to win a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris. Also competing is the beautiful suffragette Maggie Dubois (Natalie Wood). This all-star comedy makes Wacky Races look like a documentary!
Release date Australia
April 9th, 2008
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
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