Marie Dressler Classic OOAK DVD Set


These movies are reproduced on high quality, professional grade DVD-R discs and come in a 4-DVD holder, standard size case. Artwork is imprinted on the DVDs and cover exactly as shown in the image.


Dinner at 8 1933 Emma 1932 Marie Dressler DVD Set Comedy Movies B&W NR

Once you’ve seen Marie Dressler, you never forget her – and now you can get a double-dose of her! Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. In an era of Harlow, Garbo and Crawford, it was homely old Marie Dressler that won the coveted exhibitor’s poll as the most popular actress for three consecutive years.

Dinner at 8 (1933)

Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Millicent Jordan is pre-occupied with the plans she is making for a high-class dinner party. Her husband Oliver is in failing health, and he is also worried because someone is trying to buy up the stock in his shipping business – even his old friend Carlotta wants to sell her stock. Hoping to get help from businessman Dan Packard, he persuades Millicent, against her wishes, to invite Packard and his wife to the dinner. As Oliver’s problems get worse, Millicent is increasingly quick-tempered because the plans for the party are not going smoothly. As the time for the dinner approaches, it appears that the hosts and the guests will all have plenty on their minds.

Product Information

  • Director: George Cukor
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: MGM
  • Run time: 111 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White

Emma (1932)

Stars: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt

Watching after her rich employer’s motherless brood, elderly housekeeper Emma finds love in a very unexpected place. But an accusation of murder is only one of the burdens she’ll have to bear on her weary old shoulders before she finds a way to be useful again.

Notable Note: At the time she made this film, Marie Dressler was Hollywood’s greatest star. An unlikely celebrity sensation, with her homely face and shapeless body, Dressler was nonetheless adored by the American public who could sense her basic decency and goodness. For a few brief years she became the nation’s grandma, someone with whom the public could feel completely comfortable. Dressler seemed to typify the virtues of hard work and plainspoken honesty – attributes which counted for much in the Great Depression’s darkest days.

Product Information

  • Director: Clarence Brown
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: MGM
  • Run time: 72 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White

These movies are reproduced on high quality, professional grade DVD-R discs and come in a 2 DVD holder case. Artwork is on the DVDs exactly as shown in the image.

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in

Comedy, Drama