Carroll Baker: The Paramount Collection
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21st October, 2020
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4 classic films starring the silver screen icon.
Carroll Baker’s high level performances and diversity in roles led her to work with the industry’s best directors. This 4-disc set brings together 4 of her finest performances.
But Not for Me (1959) – With Clark Gable and Lilli Palmer
An aging, somewhat successful Broadway producer meets his match in a troubled production, a young secretary in love, an alcoholic playwright and a meddling ex-wife as he tries to prove he is not getting old.
Gershwin penned title theme sung by Ella Fitzgerald
Sylvia (1965) – With George Maharis
Lovely Sylvia West lives quietly with her flowers and books until her millionaire fiancé assigns Macklin, a private detective, to investigate her past. Sylvia becomes less and at the same time, more real to him, as he uncovers an unsavory past.
The Carpetbaggers (1965) With George Peppard and Alan Ladd.
Inheriting his father’s explosives company, young tycoon Jonas Cord’s rise to power is ruthless as he adds a Hollywood studio to his empire and morphs his stepmother into a self-destructive starlet.
Harlow (1965) – With Martin Balsam, Red Buttons, Michael Connors, Angela Lansbury and Peter Lawford
A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of platinum blonde bombshell Jean Harlow who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930s.