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David Niven Screen Icons Collection in June

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Screen Icons: David Niven on 2nd June 2008 priced at £34.99.

With a career spanning over five decades, David Niven was one of Britain’s greatest ever movie stars. Urbane, sophisticated and debonair, he was cinema’s quintessential gentleman - instantly recognisable with his trademark pencil moustache, wily smile and affable manner. A prolific actor, Niven started his career as an extra on westerns and worked his way up through the Hollywood studio system to the very top. Although best known for his screen comedies, Niven was an incredibly versatile actor and excelled in dramatic roles, winning both an Oscar and a Golden Globe as Best Actor.

This collection brings together some of Niven’s very finest moments. Bonnie Prince Charlie is a rip-roaring historical epic about the 1745 Scottish revolt. The Love Lottery is a sharp satire on Hollywood and celebrity from Ealing Studios. Happy Ever After is a hilarious comedy of errors. Eternally Yours sees Niven star as an enigmatic magician opposite Loretta Young. And Happy Go Lovely is a high-kicking romantic musical comedy featuring dancing star Vera-Ellen.

All are presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with English Mono sound. With the exception of Eternally Yours all are listed as “restored”. There are no extras.

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