Classic Drama - Enslavement / Anastasia / P.t. Barnum
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A collection of CLASSIC DRAMA feature films, includes; ENSLAVEMENT, ANASTASIA and P.T. BARNUM. ENSLAVEMENT - Jane Seymour stars in this made-for-cable biographical drama as Fanny Kemble, a popular British stage actress of the 19th Century who, at the height of her career, quit acting to marry Pierce Butler, a successful planter in the American South. Kemble was deeply disturbed by the treatment of slaves on her husband's plantation, which she soon discovered was par for the course in the South at that time. Eventually, her disgust led her to leave her husband, become an outspoken activist for abolition, and write a book about slavery in America -- Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, which caused a scandal in her native England and led to British support of the Union during the Civil War. ANASTASIA - Anastasia is adapted from the popular stage play by Marcelle Maurette. The scene is Paris in the early 1920s. Ingrid Bergman plays a would-be suicide who is rescued by Russian expatriate Yul Brynner. Brynner's motives are far from altruistic; together with a group of Russian cohorts, he hopes to pass Bergman off as Princess Anastasia, the daughter of the late Czar Nicholas. If the conspirators are successful, they stand to collect the ten million pounds held in trust for Anastasia in the Bank of England. The biggest obstacle facing Brynner and company is the surviving Romanov empress (Helen Hayes), who must be convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that Bergman is the genuine article. P.T. BARNUM - The film covers Barnum's career from his early exploitation of Joyce Heth (Lorena Gale), an elderly black woman who claimed to have been the nursemaid of George Washington, through the establishment of his famous "dime museum" of oddities (including the celebrated wall sign "This Way to the Egress") and concluding with such triumphs of showmanship as Barnum's promotion of "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind (Jayne Heitmeyer), midget performer Gen. Tom Thumb (Josh Ryan Evans) and Jumbo the Elephant--not to mention hi
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 390 minutes
Main Language: English
Certificate: 15 Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Release Date: 09-04-2012