Kirk Douglas Collection [2 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 19038968
- Release Date: 06/14/2011
This box set caters to fans of screen legend Kirk Douglas, with five of the actor's feature films, produced between 1946 and 1972. It begins with the 1972 Dick Clement-directed thriller To Catch a Spy, with Douglas as a manuscript smuggler who accidentally gets mistaken for a spy. Next on the roster is 1952's drama The Big Trees, with Douglas as a lumberjack who fights for the heart of a Quaker girl and must fend off some unsavory timber barons. 1948's romantic comedy My Dear Secretary stars Douglas as a womanizing novelist whose world is turned upside down by a secretary (Doris Day). 1972's thriller The Master Touch stars Douglas as a thief, just sprung from prison, who decides to pull one last heist. Finally, 1946's Lewis Milestone classic The Strange Love of Martha Ivers constitutes Douglas's screen debut; he plays the passive husband of a femme fatale (Barbara Stanwyck), who launches a scheme to eliminate him and silence an ex-lover who witnessed her committing a crime.