biography

Born Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley, California, on April 30, 1908, actress Eve Arden harbored an early interest in the stage. Still in her teens, Arden quit school to try her luck in theater and films. Initially, she was just another pretty actress on stage. Her earliest film roles were in musicals: Song of Love (1929) and MGM's Dancing Lady (1933; with Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Franchot Tone ). Neither film put Arden's career on the fast track, so she returned to the theater and landed a comedic role in the Ziegfeld Follies. By far the most success she had in her young career, Arden decided to stick with comedy and character parts. She returned to film with great success in the later 1930s, honing her sardonic wit in a series of comedies. Even when appearing in dramas, such as the 1945 Joan Crawford vehicle Mildred Pierce (for which Arden was rewarded with an Academy Award nomination), she often portrayed a wisecracking working girl.

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Glamorous 1940s photo of Eve Arden

Arden has the distinction of acting in films alongside Joan Crawford's first three husbands (Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Franchot Tone, and Phillip Terry) and being in three Crawford films herself. Strangely, Arden was often given male names in films, from Buzz to Stonewall, perhaps to play down her glamorous image. Her biggest role came not in film but in the radio comedy Our Miss Brooks, which made its debut in the summer of 1948. In 1952, the series moved to television. Her portrayal of schoolteacher Connie Brooks is the role Arden is best remembered for. That same year, she married second husband, producer Brooks West.

the films of eve arden

Sing for Your Supper (1941)

Benny Baker, Jinx Falkenburg, Eve Arden, and Charles Buddy Rogers

From the Columbia musical comedy Sing for Your Supper with Benny Baker, Jinx Falkenburg, and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

San Antonio Rose (1941)

Eve Arden

From the Universal musical San Antonio Rose

The Doughgirls (1944)

Eve Arden, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, and Ann Sheridan

Arden as Russian sergeant Natalia Moskeroff in the wartime comedy The Doughgirls. Also pictured are Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, and Ann Sheridan

Mildred Pierce (1945) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, and Joan Crawford

With Ann Blyth and Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce. As Mildred's employee and friend Ida Corwin, Arden excelled at this type of role

The Kid From Brooklyn (1946)

Eve Arden and Danny Kaye

With Danny Kaye in a photo taken around the time of the release of The Kid From Brooklyn

The Unfaithful (1947) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Zachary Scott and Eve Arden

From the Warner Bros. film noir thriller The Unfaithful with Zachary Scott

The Voice of the Turtle (1947) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Wayne Morris and Eve Arden

With Wayne Morris in the Ronald Reagan comedy The Voice of the Turtle

One Touch of Venus (1948) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Tom Conway and Eve ArdenTom Conway, Ava Gardner, and Eve Arden

From One Touch of Venus. LEFT: With Tom Conway. RIGHT: With Tom Conway and Ava Gardner

Whiplash (1948) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dane Clark and Eve Arden

With Dane Clark in the Warner Bros. noir Whiplash

Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)

Eve Arden, Chick Chandler, and Gale StormVincent Price and Eve Arden

From the Universal-International comedy Curtain Call at Cactus Creek. LEFT: With Chick Chandler and Gale Storm. RIGHT: With Vincent Price

Tea for Two (1950) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Doris Day, Billy De Wolfe, and Eve Arden

With Doris Day and Billy De Wolfe in the musical comedy Tea for Two

Three Husbands (1951) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Howard Da Silva and Eve Arden

With screen husband Howard Da Silva in the comedy Three Husbands

Our Miss Brooks (1952-1956 CBS TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gale Gordon and Eve ArdenEve Arden

Rare color stills from Arden's 1952-1956 series Our Miss Brooks. Also pictured is Gale Gordon

The Lady Wants Mink (1953)

Eve Arden and William Demarest

From the Republic comedy The Lady Wants Mink with William Demarest

Our Miss Brooks (1956)

Eve Arden and Don PorterNick Adams, Robert Rockwell, and Eve ArdenDon Porter, Nick Adams, and Eve Arden

From the Warner Bros. comedy Our Miss Brooks, a theatrically released film that included most of the cast members from the TV series. LEFT: With Don Porter. CENTER: With Nick Adams and Robert Rockwell. RIGHT: With Don Porter and Nick Adams

The Mothers-In-Law (1967–1969 NBC TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Kaye Ballard, Deborah Walley, Jerry Fogel, and Eve Arden

From the NBC TV series The Mothers-In-Law, which was produced by Desi Arnaz. Pictured are series stars Kaye Ballard, Deborah Walley, Jerry Fogel, and Eve Arden

Grease (1978) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Eve Arden and Sid Caesar

As Principal McGee in Paramount's fun musical Grease. Also pictured is Sid Caesar

Under the Rainbow (1981)

Eve Arden and Sid Caesar

From the Orion Pictures comedy Under the Rainbow

Grease 2 (1982) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens, Dody Goodman, Sid Caesar, and Eve Arden

From the big-budget Paramount musical Grease 2 with Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens, Dody Goodman, and Sid Caesar

later years

After Our Miss Brooks left the air in 1956, Eve Arden returned to CBS in the fall of 1957 in another situation comedy, titled The Eve Arden Show, which was not a success and was canceled in the spring of 1958. Afterward, Arden cooled her acting career, accepting fewer roles. After a nearly ten-year hiatus from television, Arden returned in the series The Mothers-in-Law (1967-1969), which also starred Deborah Walley and Arden's frequent co-star Kaye Ballard. In the early 1970s, Arden appeared in several made-for-television films, and in the late 1970s she returned to the big screen in a hilarious performance as Principal McGee in Grease. A few more films followed, whereupon she retired from films in the early 1980s. Arden's husband Brooks West passed away in 1984 at the age of 67. Plagued with heart trouble and cancer in her final days, Eve Arden passed away on November 12, 1990, at the age of 82. She was survived by two sons and two daughters.

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TELEVISION
The Eve Arden Show, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Includes the episodes "Liza's Nightmare," "White Elephant Sale," "Cover Girl," and "It Gives Me Great Pleasure." 113 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Classic TV Commercials Of The Fifties And Sixties, Vol. 7 [DVD] DVD
TV promotes itself with ads for ``Sugarfoot,'' ``Wyatt Earp,'' ``The Donna Reed Show,'' ``My Three Sons,'' ``The Rifleman,'' ``Colt .45,'' Clint Walker introducing Dennis Hopper in ``Cheyenne,'' and Gig Young, Eve Arden and Gale Gordon for ``Our Miss Brooks.'' Also, Coleco games and lots more! 60 min.
The Life Of Riley/Our Miss Brooks [DVD] DVD
Includes two episodes from the vintage comedy classic "The Life of Riley" starring William Bendix: "Bab's School Reunion" and "Riley's Operation." Plus a pair of the funniest installments from "Our Miss Brooks" starring Eve Arden: "The Jump" and "Home Cooked Meal." 102 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
T.V.'s Lost Shows: Family & Comedy Collector's Edition [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes two episodes each of "Mr. Ed," "Our Miss Brooks," "The Life of Riley," "I Married Joan," "Lassie," "Topper," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and "Petticoat Junction." 6 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; biography; photo gallery; trivia; more.
The Mothers-In-Law: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD
Domestic hilarity abounded in this NBC sitcom produced (and often directed) by Desi Arnaz, which ran from 1967-1969. Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard starred as best friends/neighbors Eve Hubbard and Kaye Buell, who had very different ideas of how to help their newly married daughter (Deborah Walley) and son (Jerry Fogel), who've moved into the Hubbards' garage. Co-stars Herbert Rudley and Roger C. Carmel (who was replaced after the first season by Richard Deacon). <> Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; interviews; featurettes; unaired pilot; cast commercials; behind-the-scenes footage; photo gallery; more. 56 episodes on 8 discs. 27 hrs.

FILM
Clark Gable: The Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
"Dancing Lady" (1933) is a fast-paced, frothy musical comedy that set the tone for many of MGM's later works. Would-be Broadway star Joan Crawford is romanced by stage manager Clark Gable and playboy Franchot Tone, dances with Fred Astaire (his film debut), and even rehearses with Ted Healy and the Three Stooges. With Nelson Eddy, Robert Benchley. Next, Gable shines as a rugged boat captain sailing the waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret stash of British gold aboard his vessel, in "China Seas" (1935). While travelling through the perilous seas, he must also deal with fiery mistress Jean Harlow and cultured fiancee Rosalind Russell, plus Malaysian pirates, a typhoon, and villain Wallace Beery. And, in "Wife vs. Secretary" (1936), Gable plays a magazine publisher whose wife (Myrna Loy) questions his motives when he hires a sexy assistant (Harlow). Six-disc set also includes "San Francisco," "Boom Town," and "Mogambo. " 10 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; bonus shorts; documentary; theatrical trailers.
Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Katharine Hepburn [DVD] DVD
The classic comedy-drama "Stage Door" (1937) centers around the lives of several young women in a New York theatrical boarding house as they strive to make their dreams of show business stardom come true and struggle with the disappointments that inevitably come along with those aspirations. Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Eve Arden star. Two-disc set also includes "Little Women" (1933), "Morning Glory" (1933), and "The Philadelphia Story." 6 1/2 hrs. total.
Having Wonderful Time [DVD](1938) DVD
Delightful romantic comedy stars Ginger Rogers as a bored New York City office gal who decides to visit the Catskills for a little rest and relaxation. After encountering dashing resort worker Douglas Fairbanks Jr., she instantly dislikes him. But as the pair gets involved in a series of misadventures, they slowly grow to love each other. With Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, and Richard "Red" Skelton (in his film debut). 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Letter Of Introduction [DVD](1938) DVD
Sparkling comedy/drama with Adolphe Menjou as a matinee idol whose long-lost daughter arrives one day to ask her father's help in boosting her career as an actress. Co-stars Andrea Leeds, George Murphy, Eve Arden, and Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Eternally Yours [DVD](1939) DVD
Lovely Loretta Young discovers that being a magician's wife can be tricky. She's jealous of hubby David Niven's professional status, and believes that he had more than rabbits in his hat. Directed by Tay Garnett; with Broderick Crawford, ZaSu Pitts. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Marx Brothers Collection [DVD] DVD
First, Groucho, Harpo, and Chico spend "A Night at the Opera" (1935) where they try to help two young singers get their start. Then, it's "A Day at the Races" (1937) for quick-witted horse doc Groucho; and the brothers find laughs and intrigue in "A Night in Casablanca" (1946). Also included in this laugh-packed collection are four exclusive titles. In "Room Service" (1938), the brothers play producers who team with Lucille Ball to put on a show; Groucho sings "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" while trying to save a big-top from bankruptcy in "At the Circus" (1939); the boys run afoul of some Indians and land-grabbing outlaws when they decide to "Go West" (1940); and, they run roughshod over an ultra-modern retail outlet in "The Big Store" (1941), co-starring Margaret Dumont. 10 1/4 hrs. on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; documentaries; featurettes; interviews; more.
Slightly Honorable [DVD](1940) DVD
Framed for the murder of a notorious party girl, an honest lawyer embarks on a crusade to clear his name. Finding himself thrust into a world of corrupt politics and shady double-dealing, he slowly uncovers the truth about the crime. Highlighted by inventive moments of slapstick, this winning mystery stars Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, and Ruth Terry. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Comrade X [DVD](1940) DVD
In the tradition of "Ninotchka," this farce stars Hedy Lamarr as a Moscow streetcar conductor whose father talks American newspaper reporter Clark Gable into smuggling her out of Russia because of her political beliefs. Of course, not everything is as it appears to be, leading to romance, blackmail, and a wacky tank chase. Oscar Homolka and Eve Arden also star; directed by King Vidor. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Manpower [DVD](1941) DVD
In this vintage drama, Edward G. Robinson and George Raft shine as utility company employees who spend their days defying death by working on dangerous power lines. When the rivals get caught up in a love triangle involving ex-con/sultry nightclub singer Marlene Dietrich, the stage is set for a shocking battle for her heart. Alan Hale, Frank McHugh co-star. 103 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Red Skelton: Whistling Collection [DVD] DVD
Red Skelton stars as radio detective Wally "The Fox" Benton in a trio of comedic mysteries. First, the Fox has to do some real sleuthing when he's kidnapped by a phony religious cult leader and his followers as part of a scheme to make off with a million-dollar inheritance, in "Whistling in the Dark" (1941). Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, and Virginia Grey also star. Next, Benton heads South to join his girlfriend in helping a former college friend in trouble and finds himself stuck in the middle of a search for hidden Civil War treasure, in "Whistling in Dixie" (1942). Rutherford and Guy Kibbee co-star. Finally, "Whistling in Brooklyn" (1943) finds the Fox going undercover with the Dodgers in order to find a killer posing as a baseball player. With Rutherford, Jean Rogers, William Frawley. 4 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
That Uncertain Feeling [DVD](1941) DVD
The seemingly happy marriage of insurance salesman Melvyn Douglas and neglected wife Merle Oberon, now teetering on the brink of divorce, gets tossed in a flutter with the arrival of eccentric pianist Burgess Meredith, in Ernst Lubitsch's elegantly daffy remake of his silent film "Kiss Me Again." Alan Mowbray, Olive Blakeney co-star. Soundtrack: English.
Classic Comedies From Hollywood's Golden Age [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "The Gold Rush," "The General" (1927), "Speak Easily," "Mr. Robinson Crusoe," "Palooka (Joe Palooka)," "Judge Priest," "My Man Godfrey" (1936), "The Milky Way" (1936), "Nothing Sacred" (1937), "His Girl Friday," "That Uncertain Feeling," "Topper Returns," "Life with Father," "The Inspector General" (1949), and "Father's Little Dividend."
Ziegfeld Girl [DVD](1941) DVD
Super-opulent MGM opus that follows the efforts of three young lovelies (Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner) in their quest to become "Glorified American Girls." Magnificent Busby Berkeley production numbers, including "You Stepped Out of a Dream"; Judy sings "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows." James Stewart, Jackie Cooper co-star. 132 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; bonus shorts "We Must Have Music" (1942), "Melodies Old and New" (1942); outtakes; theatrical trailers.
Cover Girl [DVD](1944) DVD
When nightclub singer Rita Hayworth becomes a magazine sensation, will she leave Gene Kelly's Brooklyn stage for the bright lights of Broadway? Musical comedy favorite features supporting turns by Phil Silvers and Eve Arden and songs by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern; look for a young Shelley Winters. 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai.
Mildred Pierce [DVD](1945) DVD
Fine Hollywood tearjerker with Joan Crawford (in her Oscar-winning role) as the waitress-turned-businesswoman who struggles to provide a good life for her children, only to have older daughter Ann Blyth repay her by having an affair with her stepfather. Michael Curtiz directs; with Zachary Scott, Jack Carson, Eve Arden. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
Barbara Stanwyck: Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "Annie Oakley" (1935), "My Reputation," "East Side, West Side," "To Please a Lady," "Jeopardy," and "Executive Suite."
Night And Day [DVD](1946) DVD
The life and career of composer Cole Porter are saluted in this Movies Unlimited favorite. Cary Grant plays Porter, following him from his days at Yale, his experiences in World War I, his stormy marriage, and his amazing musical accomplishments. Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley, Jane Wyman co-star. Score includes "You're the Top," "Don't Fence Me In," more. 128 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
The Unfaithful [DVD](1947) DVD
Loose adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's play "The Letter" stars Ann Sheridan as a married woman who kills an intruder in self-defense. Or did she? When it's revealed that the victim was actually the man she was having an affair with while her husband (Zachary Scott) served overseas, Sheridan must rely on her friend and attorney (Lew Ayres) to clear her of murder. With Eve Arden, Jerome Cowan. 109 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Voice Of The Turtle [DVD](1947) DVD
Based on John Van Druten's stageplay, this sweet romantic comedy stars Ronald Reagan as a soldier on a weekend pass who gets stood up. His would-be date's friend (Eleanor Parker), an aspiring actress, goes out with him instead and agrees to let him stay with her when he can't wrangle a hotel room. Can they fight their growing attraction or will they give in to temptation? With Eve Arden, Wayne Morris, Kent Smith. AKA: "One for the Book." Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Whiplash [DVD](1948) DVD
A struggling artist (Dane Clark) becomes infatuated with a beautiful nightclub singer (Alexis Smith), only to learn that she's married to a wheelchair-bound boxing promoter (Zachary Scott). Scott thinks Clark has a future in the ring and begins to teach him the sweet science, but he starts to sabotage the training when he discovers his protege is having an affair with his wife. Eve Arden, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale also star in this gritty melodrama. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
One Touch Of Venus (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1948)
Delightful fable about a department store statue of Venus that's brought to life by a window dresser's kiss. Ava Gardner is radiant as the Roman goddess of love, who returns to spread romance across the world. Co-stars Robert Walker, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden; the Ogden Nash/Kurt Weill songs include "Speak Low," "The Trouble with Women." 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
One Touch Of Venus (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1948) DVD
Delightful fable about a department store statue of Venus that's brought to life by a window dresser's kiss. Ava Gardner is radiant as the Roman goddess of love, who returns to spread romance across the world. Co-stars Robert Walker, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden; the Ogden Nash/Kurt Weill songs include "Speak Low," "The Trouble with Women." 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
TCM Spotlight: Doris Day Collection [DVD] DVD
Have a tuneful "day" with this five-disc set of classic Doris Day musicals. First, the Hollywood spoof "It's a Great Feeling" (1949) stars Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson, as themselves, feuding over Warner Bros. studio commissary waitress Doris; with cameos by Danny Kaye, Joan Crawford, Ronald Reagan, and others. Based on "No, No, Nanette," "Tea for Two" (1950) finds heiress Day betting her uncle she can answer "no" to everything she's asked for 24 hours. Gordon MacRae, Eve Arden co-star; songs include "I Want to Be Happy" and the title tune. Made to boost Korean War soldiers' morale, the music- and celebrity-filled revue "Starlift" (1951) features appearances by Day, MacRae, Virginia Mayo, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, and more. Next, it's "April in Paris" (1952) for chorus girl Doris, who is romanced by diplomat Ray Bolger. Songs include "That's What Makes Paris Paree" and "The Place You Hold in My Heart." And Doris and Richard Widmark play a childless couple whose adoption plans run into hilarious complications in the romantic comedy "The Tunnel of Love" (1958), with Gig Young. 8 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: bonus cartoons; featurettes.
Goodbye, My Fancy [DVD](1951) DVD
Joan Crawford stars in this delightful mix of comedy and drama as a U.S. congresswoman who returns to her alma mater to receive an honorary degree years after being expelled from the institution over an affair with a young professor (Robert Young). As she rekindles her romance with Young--now president of the university--Crawford must also deal with her feelings for the persistent photographer (Frank Lovejoy) who loves her. Eve Arden co-stars; based on the play by Fay Kanin. 108 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Three Husbands [DVD](1951) DVD
Spry comedy a la "Letter to Three Wives" (from one of that film's scripters) concerns a recently deceased playboy who arrives in Heaven to learn that he can have one last wish. After requesting to send a letter to three of his pals informing them that he had an affair with their spouses, he watches their responses from above. Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown, Howard Da Silva star. AKA: "Letter to Three Husbands." 77 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
We're Not Married [DVD](1952) DVD
Comic anthology about an elderly judge who discovers some of the marriage ceremonies he performed were not valid. Among the couples involved: new parents David Wayne and beauty queen Marilyn Monroe; bickering radio stars Ginger Rogers and Fred Allen; millionaire Louis Calhern and sneaky wife Zsa Zsa Gabor; soldier Eddie Bracken and pregnant spouse Mitzi Gaynor; and Eve Arden and Paul Douglas, who's considering adultery. 85 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
Anatomy Of A Murder (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray](1959)
One of the most controversial films of the 1950s, this explosive courtroom drama directed by Otto Preminger pits a small-town lawyer (James Stewart) against a slick prosecutor (George C. Scott) in the trial of an army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) who is accused of murdering the man who raped his wife. As emotions flare and motives are questioned, a harrowing glimpse into the machinations of the legal system is revealed. With Arthur O'Connell, Lee Remick; score by Duke Ellington. 160 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, PCM mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); bonus footage; interviews; newsreel footage; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Anatomy Of A Murder (Widescreen Version) (Criterion Collection) [DVD](1959) DVD
One of the most controversial films of the 1950s, this explosive courtroom drama directed by Otto Preminger pits a small-town lawyer (James Stewart) against a slick prosecutor (George C. Scott) in the trial of an army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) who is accused of murdering the man who raped his wife. As emotions flare and motives are questioned, a harrowing glimpse into the machinations of the legal system is revealed. With Arthur O'Connell, Lee Remick; score by Duke Ellington. 160 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English PCM mono; interviews; newsreel footage; bonus footage; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; booklet. Two-disc set.
Anatomy Of A Murder [DVD](1959) DVD
Consummate courtroom drama by Otto Preminger about an Army officer who is charged with killing a man he claims raped his wife, a claim the defense lawyer must prove. The stellar cast includes James Stewart, George C. Scott, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Arthur O'Connell; score by Duke Ellington. 160 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; photo gallery; production notes; biographies; trailer.
Sergeant Deadhead [DVD](1965) DVD
Lots of the A.I.P. beach movie crowd are on hand for this tune-filled farce starring Frankie Avalon as a hapless sergeant who finds himself accidentally shot into space on a chimp's orbital flight. Though safely retrieved, he's less than happy about it...and the military's got a wacky idea for a cover-up! Deborah Walley, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero, Gale Gordon, and Buster Keaton co-star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Strongest Man In The World [DVD](1975) DVD
After gaining super-smarts in "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and vanishing in "Now You See Him, Now You Don't," put-upon collegian Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) becomes a campus Hercules when he eats a breakfast cereal that contains an experimental strength formula. Joe Flynn, Cesar Romero, Eve Arden, and Phil Silvers co-star. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French.
A Guide For The Married Woman [DVD](1978) DVD
Cybill Shepherd shines in this frothy made-for-TV comedy about a bored housewife who's feeling ignored by her husband. Longing for a little fun and excitement, she lets her imagination run wild, engaging in a series of sexy and sultry fantasies. Eve Arden, John Byner, Bonnie Franklin, Tom Poston, Barbara Feldon, Chuck Woolery co-star in this hilarious look at extramarital fun scripted by "A Guide for the Married Man" author Frank Tarloff.
Grease [Blu-ray](1978)
Get out your poodle skirts and penny loafers and get ready to rock 'n' roll with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the hit screen rendition of the Broadway musical look at '50s high school life. Songs include "Greased Lightning," "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want" and the title track; with Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; alternate scenes; deleted scenes; extended scenes; featurettes; sing-along songs.
Grease (Rockin' Rydell Edition) [DVD](1978) DVD
Get out your poodle skirts and penny loafers and get ready to rock 'n' roll with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the hit screen rendition of the Broadway musical look at '50s high school life. Songs include "Greased Lightning," "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want" and the title track; with Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; deleted scenes; extended scenes; interviews; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
Under The Rainbow [DVD](1981) DVD
A Hollywood hotel housing hundreds of little people in town during the filming of "The Wizard of Oz" becomes the center of some wacky hijinks in this quirky comedy. Chevy Chase stars as a federal agent who romances casting director Carrie Fisher while dealing with an Austrian duchess (Eve Arden), a diminutive German agent (Billy Barty), and a Japanese spy (Mako). 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
We Go Together 2-Pack: Grease/Grease 2 [DVD] DVD
Get out your poodle skirts and penny loafers and get ready to rock 'n' roll with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in "Grease" (1978), the hit screen rendition of the Broadway musical look at '50s high school life. Songs include "Greased Lightning," "Summer Nights," "You're the One That I Want" and the title track; with Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Eve Arden. And, it's time for more marvelous musical fun in "Grease 2" (1982)! Rydell High is up in the air over a mysterious motorcycle master who's charming Pink Lady Michelle Pfeiffer away from T-Bird leader Adrian Zmed. Could it possibly be quiet new student Maxwell Caulfield? Fun-filled '60s sequel also stars Lorna Luft, Tab Hunter, Arden, Conn. 3 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.
Grease 2 [DVD](1982) DVD
More marvelous musical fun! Rydell High is up in the air over a mysterious motorcycle master who's charming Pink Lady Michelle Pfeiffer away from T-Bird leader Adrian Zmed. Could he possibly be quiet new student Maxwell Caulfield? Fun-filled '60s sequel also stars Lorna Luft, Tab Hunter, Eve Arden, Didi Conn. 114 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.
Alice In Wonderland [DVD](1983) DVD
A revival of the Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production of Lewis Carroll's classic adventure, featuring an incredible all-star cast in a contemporary setting. Richard Burton, Colleen Dewhurst, Donald O'Connor, Nathan Lane, Maureen Stapleton, and Kate Burton as Alice head the cast of this fanciful adaptation. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby stereo.
Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Collection [DVD] DVD
Movies Unlimited proudly presents this fabulous series, produced and hosted by actress Shelley Duvall, which features some of Hollywood's top performers in lively (and sometimes irreverent) spins on the world's best-loved fairy tales and fables. All 26 episodes--including "Rapunzel," "Sleeping Beauty," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"--are collected in a seven-disc set. 22 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; lost episode "Grimm Party"; game; 112-page storybook.

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FILM
Alice in Wonderland (1983) with Richard Burton, Kaye Ballard, Nathan Lane, Donald O'Connor, James Coco, and Colleen Dewhurst
Pandemonium (1982) with Debralee Scott, Tom Smothers, Kaye Ballard, and Tab Hunter
Grease 2 (1982) with Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens, Sid Caesar, and Lorna Luft
Under the Rainbow (1981) with Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher
The Dream Merchants (1980) with Morgan Fairchild, Mark Harmon, Kaye Ballard, Robert Goulet, and Howard Duff, Carolyn Jones
A Guide for the Married Woman (1978) with Elaine Joyce, Peter Marshall, and Bill Dana
Grease (1978) with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Edd Byrnes, and Frankie Avalon
The Strongest Man in the World (1975) with Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, and Phil Silvers
All My Darling Daughters (1972) with Robert Young, Raymond Massey, John Lupton, and Judy Strangis
A Very Missing Person (1972) with Julie Newmar and Ray Danton
In Name Only (1969) with Michael Callan, Ruth Buzzi, Elinor Donahue, and Bill Daily
Sergeant Deadhead (1965) with Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, John Ashley, Donna Loren, Bobbi Shaw, Cesar Romero, Gale Gordon, and Buster Keaton
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) with Dorothy McGuire, Robert Preston, Shirley Knight, and Lee Kinsolving
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) with James Stewart and Lee Remick
Our Miss Brooks (1956) with Gale Gordon, Richard Crenna, Nick Adams, and Don Porter
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) with Dennis O'Keefe, Hillary Brooke, and Mara Corday
We're Not Married! (1952) with Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, and Zsa Zsa Gabor
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) with Joan Crawford and Robert Young
Three Husbands (1950) with Ruth Warrick and Billie Burke
Paid in Full (1950) with Lizabeth Scott, Robert Cummings, and John Bromfield
Tea for Two (1950) with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) with Gale Storm, Donald O'Connor, and Vincent Price
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) with Jane Wyman and Dennis Morgan
My Dream Is Yours (1949) with Doris Day and Jack Carson
One Touch of Venus (1948) with Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Tom Conway, and Dick Haymes
Whiplash (1948) with Alexis Smith, Dane Clark, and Zachary Scott
The Arnelo Affair (1947) with John Hodiak and Frances Gifford
The Voice of the Turtle (1947) with Ronald Reagan and Eleanor Parker
The Unfaithful (1947) with Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, and Lew Ayres
Song of Scheherazade (1947) with Yvonne De Carlo, Brian Donlevy, and Jean-Pierre Aumont
Night and Day (1946) with Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, and Dorothy Malone
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) with Steve Cochran, Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, and Vera-Ellen
My Reputation (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent
Pan-Americana (1945) with Phillip Terry and Lita Baron
Patrick the Great (1945) with Donald O'Connor and Frances Dee
Mildred Pierce (1945) with Joan Crawford, Bruce Bennett, Zachary Scott, and Ann Blyth
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945) with Dennis O'Keefe and Constance Moore
The Doughgirls (1944) with Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Craig Stevens, and Jack Carson
Cover Girl (1944) with Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Jinx Falkenburg, and Phil Silvers
Let's Face It (1943) with Bob Hope, Zasu Pitts, and Betty Hutton
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943) with Susan Hayward and Gail Patrick
Obliging Young Lady (1942) with Edmond O'Brien and Ruth Warrick
Bedtime Story (1941) with Fredric March, Loretta Young, and Joyce Compton
She Knew All the Answers (1941) with Joan Bennett and Franchot Tone
Sing for Your Supper (1941) with Jinx Falkenburg, Buddy Rogers, and Lloyd Bridges
The Last of the Duanes (1941) with George Montgomery
Whistling in the Dark (1941) with Red Skelton, Virginia Grey, and Ann Rutherford
Manpower (1941) with Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, and Joyce Compton
San Antonio Rose (1941) with Jane Frazee, Lon Chaney Jr., and Shemp Howard
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) with James Stewart, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr, and Jackie Cooper
That Uncertain Feeling (1941) with Merle Oberon, Burgess Meredith, and Melvyn Douglas
No, No, Nanette (1940) with Richard Carlson, Victor Mature, Anna Neagle, and Zasu Pitts
She Couldn't Say No (1940) with Roger Pryor
Comrade X (1940) with Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr
Slightly Honorable (1940) with Broderick Crawford, Pat O'Brien, Evelyn Keyes, and Ruth Terry
A Child Is Born (1940) with Geraldine Fitzgerald, Gloria Holden, Spring Byington, and Nanette Fabray
The Forgotten Woman (1939) with William Lundigan
At the Circus (1939) with the Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, and Nat Pendleton
Eternally Yours (1939) with David Niven, Loretta Young, Zasu Pitts, and Broderick Crawford
Big Town Czar (1939) with Ed Sullivan
Women in the Wind (1939) with Kay Francis
Letter of Introduction (1938) with Edgar Bergen and Ann Sheridan
Having a Wonderful Time (1938) with Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Carson, and Lucille Ball
Cocoanut Grove (1938) with Fred MacMurray and Harriet Nelson
Stage Door (1937) with Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, and Gail Patrick
Oh Doctor (1937) with Edward Everett Horton and William Demarest
Dancing Lady (1933) with Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, and Clark Gable
Song of Love (1929)

TELEVISION SERIES
The Mothers-In-Law, 1967-1969 TV series. Arden portrayed Eve Hubbard. Also in the regular cast were Deborah Walley, Kaye Ballard, and Desi Arnaz. Produced by Desi Arnaz
The Eve Arden Show, 1957-1958 CBS TV series. Arden portrayed Liza Hammond
Our Miss Brooks, 1952-1956 CBS TV series. Arden portrayed Connie Brooks. Also in the regular cast were Gale Gordon, Gene Barry, Richard Crenna, and Mary Jane Croft. Produced by Desilu

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Watch an episode of Eve Arden's series Our Miss Brooks titled Home Cooked Meal, which originally aired on June 3, 1955
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