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Where To Buy The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse VHS starring Edward G Robinson Humphrey Bogart Claire Trevor Allen Jenkins Donald Crisp At The Lowest Price?

The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse VHS starring Edward G Robinson Humphrey Bogart Claire Trevor Allen Jenkins Donald Crisp

Why Buy A The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse VHS starring Edward G Robinson Humphrey Bogart Claire Trevor Allen Jenkins Donald Crisp?
A stylish, often amusing crime drama, this 1938 feature revolves around a central, improbable plot twist that consciously serves its casting against type: as the eponymous doctor, Edward G. Robinson, who had helped define the Warner Bros. style for gritty gangster sagas, jettisons his signature snarl in favor of a plummy, vaguely English accent that underlines his urbane sophistication. Dr. Clitterhouse is a creature of privilege who embarks on a criminal life not out of desperation, but rather through intellectual curiosity; instead of slouch hats and suits, he has marcelled hair and first appears in white tie and tails. He begins pulling off perfect jewel thefts as research into the criminal mind, but his gradual immersion in New Yorks shadowy demimonde of thieves and fences eventually finds the good doctor between those two worlds.

Robinsons principal foils stick closer to their studio strong suits. Humphrey Bogart is Rocks Valentine, a sturdy if familiar variation on the hoods and have-nots that were his early stock in trade at the studio. Bogarts fence and former paramour is Jo Keller, played by Claire Trevor as glamorous, streetwise, and otherwise decent, apart from her knack for larceny. When the doctor asks her to fence his glittering contraband, shes intrigued, and Clitterhouse, known to the hoods only as the Professor, becomes their strategist. Jo is clearly falling for him, while Rocks is visibly jealous of the fastidious strangers rising influence and romantic rivalry.

In keeping with its ultimately goofy premise, the story navigates some eccentric plot turns with an aplomb that can be credited to the solid cast (including other studio stalwarts such as Allen Jenkins, Ward Bond, and Donald Crisp) and the three principals, who would work off each other to much more riveting effect a decade later in Key Largo. –Sam Sutherland

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Where To Buy The Octopus and the Orangutan More True Tales of Animal Intrigue Intelligence and Ingenuity by Eugene Linden At The Lowest Price?

The Octopus and the Orangutan More True Tales of Animal Intrigue Intelligence and Ingenuity by Eugene Linden

Why Buy A The Octopus and the Orangutan More True Tales of Animal Intrigue Intelligence and Ingenuity by Eugene Linden?
In The Octopus and the Orangutan, Eugene Linden takes readers on another unforgettable journey into the minds and hearts of animals, going beyond our everyday encounters with animals at home and in the zoo in a wide-ranging collection of real-life anecdotes.

The Octopus and the Orangutan finds intelligent behavior in surprising new places, ranging from the octopuss garden to the crows nest. Amazing feats of stealth, deception, and larceny accompany unexpected acts of kindness and friendship. Animals show they are sensitive souls and tough negotiators both with their human keepers and with one another in this entirely new collection of stories sure to delight animal lovers everywhere.

Over 12 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

Who’d a thunk it!
Our local newspaper carried a story about octopi and their intelligence and referenced this book. The story intrigued me because I’d never read anywhere that creatures like octopi had much intelligence. Of course, I had to buy the book! And what a book it is! Well written, funny, and very enjoyable, it’s also very easy to understand. I particularly like the way it shows that octopi not only display intelligence but a sense of humor as well. Orangutans, of course, are well-known for their intelligence; but I’d never dreamed just how smart these animals really are. If only I could get over their creepy looks…

Great content delivered with a light touch
This is not a deep behavioral treatise about animal intelligence, but is nonetheless thought provoking. Which I like. The author examines a reasonably wide range of anecdotal incidents from around the world that, for the thoughtful reader, will elicit those deeper questions. After reading a chapter (or two) I always found myself rethinkng what I had read for some time before moving on. The author is careful to point out where he is editorializing or speculating about what some curious event may “mean”, and remains fairly neutral in this regard. The easy going style of exposition favors the inquisitive reader and is always fun and enjoyable. This is simply “a good read” for just about anyone who shares a curiosity about the subject–whether a beginner or a bit more advanced. I recommend this book to everyone.

Animal Intelligence
People who enjoy thinking about evolution, artificial and natural intelligence, and consciousness will want to read this book. It is a quick read worth the price.

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Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
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Clue Dvd Game

Clue Dvd Game

Clue Dvd Game

Why Buy A Clue Dvd Game?
Clue has been a fiendishly clever board game for almost 60 years, and this DVD edition adds a whole new level of enjoyment to the deductive fun. Experienced Clue-doers will recognize the floor plan layout of the game board, as well as the cards and character pieces. What they might not recognize this time is the crime: The games central intrigue has been downgraded from murder to a more family-friendly larceny. Its up to players to figure out which of Mr. Boddys guests is the thief, which item was stolen, as well as the time and location of the theft. The enclosed DVD serves as game master, with animated butler and inspector characters prompting you with questions and/or doling out clues. It may seem like a gimmick at first, but there are several smart ways in which the DVD makes set-up a snap and games both fair and interesting.

Aside from the bells and whistles, this is Clue. The object of the game is to gather clues without giving away too much information to the other players. Once you feel youve adequately sussed out the case, you can test your theory in secrecy through the DVD menu and the special decoder lens. If youre correct, youll get a satisfying detective show round-up of how all the clues work together to eliminate all of the other possibilities. If youre wrong, youre going to have to show some of your info to the other players. There are ten different mysteries built into the game plus a general game that is more like the traditional Clue board game. It comes with game cards, decoder magnifying glass, DVD disc, game board, four plastic locks, case file envelope, and 10 suspect pawns. –Porter B. Hall

Features

  • Animated butler and inspector characters prompt players with questions and dole out clues
  • Comes with 10 unique cases plus a general randomized game
  • DVD-enhanced board game of deduction
  • Figure out which of Mr. Boddys guests has stolen an object from him
  • Special decoder lens helps keep things fun and fair

Customer Reviews & Opinions

Great Game!
This version of Clue is a bit more complicated than the original version. We were somewhat confused at first, but by the end of our first case we got the hang of it. The key is to LISTEN to everything the butler says… it all pieces together in the end. Super fun!!!

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The Partner By John Grisham

The Partner By John Grisham

Why Buy A The Partner By John Grisham?
Literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about– surprise!–a lawyer in trouble. Patrick Lanigan had been a young partner in a prominent Southern law firm. He had a beautiful wife, a new baby girl, and a bright future. Then one winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car; the casket they buried held nothing but ashes.

A short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial then fled. A fortune was stolen from his ex-firms offshore account. And Patrick ran, covering his tracks the whole way.

But, now, theyve found him.

Customer Reviews & Opinions

Great service
I ordered this book for a friend and it was sent promptly. I am very pleased

Another edge of the seat legal thriller from John Grisham!
We took this audio book with us on one of our road trips and what a trip it was! The book was enjoyable, satirical, thrilling, engaging, and a vintage Grisham with twists, turns, and surprises all through! Do not question the plausibility of the plot. Just pop in the CD, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Patrick Lanigan is a fugitive on the run! A lawyer in the past, now living in remote Brazil with $90 million scattered across various banks in the world. He is most wanted by FBI, State of Mississippi, a private sleuth, and a bunch of thugs. Does he get caught? Where did he get the $90 million? Does he get to keep it or lose it? Did he commit a murder that everyone believes he did? Why did he leave behind his wife and young daughter and disappear? Read PARTNER for the answers.

While Grisham has proved time and again to be a master story teller, what makes this one stand out is the narration by Frank Muller. He changes his voice in hundred different ways to suit the character, emotion, and situation. He holds the listener’s attention all through. Whether you are planning a road trip or a day on the beach, I’d highly recommend you carry this audio book with you!

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