Fox Bowing 14 Film Classics on Disc for the First Time23 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Jan. 23 said it is releasing on DVD for the first time 14 movies from its Fox Cinema Archives collection through Feb. 25. Several of the titles were nominated for Oscars.
Launched in 2012, Fox Cinema Archives includes more than 200 classic films from the studio’s vault. The collection includes some of Fox’s most memorable films from the 1930s to ’50s. Discs are available via Amazon's manufacture on demand platform, as well as FoxConnect.com.
Titles available now on DVD include:
In Love and War (1958). Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco in Phillip Dunne’s World War II drama starring Golden Globe winner Dana Wynter alongside Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter and Bradford Dillman.
Island in the Sky (1938). Academy Award-nominated actress Gloria Stuart plays Julie Hayes, a woman convinced the man her fiancé, Michael Fraser, Asst. D.A. (Michael Whalen) helped convict of murder is innocent of the crime.
The Glory Brigade (1953). Victor Mature, Alexander Scourby and Richard Egan star in Robert D. Webb’s Golden Globe–winning film.
Available Jan. 28:
Danger: Love at Work (1937). In Otto Preminger’s screwball comedy, an ineffectual attorney must convince an eccentric family to close an important land deal and ends up marrying the only sane member of the bunch. The film stars Academy Award-nominated actress Ann Sothern with Jack Haley and Edward Everett Horton.
Home in Indiana (1944). Lon McCallister plays a teenager with a penchant for trouble sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana, where he discovers a love for horses. The Academy Award-nominated film also stars Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, June Haver and Charlotte Greenwood.
City of Bad Men (1953). In Harmon Jones’ Western film, gangs of outlaws converge on 1897 Carson City, planning to rob the box office of a high profile prizefight. The noteworthy cast includes Dale Robertson, Jeanne Crain and Richard Boone.
Available Feb. 4:
Pride of St. Louis (1952). A biopic based on the life of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitching ace ‘Dizzy’ Dean. The Academy Award-nominated film stars Dan Dailey as Dizzy Dean.
Follow the Sun (1951). Glenn Ford plays Ben Hogan in the inspiring biographical film of the golf legend.
Available Feb. 11:
Five Fingers (1952). The valet to the British ambassador in Turkey during WWII decides to improve his lot by selling his employer's top-secret documents to the Nazis in this twice nominated classic spy film starring James Mason.
The Great Profile (1940). John Barrymore stars in this semi-autobiographical film about the dysfunctional life of a self-destructive actor.
Available Feb. 18:
Margin for Error (1943). When a Nazi consul who was embezzling funds from the German consulate turns up dead, a Jewish policeman exonerates his wife and partner of the crime.
Mother Wore Tights (1947). Dan Dailey and Betty Grable star as a young man and woman, whom team up as performers during the age of vaudeville and soon fall in love.
Available Feb. 25:
Wild on the Beach (1965). Sonny & Cher make their film debut this 1960’s spring break beach house movie.
Sing, Baby, Sing (1936). At the insistence of her manager, a nightclub singer tricks a drunken movie star into thinking they’ve had a relationship.