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Fox Bowing 23 Classic Movies on DVD for the First Time

24 Jul, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

'The Sweet Ride"

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment July 24 said it will release 23 new films on DVD from their “Fox Cinema Archives” collection over the course of the next five weeks.

Launched in 2012, “Fox Cinema Archives” includes more than 180 classic films from the studio’s catalog. In the coming weeks, several new classic films will be added to Fox Cinema Archives offering film aficionados the opportunity to purchase a variety of movies at major top-tier retailers.

Titles include:

Romance of the Rio Grande (1941) stars Cesar Romero as The Cisco Kid; A Walk with Love and Death (1969) is directed by John Huston and stars his daughter Anjelica Huston.

The Salzburg Connection (1972) stars Barry Newman as an American lawyer on vacation in Austria who gets more than he bargained for. Hilda Crane (1956) stars Jean Simmons, who plays Hilda Crane, a New York City woman who returns to her hometown after two failed marriages.

Mardi Gras (1958) features a young Pat Boone, who enters a contest and wins a date for his graduation with a beautiful French movie star (Christine Carère). The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and won a Golden Laurel for Top Male Musical Performance (Boone).

A Flea in Her Ear (1968) features Rosemary Harris, who suspects her husband (Rex Harrison) of having an affair. Staircase (1969) stars Rex Harrison and Richard Burton as a pair of aging hairdressers, with original music provided by Dudley Moore.

July 30

No Highway in the Sky (1951) stars Jimmy Stewart as an aeronautical engineer who predicts a new type of airplane will fail, and then finds himself onboard one of the doomed planes. The film also features Marlene Dietrich and Glynis Johns.

Ramona (1936) with Loretta Young and Don Ameche); April Love (1957) with Shirley Jones in this Oscar-nominated (for Best Music, Original Song) film; Sweet and Low-Down (1944) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song for “I’m Making Believe.”

August 6

Wake Up and Dream (1946) stars John Payne as a Navy enlistee who goes missing in action; American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) is directed by Fritz Lang and stars Tyrone Power; The Fiend Who Walked West (1958) is a remake of Kiss of Death from 1947, and stars Hugh O'Brian and Robert Evans.

August 13

Dante’s Inferno (1935) with Spencer Tracy and Rita Hayworth; White Fang (1936) retells Jack London’s story of a feeble brother (Thomas Beck) and a woman (Jean Muir) who inherit a mine in Alaska. Four Sons (1940), again stars Don Ameche in a World War 2 actioner; and The Right Approach (1961) with Frankie Vaughan.

August 20

Private Number (1936) stars Loretta Young, who goes to work for a wealthy household as a servant girl; Me and My Gal (1932), with Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett; and Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) with June Haver, Vivian Blaine, Celeste Holm and George Montgomery; The Sweet Ride (1968), Bob Denver (“Gilligan’s Island”), Anthony Franciosa, and Michael Sarrazin live in a Malibu beach house and find a mysterious woman (Jacqueline Bisset) washed up on shore.

About the Author: Erik Gruenwedel

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