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Fox Releasing 23 Classic Films For First Time on DVD

17 May, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release 23 movies on DVD for the first time at major retailers from its Fox Cinema Archives collection over the course of the next five weeks. Launched in 2012, Fox Cinema Archives includes more than 160 classic films featuring some of the biggest hits of the past century.

Titles available today in stores include: The Gambler from Natchez (1954), starring Dale Robertson; Tail Spin (1939) with Alice Faye; and The True Story of Jesse James (1957), starring Robert Wagner.

DVDs released May 21 include Western Powder River (1953), with Rory Calhoun and Cameron Mitchell; Princess of the Nile (1954), starring Debra Paget; Western Young Guns of Texas (1962) with James Mitchum and Alana Ladd; and White Witch Doctor (1953), starring Robert Mitchum and Susan Hayward. 

May 28: World War I drama The Road to Glory (1936) directed by Howard Hawks and starring Fredric March, Warner Baxter and Lionel Barrymore; civil war drama The Siege at Red River (1954), with Van Johnson; Western The Silver Whip (1953), starring Robert Wagner; post-Vietnam drama Welcome Home Soldier Boys (1972) with Joe Don Baker; and Western Union (1941), starring Robert Young and Randolph Scott as two brothers on opposite sides of the law.

June 4: King of the Khyber Rifles (1953), features Tyrone Powers and was nominated for a Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures; Bird of Paradise (1951), with Louis Jourdan and Debra Paget; Hard Contract (1969), starring James Coburn and Lee Remick; Lure of the Wilderness (1952), starring Jean Peters and Jeffrey Hunter (who played Captain Christopher Pike on the original “Star Trek” TV series); Red Skies of Montana (1952), starring Richard Widmark; and Untamed (1955), with Susan Hayward.

June 11: Oscar-winning documentary, The Fighting Lady (1944), features actual aerial footage from World War II action against Japan in the Pacific Ocean: World War II drama Paris After Dark (1943), with George Saunders; comedy Marines, Let’s Go (1961), starring Tom Tryon and David Hedison; Battle At Bloody Beach (1961), with Audie Murphy; and Confirm or Deny (1941), starring Don Ameche and Joan Bennett.


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