With this crackling quintet of Joan Crawfords, we are pleased to announce that her entire run of MGM talkies is now available on DVD from Warner Archive or Warner Home Video. Achievement unlocked! Releases include Our Blushing Brides (1930), Montana Moon (1930), I Live My Life (1935), The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) and The Bride Wore Red (1937). Time to start dancing the Charleston! Also, we chat about Medical Center Season 4 starring Chad Everett.
1940 Lux Radio Theater presentation of Show Boat with Irene Dunne, Allan Jones and Charles Winninger reprising their original 1936 film roles. Show Boat is available at WarnerArchive.com
Fish got to swim, birds got to fly, and we gotta talk about our latest releases including James Whale's Show Boat (1936), three films starring Cagney: Winner Take All (1932), Here Comes the Navy (1934) featuring the USS Arizona, and The Oklahoma Kid (1938) with Bogart wearing the black hat. We round it off with The FBI Season 7 (1971-72) featuring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
In commemoration of Danny Kaye's 100th birthday we bring you RKO Pictures radio air trailer promoting The Kid From Brooklyn. Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years is available at WarnerArchive.com
This week, we Beware the Bat on Blu with Shadows of Gotham, Season One, Part One (2014), celebrate the fourth Stooge with The Vitaphone Comedy Collection Volume Two: Shemp Howard (1933-1937) and finally ask What Price Hollywood? (1932) - a Cukor classic with Constance Bennett and Lowell Sherman.
It's quite a week with Buster Keaton in a double release of Free and Easy (1930) in English and as Estrellados (1930) en Espanol! Then we talk about Marine Boy Season 2 (1966-67) and four classics back in print including Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) with Fred Astaire, I'll See You in My Dreams (1951) with Danny Thomas, Peter Weir's The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) and The World According to Garp (1982) with Robin Williams.
We chat about ten new releases including the complete sci-fi TV series, Search (1972-73). Just in time for Valentines' we discuss three classic romances including DEAR HEART (1964) with Geraldine Page, and both Smilin' Through (1932) and The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) with Norma Shearer. Four new noirs include Roadblock (1951), Nocturne (1946), Red Light (1949) and Mystery in Mexico (1948). Finally we discuss two films co-starring an actor who would become President, Brother Rat (1938) and Brother Rat and a Baby (1940).
We celebrate 2 new DVD releases including the second season of the Dr. Kildare TV show (1962-63) starring Richard Chamberlin and Raymond Massey and the noir tinged five film collection of Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries (1955-57). And we wrap it up with discussing some great new picks on our Warner Archive Instant streaming service.
Three jumbo-sized new releases to DVD this week include the Dr. Kildare Movie Collection (1938-42) starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore in 9+ films, the Monogram Cowboy Collection Vol. 7 (1945-52) with Johnny Mack Brown, Jimmy Wakely and Whip Wilson, and finally The Jimmy Stewart Show Complete Series (1971-72) with James Stewart in his very own 70s sitcom!
1949 Ford Theater presentation of The Horn Blows at Midnight with Jack Benny reprising his original screen role and joined by Claude Rains for this broadcast. The Horn Blows at Midnight is available at WarnerArchive.com.
We pontificate about three new releases to DVD starting with the final season of The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1971-2) starring Bill Bixby. We follow up with "North Western" series Kirby Grant and Chinook Triple Feature Volume 2 (1949-50) and conclude with Fibber McGee and Molly Double Feature (1942, 1944) with the radio superstars Jim and Marion Jordan and co-starring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
We kick off the new year guns blazing with the DVD releases of MAVERICK Season 4 (1960-61) with Roger Moore along with four TNT TV telefilms from the early 90s including FOREIGN AFFAIRS (1993), HEART OF DARKNESS (1993) with John Malkovich, Tennessee Williams' ORPHEUS DESCENDING (1990) and THE PORTRAIT (1993) starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall.
Eddie Muller visits the Warner Archive Collection Podcast for a sit down with George Feltenstein to discuss Gun Crazy and his important work with the Film Noir Foundation! Get Gun Crazy at warnerarchive.com and be sure to visit the Film Noir Foundation at filmnoirfoundation.org.
We talk about CHEYENNE Season 6, plus GOING HOLLYWOOD with Bing Crosby followed by 10 Paramount features returning to DVD including Frank Capra's RIDING HIGH (1950), MY GIESHA (1962), RED GARTERS (1954), ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK (1961), THE EVENING STAR (1996), ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (1970), THE BIG BUS (1976), THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST (1997), STUART SAVES HIS FAMILY (1995) and FIRE IN THE SKY (1993).
GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (1984) is new on Blu-ray, new television includes CAPTAIN CAVEMAN AND THE TEEN ANGELS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1977-80), we then discuss contemporary rediscoveries from the 70s and 90s on DVD for the first time including "MITCHELL"! (1975), SWEET REVENGE (1975), THE BEASTS ARE ON THE STREETS (1978) and HURRICANE SMITH (1992), we also discuss the little seen THREE FACES EAST (1930) and we conclude with RKO's HILDEGARD WITHERS MYSTERY COLLECTION (1932-37), which include seven films with the spinster detective played by Edna May Oliver, Helen Broderick and Zasu Pitts.