Warner Archive Collection Podcast
Summary: George Feltenstein hosts the Warner Archive Collection podcast, bringing you vintage radio dramas, interviews and weekly round-table discussions culled from the rich film and television history contained within the Warner Bros. vaults.
We dissect The FBI season 8 (1972-73) followed by six John Garfield films that helped define the way he brought characters to life, including Blackwell's Island (1939), Dust Be My Destiny (1939), Flowing Gold (1940), East Of The River (1940), Saturday's Children (1940) with Claude Rains and Dangerously They Live (1941).
We have a great time discussing new DVDs of the third season of Dr. Kildare (1963-64), four films with Greer Garson including Desire Me (1947), The Law and the Lady (1951), Scandal at Scourie (1953) and Strange Lady in Town (1955) followed by two with Clark Gable at Paramount including Teacher's Pet (1958) co-starring Doris Day and It Started in Naples (1960) co-starring Sophia Loren.
We enthusiastically shout about two new Blu-ray, the modern TV Western Longmire Season 1 and 2 (2012-13) and Vincente Minnelli's Technicolor musical Kismet (1955). We then chat about new DVDs of the long-awaited first season of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-94) starring David Carradine and the Korean War classic, Men Of The Fighting Lady (1954).
Widen your horizons with this week's all-widescreen releases including Jump Into Hell (1955), Target Zero (1955), The Girl He Left Behind (1956) with Natalie Wood, Violent Road (1958) with Brian Keith, Onionhead (1958) starring Andy Griffith, A Fever In the Blood (1961) with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr and Wall of Noise (1963) starring Ty Hardin and Suzanne Pleshette.
This week we celebrate Clark Gable with four releases including Hell Divers (1931) with Wallace Beery, After Office Hours (1935) with Constance Bennett, Parnell (1937) with Myrna Loy and Test Pilot (1938) with both Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy. Then we discuss The Monogram Cowboy Collection Vol. 8 starring The Rough Riders and Johnny Mack Brown (1941-50).
The Warner Archive Podcast team welcomes Craig Johnson to the podcast, author and creator of the Longmire mystery series of books that inspired the popular television series. Longmire: Seasons 1 and 2 is now available on Blu-ray from warnerarchive.com.
Get ready for Challenge of the Gobots Vol. 1 (1985), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) with Raquel Welch, Lady L (1966) and More Than a Miracle (1967) with Sophia Loren. Then we tackle what's back in print with Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys (1975) starring Walter Matthau and George Burns, Pennies From Heaven (1981) with Steve Martin, Katherine Hepburn in Alice Adams (1935) and Summer of '42 (1971).
This week, we join Sean Connery and Candice Bergen in John Milius' The Wind and the Lion (1975). We then uncover the seventh and final season of Without a Trace (2008-09).
Hitch a ride with The Cars: Heartbeat City (1984) featuring a video directed by Andy Warhol, pass by James Garner's Bret Maverick (1981-82), then pull over for Ray Milland in Irene (1940) before settling in with two double features: The Smartest Girl in Town (1936)/She's Got Everything (1937) with Ann Sothern and the show-biz pairing of The Mayor Of 44th Street (1942)/Radio Stars On Parade (1945).
Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead with Maverick Season 5 (1961-62), Wildcat Bus (1940) starring Fay Wray, Race Street (1948) with George Raft, Sky Full of Moon (1952) and Mickey Rooney with a Slight Case of Larceny (1953). We also chat about 4 more films back in print on DVD including Broadway Bill (1934), Detective Story (1951), Islands in the Stream (1977) and Falling in Love (1984).
Get ready to Hit the Deck (1950) on Blu-ray, jet off with Jonny Quest's Complete Eighties Adventures, sail to Treasure Island (1934) with Wallace Beery, get Caged (1950) with Eleanor Parker, and dive down with Irwin Allen's Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1977).
The Warner Archive Podcast team welcomes author Scott Eyman to the podcast to discuss his new book John Wayne: The Life and Legend - a must have for any John Wayne or classic film fan!
No foolin' today as we discuss the previously overlooked sitcom, The Class (2006-07) and two releases starring Norma Shearer: an early talkie, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929) and her final appearance in Her Cardboard Lover (1942). And we highlight Big Jim McLain (1952) with John Wayne, Americathon (1979) and the Our Gang shorts (1938-40) - all new to Instant!
1942 MGM Leo is on the Air promotion for The Courtship of Andy Hardy starring Mickey Rooney, Donna Reed and Ann Rutherford. The Andy Hardy Film Collection Vol. 2 is available at WarnerArchive.com.
It's our birthday and we'll watch what we want to, like Mick Jagger in Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg's Performance (1970) on striking Blu-ray. Then we chat about five classic Richard Dix pics including Public Defender (1931), His Greatest Gamble (1933), Ace of Aces (1933) Reno (1939) and Men Against the Sky (1940). And we finish off in the far future with The Jetsons Season 3.