Oo! Oo! Francis! Car 54 - Season 1 is Coming in February

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Car 54, Where Are You? - Season 1
February 22nd
Shanachie
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Toody and Muldoon finally make it to DVD with the official release of Car 54, Where Are You? - Season 1 on February 22nd!

The 4-disc set will feature newly remastered episodes from the only known set of 35mm fine grain prints and is being released by Shanachie, a small player in the DVD market -- until today's announcement.

Retail will be $39.98, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $29.99.

All the extras aren't known yet, but we do know that one bonus feature specifically produced for this release will be a round table conversation with Charlotte Rae (Sylvia Schnauser) and Hank Garrett (Officer Ed Nicholson).



SYNOPSIS:
Many critics and comedians believe that CAR 54 Where Are You? is one of the best comedy series ever to appear on television. Leonard Maltin calls it “one of the funniest TV shows of all time.” Carol Burnett, who worked with the show’s creator Nat Hiken, called him a comedy genius. In Carl Reiner’s words, “All comedy writers of Hiken’s day agreed that he had no peer.” Long out of circulation, this brilliant show can now be discovered by new generations who will have a chance to view it for the first time. This is the first time the shows have ever been on DVD, now newly remastered from the only known set of 35mm fine grain prints.

Specifically shot as a bonus extra for this release is a brand-new free-wheeling round table conversation between Bronx-raised comedian Robert Klein and two of the regular cast members -- Charlotte Rae, who played Sylvia Schnauser, and Hank Garrett, who played Officer Ed Nicholson, one of the cops of the 53rd precinct. Rae and Garrett share stories, anecdotes and memories with Klein (a fan of Hiken’s work) that shed light on what went on behind the scenes.

Nat Hiken was already famous for his highly acclaimed Sgt. Bilko show, and when the opportunity to do another TV series came up, he threw himself into the task – writing, producing, casting and directing. Drawing on his 25 years of writing experience for top comedy shows on radio and television (Fred Allen, Milton Berle, Martha Raye), the result is one of his greatest creative achievements -- a comedy rich with New York humor and filled with offbeat characters in scripts that were polished jewels of comedy.

The show is set in the Bronx’s 53rd precinct, where the cops depicted are all great comedic characters, as are the residents of the neighborhood they patrol. The central figures of the show are the Mutt & Jeff squad car team of Toody and Muldoon, played by Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne. In real life the actors were also an odd couple for the ages – the crudest burlesque comedian from the lower rungs of show business paired with a trained Harvard-educated actor. Muldoon plays the long-suffering voice of reason who invariably reins in his short stocky partner’s dimwitted schemes and patiently listens to his hilariously inane prattle.

The ensemble of supporting actors was perfectly cast. With a naturally shrill voice, Beatrice Pons was ideal as Toody’s domineering shrew of a wife. Circus veteran Al Lewis, blessed with a face that could find a contortion to accompany every passing thought, was the irascible Officer Leo Schnauser. Charlotte Rae, who stole the show with her pitch perfect comic performance in an early episode, was written in by Hiken as Schnauser’s moody, hot-tempered wife and became one of the most memorable characters on the show.

To fill out each episode, Hiken drew on a wealth of New York talent – seasoned film and TV veterans, borscht belt comedians and some of the brightest young talent from the Broadway stage. Regulars Paul Reed, Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis were on the set during the day and appearing in Broadway shows in the evening. Episodes in the first season featured show business pros Wally Cox, Jan Murray, Molly Picon, Maureen Stapleton, Jake La Motta and many more.

BLU: All About Eve, An Affair to Remember in February

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All About Eve (Blu-Ray)
February 1st
20th Century Fox
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An Affair to Remember (Blu-Ray)
February 1st
20th Century Fox
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Fox has announced the Blu-Ray debut of two of the most popular films in their library: All About Eve and An Affair to Remember.

Each will be a single-disc release and will street on February 1st. Bonus features will be carried over from the previous standard releases and no new ones are expected.

They will retail for $34.99, but are available at ClassicFlix.com for only $27.99.


SYNOPSIS:
From the moment she glimpses her idol on Broadway, Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) strives relentlessly to upstage Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Cunningly stealing Margo's role, Eve then disrupts the lives of Margo's director boyfriend (Gary Merrill), and her other friends in this juicy, witty drama.

Joseph Mankiewicz's "captivating" (Variety) 1950 Best Picture Academy Award-winning film about backstage backstabbing earned an Oscar nomination for star Bette Davis in the performance many consider her finest. Nominated for a record 14 awards, the scintillating film also led to Oscars for Mankiewicz as Director and Writer, the honors also went to Sound Recording and Costume Design, and George Sanders was named Best Supporting Actor.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Audio Commentary by Celeste Holm, Christopher Mankiewicz and Kenneth Geist (Joseph L. Mankiewicz Biographer)
  • Audio Commentary by Sam Staggs (Author of All About "All About Eve")
  • Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A Personal Journey
  • The Real Eve
  • The Secret of Sarah Siddons
  • AMC Backstory: All About Eve
  • Bette Davis Promotion
  • Ann Baxter Promotion
  • MovieTone News:
    • 1951 Academy Awards Honor Best Film Achievements
    • 1951 Hollywood Attends Gala Premiere of "All About Eve"
    • Holiday Magazine Awards
    • Look Magazine Awards
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Theatrical Pressbook Gallery
  • Advertising Gallery
  • Still Gallery

SYNOPSIS:
Although each is engaged to someone else, when Nickie (Cary Grant) and Terry (Deborah Kerr) meet aboard an ocean liner, they fall in love. After they agree to rendezvous six months later atop the Empire State Building, tragedy strikes, and the lovers' future takes an uncertain turn in the unforgettable classic.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Audio Commentary by Singer Marni Nixon and Film Historian Joseph McBride
  • Affairs to Remember: Deborah Kerr
  • Affairs to Remember: Cary Grant
  • Directed by Leo McCarey
  • A Producer to Remember: Jerry Wald
  • The Look of An Affair to Remember
  • AMC Backstory Episode: An Affair To Remember
  • Movietone Newsreel (Shipboard Premiere)
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster Gallery

ARTWORK ADDED: America, America

-- ARTWORK ADDED TO PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT --



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America, America (1963)
February 8th
Warner Bros.
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Warner has announced a February 8th release date for Elia Kazan's America, America (1963).

Currently available and exclusive to Fox's Elia Kazan Collection that just streeted, the standard pressed single disc also comes with commentary from historian Foster Hirsch.

Retail will be $19.97, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $14.99. However, for 3 days only (until November 16th), we'll have it for the SPECIAL LOW PRE-ORDER PRICE of $11.98. ORDER TODAY!

SYNOPSIS:
Elia Kazan’s own words begin the saga of young Stavros (Stathis Giallelis), who leaves his war-torn homeland behind to begin a new life. With his family’s meager fortune and his father’s blessing, Stavros encounters both allies and adversaries on a dramatic trek. He ultimately achieves his dream through sheer determination and will, thereby earning his nickname: America, America.

Saluting the masses who sailed toward Miss Liberty’s shining torch, Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire) uses little-known talents here rather than stars. The results impress: Academy Award nominations (1963) for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay, an Oscar for Gene Callahan’s vivid Art Direction, Golden Globes to Kazan (Best Director) and Giallelis (Most Promising Newcomer) and nomination to the National Film Registry for permanent preservation. Both epic and intimate, it’s powerful moviemaking.

MEET JOHN DOE: Rescheduled for December

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Word just came in from VCI that Meet John Doe (70th Anniversary Collector's Edition) has been pushed back to around December 16th due to issues with the manufacturing process. We've put it officially as the 14th being that all releases occur on Tuesdays.

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Meet John Doe (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition)
November 30th
VCI
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Being billed as "a keeper" and an edition that will "retire all previous DVD versions in your collection," VCI has announced a November 30th release date for Meet John Doe (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition).

This Ultimate Collector's Edition has undergone extensive restoration and if it is anything like VCI's restoration of A Christmas Carol, the results should be spectacular.

Bonus features include an audio commentary plus loads of other great stuff (below).

In addition, and rare for VCI titles, it is subtitled. Not just in English, but also in French, German and Spanish.

Retail will be $14.99, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $12.99. However, for 3 days only (until September 19th), we'll have it for the SPECIAL LOW PRE-ORDER PRICE of $9.98. ORDER TODAY!

SYNOPSIS:
The unique Frank Capra touch is evident all through this fascinating social commentary. The naive Cooper is hired to spearhead a national goodwill drive benefiting the corrupt politician Arnold. Barbara Stanwyck plays the cynical promoter who first dupes Cooper, but later falls in love with him. Capra says several different endings were filmed...and he wasn’t fully satisfied with any of them. Of them all the current conclusion best states Capra’s idealism.

For more than 50 years, Meet John Doe has been dogged by a lack of proper attention to its original film elements. In December of 1945 the film’s original producers – Frank Capra and Robert Riskin – sold all rights in the film to New York distributor, Sherman Krellberg’s Goodwill Pictures.

While in Goodwill’s possession the camera negative eventually deteriorated due to poor storage conditions and was junked. In the years that followed most existing prints fell into generally poor condition. But in the mid-1970s, the American Film Institute launched a partial restoration of this important film combining Krellberg’s surviving 35 mm nitrate prints with the Warner Brothers’ studio print. It was these elements that formed the basis for a duplicate negative, which is now held in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

This DVD is derived from one of the surviving European prints. The general image was only fair; it was faded, scratched and carried various forms of age-related damage. But after transfer to Digi-Beta , the picture underwent substantial digital restoration, image processing and noise reduction eventually yielding a fully watchable picture.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary (with optional English subtitles) by Laureate’s Ken Barnes with “archival contributions” from Frank Capra
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Meet Mr. Cooper”
    • “Meet Miss Stanwyck”
    • “Meet Mr. Capra”
  • Extensive Cast and Crew Profiles
  • Production Background
  • A before and after comparision of the digital restoration of “Meet John Doe”
  • Vintage “Lux Theater” radio productions
    • "Sorry Wrong Number “ starring Barbara Stanwyck & Burt Lancaster
    • “For Whom The Bell Tolls” starring Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman

WARNER ARCHIVE: 11 More in Flynn, Stanwyck Wave

Eleven more DVDs with a total of 13 films are now up at WBShop as part of Warner's Archive Collection. The bulk of them feature Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck.

Flynn Films:

Stanwyck Films:
Flynn & Stanwyck:
  • Cry Wolf (1947) - Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart
Also out is the touching homefront drama The Human Comedy (1943) with Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Van Johnson & Donna Reed.

Rounding out the week is The Luise Rainer Collection. It contains:

All 13 titles can also be found HERE in the Recent Additions section.

They are now available for rent at ClassicFlix, but may be approximately four weeks before they are available for shipment.

These new DVDs bring the total Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com to 555.

CRITERION: Sweet Smell of Success - Standard & Blu in February

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Sweet Smell of Success
February 22nd
Criterion
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Sweet Smell of Success (Blu-Ray)
February 22nd
Criterion
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Previously released by MGM in standard definition, Sweet Smell of Success has been announced by Criterion in both standard & Blu-Ray for release on February 22nd.

The SD release will be a 2-disc set, while the Blu-Ray will be a single disc. Bonus features abound (below).

Each release will retail for $39.95, but are available at ClassicFlix.com for only $31.99.



SYNOPSIS:
In Alexander Mackendrick’s swift, cynical Sweet Smell of Success, Burt Lancaster stars as barbaric Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent he ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.

Featuring deliciously unsavory dialogue in an acid, brilliantly structured script by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman and noirish neon cityscapes from Oscar-winning cinematographer James Wong Howe, Sweet Smell of Success is a cracklingly cruel dispatch from the kill-or-be-killed wilds of 1950s Manhattan.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • New audio commentary by film scholar James Naremore
  • Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away, a 1986 documentary featuring interviews with director Alexander Mackendrick, actor Burt Lancaster, producer James Hill, and more
  • James Wong Howe: Cinematographer, a 1973 documentary about the Oscar-winning director of photography, featuring lighting tutorials with Howe
  • New video interview with film critic and historian Neil Gabler (Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity) about legendary columnist Walter Winchell, inspiration for the character J. J. Hunsecker
  • New video interview with filmmaker James Mangold about Mackendrick, his instructor and mentor
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins, two short stories by Ernest Lehman featuring the characters from the film, notes about the film by Lehman, and an excerpt from Mackendrick’s book On Film-making

The Prowler (1951) in February - 3 DAY SPECIAL PRICE

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The Prowler (1951)
February 1st
VCI
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VCI has announced a February 1st release date for Joseph Losey's The Prowler (1951). Starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes, this unheralded noir comes loaded with bonus features (below).

Retail will be $19.99, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $14.99. However, for 3 days only (until November 18th), we'll have it for the SPECIAL LOW PRE-ORDER PRICE of $11.98. ORDER TODAY!



SYNOPSIS:
A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her in the traditional film noir fashion - by knocking off her husband!

Famed director Joseph Losey's long neglected masterpiece, scripted by legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, has been restored to its original bleak splendor by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Noir Expert Eddie Muller
  • The Cost of Living: Creating The Prowler with James Ellroy, Christopher Trumbo, Denise Hamilton and Alan K. Rode Featurette
  • Masterpiece in the Margins Bertrand Tavernier on The Prowler
  • On the Prowl Restoring The Prowler
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Pre-Code Double Feature - Hell Harbor, Jungle Bride in February

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Pre-Code Double Feature (Hell Harbor / Jungle Bride)
February 1st
VCI
Retail $19.99, Our: $15.99
Hell Harbor (1930), Jungle Bride (1933)
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VCI has announced Pre-Code Double Feature (Hell Harbor / Jungle Bride) for release on February 1st.

The single disc DVD features the new-to-DVD Hell Harbor, with Lupe Velez, and the previously released Jungle Bride (by Alpha).

Retail will be $19.99, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $15.99.

Elia Kazan's America, America in February

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America, America (1963)
February 8th
Warner Bros.
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Warner has announced a February 8th release date for Elia Kazan's America, America (1963).

Currently available and exclusive to Fox's Elia Kazan Collection that just streeted, the standard pressed single disc also comes with commentary from historian Foster Hirsch.

Retail will be $19.97, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $14.99. However, for 3 days only (until November 16th), we'll have it for the SPECIAL LOW PRE-ORDER PRICE of $11.98. ORDER TODAY!

SYNOPSIS:
Elia Kazan’s own words begin the saga of young Stavros (Stathis Giallelis), who leaves his war-torn homeland behind to begin a new life. With his family’s meager fortune and his father’s blessing, Stavros encounters both allies and adversaries on a dramatic trek. He ultimately achieves his dream through sheer determination and will, thereby earning his nickname: America, America.

Saluting the masses who sailed toward Miss Liberty’s shining torch, Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire) uses little-known talents here rather than stars. The results impress: Academy Award nominations (1963) for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay, an Oscar for Gene Callahan’s vivid Art Direction, Golden Globes to Kazan (Best Director) and Giallelis (Most Promising Newcomer) and nomination to the National Film Registry for permanent preservation. Both epic and intimate, it’s powerful moviemaking.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection in January

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The Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection
January 25th
Warner Bros.
Retail $59.92, Our: $44.99
Dark Victory (1939), Knute Rockne All-American (1940), Kings Row (1942), Desperate Journey (1942), This is the Army (1943), The Hasty Heart (1949), Storm Warning (1951), The Winning Team (1952)
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In honor of President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday (February 6th), Warner has announced The Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection for release on January 25th.

No new-to-DVD material is part of the set and no word on whether there will be any additional bonus materials or a commemorative booklet.

Retail will be $59.92, but it's available at ClassicFlix.com for only $44.99.


SYNOPSIS:
Honoring our 40th American President’s 100th birthday, Warner Home Video presents the Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection, featuring eight outstanding film performances from the prolific actor and long time Warner Bros. contract player.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial Collection is more than a DVD collection; it’s a tribute to one of the most beloved figures in cinematic and American history and one that fans of Mr. Reagan’s films will surely treasure for years to come.

Dark Victory (1939)
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity. Bette Davis enjoyed one of her signature roles as a spoiled socialite facing terminal illness – with friend Reagan among those helping her toward a last chance to give her life meaning.

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Commentary by historian James Ursini and CNN film critic Paul Clinton
  • Tough Competition for Dark Victory Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
Knute Rockne All-American (1940)
“I’ve decided to take up coaching as my life work,” Knute Rockne says. Coach he does, revolutionizing football with his strategies, winning close to 90 percent of his games, and helping establish the University of Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” as a gridiron powerhouse. But victories alone do not mean success to Rockne. He wants to shape his players into responsible and honorable men.

This famed sports biopic combines a passion for the game (and footage of actual Notre Dame contests) with two superb performances: Pat O’Brien in the title role and Ronald Reagan as George Gipp, the gifted but doomed halfback whose deathbed plea to “win one for the Gipper” remains one of cinema’s most memorable quotes. And for the rest of his life, Reagan would often be called the Gipper.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Oscar-winning Technicolor historical short Teddy, the Rough Rider
  • Classic cartoon Porky’s Baseball Broadcast
  • Audio-Only bonus: 1940 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast with Pat O’Brien and Ronald Reagan
  • Theatrical trailer
Kings Row (1942)
It’s a quaint turn-of-the-century small town with shady streets, swimming holes and the clip-clop of horse and buggy. But that peaceful exterior conceals human lives twisted by cruelty, murder and madness. Kings Row is one of Warner Bros.’ most distinguished productions, highlighted by an outstanding cast, haunting James Wong Howe cinematography and a somber, emotion-laden Erich Wolfgang Korngold score.
“Oomph Girl” Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Betty Field, Claude Rains and Charles Coburn give indelible performances – and Ronald Reagan’s portrayal of Drake, a cheerful ne’er-do-well shattered by tragedy, has been hailed as a career high. Nominated for three Academy AwardsĂ’ including Best Picture, Kings Row is a powerful American saga of dreams, despair and triumph.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Oscar-nominated short United States Marine Band
  • Classic cartoon Fox Pop
  • Theatrical trailer
Desperate Journey (1942)
When Flight Lt. Forbes and his crew are shot down after bombing their target, they discover valuable information about a hidden German aircraft factory that must get back to England. In their way across Germany, they try and cause as much damage as possible. Then, with the chasing Germans about to pounce, they come up with an ingenious plan to escape. Errol Flynn leads Reagan and other flyboys in a rousing wartime spirit-lifter.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1942: Newsreel
  • Shorts:
    • Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica School
    • The Tanks Are Coming and The United States Army Air Force Band
  • Cartoon: The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall
  • Theatrical Trailers
This is the Army (1943)
Irving Berlin’s beloved songs propel a Technicolor musical spectacular based on the hit stage revue with an all-GI cast plus Hollywood’s Reagan, George Murphy and Joan Leslie.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Documentary: Warner at War
  • Commentary by Joan Leslie and historian Drew Casper
  • My British Buddy: Musical Number Not Seen in North American Theatres
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1943: Newsreel
  • Shorts:
    • I Am an American
    • The United States Army Band
  • Theatrical Trailers
The Hasty Heart (1949)
Monsoons drench them. The sun scorches them. Still, the Allies fight doggedly through Burma in 1945. For easygoing Yank (Ronald Reagan) and hard-headed Lachie (Richard Todd), the road to victory ends at a jungle hospital. With the help of a devoted nurse (Patricia Neal), they face a new battle called recovery.

The Hasty Heart playwright John Patrick drew from his own wartime service in a British ambulance unit. Vincent Sherman (The Hard Way, Mr. Skeffington) directs this sensitive adaptation sparked by the performance that ranks with Kings Row as among Reagan’s best. The future President wasn’t the only one to draw accolades. Todd won a 1949 Best Actor Oscar nomination and a Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe Award as the valorous, wounded Scotsman who doesn’t know that his new fight is his last.

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Commentary by director Vincent Sherman and Reagan biographer John Meroney
  • Vintage Joe McDoakes comedy short So You Want to Be in Pictures
  • Classic Cartoon: The Hasty Hare
  • Theatrical trailer
Storm Warning (1951)
A mob in hooded white robes. A man running for his life. Gunfire. In the South to visit her sister Lucy, Marsha Mitchell witnesses a Ku Klux Klan murder. Once safely with Lucy, Marsha relays the terror she has seen…then recognizes her sister’s brutish new husband as one of the killers. She could lie, protect her sister and leave town. Or she could be the one person brave enough to bring the Klan to justice.

Ginger Rogers and Doris Day as the sisters, Steve Cochran as the husband and Ronald Reagan as a crusading D.A. give some of their finest performances in this explosive indictment of a hate that poisoned America from within. Part thriller, part exposĂ©, part stirring human drama, Storm Warning is “feverish…engrossing” (Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide) – and moviemaking at its most powerful.

BONUS FEATURE:
  • Theatrical Trailer
The Winning Team (1952)
He was Hollywood’s ideal of the boy next door. She was America’s Sweetheart. Ronald Reagan and Doris Day headline this film about our national pastime. In The Winning Team Reagan is Grover Cleveland Alexander, the Hall of Fame pitcher whose baseball victories paralleled triumphs in his personal life. Suffering from double vision and fainting spells, Alexander sees his career bottom out. But, helped by his wife (Day), he makes a successful return that reaches its peak in the 1926 Yankees/Cardinals World Series. Real-life major leaguers Bob Lemon, Peanuts Lowrey, Hank Sauer, Gene Mauch and more appear in this story of the legendary pitcher.

BONUS FEATURE:
  • Theatrical trailer

WARNER ARCHIVE: 3 Including Plymouth Adventure & Madam Satan

Three new releases are now up at WBShop as part of Warner's Archive Collection including Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney in Plymouth Adventure (1952).

Cecil B. DeMille's pre-Code musical extravaganza Madam Satan (1930) is also part of this wave, as well as the 1964 Hank Williams biopic Your Cheatin' Heart.

They are now available for rent at ClassicFlix, but may be approximately four weeks before they are available for shipment.

These new DVDs bring the total Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com to 544.

WARNER ARCHIVE: 4 Including Bachelor Mother & Susan Slept Here

Four new releases are now up at WBShop as part of Warner's Archive Collection including the long-awaited Bachelor Mother (1939) with Ginger Rogers; as well as Dick Powell's final film co-starring Debbie Reynolds, Susan Slept Here (1954).

Bachelor Mother's remake, Bundle of Joy (1956), with Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is making its debut, in addition to 1962's Boys' Night Out with Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, Howard Duff, Janet Blair and a host of others.

They are now available for rent at ClassicFlix, but may be approximately four weeks before they are available for shipment.

These new DVDs bring the total Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com to 541.

Coronado 9 - The Complete Series in December

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Coronado 9 - The Complete Series
December 14th
Timeless Media
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More from Timeless Media as they have announced Coronado 9 - The Complete Series for release on December 14th.

This Rod Cameron P.I. series ran for just one year (39 episodes) and is set in Coronado, Ca. The 4-disc set will retail for $34.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $28.99. Bonus features are not expected.

State Trooper - Season 1 in December

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State Trooper - Season 1
December 14th
Timeless Media
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Timeless Media has announced State Trooper - Season 1 for release on December 14th.

This Rod Cameron crime drama series ran for three years and is set in Las Vegas. The 4-disc set will retail for $34.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $28.99. Bonus features are not expected.

Guest stars include Michael Landon, Carolyn Jones, Mike Connors, Craig Stevens, Denver Pyle and Amanda Blake.

NOTE: While the cover art doesn't indicate "Season 1," we have been informed that it is indeed the complete first season.

WARNER ARCHIVE: Wheeler and Woolsey, Arliss Collections

Three new releases with seven titles are now up at WBShop as part of Warner's Archive Collection.

First up is a Wheeler and Woolsey double feature with Peach O' Reno (1931) and Girl Crazy (1932) featuring the zany antics of the generally unheralded comedy duo.

Next we have the first George Arliss films of any kind on DVD with The George Arliss Collection. The titles are: Old English (1930), A Successful Calamity (1932) and The King's Vacation (1933). Puzzling that Warner is holding back on his more well-known features, such as Disraeli, and releasing these, but perhaps this is just the first wave of his films.

Also out is a double feature with "socially-conscience B programmers." One is Road Gang (1936) starring Donald Woods and the other is Draegerman Courage (1937) with Barton MacLane.

They are now available for rent at ClassicFlix, but may be approximately four weeks before they are available for shipment.

These new DVDs bring the total Warner Archive titles exclusively available for rent at ClassicFlix.com to 537.