TCM VAULT: Joel McCrea Westerns Collection in April


Joel McCrea Westerns Collection (TCM Vault)
April 2nd
The Virginian (1946), Cattle Drive (1951), Border River (1954)

Joel McCrea gets his own collection with the announcement of the Joel McCrea Westerns Collection due on April 2nd.

Released via the TCM Vault line, the 4-disc set has 3 golden age westerns The Virginian (1946), Cattle Drive (1951) and Border River (1954); and a 1976 western (Mustang Country) which was McCrea's last screen appearance.

The Virginian was released last year as part of the Universal Vault Series, but Cattle Drive and Border River are making their DVD debut. Mustang Country, while it is included in the boxed set when purchased at TCM, is not available for rent here.

Bonus features will be stills, lobby cards, etc. that are typical of Vault collections.

Available exclusively for purchase at, this three tiltes above will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!

Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios Home Entertainment present the 4-disc Joel McCrea: Westerns Collection.

Starting in the silent era, Joel McCrea rapidly became one of the most popular and versatile leading men of the early thirties. He was ideally cast in everything from Pre-Code dramas (The Common Law, 1931) to exotic adventures (Bird of Paradise, 1932) to suspense thrillers (The Most Dangerous Game, 1932) but his real forte was Westerns.

By the late forties, he began to specialize in frontier sagas due to his immense appeal to fans of the genre. In this collection, TCM showcases four highlights from this later period including The Virginian (1946), Cattle Drive (1951), Border River (1954) and Mustang Country (1976), which marks McCrea’s final screen appearance.

Presented for the first time on DVD, these four Technicolor Westerns confirm McCrea’s iconic status as an enduring Western hero and the embodiment of honor, integrity and courage on the untamed plains of America.

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