ClassicFlix 2018 Compilation Trailer

Enjoy this trailer compilation of our 10 releases this year and thanks so much for supporting our label!


Stand-In (1937) with Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell & Humphrey Bogart Streets in February

Hollywood satire Stand-In (1937) starring Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell & Humphrey Bogart streets in February!

Click here for all the details.


I Met My Love Again (1938) ClassicFlix Trailer

Out today for the first time on DVD, here's a trailer we cut for our restoration of I Met My Love Again (1938) starring Henry Fonda and Joan Bennett.


College sweethearts Julie Weir (Joan Bennett) and Ives Towner (Henry Fonda) are very much in love and engaged to be married. But because Ives feels like a “nobody”, he asks Julie if she could wait until he makes something of himself. Julie consents, but after two long years and without a wedding date in sight, she meets and impulsively marries Michael, a charismatic writer.

However, Julie soon finds out that her new husband (Alan Marshal) is a loafer who is more interested in partying than supporting his family. Things then go from bad to worse when Michael is accidentally killed (at a party), leaving Julie and her daughter penniless and stranded in Paris.

But her Aunt William (Dame May Whitty) hasn’t given up hope that Julie could rekindle her romance with Ives and provides her with enough money to come back home to Vermont. Will Julie’s arrival be enough to blunt the attentions of a young co-ed (Louise Platt) who has intentions of marrying Ives herself?

Producer Walter Wanger brought Allene Corliss’ novel Summer Lightning to the big screen in 1938 as I Met My Love Again, directed by Arthur Ripley and Joshua Logan. It would be the motion picture debut for Logan, a celebrated stage director (whose early theatrical productions starred Fonda and his pal James Stewart) who wouldn’t receive credit on another film until 1955.

I Met My Love Again also served as the cinematic debut of actress Louise Platt (whom Wanger would later cast in Stagecoach), in addition to offering an excellent showcase for such favorites such as Dame May Whitty and a young Tim Holt. Above all, it’s the luminescent teaming of Henry Fonda and Joan Bennett in a film that will be a favorite of those who believe love triumphs over all!

STAND-IN (1937) Sneak Peek at Cover Art

Here's a sneak peak at the cover art for our upcoming restoration of the Hollywood send-up STAND-IN (1937) starring Leslie Howard and Joan Blondell & featuring Humphrey Bogart in his first sympathetic role.


I Met My Love Again (1938) is in the House!

The romantic drama I Met My Love Again (1938) starring Joan Bennett & Henry Fonda is in the house and ready to ship! Out 11/06, those who have pre-ordered at ClassicFlix will see their orders shipped in the next day or two.


Blondie - Television Series (1957) "The Kiss" Clip

Here's a fun clip from our recently released Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series (1957) with Barbara Nichols and Eddie Ryder as guest stars.


Released on September 25th, 2018 from ClassicFlix, Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series stars Arthur Lake as Dagwood and Pamela Britton as Blondie.

THIS CLIP is from the episode "The Glamour Girl" and with Barbara Nichols and Eddie Ryder as guest stars.

https://www.classicflix.com/…/blondie-the-complete-1957-tel…

SYNOPSIS:

Newly transferred from original 35mm elements, and virtually unseen for over 60 years, Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series makes its home video debut with all 26 sparklingly sharp episodes in this 4-disc DVD set.

Still read today in over 2,000 newspapers across 55 countries, cartoonist Chic Young brought carefree flapper Blondie Boopadoop and her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead to “the funny papers” in 1930. But it wasn’t until the two of them tied the knot three years later that Blondie became one of the most popular comics in the history of the medium.

The success of the strip spawned one of the longest-running franchises in the Golden Age of Cinema with 28 features produced by Columbia between 1938 and 1950 -- all starring Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake as Dagwood. In 1957, legendary Hal Roach Studios brought the comic strip couple to the small screen with Pamela Britton as Blondie and Lake reprising his role as Dagwood… a role he seemed born to play.

A delightful 1950s sitcom that perfectly captures the jovial domestic spirit of the strip, Blondie also stars Stuffy Singer and Ann Barnes as the Bumstead children (Alexander, formerly Baby Dumpling, and Cookie). It also features Florenz Ames as J.C. Dithers, Dagwood’s autocratic boss and Harold “The Great Gildersleeve” Peary as Dagwood’s friendly nemesis Herb Woodley.

Character great Elvia Allman is also part of the fun, with guest appearances by Alan Mowbray, Frank Nelson, Barbara Nichols, June Vincent, Judi Meredith, Gregg Palmer, Alan Reed, William Schallert, Pamela Duncan, Fritz Feld and many more!

Autographed Copies of Blondie While They Last

Have you ordered your Stuffy Singer Autographed copy of our just released Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series?

Read all about Stuffy and purchase your copy today at ClassicFlix before supply runs out!





Blondie - 1957 Television Series ClassicFlix Promo

Below is a promo we cut for Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series which streets tomorrow. Have you ordered your copy yet?


Newly transferred from original 35mm elements, and virtually unseen for over 60 years, Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series makes its home video debut with all 26 sparklingly sharp episodes in this 4-disc DVD set.

Still read today in over 2,000 newspapers across 55 countries, cartoonist Chic Young brought carefree flapper Blondie Boopadoop and her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead to “the funny papers” in 1930. But it wasn’t until the two of them tied the knot three years later that Blondie became one of the most popular comics in the history of the medium.

The success of the strip spawned one of the longest-running franchises in the Golden Age of Cinema with 28 features produced by Columbia between 1938 and 1950 -- all starring Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake as Dagwood. In 1957, legendary Hal Roach Studios brought the comic strip couple to the small screen with Pamela Britton as Blondie and Lake reprising his role as Dagwood… a role he seemed born to play.

A delightful 1950s sitcom that perfectly captures the jovial domestic spirit of the strip, Blondie also stars Stuffy Singer and Ann Barnes as the Bumstead children (Alexander, formerly Baby Dumpling, and Cookie). It also features Florenz Ames as J.C. Dithers, Dagwood’s autocratic boss and Harold “The Great Gildersleeve” Peary as Dagwood’s friendly nemesis Herb Woodley.

Character great Elvia Allman is also part of the fun, with guest appearances by Alan Mowbray, Frank Nelson, Barbara Nichols, June Vincent, Judi Meredith, Gregg Palmer, Alan Reed, William Schallert, Pamela Duncan, Fritz Feld and many more!

Blondie Preview Streaming Event Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 19th, we'll be hosting a preview of our upcoming release of Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series on our YouTube channel.

We'll also be hosting a giveaway during the event. Click here to read all the details.






Fonda & Bennett in I Met My Love Again This November

For the first time on home video this November comes Walter Wanger's I Met My Love Again (1938) starring the perfectly-paired Henry Fonda and Joan Bennett.
For all the details, click here.



COMING SOON: I Met My Love Again (1938) starring Joan Bennett and Henry Fonda.

Coming soon to DVD via our Silver Series line, the romantic melodrama I MET MY LOVE AGAIN (1938) starring Joan Bennett & Henry Fonda.

Details coming shortly...






Merrily We Live (1938) Trailer


Out today for the first time on Blu & DVD, here's a trailer we cut for our restoration of Merrily We Live (1938).

The Hal Roach, screwball comedy stars Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne with a splendid supporting cast including Billie Burke in here only Oscar-nominated role.


Newly transferred and restored.

The Kilbourne’s are a curious lot. Henry, the irascible patriarch, has his patience duly tried by his three impetuous and irreverent children: Geraldine (Jerry), Kane and Marion. Mother Emily rounds out the clan and may be the most endearingly peculiar of them all, as she doesn’t knit or collect stamps as a hobby, but instead takes in “Forgotten Men” intent on rehabilitating them.

However, after her latest protege makes off with the family silver, Emily swears off any do-gooding… that is until the vacationing Wade Rawlins shows up at her doorstep and is mistaken as a tramp. Becoming the family’s new chauffeur, Rawlins soon proves useful to the Kilbourne’s in more ways than one. He also quickly grabs the attention of nearly every female about him—especially and including Jerry’s.

Billie Burke is not only reunited in Merrily We Live with her Topper co-stars Constance Bennett (Jerry) and Alan Mowbray (Grosvenor, the Kilbourne's long-suffering butler), but her performance as the delightfully daffy Emily also garnered her the only Academy Award nomination of her career (Best Supporting Actress). Joining the Topper trio is also a sublime cast including Brian Aherne, Clarence Kolb, Bonita Granville, Ann Dvorak, Tom Brown, Patsy Kelly and Willie Best.

A textbook example of screwball comedy, this Hal Roach production was directed by Norman Z. McLeod (Horse Feathers, Topper) and received five Oscar nods in all, including for Norbert Brodine's sparkling cinematography and Charles D. Hall's art direction.

Merrily We Live On Sale and Ready to Ship

Our restoration of the top-notch screwball comedy Merrily We Live (1938) starring Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne is now in the house and ready to ship!
It's on sale too, so buy it today for only $14.98!




Super Summer Sale - Up to 75% Off - $2.99 Flat Shiping!

Our SUPER SUMMER SALE starts today and runs through August! Up to 75% OFF and always with $2.99 FLAT SHIPPING.

Includes some new releases like TODD/KELLY & super deals like on T-MEN & HE WALKED BY NIGHT Special Editions too!


Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series -- With Special Autographed Copies!

Coming to DVD on September 18th: Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series!

Newly transferred from original 35mm elements, Blondie makes its home video debut with all 26 sparklingly sharp episodes in this 4-disc DVD set.

All pre-orders at ClassicFlix will be autographed by Stuffy Singer who played Alexander on the series! Check out the announcement for more details.


Bring Blondie to Blu-ray Kickstarter Update

Thanks to all who've pledged to our Kickstarter campaign to Bring Blondie to Blu and spread the word thus far!

Below you'll find a fresh scan of the seventh episode "Husband Once Removed".

Share our campaign today, and Bring Blondie to Blu!

Complete Hal Roach Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection Trailer

Here's a trailer we cut for The Complete Hal Roach Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection which is out today! This collection contains all 21 Todd/Kelly shorts made at Roach and includes three additional bonus shorts.


For the first time on home video come all 21 of Hal Roach's two-reelers starring the lovely Thelma Todd and the pugnacious Patsy Kelly. These timeless shorts showcase the incredible comedic talents of an unsung duo who simply wanted to make audiences laugh... and succeeded!

In Hollywood, the laugh factory operated by Roach was known to one and all as "The Lot of Fun." Established in 1915, the studio hosted many of the familiar names in comedy at one time or another: Harold Lloyd, Charley Chase and the popular and iconic team of Laurel and Hardy. ­

Determined to find the female equivalent of "The Boys," Roach paired Thelma Todd (already under contract and a veteran of several Chase shorts) with comic actress ZaSu Pitts. Thelma and ZaSu appeared in 17 shorts between 1931 and 1933 that were very popular with moviegoers, but their fruitful partnership ended when Pitts and Roach failed to come to terms on a new contract.

After seeing comedienne Patsy Kelly in the stage production of Flying Colors, Roach agreed that she was the perfect replacement for ZaSu, and the new team of Todd-Kelly was soon putting out hilarious efforts like Babes in the Goods (1934), Maid in Hollywood (1934) and Top Flat (1935). All-American Toothache (1936) would be their final pairing as Todd's tragic death brought an end to the girls' entertaining partnership.

Though efforts were made to jump-start the franchise with Pert Kelton and Lyda Roberti, the writing was on the wall where Roach's two-reelers were concerned as the producer soon transitioned solely to "streamliners" and feature films.

PLEDGE to bring Blondie to Blu-ray today! Our Kickstarter campaign is live!

Our Kickstarter campaign to bring the 1957 TV series Blondie to Blu-ray is now live! YOU can bring this almost unseen show out of the vaults and into your living room in HD in a special edition with bonus features.

Click here to find out how.


Bring Blondie to Blu-ray!

WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT THE UPCOMING CAMPAIGN WITH A PLEDGE:
- You love Blondie!
- You love classic TV
- Both of the above AND you want to send a message to the Blondie rights holders that the Blondie franchise is still well-loved the world over and they're leaving money on the table by not releasing the 28 feature films, restored and uncut.
DETAILS: We've acquired the rights to the 1957 TV series Blondie starring Arthur Lake and Pamela Britton and fully expected to use the existing masters and release the complete series on DVD. However, after viewing the masters and finding them sub-standard, we did a test scan in 2k of the existing 35mm prints on one episode and were blown away by the sharpness of the transfer.
And we thought "THIS HAS TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY!" So stay tuned as in the coming days we'll announce a crowdfunding campaign as to how you can help bring this series to Blu-ray in a special edition with bonus features.
More details to come...

Check out this short clip of a scan we did on one episode: 


Restored Merrily We Live Comes to Blu-ray in August

Beloved screwball comedy Merrily We Live (1938) starring Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut this August 14th.

Click here for all the details.


ClassicFlix Relaunches Site: Now Home of Label With $2.99 Flat Shipping


We knew this day would come, but it's here a little sooner than we thought as you'll notice some changes at ClassicFlix.com as of today.

First, our site's exclusive focus will be the ClassicFlix home video label. Since 2007, we've kept classic film and TV fans informed of home video releases and also made the same available for sale. As the vast majority of customers who buy at ClassicFlix.com only buy our label, promoting and marketing media from other companies just isn't in the long-term interest of our customers or our company. 

Second, we are now offering flat rate shipping for $2.99 on single shipments (shipments that don't involve different ship dates). This is not a one-time special, but permanent. All $2.99 flat rate shipments will be shipped via either USPS First Class or USPS Media Mail and will come with tracking confirmation.

To celebrate the changes, we've discounted just about all our releases in our Relaunch Sale which goes on until the end of the month.

Thanks to all who have supported us over the years we look forward to serving you for many more years to come.

David Kawas

Founder, ClassicFlix

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) "Long Live de Koster's Clerk!" Clip - w/Claude Rains & Marta Toren

Out this Tuesday, here's a clip from our restoration of The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) starring Claude Rains and Marta Toren.

A rare color noir, it's based on the 1938 novel by Georges Simenon (AKA The Paris Express).


Newly transferred and restored.

Mild-mannered bookkeeper Kees Popinga lives a mundane life and dreams about the places he can go on the trains that travel through his hometown of Groningen, Holland. But when a French police detective shows up at his firm to inspect the books, Popinga’s unremarkable existence is instantly altered, and he soon finds himself on the way to Paris with a suitcase of cash, on the run from the law and entranced by a strange and beautiful woman.

Based on the 1938 novel by Georges Simenon—the author who created fictional sleuth Jules Maigret, and whose books like The Man on the Eiffel Tower and The Brothers Rico were also adapted for the big screen—The Man Who Watched Trains Go By casts beloved Warner Bros. character actor Claude Rains (Mr. Skeffington) as the meek Popinga. The supporting cast includes Herbert Lom, Marta Toren and Anouk Aimee… with appearances by such solid British veterans as Felix Aylmer, Marius Goring, Lucie Mannheim and Ferdy Mayne.

This taut and suspenseful classic, shot in Technicolor, also benefits from beautiful location shooting in both the Netherlands and "The City of Light."

The Complete Hal Roach Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection Out This June

For the first time on any home video comes all 21 of Hal Roach's two-reelers starring the comedy team of Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly.

For all the details, click here.


For the first time on home video comes all 21 of Hal Roach's two-reelers starring the lovely Thelma Todd and the pugnacious Patsy Kelly. These timeless shorts showcase the incredible comedic talents of an unsung duo who simply wanted to make audiences laugh... and succeeded!

In Hollywood, the laugh factory operated by Roach was known to one and all as "The Lot of Fun." Established in 1915, the studio hosted many of the familiar names in comedy at one time or another: Harold Lloyd, Charley Chase and the popular and iconic team of Laurel and Hardy. ­

Determined to find the female equivalent of "The Boys," Roach paired Thelma Todd (already under contract and a veteran of several Chase shorts) with comic actress ZaSu Pitts. Thelma and ZaSu appeared in 17 shorts between 1931 and 1933 that were very popular with moviegoers, but their fruitful partnership ended when Pitts and Roach failed to come to terms on a new contract.

After seeing comedienne Patsy Kelly in the stage production of Flying Colors, Roach agreed that she was the perfect replacement for ZaSu, and the new team of Todd-Kelly was soon putting out hilarious efforts like Babes in the Goods (1934), Maid in Hollywood (1934) and Top Flat (1935). All-American Toothache (1936) would be their final pairing as Todd's tragic death brought an end to the girls' entertaining partnership.

Though efforts were made to jump-start the franchise with Pert Kelton and Lyda Roberti, the writing was on the wall where Roach's two-reelers were concerned as the producer soon transitioned solely to "streamliners" and feature films.

SHORTS:

1933

  • Beauty and the Bus
  • Backs to Nature
  • Air Fright

1934

  • Babes in the Goods
  • Soup and Fish
  • Maid in Hollywood
  • I'll Be Suing You
  • Three Chumps Ahead
  • One-Horse Farmers
  • Opened by Mistake
  • Done in Oil
  • Bum Voyage

1935

  • Treasure Blues
  • Sing Sister Sing
  • The Tin Man
  • The Misses Stooge
  • Slightly Static
  • Twin Triplets
  • Hot Money
  • Top Flat

1936

  • An All-American Toothache 

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Patsy Kelly and Pert Kelton Short Pan Handlers (1936)
  • Patsy Kelly and Lyda Roberti Shorts At Sea Ashore and Hill-Tillies (both 1936)

Miss Annie Rooney (1942) "Who Is She?" Clip w/ Shirley Temple, June Lockhart & Dickie Moore

Here's a clip from Miss Annie Rooney (1942) where Shirley has a "Cinderella" moment with a young and snobbish June Lockhart and then is rescued by Dickie Moore. Don't blink and you'll catch a quick glimpse of young, pre-Superman Noel Neill.



Restored and on Blu-Ray & DVD from ClassicFlix. Buy today!

https://www.classicflix.com/products/copy-of-miss-annie-rooney

SYNOPSIS:

It’s spring in the Rooney household, and starry-eyed Annie dreams of blossoming love. Her father dreams of something more tangible -- to be parked on easy street. But in their working-class Irish neighborhood, the odds are against them both.

Shirley Temple stars in the title role of Miss Annie Rooney and displays all the endearing charms that made her America’s little sweetheart. Along the way, Annie jitterbugs a path straight into the heart of Marty (Our Gang alum Dickie Moore) who may fulfill the hopes of both Annie and her father.

Co-starring William Gargan and Shirley’s Captain January co-star Guy Kibbee, and featuring Peggy Ryan, Roland Dupree and June Lockhart, Miss Annie Rooney is a fun, heart-warming treat that all Shirley Temple fans will enjoy!

Down Three Dark Streets (1954) ClassicFlix Trailer

Here's a trailer we cut for Down Three Dark Streets (1954) starring Ruth Roman and Broderick Crawford. Street date is Tomorrow (04/24)!


When FBI agent Zack Stewart is gunned down in the line of duty, supervisor John "Rip" Ripley (Broderick Crawford) takes over his caseload. Believing that one of Stewart’s three active investigations will reveal the identity of his killer, agent Ripley’s assignment takes him “Down Three Dark Streets”:  chasing down fugitive criminal Joe Walpo (Joe Bassett), breaking down small-time hood Vince Angelino (Gene Reynolds), and hunting down an unknown extortionist threatening helpless Kate Martell (Ruth Roman)—ending with a thrilling climax set against the backdrop of the iconic "Hollywood" sign!

With a supporting cast that includes Martha Hyer, Casey Adams, Jay Adler, Claude Akins and William Johnstone, Down Three Dark Streets was directed by Arnold Laven (Without Warning!) and produced by Jules V. Levy and Arthur Gardner.  The trio would enjoy much success in television as the creative team behind such hits as The Rifleman and The Big Valley.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph F. Biroc (The Towering Inferno) adds the right noir flavor to the tight screenplay by Bernard C. Schoenfeld and The Gordons. Gordon and Mildred Gordon (who wrote the book on which Streets is based, Case File: FBI) would later supply screenplays for such classic films as Experiment in Terror and That Darn Cat!

Five Steps to Danger (1957) Trailer

Here's a trailer we cut for Five Steps to Danger (1957) starring Ruth Roman and Sterling Hayden. Street date is this Tuesday (04/24)!


Sneak Peek at Art for The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952)

Here's a sneak peek of the cover art for our upcoming release of The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) starring Claude Rains & Marta Toren.
An announcement is coming shortly...


Down Three Dark Streets (1954) starring Broderick Crawford & Ruth Roman is in the house and ready to ship! Streets in less than two weeks. Restored and in its original 1.75:1 aspect ratio. Buy it today!







Five Steps to Danger (1957) Has Arrived

Five Steps to Danger (1957) starring Ruth Roman and Sterling Hayden is in the house and ready to ship. Have you pre-ordered your copy?

https://www.classicflix.com/products/copy-of-five-steps-to-danger








KINO: Wayne and Arthur in Lady Takes a Chance, Plus Doug Fairbanks in May -- 3 Day Special Price

Starring John Wayne and Jean Arthur, Kino has slated a May 15th street date for the romantic western comedy A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) on Blu-ray and DVD. We have a 3 day special price on this one!

Also coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 1st is the Douglas Fairbanks silent western drama The Half-Breed (1916).

For all the details, click 
here.


This before and after restoration comparison of Raw Deal (1948) shows just a glimpse of the work that was needed to bring this iconic film noir back to cinematic life.

Available in both a loaded Special Edition and, as of today, in the John Alton Film Noir Collection.



Universal Preps For Whom the Bell Tolls, Egg & I and More for Blu-ray in April

Universal has announced the release of four classic films on Blu-ray this April 17th including For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and The Egg and I (1947). 
For all the details, click here.








John Alton Film Noir Collection Ready to Ship

The John Alton Film Noir Collection is in the house and ready to ship! Snapshots of the case wrap and disc is below.

Street date is this Tuesday March 20th.

T-MEN (1947), RAW DEAL (1948) and HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948) in one set and for one low price!





FLICKER: German Silent The Ancient Law Arrives in June

Flicker Alley has announced the upcoming release of The Ancient Law (1923) on June 5th.

Click here for all the details.


Gunsmoke - Season 13, Invaders Repackage Coming from Paramount

Paramount has announced the upcoming release of Season 13 of Gunsmoke and a repackage of The Invaders into a complete series set.
For all the details, click here.




Another Man's Poison (1952) - "I'm Not Going, Janet"

Here's a clip from Another Man's Poison (1952), with Bette Davis and then-husband Gary Merrill.

If you haven't caught this one check it out on Blu or DVD. The restoration is tops!


SYNOPSIS:
In her first role since starring as Margo Channing in the Academy Award®-winning All About Eve (Best Picture, 1950), Bette Davis plays mystery writer Janet Frobisher, a cold and conniving woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants -- and what she wants at the moment is her secretary’s fiancĂ© Larry (Anthony Steel).

But Janet’s plan hits a snag when her estranged husband shows up unannounced after attempting to rob a bank. Her husband’s partner in crime, George (played by real-life husband Gary Merrill), further complicates matters for Janet when he pays her a visit later the same day. Getting rid of one of them proved easy. The other, not so much.

Filmed in England and co-produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Another Man’s Poison presents the dynamic Bette Davis at her devious and beguiling best.

The Killer Is Loose Opening Scene

Here's a clip of the opening scene from our restoration of The Killer Is Loose (1956) which stars Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming and the chilling Wendell Corey.

SYNOPSIS:
Detective Sam Wagner’s job is never easy. Even an average day proves stressful for him and his family. But this is no ordinary day for Wagner (Joseph Cotten) or his wife Lila (Rhonda Fleming).

After pegging a recent bank robbery as an inside job orchestrated by mild-mannered clerk Leon Poole (played by a bespectacled Wendell Corey), Wagner heads to the suspect’s apartment to make the arrest expecting him to be alone. Instead, Poole’s beloved wife is with him and caught in the crossfire of a shootout leaving her dead.

Sent to prison, and believing Wagner is responsible for his wife’s death, Poole is desperate for revenge. Escape and murder soon follow with the haunting Poole bent on taking away the woman Wagner loves. Will the detective and his men save her in time?

Helmed by the gritty Budd Boetticher, The Killer is Loose takes the director’s unique visual style away from the plains and into the world of suburbia for this taut and suspenseful thriller. Close your windows, lock your doors -- The Killer is Loose!

SHOUT: The Curse of the Cat People (Blu-ray) in June

Proving that Criterion isn't the only one with access to Warner's deep catalog, Shout! Factory has announced the upcoming release of The Curse of the Cat People (1944) on Blu-ray this June 12th. 

For all the details, click here.


CLASSICFLIX NOIR: Ruth Roman in Down 3 Dark Streets, 5 Steps to Danger in April

Ruth Roman stars in two 1950s film noir's coming from ClassicFlix on April 24th on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Restored from the original camera negative and presented in 1.85:1 original aspect ratio, Five Steps to Danger (1957) finds Roman on the run in a bit of noir-style, Cold War intrigue with noir favorite Sterling Hayden. First time on any home video format.

In Down Three Dark Streets (1954), Roman co-stars with Broderick Crawford and is supported by Martha Hyer and Marisa Pavan, among others, in this gripping and taut police procedural. First time on Blu-ray for Streets as well as its first time in its original aspect ratio of 1.75:1.

Click here to find out more.

Down Three Dark Streets

Five Steps to Danger