biographyBorn Harold Herman Brix in Tacoma, Washington, on May 19, 1906, actor Bruce Bennett was born into a wealthy family. He first found fame at the 1928 Olympic games under his real name. He broke the world record for the shot-put on his first toss and won a silver medal in Amsterdam. His world record was short-lived, as a teammate broke his record minutes later. Prior to winning the silver, Bennett had been a track and football star at the University of Washington. He completed his college education after his success at the 1928 Olympic games, working a series of odd jobs until heading for Hollywood in 1930 upon meeting silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, who encouraged the young man to try his hand at acting. He toiled mostly in bit parts for the next few years and initially lost the role of Tarzan to Johnny Weissmuller after a shoulder injury.
Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films. Burroughs decided to film his own Tarzan movie and selected Herman Brix for his 1935 feature The New Adventures of Tarzan, produced by Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, Inc. and released as both a 12-chapter serial (265 minutes total) and a full-length 75-minute feature. Burroughs shifted the action of the film from the African jungles to Guatemala, and it was filmed in extremely primitive conditions in Guatemala. Although Brix is good in the role, most American audiences didn't have a chance to see the film. At the time, MGM had stronghold on the American film industry and managed to block widespread distribution of the film. However, Burroughs had more success in Europe and Asia, where the film proved to be very popular.
In the late 1930s, Herman Brix decided to shed his identity as a former athlete and former Tarzan, changing his name to Bruce Bennett. He signed with Columbia Studios in the late 1930s, initially appearing in small roles and uncredited parts in comedy films like Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939), The Spook Speaks (1940), and the Three Stooges short No Census, No Feeling (1940). His career quickly gained momentum, and soon Bennett was starring in a variety of film genres, including westerns and war films. Of all Tarzan actors, Bennett had by far the longest and most versatile acting career.
Bennett's career benefited from a move to Warner Bros. in 1945, when he starred with Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce, portraying Mildred's weary husband. The next year, he was in the Bette Davis film A Stolen Life, but perhaps his best film is the 1948 feature The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, with Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston.
LEFT: A 1934 promotional shot of Herman Brix (later Bruce Bennett) as Tarzan. RIGHT: Bruce Bennett left Columbia in 1944 and signed with Warner Bros.
the films of bruce bennett
Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)
Honolulu Lu (1941)
With Lupe Velez and Forrest Tucker in the Columbia comedy Honolulu Lu
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)
From the Warner Bros. crime drama Smart Girls Don't Talk with Virginia Mayo
The Second Face (1950)
The Big Tip Off (1955)
From the Allied Artists film noir thriller The Big Tip Off with Richard Conte
Flaming Frontier (1958)
From the Allied Artists science fiction release The Cosmic Man. LEFT: Bennett as Dr. Karl Sorenson. RIGHT: With Angela Greene and Scotty Morrow
The Outsider (1961)
Daktari (1966-1969 CBS TV Series)
later yearsAfter making more than 100 films, Bennett began to cool his film career in the late 1950s, focusing instead on his business interests. Nonetheless, he acted in films and television on occasion. In 1961, he wrote and starred in the campy low-budget flick The Fiend of Dope Island. In addition he occasionally accepted roles in TV productions; he was frequently seen on Perry Mason, among other shows. His last film was the low-budget science fiction flick The Clones in 1974, after which Bennett retired from acting. In his later years, he made frequent appearances at autograph conventions. Sadly, Bruce Bennett passed away on February 24, 2007, after breaking a hip. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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The Three Stooges: Stooges At Work [DVD] DVD
This collection features five side-splitting shorts starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard. First, the Stooges work as steeplejacks and find out "How High Is Up?" (1940), then the boys become silly shutterbugs in "Dutiful but Dumb" (1941) and "Crash Goes the Hash" (1944). Next, the violence-prone pals set out on a fishing adventure in "Booby Dupes" (1945), and head to Africa for a movie shoot in "Three Missing Links" (1938). 86 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.
The New Adventures Of Tarzan [DVD](1935) DVD
Herman Brix, as Tarzan, joins an expedition to a lost Mayan city hidden in the Guatemalan jungle. Their goal: the "Green Goddess," a gem-encrusted idol that contains a secret formula for a powerful explosive. Ula Holt, Frank Baker co-star; produced by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 12 episodes; 228 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; scene access.
Shadow Of Chinatown [DVD](1936) DVD
As a sinister scientific madman, Bela Lugosi terrorizes the shady characters and merchants of a seedy Chinatown district. An atmospheric visit to the inscrutable underworld of extortionists and their victims, also starring Herman Brix. 15 chapters; 280 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Poverty Row Studio Collections: Victory Pictures, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Screen Tarzan Bruce Bennett (billed as Herman Brix) plays a rich man who stumbles upon a "Million Dollar Racket" (1937) after posing as his own chauffeur and romancing a beautiful woman. Romantic crime drama co-stars Joan Barclay, Bryant Washburn. Two-disc set also includes "Kelly of the Secret Service," "Shadow of Chinatown" (feature version), and "Amateur Crook." Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Poverty Row Studio Collection: Victory Pictures, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
A college student's good luck with a racehorse he inherits leads to an offer from a wealthy girl with a stable to buy the champion. He turns down the money, but gamblers with a lot of money riding on the horse to lose the next race soon get involved. The comic adventure "Silks and Saddles" (1937) stars Bruce Bennett, Toby Wing, and Fuzzy Knight. Also includes "Bars of Hate," "Two Minutes to Play," and "Flying Fists." Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Amateur Crook [DVD](1937) DVD
This gritty crime drama from noted "B" movie producer Sam Katzman ("Rock Around the Clock") stars Bruce Bennett (aka former Tarzan Herman Brix) as an artist trying to help a woman who has stolen a diamond that belonged to her father. The diamond was supposed to pay off loan sharks, but when the crooks come looking for it, Bennett finds himself in trouble. With Joan Barclay. 60 min.
Flying Fists [DVD](1937) DVD
Herman Brix stars as a lumberjack-turned-boxer who falls for a woman whose father was a fighter before injuries forced him to retire, leaving her with a hatred of the sport, in this ring drama. With Jeanne Martel, Fuzzy Knight, Guinn Williams. 58 min.
Sky Racket [DVD](1937) DVD
With second thoughts on her wedding day, reluctant bride Joan Barclay dives into a high-flying adventure when she crosses paths with an upright pilot. Together, they unite to stop a band of crooks who've been knocking mail planes out of the air with a newfangled gadget. With Herman Brix (later known as Bruce Bennett), Monte Blue. 62 min.
The Lone Ranger [DVD](1938) DVD
The legendary masked hero of the Old West made his first screen appearance in this chapterplay classic. Which of the five lawmen battling a murderous outlaw gang is also the mysterious Lone Ranger (we're not telling)? With Lee Powell, Herman Brix, Stanley Andrews, and Chief Thundercloud as Tonto. Long considered lost, this recently restored rare serial is presented in the most complete English-language version available. NOTE: Print quality varies in some chapters. 15 chapters; 4 1/4 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Tarzan And The Green Goddess [DVD](1938) DVD
A special opening sequence was added to this jungle thriller, the second feature to be culled from 1935's "The New Adventures of Tarzan" serial. The ape man (Herman Brix) and his allies are in Guatemala, where they must guard the fabled Green Goddess statue from crooks who want an explosives formula hidden inside it. With Ula Holt, Frank Baker. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
The Lone Ranger Double-Barreled Feature: The Lone Ranger Story (1958)/Hi-Yo, Silver (1940) DVD
"Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear," courtesy of "The Lone Ranger Story," a TV special that used footage from the first episodes of the long-running series to detail the hero's origins. Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels star.Next, Lee Powell stars as the masked lawman in "Hi-Yo, Silver," a feature-length adventure culled from the 1938 serial "The Lone Ranger." Chief Thundercloud co-stars as Tonto. 160 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus program "Clayton Moore Unmasked," with the actor guest-starring in episodes of "Annie Oakley," "Kit Carson," and "Range Rider."
Cafe Hostess [DVD](1940) DVD
A despairing taxi dancer (Ann Dvorak) didn't see any out from her tawdry life of setting up her clients to be rolled by her brutal piano player boyfriend (Douglas Fowley). That was before a sailor (Preston Foster) strolled in, willing to forget her past and help her start over...but her beau has his ways of dealing with guys who cut in. Wynne Gibson, Bruce Bennett, Dorothy Comingore also star. 63 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Lone Wolf Meets A Lady [DVD](1940) DVD
Novelist Louis Joseph Vance's dashing thief-turned-detective Michael Lanyard, who operates under the moniker "The Lone Wolf," gears up for action in this exciting installment. Lanyard (Warren William) and his trusty sidekick Jamison (Eric Blore) must aid a secretary (Jean Muir) who's been falsely accused of murder by flushing out the real killer. With Victor Jory, Roger Pryor, Warren Hull. 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Boris Karloff Collection: 6 Movies [DVD] DVD
Scientist Boris Karloff is executed for illegal work on suspended animation, only to be revived by his assistant so the two can plot a campaign of revenge, in "The Man They Could Not Hang" (1939). Byron Foulger, Lorna Gray co-star. In the offbeat sci-fi tale "The Man with Nine Lives" (1940), scientist Karloff develops a cancer cure that involves putting patients in suspended animation and treating them with an experimental serum. Accidentally frozen along with a group of test subjects and thawed out years later to learn that his miracle drug has long been lost, Karloff is driven to the brink of madness as he tries to make another batch. With Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers, and Wally Wales. AKA: "Behind the Door." Rarely seen and eerily effective sci-fi/horror shocker "The Devil Commands" (1941) stars Karloff as a scientist who, after his wife is killed in an auto accident, becomes obsessed with developing a machine for communicating with the dead. Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, and Richard Fiske also star. Two-disc set also includes "The Black Room," "Before I Hang," and "The Boogie Man Will Get You." 6 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Before I Hang [DVD](1940) DVD
Classic chiller stars Boris Karloff as a doctor who is sentenced to death for his involvement in a mercy killing. While awaiting execution, he works on an experiment using a fellow prisoner's blood that could potentially reverse the aging process. But after he injects himself with the serum, his sentence is commuted, and he discovers the deadly side effects of his research. With Edward Van Sloan, Evelyn Keyes. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Blazing Six Shooters [DVD](1940) DVD
An ambitious ranch foreman (Dick Curtis) attempts to acquire neighboring properties after discovering both ranches could be made into prosperous silver mines. Only one noble young man (Charles Starrett) stands ready to thwart the foreman's unscrupulous plans...but, will he be able to outwit such a desperate and crafty villain? Romantic western co-stars Iris Meredith, Al Bridge, and Henry Hall. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
There's Something About A Soldier [DVD](1943) DVD
Two very different U.S. Army officer candidates fall for the same girl in this wartime romantic drama. Wally Williams (Tom Neal) is a cocky, self-assured young soldier caught in a love triangle with the pretty Carol Harkness (Evelyn Keyes) and Frank Malloy (Bruce Bennett), an older combat veteran who served with Carol's late brother in Africa. With John Hubbard, Jeff Donnell. 81 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Sahara [DVD](1943) DVD
Humphrey Bogart excels as a world-weary commander of a huge American tank named Lulu Belle which he must move across the Sahara desert during World War II in order to rejoin the British Eighth Army. Bogey and crew face enemy forces, a diverse group of passengers and a desperate need for water while trying to reach their destination. With Bruce Bennett, Lloyd Bridges. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono, French; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; filmographies; biographies; publicity materials; theatrical trailers; scene access.
The More The Merrier [DVD](1943) DVD
Comic look at Washington's wartime housing shortage has Charles Coburn (who won an Oscar for his role) playing matchmaker for his "roommates," Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea. George Stevens directs this romantic farce, later remade as "Walk, Don't Run." 104 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
I'm From Arkansas [DVD](1944) DVD
This countrified comedy arrives courtesy of funnyman Slim Summerville. Summerville plays Juniper Jenkins, aka "Pa," in a hilarious story centered around the hilarious havoc that erupts when a Pitchfork, Arkansas, pig gives birth to 10 baby piglets. Wouldn't you know it--money-hungry leeches are eager to try to exploit the joyous occasion! With Ed Brendel, Iris Adrian. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Mildred Pierce [DVD](1945) DVD
Fine Hollywood tearjerker with Joan Crawford (in her Oscar-winning role) as the waitress-turned-businesswoman who struggles to provide a good life for her children, only to have older daughter Ann Blyth repay her by having an affair with her stepfather. Michael Curtiz directs; with Zachary Scott, Jack Carson, Eve Arden. 109 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
The Joan Crawford Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "The Women," "Mildred Pierce," "Humoresque," "Possessed" (1947), and "The Damned Don't Cry."
A Stolen Life [DVD](1946) DVD
Bette Davis plays a dual role in this classic drama as twin sisters (one virtuous, the other manipulative) who are both in love with the same man. When the bad sister dies in a boating accident, the sweet sibling takes her identity and sets her sights on the dead woman's husband. But will her ruse be discovered? With Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, and Charlie Ruggles. 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Cheyenne [DVD](1947) DVD
Faced with going to trial for his indiscretions, cunning gambler Dennis Morgan finds himself recruited by the law to track down a mysterious stage bandit who's been bleeding Wells Fargo dry. Does fellow passenger Jane Wyman have a hidden connection to the furtive thief? Stylish sagebrusher co-stars Janis Paige, Bruce Bennett, Arthur Kennedy; Raoul Walsh directs. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Man I Love [DVD](1947) DVD
First-rate melodrama spiked with great music about a singer (Ida Lupino) caught between a tough gangster (Robert Alda) and a piano player (Bruce Bennett). Andrea King, Martha Vickers and Alan Hale also star in this atmospheric story, said to be an inspiration for Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York." Songs include "The Man I Love" and "Body and Soul." 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Nora Prentiss [DVD](1947) DVD
Nora Prentiss (Ann Sheridan) is a sexy nightclub singer embroiled in a steamy affair with married San Francisco doctor Richard Talbot (Kent Smith). When Nora skips off to New York, Talbot follows her, leaving his wife and faking his own death. The doc winds up assuming a new identity--complete with reconstructive surgery--only to find himself accused of his own murder. Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda also star in this noirish thriller. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Dark Passage [DVD](1947) DVD
Escaping from prison after being framed for his wife's murder, Humphrey Bogart hides out with Lauren Bacall and undergoes plastic surgery in an attempt to find the real killer. Offbeat mystery, fueled by the Bogey/Bacall magic, also stars Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea. 106 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; "making of" featurette; bonus short "Slick Hare" (1947); theatrical trailer.
The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre [Blu-ray](1948)
Writer/director John Huston's masterful study of greed stars Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt as American vagrants in Mexico who team up with grizzled prospector Walter Huston in a search for gold that gets them far more than they ever imagined. Winner of three Academy Awards, the film also features Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, and Alfonso Bedoya as the bandit who "ain't got no badges." 126 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; documentaries; bonus shorts; theatrical trailers; more
The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre [DVD](1948) DVD
Writer/director John Huston's masterful study of greed stars Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt as American vagrants in Mexico who team up with grizzled prospector Walter Huston in a search for gold that gets them far more than they ever imagined. Winner of three Academy Awards, the film also features Bruce Bennett, Bobby Blake, and Alfonso Bedoya as the bandit who "ain't got no badges." 126 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; documentaries; 1949 "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast with cast; bonus cartoon "8 Ball Bunny" (1950); newsreel footage; more. Two-disc set.
Undertow [DVD](1949) DVD
While changing planes in Chicago, gambler/ex-con Tony Reagan (Scott Brady) was only thinking of reclaiming an honest life. When a local crime boss with whom he's had his issues turns up dead, he's fingered for the crime--and he's got to stay one step ahead of the cops in a footrace to prove his innocence. William Castle's thriller co-stars John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow; keep an eye out for Rock Hudson. 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
Fritz Lang's unusual social drama "You and Me" (1938) stars George Raft as an ex-con who lands a clerking job, then woos and weds fellow employee (and, unknown to him, fellow parolee) Sylvia Sidney. When he learns the truth and that their marriage may be invalidated, he considers returning to crime. Harry Carey, Robert Cummings co-star. While on a layover in Chicago, gambler/ex-con Scott Brady is accused of a mob boss's assassination, and he must stay a step ahead of the cops in an effort to clear his name. William Castle's thriller "Undertow" (1949) co-stars John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow; keep an eye out for Rock Hudson. After buying up a movie lot shuttered since a scandalous silent-era murder happened there, producer Richard Conte decides to mount a film about the crime...and perhaps flush out the never-found killer. Castle's insider noir "Hollywood Story" (1951), inspired by the William Desmond Taylor case, co-stars Julia Adams, Richard Egan, Henry Hull, and many cameos. Two-disc set also includes "Ministry Of Fear." 5 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery; picture gallery; featurette; more.
Homicide (1949)/The House Across The Street [DVD](1949) DVD
A young hitch-hiker's death is written off as suicide, but determined cop Robert Douglas isn't buying. His pursuit of the truth leads to a tense desert showdown with gangster Robert Alda and his hoods in "Homicide." Helen Westcott, Monte Blue co-star. Then, when he refuses to lay off his journalistic crusade against racketeer Bruce Bennett, managing editor Wayne Morris finds himself busted down to lonelyhearts columnist. The demeaning detail, though, leads him to the means of breaking the mob, and he needs colleague Janis Paige's help to bring it off, in "The House Across the Street." Alan Hale co-stars.146 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Without Honor [DVD](1949) DVD
A neglected housewife (Laraine Day) accidentally kills her lover (Franchot Tone) during an argument and stashes his body in her laundry room. But Day's problems are just beginning as her sleazy brother-in-law (Dane Clark) learns of her affair and blackmails her and she discovers that Tone isn't really dead after all. Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Bennett also star in this offbeat drama. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Task Force [DVD](1949) DVD
An exciting, fictional account of the evolution of the use of aircraft carriers during World War II as seen through the eyes of determined Navy officer Gary Cooper, who convinces the government of the vessel's viability and is given command of his own ship after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jane Wyatt and Walter Brennan also star. 116 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Doctor And The Girl [DVD](1949) DVD
Harvard Med grad Glenn Ford followed the career dictates of prominent surgeon dad Charles Coburn to the letter...or did, until he fell for poor but proud patient Janet Leigh. Disowned, he leaves a prestigious practice to minister to the Lower East Side. Good drama packed with controversial-for-the-day elements co-stars Gloria DeHaven, Nancy Davis, Bruce Bennett. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Angels In The Outfield [DVD](1951) DVD
Heavenly baseball comedy stars Paul Douglas as a brash, sailor-mouthed manager who mends his ways after some divine intervention lifts his Pittsburgh Pirates team out of the cellar. When a little girl claims to see the angels on the diamond, reporter Janet Leigh turns the story into a national sensation. Named by President Eisenhower as his favorite film; with Donna Corcoran, Keenan Wynn. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; bonus shorts "Donkey Baseball" (1935), "Jerry and the Goldfish" (1951); theatrical trailer; radio broadcast.
Cavalry Charge [DVD](1951) DVD
Two brothers find themselves on opposite sides in the frontier during the Civil War, but join forces to save a Union fort from an Apache attack, in this well-mounted Western drama. Ronald Reagan, Bruce Bennett, Rhonda Fleming and Noah Beery, Jr. star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English; 3 bonus shorts.
Sudden Fear [DVD](1952) DVD
Playwright and wealthy San Francisco heiress Joan Crawford becomes romantically involved with actor Jack Palance, but Palance decides he has special plans for their relationship, as he schemes to get Crawford's hefty inheritance with help from deceptive ex-girlfriend Gloria Grahame. Will Joan stop their murderous plot in time? With Touch (Mike) Connors in his film debut. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; scene access.
Dream Wife [DVD](1953) DVD
Sydney Sheldon wrote and directed this delightful comic romp that stars Cary Grant as a male chauvinist who wants girlfriend Deborah Kerr to give up her State Department job to be a stay-at-home wife. When she refuses and travels to the Middle East to deal with an oil crisis, the spurned Grant proposes to an Arab princess who's devoted her life to making men happy. But the fun really starts after Kerr takes the sheltered royal under her wing and gives her a lesson in female equality. With Betta St. John. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Dragonfly Squadron (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D](1954)
In 1950, with the outbreak of the Korean War imminent, a tough U.S. Air Force major (John Hodiak) draws the assignment of prepping South Korean pilots for combat. Besides the tight time frame, he had to deal with the proximity of a former flame (Barbara Britton) who's married to the base's doctor (Bruce Bennett). Crackling combat tale co-stars Chuck Connors, Harry Lauter, Gerald Mohr. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. 3D version requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience.
Dragonfly Squadron (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1954) DVD
In 1950, with the outbreak of the Korean War imminent, a tough U.S. Air Force major (John Hodiak) draws the assignment of prepping South Korean pilots for combat. Besides the tight time frame, he had to deal with the proximity of a former flame (Barbara Britton) who's married to the base's doctor (Bruce Bennett). Crackling combat tale co-stars Chuck Connors, Harry Lauter, Gerald Mohr. Not in 3-D. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Robbers' Roost [DVD](1955) DVD
A cowboy (George Montgomery) on the trail of his wife's killer joins up with a gang of outlaws who've been taken on as ranch hands for a massive cattle drive. Can he turn up the murderer before the rustlers spring their thieving agenda? Rousing take on the Zane Grey story also stars Richard Boone, Peter Graves, Bruce Bennett, Warren Stevens. 83 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Bottom Of The Bottle [DVD](1956) DVD
Prosperous Arizona border-town lawyer Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten) came home one night to an unpleasant surprise: his estranged, alcoholic brother Donald (Van Johnson), fleeing his jail sentence for a bar-room manslaughter, and seeking help getting into Mexico to reunite with his wife and kids. Will the attorney risk his standing, and more, to give it? Compelling drama co-stars Ruth Roman, Jack Carson, Bruce Bennett, Brad Dexter; Henry Hathaway directs. 88 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; theatrical trailer.
Love Me Tender [Blu-ray](1956)
Elvis Presley makes his feature film debut in this Civil War-era musical drama, playing Clint Reno, a Texas man too young to fight in the war. Clint marries his older brother's sweetheart after the family learns of his death on the battlefield. When Vance turns out to be aive, his return is fraught with emotional turmoil and complications. Songs include "Poor Boy," "We're Gonna Move," and the title tune. Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Robert Middleton also star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DTS HD mono Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; audio commentary; featurettes; audio soundtrack.
Love Me Tender [DVD](1956) DVD
Elvis Presley makes his feature film debut in this Civil War-era musical drama. The King plays Clint Reno, a Texas man too young to fight in the war. Clint marries his older brother Vance's sweetheart after the family hears reports of his death on the battlefield. When Vance turns out to be alive, his return is fraught with emotional turmoil and complicated further by a missing government payroll stolen by Vance's comrades-in-arms. Songs include "Poor Boy," "We're Gonna Move," and the title tune. Richard Egan, Debra Paget, and Robert Middleton also star. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; photo gallery.
Hidden Guns [DVD](1956) DVD
Suspenseful sagebrusher with one-time Tarzan Bruce Bennett as a duplicitous cardsharp who gets off easy after having a rival killed, thanks to connections with a town's officials. Richard Arlen, a local lawman known for his ineffectual style, tries to put a halt to Bennett's dirty dealings. With John Carradine, Faron Young and, in one of her first efforts, Angie Dickinson. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Daniel Boone: Trail Blazer [DVD](1957) DVD
Bruce Bennett stars as the coonskin-capped pioneer in this exciting saga about the opening of the American frontier. With Lon Chaney, Jr., Faron Young. 76 min.
The Alligator People [DVD](1959) DVD
When Beverly Garland's search for her missing husband in the Louisiana bayou ends with the discovery that he's the victim of a scientist whose limb-regeneration serum turns people into reptilian monsters, will she say "see ya later, alligator" to her scaly spouse? Classic low-budget chiller also stars Richard Crane, George Macready, and Lon Chaney, Jr. as a hook-handed Cajun. 74 min. Widescreen; theatrical trailer.
The Cosmic Man [DVD](1959) DVD
A fantasy in the manner of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" about a space guy saving mankind from nuclear self-destruction. John Carradine stars as a friendly alien with ebony skin who casts a white shadow. The heck with mankind--can he coach basketball? 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.
Watch The Skies: Collection [DVD] DVD
Three-disc set includes "The Flying Saucer," "The Cosmic Man," and "Stranger from Venus."
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The Clones (1974) with Alex Nicol, Michael Greene, Gregory Sierra, and John Drew Barrymore
Deadhead Miles (1972) with Alan Arkin
Fiend of Dope Island (1961) with Robert Bray and Tania Velia
The Outsider (1961) with Tony Curtis and James Franciscus
The Alligator People (1959) with Beverly Garland and Lon Chaney Jr.
The Cosmic Man (1959) with John Carradine and Angela Greene
Flaming Frontier (1958) with Jim Davis
Three Violent People (1956) with Charlton Heston, Gilbert Roland, Tom Tryon, and Anne Baxter
Love Me Tender (1956) with Elvis Presley, Debra Paget, Richard Egan, William Campbell, Barry Coe, and Ken Clark
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956) with Lon Chaney Jr.
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) with Van Johnson and Ruth Roman
The Three Outlaws (1956) with Neville Brand and Alan Hale Jr.
Hidden Guns (1956) with John Carradine, Richard Arlen, and Angie Dickinson
Robbers' Roost (1955) with George Montgomery, Richard Boone, Peter Graves, and William Hopper
Strategic Air Command (1955) with James Stewart and June Allyson
The Big Tip Off (1955) with Richard Conte
Dragonfly Squadron (1953) with John Hodiak, Barbara Britton, Chuck Connors, John Lupton, and Gerald Mohr
Dream Wife (1953) with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr
Sudden Fear (1952) with Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, and Mike Connors
Angels in the Outfield (1951) with Janet Leigh and Jeff Richards
The Great Missouri Raid (1951) with Wendell Corey, Bill Williams, Macdonald Carey, Ellen Drew, Ward Bond, Anne Revere, Edgar Buchanan, and Tom Tyler
Cavalry Charge (1951) with Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, and Bill Williams
The Second Face (1950) with Ella Raines and Jane Darwell
Mystery Street (1950) with Ricardo Montalban, Jan Sterling, Sally Forrest, and Marshall Thompson
Shakedown (1950) with Howard Duff, Brian Donlevy, Peggie Castle, Peggy Dow, and Rock Hudson
Without Honor (1950) with Dane Clark, Franchot Tone, Agnes Moorehead, and Laraine Day
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) with Glenn Ford and Janet Leigh
Task Force (1949) with Gary Cooper and Julie London
Undertow (1949) with Scott Brady, Rock Hudson, Peggy Dow, and John Russell
The House Across the Street (1949) with Wayne Morris, Janis Paige, and Barbara Bates
The Younger Brothers (1949) with Wayne Morris, Janis Paige, and Robert Hutton
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) with Virginia Mayo
To the Victor (1948) with Dennis Morgan, Viveca Lindfors, Anthony Caruso, William Conrad, and Dorothy Malone
Silver River (1948) with Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) with Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt
Dark Passage (1947) with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Agnes Moorehead
Cheyenne (1947) with Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman, Janis Paige, and Tom Tyler
Nora Prentiss (1947) with Ann Sheridan and Rosemary DeCamp
The Man I Love (1946) with Ida Lupino, Robert Alda, Andrea King, and Martha Vickers
A Stolen Life (1946) with Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, and Dane Clark
Danger Signal (1945) with Faye Emerson, Zachary Scott, Mona Freeman, and Rosemary DeCamp
Mildred Pierce (1945) with Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Zachary Scott, and Ann Blyth
I'm From Arkansas (1944) with Slim Summerville
U-Boat Prisoner (1944)
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) with Tom Neal, Kane Richmond, and Evelyn Keyes
Sahara (1943) with Humphrey Bogart and Lloyd Bridges
The More the Merrier (1943) with Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea
Murder in Times Square (1943) with Gerald Mohr
Underground Agent (1942) with Frank Albertson
Sabotage Squad (1942)
Atlantic Convoy (1942) with Larry Parks and Lloyd Bridges
Submarine Raider (1942) with John Howard and Marguerite Chapman
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942) with Jackie Gleason
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1941)
The Officer and the Lady (1941) with Rochelle Hudson
The Phantom Submarine (1941) with Anita Louise
Honolulu Lu (1941) with Lupe Velez, Forrest Tucker, and Leo Carrillo
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) with Joan Davis, Jinx Falkenburg, and Joan Woodbury
Escape to Glory (1940)
Girls of the Road (1940)
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)
The Secret Seven (1940)
West of Abilene (1940) with Charles Starrett
Before I Hang (1940) with Boris Karloff and Evelyn Keyes
The Man with Nine Lives (1940) with Boris Karloff
Hi-Yo Silver (1940) with Lee Powell, George Montgomery, and Dickie Jones
Blazing Six Shooters (1940) with Charles Starrett
Cafe Hostess (1940) with Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak, and James Craig
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939)
My Son Is Guilty (1939) with Bruce Cabot
Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) with Carole Landis
Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)
The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938) with Lee Powell
The Lone Ranger (1938) with Lee Powell and George Montgomery
Tarzan and the Green Goddess (1938)
Land of Fighting Men (1938)
Amateur Crook (1937)
Blake of Scotland Yard (1937) with Ralph Byrd
Danger Patrol (1937)
Million Dollar Racket (1937) with Dave O'Brien
A Million to One (1937) with Joan Fontaine
Silks and Saddles (1937)
Sky Racket (1937)
Two Minutes to Play (1937) with Grady Sutton and Duncan Renaldo
Flying Fists (1937)
Shadow of Chinatown (1936) with Bela Lugosi
The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)
Student Tour (1934) with Jimmy Durante and Betty Grable
TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, episode Operation: Offset, originally aired October 22, 1971
Lassie, episode Here Comes Glory!: Parts 1 and 2, originally aired November 22 and 29, 1970
Daktari, episode The Divining Rods, originally aired December 11, 1968
Daktari, episode The Killer Cub, originally aired January 30, 1968
The Men from Shiloh, episode Yesterday's Timepiece, originally aired January 18, 1967
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Carefree Coronary, originally aired October 17, 1965
Branded, episode I Killed Jason McCord, originally aired October 3, 1965
Kraft Suspense Theatre, episode The Last Clear Chance, originally aired March 11, 1965
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Reckless Rockhound, originally aired November 26, 1964
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Roving River, originally aired December 30, 1961
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Misguided Missile, originally aired May 6, 1961
The Case of the Dangerous Robin, episode Key Man, originally aired January 23, 1961
Laramie, episode Hour After Dawn, originally aired March 15, 1960
77 Sunset Strip, episode The Court Martial of Johnny Murdo, originally aired December 26, 1958
Rescue 8, episode The Crackup, originally aired October 28, 1958
The Texan, episode The Man with the Solid Gold Star, originally aired October 6, 1958
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Lucky Loser, originally aired September 27, 1958
Panic!, episode Survivors, originally aired May 18, 1958
Tales of Wells Fargo, episode Scapegoat, originally aired May 5, 1958
Tales of Wells Fargo, episode The Pickpocket, originally aired April 28, 1958
Whirlybirds, episode Rest in Peace, originally aired 1958
Playhouse 90, episode Ain't No Time for Glory, originally aired June 20, 1957
West Point, episode White Fury, originally aired March 1, 1957
Science Fiction Theatre, episode Bolt of Lightning, originally aired February 1, 1957
Whirlybirds, episode Airborne Gold, originally aired 1957
Science Fiction Theatre, episode Signals from the Moon, originally aired November 23, 1956
Science Fiction Theatre, episode Survival in Box Canyon, originally aired October 12, 1956
Crossroads, episode False Prophet, originally aired June 29, 1956
Science Fiction Theatre, episode Who Is This Man?, originally aired April 20, 1956
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, episode The Man Nobody Wanted, originally aired May 15, 1955
Damon Runyon Theater, episode Pick the Winner, originally aired April 16, 1955
Science Fiction Theatre, episode Beyond, originally aired April 5, 1955
Schlitz Playhouse, episode Mystery of Murder, originally aired November 26, 1954
Cavalcade of America, episode Moonlight Witness, originally aired November 2, 1954
Lux Video Theatre, episode Meet Jo Cathcart, originally aired September 30, 1954
Stories of the Century, episode Quantrill and His Raiders, originally aired February 21, 1954
The Ford Television Theatre, episode For the Love of Kitty, originally aired February 11, 1954
Fireside Theatre, episode The Uncrossed River, originally aired January 26, 1954
Fireside Theatre, episode Man of the Comstock, originally aired November 3, 1953
The Loretta Young Show, episode Prisoner at One O'Clock, originally aired October 4, 1953
The Ford Television Theatre, episode So Many Things Happen, originally aired December 18, 1952
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