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Born Dorothy Maloney on January 30, 1925, in Chicago, beautiful Dorothy Malone's career in films began in the early 1940s. As a child she worked as a model, and as a college student Malone was discovered for films. Signing with RKO, the young actress was given small roles in that studio's 'B' programmers, including Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943) and The Falcon Out West (1944; with Tom Conway and Barbara Hale). Upon leaving RKO and signing with Warner Bros. in 1945, Malone's fortunes improved, yet she didn't land meatier roles until the end of the decade. By then, she was acting in such films as Flaxy Martin (1949; with Virginia Mayo) and a number of westerns. Malone left Warner Bros. for Columbia in the late 1940s but quickly abandoned that studio in the early 1950s to freelance in low-budget pictures such as The Bushwhackers (1952; with John Ireland) and Private Hell 36 (1954; with Ida Lupino and Steve Cochran). Malone also starred in several of director Roger Corman's early American International efforts, including Five Guns West (1955). Moving into more expensive productions in the mid 1950s, Malone scored her greatest success when she won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Written on the Wind (1956; with Rock Hudson and Grant Williams). A string of other films followed until 1959, when Malone married handsome Jacques Bergerac; the French lawyer-turned-actor is best known for his starring role in the amazing low-budget horror flick The Hypnotic Eye (1960).

Dorothy MaloneDorothy Malone and Jacques BergeracJoy Houck, Dorothy Malone, and Lance Fuller

LEFT: Cheesecake shot of Dorothy Malone. CENTER: Malone with first husband Jacques Bergerac in the early 1960s. RIGHT: With producer Joy Houck and actor Lance Fuller in 1955

Malone's career slowed considerably afterward, as she and Jacques Bergerac welcomed two daughters. By 1963, however, the marriage was shaky, and Malone went back to work in the AIP film Beach Party (1963; with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello). The following year, Malone was cast in the plum role of Constance MacKenzie in the long-running television drama Peyton Place.

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One Sunday Afternoon (1948) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dorothy Malone and Don DeFore

With Don DeFore in the Warner Bros. musical One Sunday Afternoon

Flaxy Martin (1949)

Dorothy Malone and Zachary Scott

With Zachary Scott in the Warner Bros. crime drama Flaxy Martin

Law and Order (1953) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dorothy Malone and Ronald Reagan in Law and Order

With Ronald Reagan in the Universal-International western Law and Order

Private Hell 36 (1954) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Howard Duff and Dorothy Malone

From the independent crime thriller Private Hell 36 with Howard Duff

Sincerely Yours (1955) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Liberace and Dorothy MaloneLiberace and Dorothy Malone

With Liberace in the Warner Bros. drama Sincerely Yours

Pillars of the Sky (1956) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Keith Andes, Jeff Chandler, and Dorothy MaloneDorothy Malone

From the Universal western Pillars of the Sky. LEFT: With Keith Andes and Jeff Chandler. RIGHT: Malone as Calla Gaxton

Written on the Wind (1956) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dorothy Malone

From the Douglas Sirk drama Written on the Wind, released by Universal-International

Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dorothy Malone

From Universal-International's biopic of Lon Chaney Man of a Thousand Faces

Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Martin Gabel, Jack Lord, Dorothy Malone, and Robert Taylor in Tip on a Dead Jockey

With Martin Gabel, Jack Lord and Robert Taylor in MGM's film noir release Tip on a Dead Jockey

Quantez (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

John Gavin and Dorothy Malone

From the Universal-International western Quantez with John Gavin

The Tarnished Angels (1958) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dorothy Malone and Rock HudsonDorothy Malone and Robert Stack

From the Douglas Sirk drama The Tarnished Angels. LEFT: With Rock Hudson. RIGHT With Robert Stack

Too Much, Too Soon (1958) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Martin Milner and Dorothy Malone in Too Much, Too SoonRay Danton and Dorothy MaloneErrol Flynn and Dorothy Malone

From the Diana Barrymore biopic Too Much, Too Soon, released by Warner Bros. LEFT: With Martin Milner. CENTER: With Ray Danton. RIGHT: With Errol Flynn as John Barrymore

The Last Voyage (1960)

Dorothy Malone and Robert Stack

With Robert Stack in the MGM drama The Last Voyage

Beach Party (1963) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dorothy Malone

From American International's Beach Party

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Malone's marriage to Jacques Bergerac ended acrimoniously in 1964. The couple shared the responsibility in raising their two daughters, but their disagreements about custody often made headlines in the 1960s and 1970s. Malone remarried twice, but both marriages were short-lived.

Unhappy with her screen time and scripts, Dorothy Malone left Peyton Place after the 1968 season. Still she did not lack for work; throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Malone made frequent appearances in made-for-television films and starred in another series, High Hopes, in 1978. Although she'd often been cast in dramas and westerns, toward the end of her career Malone acted in several 'B' horror and science fiction films, including The Day Time Ended (1980; with Jim Davis), The Being (1983; with Martin Landau), and Rest in Pieces (1987; with Scott Thompson Baker). Her final film appearance came in the then-controversial Basic Instinct (1992; with Sharon Stone). Malone is now retired.

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TELEVISION
Peyton Place: Part One [DVD] DVD
The series's first 31 episodes are featured in a five-disc set. 13 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **31 episodes on 5 discs. 13 hrs.**
Peyton Place: Part Two [DVD] DVD
Episodes 32-64 are featured in a five-disc set. 13 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. **31 episodes on 5 discs. 13 1/2 hrs.**

FILM
The Big Sleep [DVD] (1946) DVD
Raymond Chandler's witty and convoluted whodunit comes to life under director Howard Hawks. Humphrey Bogart is private eye Philip Marlowe, investigating a wealthy family's dark secrets, and Lauren Bacall is the sharp-tongued rich girl ensnared with him in a murderous web of deceit, blackmail and murder. With Martha Vickers, John Ridgely, Elisha Cook, Jr., Dorothy Malone. Side A: Standard 114 min. 1946 theatrical version; Side B: Standard 116 min. 1945 pre-release version; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: English, French; featurette; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Bogie & Bacall: The Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage," and "Key Largo."
Cary Grant: The Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
The life and career of composer Cole Porter are saluted in the Movies Unlimited favorite "Night and Day" (1946). Cary Grant plays Porter, from his days at Yale and his experiences in World War I to his stormy marriage and his amazing musical accomplishments. Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley, Jane Wyman co-star. Score includes "You're the Top," "Don't Fence Me In," and more. Five-disc set also includes "My Favorite Wife," "Destination Tokyo," "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer," and "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House." 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; bonus shorts "Home Movies" (1940), "Musical Movieland" (1944), "The Big Snooze" (1946), "Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra" (1946), "Little 'Tinker" (1948), "The House Of Tomorrow" (1949); radio broadcasts; theatrical trailers.
One Sunday Afternoon [DVD](1948) DVD
Sunny, musicalized remake of "The Strawberry Blonde" stars Dennis Morgan as the early 1900s NYC dentist whose happy marriage to Dorothy Malone is threatened when old flame Janis Paige rolls back into town. Don DeFore co-stars under "Strawberry Blonde" helmer Raoul Walsh's direction; score includes "Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys," "Some Day." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
South Of St. Louis (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1949)
Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
South Of St. Louis (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1949) DVD
When their Texas spread is looted and torched by Union raiders, a trio of ranchers (Joel McCrea, Zachary Scott, Douglas Kennedy) who'd wanted to stay out of the Civil War find their hands forced. While one friend signs on with the Confederacy, the other two seek to recoup their losses and vow vengeance...through gun-running. Stunning adventure co-stars Alexis Smith, Dorothy Malone, Victor Jory, Alan Hale. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Colorado Territory [DVD](1949) DVD
This western remake of the Humphrey Bogart gangster flick "High Sierra" stars Joel McCrea as a notorious outlaw who breaks out of jail and winds up planning one last railroad robbery with his old gang, despite his desire to settle down. But McCrea and dance hall girl Virginia Mayo must make a desperate escape to the mountains when the heist goes bad. Dorothy Malone also stars; directed by Raoul Walsh, who also helmed the original. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Nevadan [DVD](1950) DVD
Randolph Scott stars as a marshal who teams with a robber to stop a nasty rancher from recovering $250,000 in stolen loot. As the unlikely pair tries to complete their shared mission and fight the bad guy and his gang, they must also square off against each other-resulting in plenty of thrills and action. Western winner co-stars Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker, Frank Faylen, George Macready. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes [DVD] DVD
After helping to acquit accused killer Rita Hayworth, juror Brian Aherne offers the scandalized woman a job in his Paris shop. When son Glenn Ford falls for her, though, the storekeeper is faced with telling all about her past, in the first Hayworth-Ford screen pairing, "The Lady in Question" (1940). Unemployed mining engineer Ford gets hit upon by femme fatale Janis Carter, who's out to make him the fall guy in banker boyfriend Barry Sullivan's big-money swindle, in "Framed" (1947). Edgar Buchanan, Karen Morley co-star. Bitter World War II vet Ford robs $100,000 from the hoods who took over his nightclub, and makes the fateful decision to hide out in Evelyn Keyes' settlement house, in the "sentimental noir" "Mr. Soft Touch" (1949). John Ireland co-stars. T-man Ford finds the lives of his family threatened when the gang boss he's trying to finger for tax evasion starts pushing back in the gritty procedural "The Undercover Man" (1949). Nina Foch, James Whitmore co-star. "Convicted" (1950) on a manslaughter rap due to ineffective counsel, Ford is made a trustee by sympathetic warden Broderick Crawford. Dorothy Malone co-stars. 7 1/4 hrs. on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Bad Girls Of Film Noir, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Sheila (Evelyn Keyes) was clever enough to smuggle diamonds into Manhattan from Cuba, but she's also "The Killer That Stalked New York" (1950) because she's carrying smallpox! Noir thriller co-stars Barry Kelley, Dorothy Malone. Two con artists plot to scam a couple by producing a double of their missing son, in "Two of a Kind" (1951). With Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott. Returning home to Pennsylvania from service in the Korean War, a doctor (Charlton Heston) falls under the spell of a lovely gal (Lizabeth Scott), but they're "Bad for Each Other" (1953). Co-stars Dianne Foster, Mildred Dunnock. Unless a "displaced person" from World War II can locate the soldier whose testimony can break down "The Glass Wall" (1953) keeping him from entering America, the man faces branding as a criminal fugitive. Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame star. 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailers; featurette; bonus "All Star Theatre" episode.
Tim Holt Western Classics Collection, Vol. 3 [DVD] DVD
Cowhand Holt tries to stop a lynch-happy ranch foreman from inciting a range war in "Storm Over Wyoming" (1950). Richard Martin, Noreen Nash co-star. When a blackmail over a gold mine claim leads to double-crosses, Tim rides to keep peace in "Rider from Tucson" (1950). Martin, Veda Ann Borg co-star. Tim must stop the owlhoots after an earthquake relief fund in "Border Treasure" (1950). With Inez Cooper. Tim goes after smugglers with the "Rio Grande Patrol" (1950). With Cleo Moore. Counterfeiters best beware when Texas Ranger Tim enforces the "Law of the Badlands" (1951). With Joan Dixon. Holt must stop a phony inspector's cattle swindle in "Saddle Legion" (1951). With Dorothy Malone. Holt must discover why a dead man's son is covering for a killer in "Gunplay" (1951). Dixon co-stars. To help an ex-con escape blackmailing buddies, Holt serves up "Hot Lead" (1951). With John Dehner. Tim next plays the "Road Agent" (1952) facing down a landowner overcharging for right-of-way. Lastly, Holt takes on a corrupt land agent in "Target" (1952). 10 hrs. total on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Bushwhackers [DVD](1952) DVD
Putting aside a vow never to use a gun again, a Civil War veteran cleans up a corrupt western town. John Ireland, Dorothy Malone and Lon Chaney, Jr. star. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Law And Order [DVD] (1953)
Western drama stars Ronald Reagan as a marshal looking to retire with lady love Dorothy Malone, but forced to strap on his six-irons one last time to free a frontier town from the grip of outlaw leader Preston Foster, the man responsible for Reagan's brother's death. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics II [DVD] DVD
Director Fritz Lang's "Human Desire" (1954), based on the Zola novel and Renoir film "La Bete Humaine," stars Glenn Ford as a railroad engineer who has an affair with Gloria Grahame, the wife of co-worker Broderick Crawford, after finding out the couple are responsible for a murder. Detective Fred MacMurray gets mixed up with a suspected bank robber's girlfriend (Kim Novak), leading to deception and double-crosses, in "Pushover" (1954). With Phil Carey, Dorothy Malone, E.G. Marshall. "The Brothers Rico" (1957) finds a former Mafia accountant pulled back into the dangerous world of organized crime when he learns the Mob wants to eliminate his siblings. Richard Conte, James Darren, Paul Picerni star. Falsely accused of robbery and murder, fugitive Aldo Ray seeks help from mysterious beauty Anne Bancroft in "Nightfall" (1957), co-starring Brian Keith. And Los Angeles becomes a "City of Fear" (1959) as authorities try to locate an escaped convict in possession of a deadly radioactive explosive. With Vince Edwards, Patricia Blair, John Archer. Soundtrack: English.
Young At Heart (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1954)
Great musical/drama, based on the 1938 film "Four Daughters," stars Frank Sinatra as a musician who comes to a small town to work with composer Gig Young and winds up stealing fiancee Doris Day from him. Top-notch score includes "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Just One of Those Things," and the title tune. With Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, and Ethel Barrymore. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Young At Heart (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1954) DVD
Great musical/drama, based on the 1938 film "Four Daughters," stars Frank Sinatra as a musician who comes to a small town to work with composer Gig Young and winds up stealing fiancee Doris Day from him. Top-notch score includes "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Just One of Those Things," and the title tune. With Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, and Ethel Barrymore. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Loophole [DVD](1954) DVD
When a Hollywood bank teller (Barry Sullivan) is implicated in stealing from his drawer right before an audit, the ex-cop (Charles McGraw) sent to investigate looks to pin the crime on him definitively. The shocked teller's wife (Dorothy Malone) believes in his innocence, but the real thief (Don Beddoe) may have been just clever enough to frame an innocent man. With Don Haggerty, Mary Beth Hughes. 80 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Private Hell 36 [Blu-ray](1954)
The investigation into a Los Angeles drugstore robbery leads a pair of veteran policemen (Steve Cochran and Howard Duff) to a fortune taken in an earlier heist. Cochran, egged on by his lounge singer girlfriend (Ida Lupino, who co-scripted), convinces Duff to stash away part of the money for themselves, but will a mix of greed and guilt be their undoing? Director Don Siegel's taut noir drama also stars Dean Jagger, Dorothy Malone. AKA: "Baby Face Killers." 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Private Hell 36 [DVD](1954) DVD
The investigation into a Los Angeles drugstore robbery leads a pair of veteran policemen (Steve Cochran and Howard Duff) to a fortune taken in an earlier heist. Cochran, egged on by his lounge singer girlfriend (Ida Lupino, who co-scripted), convinces Duff to stash away part of the money for themselves, but will a mix of greed and guilt be their undoing? Director Don Siegel's taut noir drama also stars Dean Jagger, Dorothy Malone. AKA: "Baby Face Killers." 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Fast And The Furious [DVD] (1954) DVD
On the run from a bogus murder rap, John Ireland steals a Jaguar with owner Dorothy Malone still inside and joins a Pebble Beach road race to slip across the border. Roger Corman wrote and produced this feature, one of the first releases from AIP. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono.
Poverty Row Studio Collections: American International, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "The Fast and the Furious" (1954), "Hot Rod Girl," "A Bucket of Blood," and "Attack of the Giant Leeches."
Sincerely Yours [DVD](1955) DVD
In his starring film debut, the one and only Liberace plays a concert pianist stricken with a disease that robs him of his hearing. His descent into self-pity is checked once he realizes there are other people worse off, and he sets out to secretly help them resolve their dilemmas. The fourth film version of the 1914 play "The Silent Voice," bolstered by plenty of performances in Lee's inimitable style, co-stars Dorothy Malone, Joanne Dru, William Demarest. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Fort Worth (1951)/Colt .45 (1950)/Tall Man Riding [DVD](1955) DVD
First, in "Fort Worth," Randolph Scott is an ex-gunslinger and newspaperman who is forced to return to his old vocation when a gang of outlaws rides into his Texas town. Features David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter, Helena Carter. Next, "Colt .45" has Scott chasing a desperado who is using weapons to terrorize locals. With Ruth Roman, Zachary Scott, Lloyd Bridges. AKA: "Thundercloud." Finally, Scott is a "Tall Man Riding" for vengeance as he tries to settle the score with a nemesis from his past. Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle, Robert Barratt co-star. Soundtrack: English.
Greatest Classic Films: WWII Double Feature [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "Battle Cry" and "Battle of the Bulge."
Written On The Wind [DVD] (1956) DVD
Sweeping Douglas Sirk melodrama traces the lives, loves, and tragedies of a Texas oil family. Rock Hudson stars as the "adopted son" whose attraction to Lauren Bacall, the wife of spoiled scion Robert Stack, leads to a violent confrontation. Dorothy Malone also stars in an Oscar-winning turn as a drunken, promiscuous daughter, along with Robert Keith, Grant Williams. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: English; filmography; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.
Western Horizons: Universal Westerns Of The 1950s [DVD] DVD
Embittered Confederate veteran Robert Ryan builds a Texas land empire through force and graft, but his ambition brings him into conflict with the law and marshal brother Rock Hudson, in "Horizons West" (1952). Julia Adams, Raymond Burr, James Arness co-star; Budd Boetticher directs. Cree-raised Mountie Alan Ladd must tread lightly when the warlike Sioux cross the border in search of a tribal alliance in "Saskatchewan" (1954). Shelley Winters, Hugh O'Brian, Jay Silverheels co-star; Raoul Walsh directs. Tubercular gunman Rory Calhoun makes a new life in New Mexico, but conflict manages to find him still, in "Dawn at Socorro" (1954). Piper Laurie, Lee Van Cleef, Alex Nicol co-star. Cowpoke Richard Widmark rides after the survivor who left his father to die in an Apache ambush in "Backlash" (1956). Donna Reed, John McIntire, Barton MacLane co-star; John Sturges directs. Sergeant Jeff Chandler's orders to keep peace on an Oregon reservation are challenged by encroaching army engineers in "Pillars Of The Sky" (1956). Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Lee Marvin co-star. 7 hrs. total on five discs. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.
Tip On A Dead Jockey [DVD](1957) DVD
Shattered in spirit and down to his last dollar, expatriate military pilot Robert Taylor accepts a lucrative offer to fly a load of contraband from Egypt to Spain. What's he going to do when he discovers that the cargo he's ferrying is heroin? Exciting tale taken from an Irwin Shaw story co-stars Dorothy Malone, Jack Lord, Gia Scala, Marcel Dalio. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Quantez [DVD](1957) DVD
As a pack of robbers makes their way to the Mexican border with their ill-gotten gains, their topkick (Fred MacMurray) orders one final night's rest in the all-but-deserted town of Quantez. Their plans for spending the loot might have to wait--perhaps permanently--as they've camped in the path of an Indian raid. Dorothy Malone, Sydney Chaplin, John Gavin, Michael Ansara also star. 80 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Man Of A Thousand Faces [DVD](1957) DVD
The career and stormy private life of silent film legend Lon Chaney is effectively (if not always accurately) brought to the screen in this biodrama. James Cagney stars as the son of deaf-mute parents who thrilled audiences with his make-up and portrayals of the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and other grotesqueries. With Jane Greer, Dorothy Malone, Jim Backus, Roger Smith. 122 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
The Tarnished Angels -- Exclusive! [DVD](1957) DVD
William Faulkner's novel "Pylon" was the basis for this glossy and atmospheric Douglas Sirk drama starring Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone as barnstorming airplane daredevils in the 1930s South and Rock Hudson as a cynical reporter who becomes their ally. With Jack Carson, Robert Middleton. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery; poster gallery; more.
Douglas Sirk Filmmaker Collection -- Exclusive! [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Thunder on the Hill," "Taza, Son of Cochise," "Captain Lightfoot," and "The Tarnished Angels."
Too Much, Too Soon [DVD](1958) DVD
One of Errol Flynn's last big-screen roles was as real-life friend and actor John Barrymore in this riveting biopic that chronicles Barrymore's rocky relationship with daughter Diana (Dorothy Malone). Unable to win her drunken father's love or find fulfillment as an actress, Diana begins a downward spiral of alcohol, failed marriages, mental institutions, and suicide attempts. With Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Ray Danton, Neva Patterson; based on Diana Barrymore's autobiography. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Warlock [DVD](1959) DVD
A small frontier town hires two gunfighters to get rid of the outlaws who have been terrorizing them, but learns that the cure may be worse than the disease, in this classic example of the "later" Hollywood western, from the novel by Oakley Hall. Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark, and Dorothy Malone star. 121 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Rock Hudson: Screen Legend Collection [DVD] DVD
Man's man Rock Hudson heats up the screen in a three-disc, five-film set! When a rich, old man (Charles Coburn) leaves a fortune to the family of a woman he once loved, a soda jerk (Hudson) finds he's no longer the perfect lad for the clan's daughter, in "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" (1952). Piper Laurie, Gigi Perreau co-star. Rock flexes his pecs in the Arabian-flavored costume epic "The Golden Blade" (1953), journeying to Baghdad on a mission of vengeance. Laurie, Gene Evans co-star. Hudson wears the white hat, and Kirk Douglas the black, in the muscular Western "The Last Sunset" (1961), with Dorothy Malone and Joseph Cotten. Giving an intense performance, Hudson plays an egotistical doctor working in the jungle, in "The Spiral Road" (1962). Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands also star. And playboy Rock is asked to woo psychiatrist Leslie Caron by her father (Charles Boyer) in the romantic comedy "A Very Special Favor" (1965). Walter Slezak, Larry Storch co-star. 8 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailers.
Beach Party (1963)/Bikini Beach [DVD](1964) DVD
The first entry in A.I.P.'s surfside slapstick series, "Beach Party" stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as fun-loving teens who become the subject of anthropologist Bob Cummings' research into adolescent mating rituals. With Morey Amsterdam, Dorothy Malone, Dick Dale and The Del-Tones, and Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper. Next, Frankie plays himself and mop-topped British pop idol the Potato Bug (get it?)--and both are vying for Annette's attention--in "Bikini Beach," co-starring Don Rickles, Keenan Wynn, Little Stevie Wonder, and Boris Karloff. 198 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailers.
The Frankie & Annette Collection [DVD] DVD
"Surf's up" in this four-disc boxed set saluting AIP's teen comedy series and seaside sweethearts Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Anthropologist Bob Cummings uses the pair as part of a study of modern mating habits in the original "Beach Party" (1963), with Morey Amsterdam, Dorothy Malone, and Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper. Annette has her hands full when the Potato Bug, a British pop star who's Frankie's double, arrives at "Bikini Beach" (1964). Don Rickles and Little Stevie Wonder guest star. Gym owner Rickles wants to take over the kids' surf spot, and heiress Luciana Paluzzi wants to woo Frankie from Annette, in "Muscle Beach Party" (1964). Avalon trades his board for slats and joins Dwayne Hickman, Deborah Walley and James Brown for a "Ski Party" (1965). "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965) boasts a missing singer, a mermaid, and skydiving surfdogs. Avalon wants to keep pal Hickman away from Funicello while he's on military duty in "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" (1965), with Buster Keaton. Frankie's a moonshine-running hot rodder competing with racer Fabian for Annette's hand in "Fireball 500" (1966). And Fabian and Funicello burn rubber together in "Thunder Alley" (1967). 12 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English mono.
Fate Is The Hunter (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray](1964)
In the wake of a horrific airliner crash, the authorities are swift in pinning responsibility on the late pilot (Rod Taylor). One loyal friend (Glenn Ford) in the airline's front office isn't buying it, however, and he sets out to determine the cause with the aid of the tragedy's sole survivor (Suzanne Pleshette). Gripping mix of disaster flick and procedural co-stars Nancy Kwan, Wally Cox, and Jane Russell. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; documentary "To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey" (2010); audio commentary; isolated music score; theatrical trailer.
Rich Man, Poor Man: The Complete Collection [DVD](1976) DVD
Based on Irwin Shaw's best-selling novel, the groundbreaking ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" starred Nick Nolte and Peter Strauss as German-American New England brothers--rebellious boxer Tom Jordache and driven businessman Rudy Jordache--whose divergent lives are followed from the end of World War II to the 1960s. Susan Blakely plays the woman both siblings are drawn to; with Ed Asner, Fionnula Flanagan, Gloria Grahame, Ray Milland, and William Smith as Falconetti. The story continues in "Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II," as U.S. senator Strauss tries to mentor his brother's son as well as his own stepchild, while at the same time dealing with a mysterious mogul out to destroy him. Peter Haskell, Gregg Henry, James Carroll Jordan, Susan Sullivan also star. 27 1/4 hrs. total on nine discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary on selected episodes.
The Day Time Ended (1980)/The Doomsday Machine [DVD](1972) DVD
First, in "The Day Time Ended," radiation from a supernova sends a family into a bizarre time-space warp that finds them confronting dinosaurs, tiny aliens, a green pyramid, and other phenomena. Jim Davis, Dorothy Malone, Chris Mitchum star. AKA: "Earth's Final Fury," "Time Warp," "Vortex." Then, the fascinating sci-fi tale "The Doomsday Machine" (set in the futuristic year of 1976!) follows a spaceship crew on a mission to Venus as they witness the destruction of Earth by a Red Chinese doomsday device. In order to preserve the future of mankind, they delve deeper into space. Grant Williams, Henry Wilcoxon, Ruta Lee star. AKA: "Escape from Planet Earth." 161 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
The Being [DVD](1983) DVD
In a small Idaho community, a young boy mutates after coming into contact with toxic waste and starts killing the townspeople. The police chief and a government scientist investigate the killings, but when they learn of the monster behind the madness, can they stop him before they become his next victims? Fun and frightening horror tale stars Martin Landau, Jose Ferrer, Ruth Buzzi, Rexx Coltrane, and "the Unknown Comic" Murray Langston. AKA: "Easter Sunday," "Freak," "The Pottsville Horror." 82 min. Soundtrack: English; theatrical trailer; audio commentary; interview.
Basic Instinct (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray](1992)
Controversial, sexually charged suspenser stars Michael Douglas as a burned-out San Francisco police detective investigating a brutal ice-pick murder who carries on a torrid affair with one of the case's suspects, seductive bisexual writer Sharon Stone. Jeanne Tripplehorn and George Dzundza co-star; Paul Verhoeven directs. Unrated director's cut features ultra-steamy scenes excised from the film's original release; 128 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1 EX, DTS HD; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Verhoeven, others; featurette; "making of" documentary; screen tests; storyboards; theatrical trailer.
Basic Instinct (Ultimate Edition) [DVD](1992) DVD
Controversial, sexually charged suspenser stars Michael Douglas as a burned-out San Francisco police detective investigating a brutal ice-pick murder who carries on a torrid affair with one of the case's suspects, seductive bisexual writer Sharon Stone. Jeanne Tripplehorn and George Dzundza co-star; Paul Verhoeven directs. Unrated director's cut features ultra-steamy scenes excised from the film's original release; 128 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary by Verhoeven; documentary; photo gallery; storyboards; interview; theatrical trailer.

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filmography

FILM
Basic Instinct (1992) with Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, and Jeanne Tripplehorn
Rest in Pieces (1987) with Scott Thompson Baker
Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985) with John Beck, Christopher Connelly, Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, and Ruth Warrick
He's Not Your Son (1984) with Donna Mills and Ken Howard
The Being (1983) with Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Jose Ferrer, and Ruth Buzzi
Off Your Rocker (1982) with Milton Berle, Red Buttons, and Lou Jacobi
Condominium (1980) with Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Ralph Bellamy, Macdonald Carey, Virginia Leith, and Stuart Whitman
The Day Time Ended (1980) with Jim Davis
Winter Kills (1979) with Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Ralph Meeker, and Richard Boone
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979) with Anne Heywood, Donald Pleasence, Robert Vaughn, Earl Holliman, Carolyn Jones, Ronee Blakley, and Doris Roberts
Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978) with Kim Basinger, Vivian Blaine, Fabian, Tab Hunter, and Don Stroud
Golden Rendezvous (1977) with Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, John Vernon, David Janssen, Burgess Meredith, Leigh Lawson, and John Carradine
Murder in Peyton Place (1977) with Ed Nelson, Christopher Connelly, Janet Margolin, and Stella Stevens
Little Ladies of the Night (1977) with David Soul, Louis Gossett Jr., Linda Purl, Clifton Davis, Carolyn Jones, Paul Burke, and Lana Wood
The Man Who Would Not Die (1976) with Keenan Wynn and Aldo Ray
The November Plan (1976) with Meredith Baxter, Elaine Joyce, Diane Ladd, Laurence Luckinbill, Lloyd Nolan, and Wayne Rogers
Abduction (1975) with Leif Erickson and Lawrence Tierney
The Pigeon (1969) with Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalban, Pat Boone, and Patsy Kelly
The Insatiables (1969) with Luciana Paluzzi and John Ireland
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) with Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Mark Stevens, Max Showalter, and Constance Towers
Beach Party (1963) with Robert Cummings, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, Jody McCrea, Morey Amsterdam, Dick Dale, and Vincent Price
The Last Sunset (1961) with Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Joseph Cotten, Carol Lynley, and Neville Brand
The Last Voyage (1960) with Robert Stack, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien, and Woody Strode
Warlock (1959) with Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, and Richard Arlen
Too Much, Too Soon (1958) with Errol Flynn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Ray Danton, and Martin Milner
The Tarnished Angels (1958) with Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Jack Carson, and Troy Donahue
Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) with Robert Taylor, Martin Gabel, Gia Scala, Jack Lord, Hayden Rorke, and Joyce Jameson
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) with James Cagney, Jim Backus, Robert Evans, Jack Albertson, Roger Smith, and Rickie Sorensen
Quantez (1957) with Fred MacMurray, John Gavin, John Larch, and Michael Ansara
Written on the Wind (1956) with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, and Grant Williams
Pillars of the Sky (1956) with Jeff Chandler, Ward Bond, Keith Andes, and Lee Marvin
Tension at Table Rock (1956) with Richard Egan, Cameron Mitchell, DeForest Kelley, and Angie Dickinson
At Gunpoint (1955) with Fred MacMurray, Walter Brennan, Tommy Rettig, and Whit Bissell
Artists and Models (1955) with Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Eva Gabor, and Anita Ekberg
Sincerely Yours (1955) with Liberace, Joanne Dru, William Demarest, Lurene Tuttle, Lori Nelson, Alex Nicol, and Guy Williams
Tall Man Riding (1955) with Randolph Scott and Peggie Castle
Five Guns West (1955) with Mike Connors and Jonathan Haze
Battle Cry (1955) with Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey, Tab Hunter, Anne Francis, William Campbell, and John Lupton
The Fast and the Furious (1954) with John Ireland and Bruno VeSota; directed by Roger Corman
Young at Heart (1954) with Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young, and Ethel Barrymore
Private Hell 36 (1954) with Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger, and Dabbs Greer
Security Risk (1954) with John Ireland and Keith Larsen
Pushover (1954) with Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, and Kim Novak
The Lone Gun (1954) with George Montgomery, Frank Faylen, and Neville Brand
Loophole (1954) with Barry Sullivan, Charles McGraw, and Mary Beth Hughes
Jack Slade (1953) with Mark Stevens and Lee Van Cleef
Law and Order (1953) with Ronald Reagan, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol, Russell Johnson, Jack Kelly, and Dennis Weaver
Scared Stiff (1953) with Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizabeth Scott, and Carmen Miranda
Torpedo Alley (1953) with Mark Stevens and Bill Williams
The Bushwhackers (1952) with John Ireland, Wayne Morris, Lawrence Tierney, and Lon Chaney Jr.
Saddle Legion (1951) with Tim Holt
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1951) with Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Kirk, Fred Clark, and Don Porter
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) with Evelyn Keyes, Lola Albright, and Whit Bissell
Convicted (1950) with Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Frank Faylen, and Will Geer
The Nevadan (1950) with Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Frank Faylen, George Macready, and Jock Mahoney
Colorado Territory (1949) with Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, and John Archer
South of St. Louis (1949) with Joel McCrea, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Victor Jory, and Bob Steele
Flaxy Martin (1949) with Virginia Mayo, Zachary Scott, and Elisha Cook Jr.
One Sunday Afternoon (1948) with Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige, and Don DeFore
Two Guys from Texas (1948) with Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Penny Edwards, Forrest Tucker, Fred Clark, and Gerald Mohr
To the Victor (1948) with Dennis Morgan, Viveca Lindfors, William Conrad, and Bruce Bennett
The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Bob Steele, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Night and Day (1946) with Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley, Jane Wyman, and Eve Arden
Janie Gets Married (1946) with Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Ann Harding, Hattie McDaniel, and Margaret Hamilton
Too Young to Know (1945) with Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Rosemary DeCamp, and Craig Stevens
One Mysterious Night (1944) with Chester Morris and Janis Carter
Step Lively (1943) with Frank Sinatra, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak, Eugene Pallette, and Anne Jeffreys

TELEVISION SERIES
High Hopes, 1978 TV series
Rich Man, Poor Man, 1976 ABC miniseries. Malone portrayed Irene Goodwin
Peyton Place, 1964-1969 ABC TV series. Malone portrayed Constance MacKenzie Carson from 1964-1968

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