Born Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Juarez, Mexico, on December 11, 1905, dashing screen actor Gilbert Roland moved with his family to Texas with the onset of the Mexican Revolution between 1910 and 1911. Around 1920, the teenage Roland left his family for Los Angeles, and as he looked older than his years suggested, he was soon getting film work in bit parts. He chose his stage name by using the last names of two of his favorite silent screen stars: serial queen Ruth Roland and matinee idol John Gilbert. After several years of bit parts, at the age of 19 Gilbert Roland secured his breakthrough role in the 1925 Clara Bow vehicle The Plastic Age, one of the first films in which he received screen credit. Bow and Roland, both 20 years old at the time, became friends and lovers while lensing the film.

Gilbert Roland, Columbia, 1951

Studio portrait of Gilbert Roland

Gilbert Roland made the transition to 'talkies' relatively unscathed, unlike many of his co-stars, such as Norma Talmadge, who found their careers had evaporated because their voices were not microphone-friendly. Roland often portrayed Latin-lover types, but he also made numerous westerns from the late 1930s through the late 1960s; in addition, he also proved to be adept at comedy. In 1946, Roland went to Monogram to take over the role of the Cisco Kid, a role which had previously belonged to Warner Baxter, Cesar Romero, and Duncan Renaldo. When Roland abandoned the role in 1948 to freelance at MGM and Columbia, Renaldo was once again the Cisco Kid.

After a string of affairs with his leading ladies, Roland married his first wife, glamorous actress Constance Bennett, in 1941. (Roland was Bennett's fourth husband.) The strikingly beautiful Bennett, the sister of Joan Bennett, was the bigger star of the couple, but during the marriage Roland received the lion's share of publicity from the union, and the press lavished lots of ink on her husband's handsome visage. After producing two children, the couple called it quits in 1946.

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Camille (1927)

Gilbert Roland and Norma Talmadge

Roland with Norma Talmadge in Camille, one of four films in which the duo starred. Sadly, this is now a 'lost' film. Roland and Talmadge started an affair during production of this film, leading to the eventual breakup of Talmadge's marriage to Joseph Schenck, one-time president of United Artists and chairman of 20th Century-Fox

The Sea Hawk (1940) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland and Errol Flynn

Roland with Errol Flynn in the swashbuckling adventure The Sea Hawk

The Gay Cavalier (1946) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland and Ramsay Ames

Roland in his first outing as the Cisco Kid, with Ramsay Ames. Roland made about ten 'Cisco Kid' features between 1946 and 1948

Beauty and the Bandit (1946) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland and Ramsay AmesGilbert Roland as the Cisco KidGilbert Roland as the Cisco Kid

Again as the Cisco Kid. The left photo also features Ramsay Ames

The Furies (1950) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland and Barbara Stanwyck

With Barbara Stanwyck in the excellent Paramount western The Furies

Mark of the Renegade (1951)

Ricardo Montalban, Andrea King, and Gilbert Roland

From the Universal adventure Mark of the Renegade with Ricardo Montalban and Andrea King

Thunder Bay (1953) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland

From the Universal adventure Thunder Bay

The Racers (1955)

Gilbert Roland

From the 20th Century Fox drama The Racers

That Lady (1955)

Gilbert Roland and Anthony Dawson

With Anthony Dawson in the adventure That Lady

The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)

Rory Calhoun and Gilbert Roland

With Rory Calhoun in the western The Treasure of Pancho Villa, released by RKO

Underwater! (1955)

Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan, and Jane RussellGilbert Roland, Richard Egan, and Jane Russell

With Richard Egan and Jane Russell in RKO's racy adventure flick Underwater!

Zorro (1958-1960 TV Series)

Gilbert Roland and Guy Williams

With Guy Williams in a 1960 episode of Zorro

Guns of the Timberland (1960) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Frankie Avalon and Gilbert Roland

With Frankie Avalon in the Warner Bros. western Guns of the Timberland

Samar (1962) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland, Joan O'Brien, and George MontgomeryGilbert Roland and Joan O'BrienJoan O'Brien, George Montgomery, Ziva Rodann, and Gilbert Roland

LEFT and CENTER: With Joan O'Brien and George Montgomery in the adventure Samar. RIGHT: With Joan O'Brien, George Montgomery, and Ziva Rodann

Any Gun Can Play (1967) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Gilbert Roland and Stefania CaredduGilbert Roland

From the spaghetti western Any Gun Can Play. The left photo also features Stefania Careddu

later years

Gilbert Roland continued to accept roles in films, both theatrical releases and made-for-TV, throughout the 1970s. And, on occasion, he appeared in guest spots on popular TV shows, including Barnaby Jones, Night Gallery, and Hart to Hart. But by the time the film Barbarosa was released in 1982, he decided to retire from the screen at age 77. Roland succumbed to cancer on May 15, 1994, at the age of 88. He was survived by his second wife, his two daughters from his first marriage to Constance Bennett, and a brother.

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Call Her Savage [DVD](1932) DVD
In her penultimate screen performance, Clara Bow portrays a tempestuous Texas half-breed whose family packs her off to charm school in Chicago. It might not have been the best idea, as she swiftly becomes steeped in the worst vices and scandals that the big town has to offer. Eye-poppingly lurid pre-Code offering also stars Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd, Estelle Taylor, Monroe Owsley. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Poverty Row Studio Collection: Allied Pictures, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
There are few cities more romantic than Paris, so is it any surprise that the Allied Pictures drama "A Parisian Romance" (1932) concerns a superbly heated love triangle? It's a complicated relationship that soon goes sour...and then leads to murder! Lew Cody, Marion Shilling star. Also includes "Vanity Fair" (1932), "Officer 13," and "One Year Later." Standard; Soundtrack: English.
A Parisian Romance [DVD](1932) DVD
A rakish, womanizing world-traveller (Lew Cody) casts his cynicism towards love and women aside when he meets the woman of his dreams (Marion Schilling) in Paris, but must contend with the young beauty's fiance. Will the complicated love triangle somehow be resolved? Engaging romantic drama based on the play by Octave Feuillet co-stars Gilbert Roland, Joyce Compton. 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Buster Keaton At MGM Triple Feature [DVD] DVD
Buster Keaton is "The Passionate Plumber" (1932) summoned by Parisian socialite Irene Purcell to fix her shower, and then roped by her into a scheme to make gadabout boyfriend Gilbert Roland jealous. Jimmy Durante, Polly Moran also star. Two-disc set also includes "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" and "Speak Easily." 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
She Done Him Wrong [DVD](1933) DVD
For her second film, Mae West adapted her Broadway play "Diamond Lil" and starred as Lady Lou, the Bowery saloon keeper and stage singer who invites religious mission officer Cary Grant to "come up sometime...and see me." Along the way West tosses out some classic one-liners and also sings "Frankie and Johnny" and "Easy Rider." Noah Beery, Gilbert Roland co-star. 65 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; bonus short "She Done Him Right" (1933).
Gigolettes Of Paris [DVD](1933) DVD
Classic melodrama follows a beautiful salesgirl as she falls for a rich customer and promptly accepts an engagement ring from him. After her hubby-to-be breaks her heart and reclaims the piece of jewelry, she takes a job at a cabaret theater where she befriends a handsome gigolo and plots to get even with her former love and his new wife. Madge Bellamy, Gilbert Roland, Natalie Moorhead star. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Thunder Trail [DVD](1937) DVD
Two brothers are separated when their parents are killed during a wagon train attack. One is adopted by outlaws, the other by a good family. Reunited years later, they face each other as criminal and lawyer--and both in love with the same woman. Frontier drama based on a Zane Grey novel stars Gilbert Roland, Charles Bickford, and Marsha Hunt. AKA: "Thunder Pass." Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Gateway [DVD](1938) DVD
All the U.S.-bound Irish lass (Arleen Whelan) wanted was to step off the boat to a waiting marriage and a new life, but the trumped-up accusations of a rebuffed shipboard masher (Raymond Walburn) bought her detention at Ellis Island. Can a sympathetic war correspondent (Don Ameche) smooth things over, and perhaps change her plans? Gilbert Roland, Gregory Ratoff, Binnie Barnes co-star. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Juarez [DVD](1939) DVD
Paul Muni delivers a magnificent portrayal as Mexican leader Benito Juarez in this gripping historical drama. Set in the early 1860s, the film chronicles Juarez's valiant fight for his country's freedom and his conflict with Maximilian Von Hapsburg (Brian Aherne), a political puppet installed as Mexico's emperor by French ruler Napoleon III (Claude Rains). Bette Davis, John Garfield also star. 120 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Sea Hawk [DVD](1940) DVD
Classic high seas action with Errol Flynn as a roguish privateer who takes on the Spanish Armada for Queen Elizabeth I. Rousing action sequences, a cast that also includes Claude Rains, Flora Robson, Brenda Marshall and Alan Hale, and Erich Korngold's score make this a winner. Uncut, 127-min. version. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; featurette; newsreel footage; theatrical trailers; "Alice in Movieland" (1940), "Porky's Poor Fish" (1940).
Errol Flynn: The Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
Six-disc set includes "Captain Blood," "Dodge City," "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex," "The Sea Hawk," "They Died with Their Boots On," and the exclusive documentary "The Adventures of Errol Flynn."
Isle Of Destiny [DVD](1940) DVD
Adventure, excitement and drama are prominently featured in this classic starring June Lang as an Amelia Earhart-esque aviator/society girl who crashes her plane while on the way to visit her brother in the South Seas. After surviving the wreck, she is kidnapped by a dangerous gun-smuggler and must figure out how to escape from the man and his murderous wife. With William Gargan, Wallace Ford, Gilbert Roland. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Isle Of Missing Men [DVD](1942) DVD
In this Monogram classic, the governor of a penal island invites a blonde beauty to spend a week with him--unaware of her ulterior motives. But when her arrival coincides with a revolt by the inmates, chaos soon spreads throughout the prison. John Howard, Gilbert Roland, Helen Gilbert star. Soundtrack: English.
Captain Kidd [DVD](1945) DVD
Charles Laughton is superb as one of the most notorious pirates to ever sail the seas, with Randolph Scott as the man charged with bringing him to justice. Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen also star. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital; scene access.
Cisco Kid: Gilbert Roland, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Gilbert Roland assumes the role of the Cisco Kid in the sagebrush adventure "The Gay Cavalier" (1946), as Cisco thwarts outlaws who rob a mission-bound stagecoach of gold. With Martin Garralaga, Nacho Galindo. Next, the Cisco Kid (Roland) and Pancho (Garralaga) return a homestead's deed to a lady in jeopardy, in "Beauty and the Bandit" (1946). Frank Yaconelli, Vida Aldana co-star. Finally, the Kid and Pancho foil the plans of villains devising a land swindling scheme, in "South of Monterey" (1946). Roland, Garralaga, Frank Yaconelli star. 198 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; theatrical trailers.
Cisco Kid: Gilbert Roland, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
"Riding the California Trail" (1947), the Cisco Kid (Gilbert Roland) helps a young woman being swindled by her duplicitous uncle. Martin Garralaga, Frank Yaconelli, Inez Cooper co-star. Next, a woman murders her husband and frames her stepson for the crime, leaving Cisco to save the day, in "Robin Hood of Monterey" (1947). Roland stars, with Chris-Pin Martin as Pancho. Finally, Roland's last turn as Cisco finds him trying to clear his name after an impostor blames him for a string of robberies. "King of the Bandits" (1948) also stars Martin, Angela Greene, and Anthony Warde. 180 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; theatrical trailers.
The Other Love (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1947)
A renowned concert pianist (Barbara Stanwyck) has to put her fast living on hold when she's stricken with tuberculosis, and checks into a Swiss sanatorium operated by a kindly physician (David Niven). As their relationship becomes more than just professional, can he make his unruly charge aware of the severity of her condition? Four-hankie effort directed by Andre de Toth co-stars Richard Conte, Joan Lorring. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Other Love (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1947) DVD
A renowned concert pianist (Barbara Stanwyck) has to put her fast living on hold when she's stricken with tuberculosis, and checks into a Swiss sanatorium operated by a kindly physician (David Niven). As their relationship becomes more than just professional, can he make his unruly charge aware of the severity of her condition? Four-hankie effort directed by Andre de Toth co-stars Richard Conte, Joan Lorring. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Cisco Kid Western Collection [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "The Gay Cavalier," "Beauty and the Bandit," "South of Monterey," "Riding the California Trail," "Robin Hood of Monterey," and "King of the Bandits." 6 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Dude Goes West [DVD](1948) DVD
Overlooked western comedy stars Eddie Albert as an East Coast-based gunsmith who decides to move to a pistol-packing Arizona town with hopes of making a fortune there. During his journey--which is packed with plenty of mirthful misadventures--he falls for gold-seeking beauty Gale Storm. Together, the pair teams up to make their dreams come true and fight some varmints. With James Gleason, Gilbert Roland. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Malaya [DVD](1949) DVD
Former reporter James Stewart teams with paroled crook Spencer Tracy to tackle a dangerous mission during World War II: smuggle 150,000 tons of rubber past Japanese enemy lines and onto American ships. Inspired by true events, this rousing wartime adventure co-stars Sydney Greenstreet, Valentina Cortese. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Furies [DVD](1950) DVD
Walter Huston made his final screen appearance in director Anthony Mann's moody Western melodrama, playing a landowner in the 1870s New Mexico Territory eager to bequeath his property to daughter Barbara Stanwyck--as long as she marries the "proper" man. When Stanwyck falls for gambler Wendell Corey, whose father was killed by Huston, the old rancher takes a desperate step. Gilbert Roland, Judith Anderson co-star. 109 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; interviews; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; booklet; original novel; more.
The Torch [DVD](1950) DVD
A romantic drama with some comic moments about a Mexican town controlled by a revolutionary who is both adored and disliked by the townspeople. The revolutionary falls in love with the daughter of the town's most prominent member and must prove his love to her. Paulette Goddard, Gilbert Roland and Pedro Armendariz star. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.
Crisis [DVD](1950) DVD
Brain surgeon Cary Grant is kidnapped while vacationing with his wife in a South American nation torn by revolution. The country's ailing dictator enlists Grant to save his life in a delicate procedure, but rebel forces attempt to stop the operation by kidnapping his wife. Paula Raymond, Jose Ferrer, and Signe Hasso co-star in Richard Brooks' directorial debut. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Bullfighter And The Lady (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1951)
While on a sojourn to Mexico, an American skeet champion (Robert Stack) develops a fascination with a beautiful senorita (Joy Page) well as the art of bullfighting. Securing an apprenticeship with an iconic matador (Gilbert Roland), his cockiness sets the stage for a tragic ring debut...and a determined quest for redemption. Highly personal project for director Budd Boetticher, who co-authored the Oscar-nominated screen story, co-stars Virginia Grey, Katy Jurado. Restored director's cut; 124 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Bullfighter And The Lady (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1951) DVD
While on a sojourn to Mexico, an American skeet champion (Robert Stack) develops a fascination with a beautiful senorita (Joy Page) well as the art of bullfighting. Securing an apprenticeship with an iconic matador (Gilbert Roland), his cockiness sets the stage for a tragic ring debut...and a determined quest for redemption. Highly personal project for director Budd Boetticher, who co-authored the Oscar-nominated screen story, co-stars Virginia Grey, Katy Jurado. Restored director's cut; 124 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Kirk Douglas Drama [DVD] DVD
The classic melodrama "Young Man with a Horn" (1950) stars Kirk Douglas as a driven trumpet player who devotes his life to music, to the exclusion of almost everything else. Doris Day and Lauren Bacall are the women in his life; Harry James performed Douglas' tunes. Next, Douglas is a tyrannical, ruthless movie producer whose climb up the ladder of success is recalled by three associates: a starlet (Lana Turner), a director (Barry Sullivan), and a writer (Dick Powell), in "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952). Vincente Minnelli's barbed look at the Golden Age of Hollywood also features Gloria Grahame, Walter Pidgeon, Gilbert Roland. And, "Before I Forget" (2009) finds Douglas in a one-man stage performance, candidly sharing stories about his lengthy Hollywood career, his marriages and family, and the stroke that changed his life. Four-disc set also includes "Lust For Life." 7 1/3 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; documentary "Lana Turner...A Daughter's Memoir" (2001).
The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima [DVD](1952) DVD
Heartfelt and inspirational drama based on the true story of three Portuguese farm children who in 1917 claimed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary, and the controversy that erupted. Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke and Frank Silvera star, with Sherry Jackson, Susan Whitney and Sammy Ogg as the children. 102 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
Beneath The 12-Mile Reef [DVD](1953) DVD
It's "Romeo and Juliet" among the risk-taking sponge divers of the Florida coast, with Robert Wagner and Terry Moore as the young lovers who come from rival diving families. Thrilling underwater scenes, including a battle with an octopus, highlight this drama. Gilbert Roland, Richard Boone, Peter Graves also star. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital; scene access.
James Stewart: Screen Legend Collection [DVD] DVD
The versatility of James Stewart is showcased in this three-disc set. First, he shines as a journalist whose marriage with stage star Margaret Sullavan is strained when he is sent overseas to work, in the drama "Next Time We Love" (1936). With Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell. In the wacky "You Gotta Stay Happy" (1948), pilot Stewart takes runaway bride Joan Fontaine on an impromptu flight to California. Eddie Albert and Roland Young lend support. Next, oil wildcatters Stewart and Dan Duryea fight with Cajun fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico, in "Thunder Bay" (1953). Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland co-star. Then, in the fantastic biopic "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953), Stewart shines as the famed musician/band leader. Co-stars June Allyson, Harry Morgan; with performances from Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Finally, in the western drama "Shenandoah" (1965), Civil War opposer Stewart is forced to take sides when his son is kidnapped by Union troops. With Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett. 8 1/3 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailers.
Thunder Bay [DVD](1953) DVD
Convinced that oil is plentiful in the seabed off the Gulf of Mexico, a pair of wildcatters (James Stewart, Dan Duryea) get their backers to stake them to a platform off of a Louisiana coastal town. The struggling local shrimpers, though, aren't happy with the intrusion, and the tensions might blow sky-high well before any gusher. Anthony Mann's thrilling adventure-drama co-stars Gilbert Roland, Joanne Dru, Marcia Henderson, Jay C. Flippen. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Around The World In 80 Days [DVD](1956) DVD
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Michael Todd's lavish production of the Jules Verne adventure classic stars David Niven as globe-trotting Phileas Fogg, with Cantinflas and Shirley MacLaine as his companions. Dozens of cameos, including Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Ronald Colman, Buster Keaton, and more. 182 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; "making of" documentary; audio commentary; deleted scenes; TV special excerpts; newsreel footage; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; DVD-ROM content; bonus short "A Trip to the Moon" (1902). Two-disc set.
The Big Circus [DVD](1959) DVD
Written by Irwin Allen, this compelling drama stars Victor Mature as the owner of a financially struggling circus. With the support of a celebrated clown, a ringmaster, and other acts, he tries to keep his business afloat. But when a saboteur attempts to make sure that the show doesn't go on, Mature learns how tough life under the big top can be. With Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Peter Lorre, and Vincent Price. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Guns Of The Timberland [DVD](1960) DVD
Lumberman Jim Hadley (Alan Ladd) thinks he's found the stand that will let him fill his government contract, but the locals who depend upon the forest to shield their homes from mudslides think otherwise. While he tries to work his charm on one lady rancher (Jeanne Crain), hotheads on both sides stoke a violent confrontation. Thrilling take on the Louis L'Amour tale co-stars Gilbert Roland, Frankie Avalon, Alana Ladd. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
George Montgomery Action Adventure Collection [DVD] DVD
An outstanding adventure collection starring George Montgomery begins with "Samar" (1962), in which Montgomery and Gilbert Roland appear as two officials so appalled by the cruelties of their Philippine prison system that they lead the inmates to revolt and freedom. Ziva Rodann, Joan O'Brien also star. Next, Montgomery's unique war drama "Guerillas in Pink Lace" (1964) focuses on a group of showgirls stranded in the Philippines in 1941 at the height of the Japanese invasion. The women show off their military prowess after Montgomery helps train them to become top-notch fighters. With Joan Shawlee, Valerie Varda. Next, the two-fisted "Satan's Harvest" (1970) stars Montgomery as an American gumshoe who discovers that the estate he has inherited is being controlled by a group of ruthless dope-smugglers. Tippi Hedren, Matt Monro co-star. Two-disc set also includes "The Steel Claw." 6 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; theatrical trailers; trivia.
Cheyenne Autumn [DVD](1964) DVD
The final Western from director John Ford, this powerful, sweeping drama follows a group of Cheyenne Indians in 1880s Oklahoma as they, against a government order, leave their squalid reservation to return to their ancestral lands in Wyoming, a perilous 1,500-mile odyssey that puts the ragtag band at odds with the cavalry. Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Ricardo Montalban, Edward G. Robinson, Gilbert Roland, and James Stewart star. 156 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer.
The Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe (1972)/Any Gun Can Play [DVD](1967) DVD
First, in the sagebrush saga "The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe," a Chinese martial arts master comes to America and experiences prejudice. Hired to smuggle captive Mexican laborers across the border, he vows to avenge the men when they are killed by his slave-trading bosses. Chen Lee, Klaus Kinski, Gordon Mitchell star. AKA: "My Name Is Shanghai Joe," "The Dragon Strikes Back," "To Kill or to Die." Then, in "Any Gun Can Play," a wandering gunslinger sets his sights on a ruthless Mexican bandit and the reward offered for his capture...dead or alive. Edd Byrnes, George Hilton, Gilbert Roland star. AKA: "Blood River," "For a Few Bullets More," "Go Kill and Come Back." 190 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Between God, The Devil And A Winchester (1968)/Boot Hill [DVD](1969) DVD
First, in "Between God, The Devil and a Winchester," the search for a treasure stolen from a Texas church pits a gang of cutthroat outlaws against a priest masquerading as a famed gunfighter. Gilbert Roland, Richard Harrison, Folco Lulli star. AKA: "God Was in the West, Too, At One Time." Then, in "Boot Hill," Terence Hill and Bud Spencer ride across the plains--encountering gunfighters and frontier women along the way. Co-stars Woody Strode, Victor Buono. AKA: "Trinity Rides Again." Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English. Plays All Regions.
The Wild & The Dirty [DVD](1968) DVD
Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is the basis for this pasta oater in which a Civil War hero returns home to find his father dead and his mother married to unscrupulous Uncle Claude. Will he find out who killed his father? "To shoot or not to shoot...that is the question!" With Chip Gorman and Gilbert Roland. AKA: "Dirty Story of the West," "Johnny Hamlet." Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Incident On A Dark Street [DVD](1973) DVD
Two recent law school graduates (David Canary, Robert Pine) land positions in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and work to bring down a citywide crime syndicate. In a marked departure from his usual onscreen heroics, William Shatner essays the role of an oily public official in this gripping crime drama. James Olson, Richard Castellano, and Gilbert Roland co-star. Soundtrack: English.
Mafia & Mob Movies [DVD] DVD
Two recent law school graduates land positions in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and work to bring down a citywide crime syndicate. James Olson, David Canary, Richard Castellano, William Shatner, and Gilbert Roland star in the gripping crime drama "Incident on a Dark Street" (1973). Next, sexy Yvette Mimieux stars as a "Hit Lady" (1974) who uses her body as well as her mind to get the job done. Clu Gulager, Joseph Campanella also star. Four-disc set also includes "Port of New York," "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery," "C.C. and Company," "Angels Hard as They Come," "Evel Knievel" (1971), "Family Enforcer," "The Squeeze" (1980), "High Risk" (1981), "Mob War," and "Mob Story." 18 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Islands In The Stream [DVD](1977) DVD
In the early years of World War II, noted sculptor Thomas Hudson (George C. Scott) finds himself shaken from a chosen life of seclusion in the Bahamas by a series of incidents, including fateful visits from his estranged son (Hart Bochner) and ex-wife (Claire Bloom). Lush adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's final, unfinished novel also stars David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Susan Tyrrell. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Sacketts [DVD](1979) DVD
From the pen of legendary Western author Louis L'Amour comes this sprawling saga of three brothers and their adventures in the American frontier after the Civil War. The superlative cast includes Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Jeff Osterhage, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, and Jack Elam. 193 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; featurette.
Barbarosa [DVD](1982) DVD
Willie Nelson is an aging outlaw in the Southwest on the run from his in-laws who have been chasing him for 30 years, since his marriage to Isela Vega. Nelson takes young Gary Busey, who is also on the run, under his wing, teaching him the ways of the world and the wilderness. With Gilbert Roland, Danny De La Paz; directed by Fred Schepisi ("The Russia House"). 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interactive menus; scene access.

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Barbarosa (1982) with Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, and Isela Vega
Caboblanco (1980) with Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Fernando Rey, Simon MacCorkindale, and Denny Miller
The Sacketts (1979) with Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, John Vernon, and Ruth Roman
The Black Pearl (1977)
Islands in the Stream (1977) with George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Susan Tyrrell, Claire Bloom, and Hart Bochner
South Pacific Connection (1975) with Guy Madison, Nancy Kwan, Alejandro Rey, and Dean Stockwell
The Mark of Zorro (1974) with Frank Langella, Ricardo Montalban, and Yvonne De Carlo
Running Wild (1973) with Lloyd Bridges, Dina Merrill, and Pat Hingle
Incident on a Dark Street (1973) with David Canary, Robert Pine, William Shatner, Wesley Lau, and Don 'Red' Barry
The Christian Licorice Store (1971) with Beau Bridges, Maud Adams, and Allan Arbus
Sartana Does Not Forgive (1969) with Jack Elam
Between God, the Devil and a Winchester (1968) with Richard Harrison and Raf Baldassarre
The Wild & the Dirty (1968)
Land's End (1968) with Rory Calhoun, Martin Milner, and Sonny Tufts
Any Gun Can Play (1967) with Edd Byrnes and George Hilton
The Ruthless Four (1966) with Van Helfin and Klaus Kinski
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) with Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, Stephen Boyd, Rita Hayworth, Marcello Mastroianni, Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach, and Barry Sullivan
The Reward (1965) with Max von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and Henry Silva
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) with Richard Widmark, Ricardo Montalban, George O'Brien, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, Dolores del Rio, and John Carradine
Samar (1962) with George Montgomery, Joan O'Brien, and Ziva Rodann
Guns of the Timberland (1960) with Alan Ladd, Frankie Avalon, Jeanne Crain, and Lyle Bettger
Catch Me If You Can (1959) with Cesare Danova and Dina Merrill
The Big Circus (1959) with Victor Mature and Rhonda Fleming
The Wild and the Innocent (1959) with Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Sandra Dee, Peter Breck, and Jim Backus
The Last of the Fast Guns (1958) with Jock Mahoney
Appointment with a Shadow (1957) with Tony Curtis
Bandido (1956) with Robert Mitchum and Zachary Scott
Three Violent People (1956) with Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Tom Tryon, and Bruce Bennett
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) with David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Morley, Noel Coward, and John Gielgud
The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955) with Rory Calhoun and Shelley Winters
Underwater! (1955) with Jane Russell, Richard Egan, and Lori Nelson
The Racers (1955) with Kirk Douglas, Bella Darvi, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, Katy Jurado, John Hudson, and George Dolenz
That Lady (1955) with Olivia de Havilland and Anthony Dawson
The French Line (1954) with Jane Russell, Craig Stevens, Kasey Rogers, and Joi Lansing
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) with Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Peter Graves, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Boone, Angela Clarke, and Gloria Gordon
The Diamond Queen (1953) with Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas
Thunder Bay (1953) with James Stewart and Joanne Dru
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) with Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, and Leo G. Carroll
Glory Alley (1952) with Ralph Meeker and Leslie Caron
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)
Apache War Smoke (1952) with Glenda Farrell, Robert Horton, Barbara Ruick, Gene Lockhart, Harry Morgan, Myron Healey, and Robert Blake
My Six Convicts (1952) with Marshall Thompson, Wesley Addy, Charles Bronson, and Russ Conway
Ten Tall Men (1951) with Burt Lancaster, Gerald Mohr, Kieron Moore, and Mari Blanchard
Mark of the Renegade (1951) with Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, and Andrea King
Bullfighter and the Lady (1951) with Robert Stack
The Furies (1950) with Barbara Stanwyck, John Bromfield, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, and Albert Dekker
Crisis (1950) with Cary Grant, Ramon Navarro, Jose Ferrer, and Paula Raymond
The Torch (1949) with Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz
Malaya (1949) with Spencer Tracy, John Hodiak, James Stewart, Sydney Greenstreet, and Lionel Barrymore
We Were Strangers (1949) with Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, and Ramon Navarro
The Dude Goes West (1948) with Eddie Albert, Gale Storm, and Tom Tyler
The Other Love (1947) with Barbara Stanwyck and David Niven
Pirates of Monterey (1947) with Maria Montez, Rod Cameron, and Gale Sondergaard
King of the Bandits (1947) with Angela Greene
Robin Hood of Monterey (1947) with Evelyn Brent and Nestor Paiva
High Conquest (1947) with Anna Lee
Riding the California Trail (1947) with Teala Loring
Beauty and the Bandit (1946) with Ramsay Ames
South of Monterey (1946)
The Gay Cavalier (1946) with Ramsay Ames
Captain Kidd (1945) with Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, and Barbara Britton
The Desert Hawk (1944) a fifteen-chapter serial
Isle of Missing Men (1942) with John Howard, Alan Mowbray, and Kenne Duncan
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942) with William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, and Gale Sondergaard
My Life with Caroline (1941) with Ronald Colman and Anna Lee
Angels with Broken Wings (1941) with Jane Frazee and Leo Gorcey
Gambling On the High Seas (1940) with Jane Wyman and George Reeves
Rangers of Fortune (1940) with Fred MacMurray and Albert Dekker
The Sea Hawk (1940) with Errol Flynn and Claude Rains
Isle of Destiny (1940) with William Gargan and Katherine DeMille
Juarez (1939) with Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains, John Garfield, Donald Crisp, and Gale Sondergaard
Gateway (1938) with Don Ameche, Arleen Whelan, John Carradine, and Lyle Talbot
Midnight Taxi (1937) with Brian Donlevy and Lon Chaney Jr.
Thunder Trail (1937) with J. Carrol Naish
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) with Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Lionel Atwill, Robert Cummings, and Anthony Quinn
Ladies Love Danger (1935) with Dick Foran
Mystery Woman (1935) with Rod La Rocque
Tarnished Youth (1933) with Madge Bellamy
After Tonight (1933) with Constance Bennett
The Romantic Widow (1933)
Our Betters (1933) with Constance Bennett
She Done Him Wrong (1933) with Mae West and Cary Grant
The Woman in Room 13 (1932) with Ralph Bellamy and Myrna Loy
The Passionate Plumber (1932) with Buster Keaton
Call Her Savage (1932) with Clara Bow and Thelma Todd
A Parisian Romance (1932) with Lew Cody and Joyce Compton
No Living Witness (1932) with J. Carrol Naish
Hombres de mi vida (1932) with Lupe Velez
Resurreccion (1931) with Lupe Velez
Mephisto (1930)
Men of the North (1930)
Possession (1929)
New York Nights (1929) with Norma Talmadge
The Woman Disputed (1928) with Norma Talmadge; Roland's first 'talkie,' the soundtrack is now lost and only silent prints are available today
The Dove (1927) with Norma Talmadge and Noah Beery; now a lost film
The Love Mart (1927) with Billie Dove, Noah Beery, and Boris Karloff
Rose of the Golden West (1927) with Mary Astor
Camille (1926) with Norma Talmadge and Lilyan Tashman
The Blonde Saint (1926) with Lewis Stone and Doris Kenyon
The Campus Flirt (1926) with Bebe Daniels
The Plastic Age (1925) with Clara Bow
The Lady Who Lied (1925) with Virginia Vallie and Nita Naldi

Hart to Hart, episode Raid, originally aired February 26, 1980
Barnaby Jones, episode Rendezvous with Terror, originally aired February 24, 1974
Kung Fu, episode The Chalice, originally aired October 11, 1973
Medical Center, episode Tico Taco, MD, originally aired November 8, 1972
McCloud, episode The New Mexican Connection, originally aired October 1, 1972
Night Gallery, episode The Waiting Room, originally aired January 26, 1972
The High Chaparral, episode The New Lion of Sonora, originally aired February 19, 1971
The F.B.I., episode The Patriot, originally aired February 2, 1969
Garrison's Gorillas, episode The Big Con, originally aired September 6, 1967
The Fugitive, episode The Savage Street, originally aired March 14, 1967
Bonanza, episode The Lonely Runner, originally aired October 10, 1965
Combat!, episode The Convict, originally aired February 9, 1965
The Fugitive, episode Somebody to Remember, originally aired March 24, 1964
Gunsmoke, episode Extradition: Parts 1 and 2, originally aired December 7 and 14, 1963
The Greatest Show on Earth, episode Don't Look Down, Don't Look Back, originally aired October 8, 1963
Death Valley Days, episode Kingdom for a Horse, originally aired October 1, 1963
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, episode Death and the Joyful Woman, originally aired April 12, 1963
Frontier Circus, episode Quick Shuffle, originally aired February 1, 1962
The Dick Powell Show, episode Death in a Village, originally aired January 2, 1962
The Chevy Show, episode Mexican Fiesta, originally aired March 27, 1960
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, episode Border Justice, originally aired November 13, 1959
Wagon Train, episode The Bernal Sierra Story, originally aired March 12, 1958
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, episode Rich Man, Poor Man, originally aired December 20, 1957
Playhouse 90, episode Invitation to a Gunfighter, originally aired March 7, 1957
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, episode The Smuggler, originally aired October 25, 1955
The Ford Television Theatre, episode The Ardent Woodsman, originally aired January 14, 1954

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