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Born Carmen Orrico in Brooklyn on August 5, 1935, actor John Saxon developed a taste for the theater quite young, and he took dramatics classes while in high school. He also modeled briefly during this time. In 1953, Saxon was offered a Universal-International Studios contract, so he left New York for Hollywood. Universal groomed Saxon for stardom by putting him through the rigors of the studio system, taking acting classes for nearly two years. His first acting assignment came in the form of a bit part in the Judy Holliday comedy It Should Happen to You (1954), and he also had a small role in A Star is Born (1954; with Judy Garland). His breakthrough film role was in the teen crime drama Running Wild (1955; with Mamie Van Doren and William Campbell). During this period, he also worked in television, making guest appearances on such television programs as Medic and General Electric Theatre.

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Beefcake shots of John Saxon from the early 1970s

By 1956, Universal had begun to give John Saxon a big build-up, and his dark good looks made him a teen idol. Universal cast Saxon in a number of youth-oriented dramas in the late 1950s, including The Restless Years (1958; with Sandra Dee and Virginia Grey), Summer Love (1958; with Troy Donahue), The Reluctant Debutante (1958; with Rex Harrison and Sandra Dee), and Portrait in Black (1960; with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee). In the late 1950s, Saxon was often cast opposite Universal contract players Sandra Dee and Luana Patten. His contract with Universal ended with the release of Posse From Hell in 1961. Saxon was one of Universal's last contract players brought up through the old studio system. (Sandra Dee was Universal's last contract player; her contract lapsed in 1968 after the release of Rosie!.) Saxon freelanced in a few American films in the early 1960s, and then he went to Europe to star in a few films, including The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) and The Cavern (1964). Saxon then returned to America and signed again with Universal, this time to do a series of TV films.

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Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)

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Stills from Universal-International's Rock, Pretty Baby. The right photo features Luana Patten

The Unguarded Moment (1956)

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From Universal-International's film noir thriller The Unguarded Moment

Summer Love (1958)

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From Universal-International's Summer Love, the sequel to Rock, Pretty Baby. LEFT: With Edward Platt. RIGHT: With Fay Wray and Edward Platt

Portrait in Black (1960) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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With Sandra Dee in the Universal-International potboiler Portrait in Black

The Cardinal (1963) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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Promotional photo from The Cardinal

The Evil Eye (1963)

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With Leticia Roman in The Evil Eye, directed by Mario Bava

For Singles Only (1968) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Chris Noel, John Saxon, and Mary Ann Mobley

From the Columbia comedy romp For Singles Only with Chris Noel and Mary Ann Mobley

Joe Kidd (1971) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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With Clint Eastwood in Joe Kidd

Enter the Dragon (1973) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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Promotional photos from Enter the Dragon. LEFT and CENTER A: Saxon as Roper. CENTER B: With Jim Kelly. RIGHT: With Bruce Lee

The Swiss Conspiracy (1976) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

David Janssen, Ray Milland, and John Saxon

With David Janssen and Ray Milland in the low-budget thriller The Swiss Conspiracy

Fast Company (1979) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the racing adventure Fast Company

Blood Beach (1980) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the horror flick Blood Beach

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John Saxon's career is still going strong. In addition to guest appearances on such hit TV series as CSI and Masters of Horror, he currently has two films in the mill: the comedy The Extra (2014; with Tyrone Power Jr.) and the comedy Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen (2014; with Tim Thomerson, Lance Henriksen, Adrienne Barbeau, and Martin Kove). Saxon's first marriage to wife Mary Ann ended in 1979 after one son and twelve years. In late 2008, Saxon married his second wife, Gloria.

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TELEVISION
Kung Fu: The Complete First Season [DVD](1972) DVD
Along with the feature-length pilot, all 15 episodes from season one--including "King of the Mountain," "Blood Brother," "Nine Lives," "Alethea," and "The Ancient Warrior"--are featured in a three-disc collector's set. 13 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; documentaries.
Quincy, M.E.: Seasons 1 & 2 [DVD](1976) DVD
All 16 episodes from the first two seasons--including "Go Fight City Hall--To the Death," "Hot Ice, Cold Hearts," "Snake Eyes," "The Two Sides of Truth," and "Let Me Light the Way"--are collected in a three-disc set. 15 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
Wonder Woman: The Complete First Season [DVD](1976) DVD
All 13 episodes from the series' debut season--including "Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther," "Fausta: The Nazi Wonder Woman," "Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua!," "The Bushwhackers," and "Wonder Woman in Hollywood"--are featured, along with the feature-length 1975 pilot "The New Original Wonder Woman," in a three-disc set. 12 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary on pilot; documentary.
Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1976) DVD
All 25 episodes from season two--including the two-part "The Las Vegas Strangler," "The Vampire," "Tap Dancing Her Way Right Back into Your Heart," and "Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty"--are included in a five-disc set. 21 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; TV spots.
The A-Team: Season One [DVD](1983) DVD
All 14 episodes from the series' debut season--including the two-part "Mexican Slayride," "Pros and Cons," "The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas," "West Coast Turnaround," and "A Nice Place to Visit"--are collected on a four-disc set. 11 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French.

FILM
The Reluctant Debutante [DVD](1958) DVD
Sparkling comedy stars Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall as a well-to-do London couple who would like to see Sandra Dee, Harrison's daughter from a prior marriage, enter society and marry into an upper-class family. Unfortunately for them, Dee's fallen head over heels for American musician John Saxon. Angela Lansbury also stars in Vincente Minnelli's sophisticated gem. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Portrait In Black (1960)/Madame X (1966) [DVD] DVD
First, the stylish thriller "Portrait in Black" features Lana Turner as a beauty married to shipping mogul Lloyd Nolan but in love with doctor Anthony Quinn. After the lovers kill Nolan, they receive a letter mentioning the murder and set out to find the writer at any cost. Sandra Dee, John Saxon, Richard Basehart, Anna May Wong co-star. Next, Turner stars as a woman forced to leave her husband and infant son when her lover dies in a freak accident. Returning to town years later, Turner stands trial for murdering a blackmailer and is defended in court by lawyer Keir Dullea--who is her grown son--in "Madame X." Lush remake of a classic story also stars John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith. 3 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
The Plunderers [DVD](1960) DVD
When four rowdy young cowboys try to take over a small Texas town, there doesn't seem to be anybody willing to stop them. But the murder of the sheriff changes the mind of a local rancher who, despite losing the use of his right arm during the Civil War, regains his fighting spirit and decides to take a stand for what's right. Jeff Chandler, Dolores Hart, Ray Stricklyn, Marsha Hunt, John Saxon star. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Unforgiven [Blu-ray](1960)
Directed by John Huston, this classic western saga set in 1850s Texas concerns Rachel (Audrey Hepburn), a Native American who was stolen from her tribe as a youth by a white family. After the truth about Rachel is revealed, it stirs up much conflict within the clan--especially for her lovesick brother (Burt Lancaster). But when they are attacked during an Indian raid, their lives are changed forever. With Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Lillian Gish. 125 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Unforgiven [DVD](1960) DVD
Directed by John Huston, this classic western saga set in 1850s Texas concerns Rachel (Audrey Hepburn), a Native American who was stolen from her tribe as a youth by a white family. After the truth about Rachel is revealed, it stirs up much conflict within the clan--especially for her lovesick brother (Burt Lancaster). But when they are attacked during an Indian raid, their lives are changed forever. With Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Lillian Gish. 125 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray](1962)
James Stewart takes his family on a seaside holiday, only to be plagued by a lothario with eyes for his wife, a son who's glued to the TV set, a daughter who refuses to go out in public with braces, and two daughters with marital woes. Warm comedy co-stars Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, John Saxon, and John McGiver. 116 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH); isolated music score; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer.
Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation [DVD](1962) DVD
James Stewart takes his family on a seaside holiday, only to be plagued by a lothario with eyes for his wife, a son who's glued to the TV set, a daughter who refuses to go out in public with braces, and two daughters with marital woes. Warm comedy co-stars Maureen O'Hara, Fabian, John Saxon, and John McGiver. 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
The Cardinal [DVD](1963) DVD
Epic drama directed by Otto Preminger focuses on an Irish-American priest whose dedication carries him through the ranks to one of the highest seats of power within the Church. Fine performances from Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider, John Huston, Dorothy Gish, Burgess Meredith. 179 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurettes; theatrical trailer. Two-disc set.
The Ravagers [DVD](1965) DVD
John Saxon stars in this tough WWII saga set in the Philippines. When the Japanese come to an island to retrieve a shipment of gold, they are met by Filipino rebels. A Filipino leader breaks into a convent the Japanese have taken and falls for a beautiful American woman protected by nuns. Bronwyn Fitzsimmons also stars. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; scene access; filmographies.
Night Caller From Outer Space [DVD](1966) DVD
An alien from Jupiter's third moon lands in London, intent on kidnapping nubile women and returning them to his world for breeding stock. One daring female scientist goes undercover to unmask the monster in this sci-fi chiller. John Saxon, Maurice Denham star. AKA: "Blood Beast from Outer Space." 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; filmographies.
Queen Of Blood (Planet Of Blood) (Widescreen Version) [DVD](1966) DVD
A team of astronauts, sent on a rescue mission to Mars, finds a green-skinned alien woman whose ship crashed there and brings her aboard, unaware that she's an extraterrestrial vampire! One of AIP's "bargain basement finds," featuring footage from an unrelated Russian film, this sci-fi shocker stars Florence Marly, John Saxon, Dennis Hopper, and Basil Rathbone. 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Planet Of Blood [DVD](1966) DVD
An outer space rescue mission finds a green-skinned woman in a Martian crash landing and brings her aboard, unaware that she is an extraterrestrial vampire! One of AIP studio's "bargain basement finds," this sci-fi shocker stars Basil Rathbone, Florence Marly, John Saxon, Dennis Hopper. AKA: "Queen of Blood." 81 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Marlon Brando 4-Movie Collection [DVD] DVD
First, "The Night of the Following Day" (1969) stars Marlon Brando as a chauffeur who joins a gang of crooks in a kidnapping plot that quickly goes awry. With Richard Boone, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin. Then, Brando is "The Ugly American" (1963) when he tries to diffuse tensions between democratic and communist forces in Southeast Asia. Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Eiji Okada co-star. Next, director Charlie Chaplin's swan song, "A Countess from Hong Kong" (1967), stars Brando as an American diplomat who encounters Russian countess/stowaway Sophia Loren on an ocean liner. With Sydney Chaplin, Tippi Hedren, Margaret Rutherford. Finally, when his prize stallion is stolen, buffalo hunter Brando fights the crooks to get the horse back in the frontier thriller "The Appaloosa" (1966). John Saxon, Anjanette Comer co-star. 7 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.
For Singles Only [DVD](1968) DVD
This delightful bedroom romp finds playboy John Saxon casting his eyes upon the residents of a "singles only" apartment building in Southern California. Saxon makes a friendly wager among his pals that he'll be able to sweep new resident Mary Ann Mobley off her feet--a risky proposition, since she's not nearly as interested in playing the field as neighbor Lana Wood. Co-stars Marty Ingels, Milton Berle. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Joe Kidd [Blu-ray](1971)
Clint Eastwood is in top form as a New Mexico rancher/former bounty hunter who becomes caught in the middle of a land war between Hispanic settlers and greedy developers. Reluctantly agreeing to help a wealthy landowner and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader, he soon faces the toughest challenge of his life. Gripping western co-stars John Saxon, Robert Duvall; scripted by Elmore Leonard. 88 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, French DTS Surround stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailers.
Joe Kidd [DVD](1971) DVD
Clint Eastwood is in top form as a New Mexico rancher caught in the middle of a land war between the Hispanic settlers and greedy developers. With John Saxon, Robert Duvall; scripted by Elmore Leonard. 88 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish; interactive menus; biographies; production notes; theatrical trailer.
Enter The Dragon (40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray](1973)
One of the biggest martial arts epics ever filmed finds karate master Bruce Lee hired by British agents to infiltrate the island fortress of a criminal mastermind during a deadly combat tournament. Lee's final completed film (although released before "Return of the Dragon") also stars John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Shih Kien, and Bolo Yeung; look quickly for a young Jackie Chan. Special edition includes collectible art postcards, a commemorative patch, and a lenticular card. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurettes; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailers; TV spots.
Enter The Dragon [DVD](1973) DVD
One of the biggest martial arts epics ever filmed. Bruce Lee is a karate master hired by government agents to infiltrate the island fortress of a criminal mastermind, and finds himself entered in a deadly competition. Lee's final completed film (although released before "Return of the Dragon") also stars Jim Kelly, John Saxon, Shih Kien and Bolo Yeung. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; documentary; home movies; TV spots; theatrical trailers; 1973 featurette; isolated music score; scene access.
Planet Earth [DVD](1974) DVD
Gene Roddenberry's second pilot for his proposed "Genesis II" series stars John Saxon as Dylan Hunt, a scientist frozen in suspended animation in the 20th century and revived in the year 2133. Hunt encounters the matriarchal Confederacy of Ruth and is soon enslaved along with the rest of the men. Now, he has two choices: escape or become breeding stock for the society's leader (Diana Muldaur). With Janet Margolin, Ted Cassidy. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Black Christmas [Blu-ray](1974)
It's not a lot of fun when you have to spend Christmas Eve stuck in your sorority house. It's even worse when a bloodthirsty psycho slides down your chimney. It's Ho, Ho, Horror with Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey and Keir Dullea in a cult favorite from Bob Clark ("A Christmas Story"). AKA: "Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stranger in the House." 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; bonus footage; featurette; "making of" documentary; interviews.
Black Christmas [DVD](1974) DVD
It's not a lot of fun when you have to spend Christmas Eve stuck in your sorority house. It's even worse when a bloodthirsty psycho slides down your chimney. It's Ho, Ho, Horror with Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey and Keir Dullea in a cult favorite from Bob Clark ("A Christmas Story"). AKA: "Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stranger in the House." 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; bonus footage; documentary; interviews.
Strange New World [DVD](1975) DVD
Originally produced as the first two episodes of a proposed TV series, this sci-fi adventure finds a trio of astronauts returning to Earth after being in suspended animation for 180 years. What they find is a planet ravaged by meteors, a civilization made up entirely of clones, and bizarre warring factions. John Saxon, Kathleen Miller, Keene Curtis, Martine Beswick star. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Raid On Entebbe [DVD](1977) DVD
An all-star cast appears in this powerful account of the heroic 1976 raid by Israeli commandos on Uganda's Entebbe airport, where over 200 passengers, most of them Jewish, were held hostage on board on Air France jet by PLO terrorists. Charles Bronson, Peter Finch, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, and Yaphet Kotto star. 113 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Cynic, The Rat And The Fist [DVD](1977) DVD
In the action-packed sequel to "Rome Armed to the Teeth," Maurizio Merli returns as the hard-boiled Tanzi, now a civilian who becomes the target of a hit ordered by a crime boss he took down. Refusing an offer by the cops to fake his death and usher him out of the country, Tanzi decides to instigate an all-out war between his enemy and a rival gangster. With Tomas Milian and John Saxon. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English (dubbed) Dolby Digital stereo; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
The Swiss Conspiracy [DVD](1977) DVD
In this international thriller, David Janssen plays an investigator hired to keep Swiss bank account holders safe from crooks trying to swipe their cash with an elaborate scheme. Santa Berger, John Saxon, and Elke Sommer also star. Soundtrack: English.
The Bees [DVD](1978) DVD
An attack on a Brazilian research apiary allows swarms of South American killer bees to escape and wing their way northward into the United States, where no place--from the Pasadena Rose Parade to the U.N. General Assembly--is safe from their deadly sting. Scientists John Saxon, Angel Tompkins, and John Carradine try to find a way to stop the attack, but is there a purpose to the bees' assault on mankind? 93 min. Soundtrack: English.
The Deadly Thief (1978)/Violent Professionals [DVD](1973) DVD
An ailing millionaire and retired cat burglar invites the world's greatest thieves to take part in a contest. Whoever can take the "gem" of his collection--the fabled Shalimar diamond--can keep it, but those who fail will die. "The Deadly Thief" stars Rex Harrison, John Saxon, Sylvia Miles, Dharmendra. AKA: "Raiders of Shalimar," "Raiders of the Sacred Stone," "Shalimar." Then, one of the best European crime epics ever, "Violent Professionals" stars Luc Merenda as a tough detective thrown off the force for his violent tactics while tracking down a cold-blooded murderer. After being suspended by his superiors, Merenda goes undercover, infiltrating the underworld and finding a deadly conspiracy with high-level government connections.
Fast Company [Blu-ray](1979)
Early in his career, horror maven David Cronenberg directed this auto racing drama about a veteran driver (William Smith) who runs afoul of a crooked executive (John Saxon) with the oil company sponsoring him and winds up having to battle for his job and his life. Claudia Jennings, Cedric Smith also star. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; interviews; theatrical trailer.
Fast Company [DVD](1979) DVD
Early in his career, horror maven David Cronenberg directed this auto racing drama about a veteran driver (William Smith) who runs afoul of a crooked executive (John Saxon) with the oil company sponsoring him and winds up having to battle for his job and his life. Claudia Jennings, Cedric Smith also star. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; audio commentary by Cronenberg; interviews; biography; photo gallery; poster gallery; theatrical trailer.
The Electric Horseman [DVD](1979) DVD
Understated drama stars Robert Redford as a washed up rodeo champ turned cereal pitchman who steals a racehorse that his corporation has been mistreating. After learning of the story, journalist Jane Fonda follows Redford as they lead the stallion to freedom while seeking their own personal redemptions. With Willie Nelson, Valerie Perrine, John Saxon, and Wilford Brimley. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French.
Blood Beach [DVD](1980) DVD
Forgetting the sun block? That stinks. Sand on your popsicle? Also bad. Getting sucked underground by some mysterious force burrowing beneath the beach? The absolute worst! Can the L.A. authorities stop whatever it is that's making a clambake out of victimized vacationers? Sun, surf, and screams with David Huffman, Marianna Hill, Burt Young, John Saxon, Stefan Gierasch. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Battle Beyond The Stars [Blu-ray](1980)
This entertaining sci-fi spin on "The Seven Samurai" and "The Magnificent Seven" follows a band of mercenaries called upon to protect an agrarian planet from an evil warlord. Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon, George Peppard, and Sybil Danning star; John Sayles scripted and James Cameron served as art director. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; audio commentary by Sayles, others; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailer; TV spots; radio spots.
Battle Beyond The Stars [DVD](1980) DVD
This entertaining sci-fi spin on "The Seven Samurai" and "The Magnificent Seven" follows a band of mercenaries called upon to protect an agrarian planet from an evil warlord. Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon, George Peppard, and Sybil Danning star; John Sayles scripted and James Cameron served as art director. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; featurette; interview; theatrical trailer; TV spots; radio spots.
The Big Score [DVD](1983) DVD
Chicago narcotics detective Fred "the Hammer" Williamson is out to even the score with the creeps who framed him for stealing a fortune in a botched drug bust. Richard Roundtree, John Saxon, Joe Spinell, and Nancy Wilson also star in this wild thriller. Soundtrack: English.
Prisoners Of The Lost Universe [DVD](1983) DVD
Fantasy, action, and horror mix as two Earthlings are transported to a primeval planet inhabited by subhuman mutations and monsters. Will their time machine work both ways? Can they find their way home? Or, will a powerful warlord living in this perverse kingdom make our heroes slaves forever? Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz, and John Saxon star in this sci-fi thriller. Soundtrack: English.
A Nightmare On Elm Street [Blu-ray](1984)
The debut of Ginsu-gloved dream demon Freddy Krueger, Wes Craven's chilling depiction of how Freddy terrorizes the sleeping teens of Springfield is a non-stop shocker that's a "cut" above the rest. With Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Johnny Depp, and Robert Englund as Krueger. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; alternate endings; audio commentary by Craven, Langenkamp, Saxon, others; featurettes.
A Nightmare On Elm Street (Special Edition) [DVD](1984) DVD
Ginsu-gloved dream demon Freddy Krueger makes his debut in Wes Craven's classic slasher. The line between nightmare and reality is shattered when child murderer Krueger terrorizes the sleeping teens of Springfield, seeking revenge against the kids of those who killed him years earlier. With Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Johnny Depp (his first film), and Robert Englund as Freddy. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 6.1 ES, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX; audio commentary; featurettes; alternate endings; trivia; more. Two-disc set.
Nightmare On Elm Street Collection [DVD] DVD
Eight-disc set includes "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge," "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 3: Dream Warriors," "Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 4: The Dream Master," "Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 5: The Dream Child," "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare," "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," and "Freddy vs. Jason. "
Solomon Northrup's Odyssey [DVD](1984) DVD
A freeborn black fiddler and carpenter in 1800s America is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South, struggling for over a decade to survive the brutal conditions and regain his freedom. Avery Brooks, Petronia Paley and John Saxon star in this powerful true account of racial injustice. 117 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies.
A Nightmare On Elm Street, Part 3: Dream Warriors [DVD](1987) DVD
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to bed...fearsome Freddy's back, and he's tormenting the dreams of some troubled teens under the care of the girl who survived his first rampage! Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Craig Wasson, John Saxon and Patricia Arquette star. 96 min. Side A: Widescreen; Side B: Standard; Soundtracks: English 5.1 and mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM content; scene access.
Welcome To Spring Break [DVD](1988) DVD
It's "beach, beer and bikini" time at a college resort town, but this year an executed biker is coming back from the grave to continue his bloodthirsty ways. "Sun and surf" shocker stars John Saxon, Michael Parks. AKA: "Nightmare Beach." 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Beverly Hills Cop III [DVD](1994) DVD
Eddie Murphy's Detroit cop Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles to track down a group of counterfeiters, with the trail leading him to Wonder World, a lavish amusement park where Murphy finds himself in danger...from the bad guys and from some death-defying rides. Judge Reinhold, Bronson Pinchot, Hector Elizondo also star. 105 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; interviews; interactive menus; scene access.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare [DVD](1994) DVD
Freddy may be dead in reel life, but not in real life, according to director Craven's diabolical return to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series. A series of terrifying dreams leads to horror for actress Heather Langenkamp and her family, and talks with fellow "Nightmare" alumni Robert Englund, John Saxon and Craven (all playing themselves) convince her that Freddy Krueger is preparing to make the leap from fiction to reality. 111 min. Side A: Widescreen; Side B: Standard; Soundtracks: English 5.1 and stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM content; scene access.
From Dusk Till Dawn [Blu-ray](1996)
Outrageous horror-action outing, courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez ("Desperado") and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, stars George Clooney and Tarantino as unbalanced siblings on a Southwest crime spree who take preacher Harvey Keitel and his children hostage. Their odyssey becomes a fight for survival when the sleazy Mexican roadside bar they stop in turns out to be a hangout for vampires. With Salma Hayek, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin, and Fred Williamson. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH).
From Dusk Till Dawn: Special Edition [DVD](1996) DVD
Outrageous horror-action outing, courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez ("Desperado") and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino, stars George Clooney and Tarantino as unbalanced siblings on a Southwest crime spree who take preacher Harvey Keitel and his children hostage. Their odyssey becomes a fight for survival when the sleazy Mexican roadside bar they stop in turns out to be a hangout for vampires. With Salma Hayek, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin and Fred Williamson. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Rodriguez, Tarantino; outtakes; featurette; theatrical trailer; TV spots; music videos; photo gallery; "making of" documentary; deleted scenes; biograp
Bottom Feeders [DVD](1998) DVD
When an ex-con trying to better his life gets mixed up with a gang of less-than-expert criminals, he's left holding the bag from a failed heist and becomes the target for the crooks, a crazed redneck family, and a hit man with a passion for Slim Jims. Offbeat caper comedy/drama stars Kip Ellwood, Dino Tripodis, Kelvin Webb, and John Saxon. AKA: "Criminal Minds." 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish; "making of" featurette; interviews; theatrical trailers.
The Party Crashers [DVD](1999) DVD
Three down-on-their-luck friends take the guests at an upscale L.A. party hostage in the hopes of holding one of them, a rich and beautiful publishing heiress, for a hefty ransom. Their plan would be foolproof if not for one small detail: the party-goers have no idea they're being held captive. John Saxon, Shawnee Smith, Max Parrish and Phil Leirness (who also wrote and directed) star. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; filmographies.
Trapped Ashes [DVD](2006) DVD
In this horror omnibus, an actress undergoes breast enhancement to get better roles, but finds her implants have appetites of their own; the ghost of a monk tries to lure a young woman into the afterlife; a film director falls under the spell of a "vamp"; and a pregnant young woman develops ghastly complications. Directed by Ken Russell, Sean S. Cunningham, Monte Hellman, John Gaeta, and Joe Dante; John Saxon, Rachel Veltri and the great Dick Miller star. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; featurette.
Masters Of Horror: Pelts [DVD](2006) DVD
Meat Loaf stars in director Dario Argento's fearsome and erotic installment of the taboo-breaking horror series. The charismatic rocker plays a furrier obsessively wooing a stripper (Ellen Ewusie) who demands a life of material comfort before she'll satisfy his desires. Unfortunately for him, that means he'll soon come into contact with a batch of supernaturally vengeful raccoon pelts. John Saxon, Link Baker also star. 55 min. Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; interviews; "making of" documentary.
God's Ears [DVD](2008) DVD
A chance encounter between Noah Connelly (writer/director/co-star Michael Worth), a young would-be boxer with autism, and Alexia (Margot Farley), an emotionally isolated adult club dancer, leads to an unlikely relationship that has a profound effect on both of their lives. Moving indie drama also stars Tim Thomerson, John Saxon, Mitzi Kapture. 117 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

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filmography

FILM
Old Dogs (2009) with Larry Gelman
War Wolves (2008) with Tim Thomerson, Michael Worth, Adrienne Barbeau, and Martin Kove
God's Ears (2007) with Michael Worth
Trapped Ashes (2006) with Jayce Bartok, Scott Lowell, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, and Dick Miller
The Craving Heart (2006) with Rick Peters, Adrian Zmed, and Stan Harrington
Pitcher And The Pin-Up (2003) with Bo Hopkins and Wilford Brimley
Outta Time (2002) with Mario Lopez
Night Class (2001) with Sean Young, Ron Perlman, and Edward Albert
Living in Fear (2001) with Billy Moses and Katherine Helmond
Final Payback (1999) with Richard Grieco, Martin Kove, Corbin Bernsen, and Priscilla Barnes
The Party Crashers (1998)
Joseph's Gift (1998)
Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1997)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) with Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Fred Williamson, and Michael Parks
The Killers Within (1995) with Robert Carradine, Mike Farrell, Meg Foster, and Ben Reed
Nonstop Pyramid Action (1995)
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995) with Sherilyn Fenn, Katherine Helmond, and Kevin McCarthy
Killing Obsession (1994)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) with Eddie Murphy and Joey Travolta
The Baby Doll Murders (1993)
Deadly Conspiracy (1993)
Jonathan of the Bears (1993)
No Escape, No Return (1993) with Maxwell Caulfield and Joey Travolta
Animal Instincts (1992) with Jan-Michael Vincent, Maxwell Caulfield, and Mitch Gaylord
Hellmaster (1992)
Maximum Force (1992) with Andrew Stevens, Sam J. Jones, Richard Lynch, and Mickey Rooney
Aftershock (1990) with Russ Tamblyn and Richard Lynch
The Arrival (1990)
Blood Salvage (1990) with Ray Walston
The Final Alliance (1990) with David Hasselhoff and Bo Hopkins
The Last Samurai (1990) with Lisa Eilbacher, Lance Henriksen, and Duncan Regehr
Criminal Act (1989) with Catherine Bach
Crossing the Line (1989) with Cameron Mitchell
My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) with Susan Blakely and Ruth Buzzi
Welcome to Spring Break (1988) with Paul Gleason
Death House (1987) with Anthony Franciosa and Dennis Cole
House Made of Dawn (1987)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) with Heather Langenkamp, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette, Robert Englund, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Priscilla Pointer
Hands of Steel (1986) with Daniel Greene
Fever Pitch (1985) with Ryan O'Neal and William Smith
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) with Robert Englund, Ronee Blakley, Johnny Depp, and Heather Langenkamp
Desire (1983)
Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983) with Richard Hatch and Kay Lenz
The Big Score (1983) with Fred Williamson and Richard Roundtree
Murder In an Etruscan Cemetery (1982)
Tenebre (1982)
Wrong Is Right (1982) with Robert Conrad and Sean Connery
Blood Beach (1980) with Marianna Hill and Burt Young
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Beyond Evil (1980) with Lynda Day George
Running Scared (1980) with Bradford Dillman, Ken Wahl, and Judge Reinhold
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) with Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, Sybil Danning, and Marta Kristen
The Electric Horseman (1979) with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda
Fast Company (1979) with William Smith
The Bees (1978) with John Carradine
The Glove (1978) with Aldo Ray and Rosey Grier
The Deadly Thief (1978) with Rex Harrison and Sylvia Miles
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
Moonshine County Express (1977) with Susan Howard, William Conrad, Maureen McCormick, and Candice Rialson
Raid on Entebbe (1977) with Peter Finch, Martin Balsam, and Yaphet Kotto
A Special Cop in Action (1976)
Cross Shot (1976) with Lee J. Cobb
Death Dealers (1976) with Barry Sullivan
Mark Strikes Again (1976) with John Steiner
Blazing Magnums (1976) with Stuart Whitman and Martin Landau
The Swiss Conspiracy (1975) with John Ireland, David Janssen, Elke Sommer, and Ray Milland
Mitchell (1975) with Joe Don Baker, Linda Evans, and Martin Balsam; once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
Strange New World (1975) with Reb Brown, Martine Beswick, Catherine Bach, and Bill McKinney
Crossfire (1975) with James Farentino
Blind Vendetta (1975)
Black Christmas (1974) with Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margot Kidder
Planet Earth (1974) with Janet Margolin, Ted Cassidy, Diana Muldaur, Claire Brennen, and Aron Kincaid
Linda (1973) with Stella Stevens, Ed Nelson, John McIntire, and Ford Rainey
Snatched (1973) with Leslie Nielsen, Sheree North, Barbara Parkins, Robert Reed, Howard Duff, Tisha Sterling, Anthony Zerbe, and Richard Davalos
Enter the Dragon (1973) with Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly
Joe Kidd (1972) with Clint Eastwood and Don Stroud
Mister Kingstreet's War (1971) with Tippi Hedren
Company of Killers (1970) with Van Johnson, Ray Milland, and Brian Kelly
Death of a Gunfighter (1969) with Richard Widmark and Lena Horne
For Singles Only (1968) with Chris Noel, Mary Ann Mobley, Lana Wood, and Peter Mark Richman
I Came, I Saw, I Shot (1968) with Antonio Sabato
Winchester '73 (1967) with Tom Tryon, Barbara Luna, and John Drew Barrymore
Planet of Blood (1966) with Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper, and Florence Marly
The Doomsday Flight (1966) with Richard Carlson, Ed Asner, and Van Johnson; written by Rod Serling
The Appaloosa (1966) with Marlon Brando
Night Caller from Outer Space (1965)
The Ravagers (1965) with Vic Diaz
The Cavern (1964) with Larry Hagman and Peter Marshall
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) with Leticia Roman
The Cardinal (1963) with Tom Tryon and Carol Lynley
Agostino (1962)
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) with James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Fabian
War Hunt (1962) with Gavin MacLeod and Tom Skerrit
Posse from Hell (1961) with Audie Murphy and Lee Van Cleef
Portrait in Black (1960) with Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Sandra Dee, Anna May Wong, Richard Basehart, Ray Walston, and Virginia Grey
The Plunderers (1960) with Jeff Chandler and Dolores Hart
The Unforgiven (1960) with Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, and Doug McClure
The Big Fisherman (1959) with Howard Keel, Susan Kohner, and Martha Hyer
Cry Tough (1959) with Linda Cristal and Barbara Luna
The Reluctant Debutante (1958) with Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, and Sandra Dee
The Restless Years (1958) with Sandra Dee, Virginia Grey, Jody McCrea, and Luana Patten
Summer Love (1958) with Troy Donahue, Fay Wray, Jill St. John, and Edward Platt
This Happy Feeling (1958) with Troy Donahue and Debbie Reynolds
Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) with Sal Mineo, Luana Patten, Fay Wray, and Edward Platt
The Unguarded Moment (1956) with George Nader, Esther Williams, and Edward Platt
Running Wild (1955) with Mamie Van Doren, William Campbell, and Keenan Wynn

TELEVISION SERIES
Falcon Crest, 1981-1990 TV series. Saxon portrayed Tony Cumson from 1981-1982 and again from 1986-1988
Another World, 1964-1999 daytime drama. Saxon portrayed Edward Gerard from 1985-1986
Dynasty, 1981-1989 TV series. Saxon portrayed Rashid Ahmed from 1982-1984
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, 1969-1973 TV series. Saxon portrayed Dr. Ted Stuart from 1969-1972

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