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Born Monetta Eloyse Darnell in Dallas, Texas, on October 16, 1923 (some sources cite 1921 as her year of birth), actress Linda Darnell came from a large family. Her mother, a typical stage mother, pushed the strikingly beautiful child into modeling in the early 1930s and largely ignored her other children. The money earned from modeling jobs went to help support the family. As Darnell began to mature, her mother prompted her to take an interest in local theater. At 15 but lying about her age, she entered and won a "Gateway to Hollywood" talent search and was offered a contract with RKO Studios, but when studio executives found that Darnell was younger than she claimed, they sent her back to Dallas. Nonetheless, she was almost immediately put under contract by 20th Century Fox, and she moved to Hollywood in early 1939. A year later, Fox gave Darnell a starring role in Star Dust (1940; with John Payne), which became the picture that defined her career. Often cast in film noir and westerns, her years at Fox were her best, with big films such as Blood and Sand (1941; with Tyrone Power) and Forever Amber (1947; with Cornel Wilde).

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LEFT: Darnell in a 20th Century Fox photo from the mid 1940s. CENTER: With daughter Lola in the early 1950s. RIGHT: With third husband Merle "Robbie" Robertson around the time of their marriage in 1957

Against the wishes of Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, Darnell married Fox cameraman Peverell Marley, who was more than twice her age, in April 1943. The couple was unable to conceive, so they adopted daughter, Charlotte, whom Darnell nicknamed Lola, in January 1948 at the age of two weeks. After a rocky seven-year marriage during which Darnell became an alcoholic, she divorced Marley in 1951 after beginning an affair with producer and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. After more than a dozen years at Fox and while earning as much as $250,000 per year, she was never able to repeat the success she had in Star Dust, although she had developed into a fine actress. In order to shed the high salaries paid to its stars, the studio canceled her contract in September 1952 following the release of the low-budget noir thriller Night Without Sleep (1952; with Gary Merrill). Afterward, her star began to fade rapidly although she was still in her twenties. She soon found herself in lower budgeted faire as RKO's Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952; with Keith Andes) and Republic's Dakota Incident (1956; with Dale Robertson). Needing money, she became the spokesperson for Rhinegold Beer in 1953 and appeared in print ads for the brewery. She married Rhinegold brewery owner Philip Liebmann in 1954, but the marriage dissolved in December 1955.

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Day-Time Wife (1939)

Linda Darnell and Tyrone Power

Linda Darnell stars with Tyrone Power in the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy Day-Time Wife. This was Darnell's second film

Rise and Shine (1941)

George Murphy and Linda DarnellJack Oakie and Linda Darnell

LEFT: With George Murphy in the 20th Century Fox comedy Rise and Shine. RIGHT: With Jack Oakie

Fallen Angel (1945) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Linda Darnell and Dana Andrews

With Dana Andrews in the 20th Century Fox film noir thriller Fallen Angel

My Darling Clementine (1946) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Cathy Downs, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, J. Farrell MacDonald, and Henry Fonda

From John Ford's western My Darling Clementine with Cathy Downs, Victor Mature, J. Farrell MacDonald, and Henry Fonda

Forever Amber (1947)

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LEFT: With John Russell in the 20th Century-Fox costume drama Forever Amber. RIGHT: Darnell and co-star Cornel Wilde found director Otto Preminger difficult to work with. The film went way over budget and lost a million dollars, a big sum in 1947

The Walls of Jericho (1948)

Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, and Kirk Douglas

Darnell portrays the manipulative wife of Kirk Douglas who secretly desires Cornel Wilde in the 20th Century Fox drama The Walls of Jericho

Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Linda Darnell and Rex Harrison

From the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy Unfaithfully Yours with Rex Harrison

Slattery's Hurricane (1949) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

John Russell and Linda Darnell

From the 20th Century Fox adventure Slattery's Hurricane with John Russell

No Way Out (1950) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, and Sidney Poitier

From 20th Century Fox noir thriller No Way Out with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier

Two Flags West (1950)

Linda Darnell and Joseph Cotten

From the 20th Century Fox western Two Flags West with Joseph Cotten

The Lady Pays Off (1951)

Virginia Field and Linda Darnell

From Universal's comedy The Lady Pays Off with Virginia Field

The 13th Letter (1951)

Linda Darnell and Michael Rennie

From the 20th Century Fox noir thriller The 13th Letter with Michael Rennie

Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Linda Darnell and Keith Andes

With Keith Andes in the RKO adventure Blackbeard, the Pirate

Island of Desire (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Linda Darnell and Tab Hunter

Darnell is stranded on a desert island with Tab Hunter in the romance Island of Desire

Night Without Sleep (1952)

Gary Merrill and Linda Darnell

With Gary Merrill in the 20th Century Fox noir thriller Night Without Sleep. This was Darnell's last film at Fox

This Is My Love (1954)

Hal Baylor, Dan Duryea, and Linda DarnellFaith Domergue and Linda Darnell

LEFT: With Hal Baylor and Dan Duryea in the RKO drama This Is My Love. RIGHT: With Faith Domergue

Dakota Incident (1956)

Linda Darnell

As Amy Clarke in the Republic western Dakota Incident

Zero Hour! (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Linda Darnell, Geoffrey Toone, and Dana AndrewsLinda Darnell, Peggy King, and Dana Andrews

LEFT: From the Paramount nailbiter Zero Hour! with Geoffrey Toone and Dana Andrews. RIGHT: With Peggy King and Dana Andrews. This film served as the inspiration for the comedy Airplane! (1980)

Black Spurs (1965)

A.C. Lyles and Linda Darnell

With producer A.C. Lyles on the set of the Paramount western Black Spurs, Darnell's last film

later years

Darnell married airline pilot Merle Robertson, her third husband, in March 1957. After production wrapped on the campy Paramount thriller Zero Hour! (1957; with Dana Andrews and Sterling Hayden), Darnell put her film career on hiatus, taking occasional roles on television, developing a nightclub act in which she sang and told jokes, and traveling the country doing live theater. However, her marriage disintegrated in 1962, with Darnell accusing Robertson of adultery with a little-known actress, and Robertson accusing his wife of being an alcoholic. While she was granted alimony through 1967, debts incurred during her marriages ate most of her assets, and financially she had fallen on hard times. She was attempting to revive her career and had gotten a starring role in the western Black Spurs (1965; with Rory Calhoun). Not long after production wrapped on the film, Darnell flew to Chicago to stay with her former secretary, Jeanne Curtis, while appearing in a stage production in the city. Darnell stayed up late one night to watch one of her old films, Star Dust (1940), and after retiring to bed, the house caught on fire. The actress suffered severe burns and passed away one day after being pulled out of the blaze on April 10, 1965, at the age of 41. She was survived by her daughter, Charlotte (aka Lola), her parents, two sisters, and a brother.

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TELEVISION
Wagon Train: The Complete Season One [DVD](1957) DVD
All 39 episodes from the debut season--including "The Willy Moran Story," "The Mary Halstead Story," "The Cliff Grundy Story," "The Rex Montana Story," and "The Sacramento Story"--are featured in a 10-disc set. 32 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **39 episodes on 10 discs. 32 1/2 hrs.**


FILMS
Tyrone Power: Matinee Idol Collection [DVD] DVD
Tyrone Power's first film for 20th Century Fox, "Girls' Dormitory" (1936) tells the story of a young student (Simone Simon) who falls for the headmaster (Herbert Marshall) of a Swiss private school. "Love Is News" (1937) for reporter Power when financier's daughter Loretta Young lies about their engagement. A man (Power) romances a wealthy heiress (Young) in order to get out of debt, in "Cafe Metropole" (1937). A bored newlywed (Young) turns her attention back to her first husband (Power), in "Second Honeymoon" (1937). The wife (Linda Darnell) of an executive (Power) takes a job as a secretary for a playboy architect (Warren William), in "Day-Time Wife" (1939). A college grad (Power) reinvents himself as the gangster "Johnny Apollo" (1940). Power stars as a military deserter who starts dating an upper-crust girl (Joan Fontaine), in "This Above All" (1942). A New Yorker (Power) goes to Ireland where he meets a woman--and a leprechaun--in "The Luck Of The Irish" (1948). Power teams with Gene Tierney in "That Wonderful Urge" (1948), an upbeat remake of "Love Is News." And, a scientist (Power) travels back in time and falls in love with a beautiful woman, in "I'll Never Forget You" (1951). 14 hrs. total on five discs.

Brigham Young [DVD](1940) DVD
A fascinating mix of historical and inspirational drama, depicting the hardships faced by Mormon settlers as they left their Illinois home in the 1840s and set out across the prairie to Utah's Great Salt Lake Basin. Dean Jagger stars as Church leader Young, with Mary Astor as his wife, Vincent Price as Mormon founder Joseph Smith, and Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell as a pioneer couple. AKA: "Brigham Young--Frontiersman." 112 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; newsreel footage; photo gallery; more.

The Mark Of Zorro (B&W/Color Versions) [DVD](1940) DVD
Swashbuckling classic stars dashing Tyrone Power as the son of a powerful nobleman in 1820s California who returns from Europe to find his father has been replaced by evil despots. In order to defeat them, Power dons the black-masked guise of Zorro and takes on his enemies in a series of rousing swordfights. Linda Darnell, Eugene Pallette, Basil Rathbone also star. Includes both the original black-and-white and the newly colorized versions. 94 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; "Biography" episode.

Leading Ladies Collection [DVD] DVD
Fifteen-disc set includes "The Rains Came," "Blood and Sand," "Laura" (1944), "The Snake Pit" (1948), "All About Eve," "My Blue Heaven" (1950), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Anastasia" (1956), "The Girl Can't Help It," "Desk Set," "Peyton Place," "The Best of Everything," "Cleopatra" (1963), "How to Steal a Million," and "One Million Years B.C."

Blood And Sand [Blu-ray](1941)
Tyrone Power inherits the role made famous by Rudolph Valentino, playing the son of a famous matador who finds fame, fortune, and happiness following in his father's footsteps, only to have it taken away when a society girl averts his attention from the ring and his longtime sweetheart. Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Anthony Quinn, and Laird Cregar also star. 125 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary.

Blood And Sand [DVD](1941) DVD
Tyrone Power inherits the role made famous by Rudolph Valentino, playing the son of a famous matador who finds fame, fortune and happiness following in his father's footsteps, only to have it taken away when a society girl averts his attention from the ring and his longtime sweetheart. Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Anthony Quinn, and Laird Cregar also star. 125 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; photo gallery.

Tyrone Power Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "Blood and Sand" (1941), "Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake," "Captain from Castile," "Prince of Foxes," and "The Black Rose."

The Loves Of Edgar Allan Poe [DVD](1942) DVD
The short, sad life of one of the most enduring names in American letters is given thoughtful examination in this intriguing biopic. Shepperd Strudwick (as John Shepperd) stars as the adult Poe who, having washed out of West Point, finally finds true love and the inspiration to commit his tortured genius to print in the person of cousin Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). Virginia Gilmore, Jane Darwell, Harry Morgan co-star. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

City Without Men [DVD](1943) DVD
Emotional melodrama set in a boardinghouse next to a prison, where the inmates' wives and lovers await their release. Linda Darnell, Glenda Farrell, Margaret Hamilton, Sheldon Leonard and Edgar Buchanan star. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

The Song Of Bernadette (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray](1943)
In mid-19th-century France, teenaged peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous (Oscar-winning Jennifer Jones) stunned her community, and outraged local religious authority, with her claims of a holy vision within a Lourdes grotto. Her belief never wavered in the face of persecution, and her resolution led to the site's recognition as a shrine. Vincent Price, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper, and Lee J. Cobb co-star. 156 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH); isolated music score.

The Song Of Bernadette [DVD](1943) DVD
Jennifer Jones won an Oscar for this stirring real-life drama of the 19th-century French peasant girl who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary and found herself at the center of a worldwide controversy. Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Gladys Cooper also star in this timeless tale of faith and courage. 156 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; documentary; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer.

Buffalo Bill [DVD](1944) DVD
Joel McCrea stars as the legendary frontier scout, Indian fighter and bison killer in William Wellman's sweeping Western epic, one of the first made in color. Follow Bill Cody's career from his role as mediator in the settling of the west to his showman days in his "Wild West Show." Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell, Anthony Quinn, Linda Darnell, and Chief Thundercloud also star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.

Summer Storm [DVD](1944) DVD
Based on Anton Chekhov's novel "The Shooting Party," this timeless drama stars Linda Darnell as a married Russian siren who desires a life of luxury. As her husband's boss pursues her, she sinks her hooks into a judge. But when her flirtations have unexpected consequences, tragedy soon follows. With George Sanders, Edward Everett Horton, Hugo Haas; directed by Douglas Sirk. 106 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Sweet And Low-Down(1944) DVD
In Chicago for a charity gig, bandleader Benny Goodman chances to hear the hot stylings of an impoverished young trombonist (James Cardwell), and offers him a job on the spot. Though the kid is initially thrilled, will his snowballing ego--and the prodding of his pushy girlfriend (Linda Darnell)--only result in sour notes? Sizzling swing musical co-stars Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari, Allyn Joslyn; score includes "I'm Making Believe," "Ten Days with Baby." 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Fallen Angel [DVD](1945) DVD
Shadowy film noir from director Otto Preminger finds drifter and aspiring con man Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews) setting up an ambitious scam with a spiritualist (John Carradine) and falling for voluptuous waitress Stella (Linda Darnell). Stanton tries to set himself up with Stella by bilking an admirer (Alice Faye) out of her inheritance. When do these plans ever end well? Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Bruce Cabot, and Percy Kilbride also star. 97 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

Fox Horror Classics [DVD] DVD
First, a Scotland Yard inspector is charged with uncovering the link between a werewolf and the wealthy English clan whose members seem to be the lycan's only victims, in the rare horror gem "The Undying Monster" (1942). James Ellison, Heather Angel, John Howard star. Next, the matriarch of a Victorian London family begins to suspect that their new boarder is actually infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. Will it spell trouble for her niece, a beautiful actress who fits the profile of Jack's victims to a T? Based on the novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes, "The Lodger" (1944) stars Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Merle Oberon, Cedric Hardwicke. And, "Hangover Square" (1945) features Cregar as a temperamental composer in early 20th-century London

Studio Classics, Set 1 [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Anna and the King of Siam," "Daddy Long Legs" (1955), "Can-Can," and "Star!"

Anna And The King Of Siam [DVD](1946) DVD
An English governess travels to Siam in 1862 to help the country's stern king with raising his 67 children and educating his harem of wives. This lavishly filmed drama, based on the real-life story that also inspired "The King and I," features magnificent performances from Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb and Gale Sondergaard. 128 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; premiere footage; "Biography" episode; theatrical trailer.

My Darling Clementine (Special Edition) [DVD](1946) DVD
John Ford's masterful western stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, who arrives in Tombstone intending to make a living as a farmer. But the lawlessness that grips the Arizona town prompts Wyatt and his brothers to become lawmen, leading to a blood feud with the notorious Clanton gang that culminates in a fateful meeting at the O.K. Corral. Walter Brennan is Pa Clanton, Victor Mature is Earp's friend Doc Holliday, and Cathy Downs is Clementine, Doc's old flame who catches Wyatt's eye. Includes both the theatrical and alternate pre-release versions; 97 min./103 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary;

The Ford At Fox Collection: The Essential John Ford [DVD] DVD
Six-disc set includes "Drums Along the Mohawk" (Special Edition), "Frontier Marshal" (1939), "The Grapes of Wrath" (Special Edition), "How Green Was My Valley," "My Darling Clementine" (Special Edition), and the documentary "Becoming John Ford."

Studio Classics, Set 2 [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Leave Her to Heaven," "A Letter to Three Wives," "An Affair to Remember," and "Peyton Place."

A Letter To Three Wives (65th Anniversary) [Blu-ray](1948)
This witty dissection of the romance, fears, and foibles of matrimony from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz follows a trio of wives (Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, and Ann Sothern), who, during a trip on the Hudson River, each receive a letter telling them that one of their husbands has been unfaithful. Each woman then reviews the ups and downs of their marriages. With Kirk Douglas and Paul Douglas. 103 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; audio commentary; "Biography" episode; newsreel footage.

A Letter To Three Wives [DVD](1948) DVD
A witty dissection of the romance, fears and foibles of matrimony from writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. During a trip on the Hudson River, a trio of wives (Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell and Ann Sothern) receive a letter telling them that one of their husbands has been unfaithful. Each woman then reviews the ups and downs of their marriages. With Kirk Douglas and Paul Douglas. 103 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English stereo, mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; "Biography" episode; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer.

Unfaithfully Yours [DVD](1948) DVD
The original film version of the classic dark comedy stars Rex Harrison as a symphony conductor who plots a deadly revenge when he suspects wife Lina Darnell of infidelity. Preston Sturges directs in his signature fast-paced manner; Rudy Vallee, Edgar Kennedy, Lionel Stander co-star. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; interview; photo gallery.

Everybody Does It [DVD](1949) DVD
Harried businessman Paul Douglas puts himself in the red by indulging the pretensions of wannabe operatic soprano wife Celeste Holm. Is there going to be new disharmony in their relationship when he's the one revealed to have the wonderful singing voice? Linda Darnell, Charles Coburn, Millard Mitchell co-star; near shot-for-shot remake of 1939's "Wife, Husband and Friend." 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Slattery's Hurricane [DVD](1949) DVD
While flying through a hurricane, former Navy pilot Lt. Willard Slattery (Richard Widmark) reflects upon his life. As he flashes back to his various regrets--including having an affair with his best friend's wife and taking a job smuggling drugs--he wonders if he can find redemption before the storm spells his doom. With Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, John Russell. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

No Way Out [DVD](1950) DVD
Sidney Poitier made a memorable Hollywood debut in writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz' gripping social drama set in a slum neighborhood hospital. Richard Widmark plays a psychotic, bigoted hoodlum who blames intern Poitier for his brother's death and instigates a race riot to get his revenge. Linda Darnell, Harry Bellaver, Ruby Dee also star. 106 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; photo gallery; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer.

Leading Men Collection [DVD] DVD
Fifteen-disc set includes "Call of the Wild" (1935), "The Grapes of Wrath," "The Mark of Zorro" (1940), "Gentleman's Agreement," "No Way Out" (1950), "Love Me Tender," "An Affair to Remember," "Desk Set," "A Farewell to Arms" (1957), "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison," "The Comancheros," "The Hustler," "Von Ryan's Express," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and "The Towering Inferno."

Blackbeard, The Pirate [DVD](1952) DVD
Two years after reaching "Treasure Island," Robert Newton returned to the high seas to play Edward Teach, the infamous 18th-century English buccaneer known as Blackbeard, in this grand swashbuckling saga from director Raoul Walsh. Torin Thatcher is Henry Morgan, the former ally now sworn to bring Blackbeard to justice; with Linda Darnell, Keith Andes, William Bendix. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Island Of Desire [DVD](1952) DVD
Tab Hunter made his screen debut in this steamy drama, portraying a young Marine shipwrecked on an island with a beautiful nurse (Linda Darnell). At first alone and combative on the island, the castaways are gradually attracted to each other just as the arrival of a handsome pilot (Donald Gray) complicates their relationship even more. With John Laurie, Sheila Chong. AKA: "Saturday Island." 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Zero Hour! [DVD](1957) DVD
Co-written by Arthur Hailey, this early disaster epic (which was the basis for 1980's "Airplane!") stars Dana Andrews as a former WII fighter pilot traumatized by his combat experiences. While traveling on a routine flight, he is forced to fly the plane when its entire crew is sickened with food poisoning. Can Andrews overcome his demons, repair his broken marriage and save the lives of his fellow passengers? With Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden. 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailer.

Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 3: Terrorized Travelers [DVD] DVD
Co-written by Arthur Hailey, "Zero Hour!" (1957), which was the basis for 1980's "Airplane!," stars Dana Andrews as a former WII fighter pilot traumatized by his combat experiences. While traveling on a routine flight, he is forced to fly the plane when its entire crew is sickened with food poisoning. Can Andrews overcome his demons, repair his broken marriage, and save the lives of his fellow passengers? With Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden. And, "Skyjacked" (1972) is an intense, high-flying drama with Charlton Heston as a pilot on a commercial flight hijacked to Moscow by mysterious passenger James Brolin. At the same time, the plane's crew must take care of a pregnant woman who goes into labor while Heston deals with his relationship with ex-girlfriend and stewardess Yvette Mimieux. With Claude Akins, Jeanne Crain, and Susan Dey. Three-disc set also includes "Hot Rods To Hell." 4 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.

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FILM
Black Spurs (1965) with Rory Calhoun, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Arlen, Bruce Cabot, Terry Moore, James Best, and DeForest Kelley
Zero Hour! (1957) with Dana Andrews, Sterling Hayden, Jerry Paris, and John Ashley
Dakota Incident (1956) with Dale Robertson, John Lund, Ward Bond, Regis Toomey, and Whit Bissell
It Happens in Roma (1955) with Vittorio De Sica and Rossano Brazzi
This Is My Love (1954) with Dan Duryea, Rick Jason, Faith Domergue, Jerry Mathers, and William Hopper
Angels of Darkness (1954) with Valentina Cortese and Anthony Quinn
Second Chance (1953) with Robert Mitchum and Jack Palance
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) with Robert Newton, William Bendix, Keith Andes, Irene Ryan, Alan Mowbray, Richard Egan, and Anthony Caruso
Night Without Sleep (1952) with Gary Merrill, Hildegard Knef, Joyce Mackenzie, June Vincent, and Hugh Beaumont
Island of Desire (1952) with Tab Hunter
The Lady Pays Off (1951) with Stephen McNally, Gigi Perreau, Virginia Field, Nestor Paiva, and James Griffith
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) with Paul Douglas, Joan Bennett, Don DeFore, Billy Gray, and Zero Mostel
The 13th Letter (1951) with Charles Boyer and Michael Rennie
Two Flags West (1950) with Joseph Cotten, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde, Dale Robertson, Jay C. Flippen, Noah Beery Jr., and Harry von Zell
No Way Out (1950) with Richard Widmark, Stephen McNally, and Sidney Poitier
Everybody Does It (1949) with Paul Douglas, Celeste Holm, Charles Coburn, John Hoyt, and George Tobias
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) with Richard Widmark, Veronica Lake, John Russell, and Gary Merrill
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) with Jeanne Crain, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, and Paul Douglas
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) with Rex Harrison, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence, Lionel Stander, and Edgar Kennedy
The Walls of Jericho (1948) with Cornel Wilde, Anne Baxter, Kirk Douglas, Ann Dvorak, Marjorie Rambeau, and Henry Hull
Forever Amber (1947) with Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, Richard Haydn, Jessica Tandy, Anne Revere, and John Russell
My Darling Clementine (1946) with Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, and John Ireland
Centennial Summer (1946) with Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Walter Brennan, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Gish, and Barbara Whiting
Anna and the King of Siam (1946) with Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Lee J. Cobb, and Gale Sondergaard
Fallen Angel (1945) with Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Bruce Cabot, John Carradine, and Percy Kilbride
The Great John L. (1945) with Barbara Britton, Greg McClure, Otto Kruger, and Rory Calhoun
Hangover Square (1945) with Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Glenn Langan, and Alan Napier
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) with Benny Goodman, Jack Oakie, and Lynn Bari
Summer Storm (1944) with George Sanders, Edward Everett Horton, Anna Lee, and Hugo Haas
It Happened Tomorrow (1944) with Dick Powell, Jack Oakie, and Edgar Kennedy
Buffalo Bill (1944) with Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell, Edgar Buchanan, and Anthony Quinn
City Without Men (1943) with Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Margaret Hamilton, Rosemary DeCamp, and Sheldon Leonard
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) with Shepperd Strudwick, Virginia Gilmore, Jane Darwell, Harry Morgan, and Morris Ankrum
Rise and Shine (1941) with Jack Oakie, George Murphy, Walter Brennan, Milton Berle, Sheldon Leonard, and Donald Meek
Blood and Sand (1941) with Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova, Anthony Quinn, J. Carrol Naish, Lynn Bari, John Carradine, Laird Cregar, and George Reeves
Chad Hanna (1940) with Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Guy Kibbee, Jane Darwell, and John Carradine
The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, and Eugene Pallette
Brigham Young (1940) with Tyrone Power, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Mary Astor, Vincent Price, and Jean Rogers
Star Dust (1940) with John Payne, Roland Young, Charlotte Greenwood, Mary Beth Hughes, Mary Healy, Donald Meek, and George Montgomery
Day-Time Wife (1939) with Tyrone Power, Wendy Barrie, and Joan Davis
Hotel for Women (1939) with Ann Sothern, Jean Rogers, Lynn Bari, Joyce Compton, Elsa Maxwell, Ruth Terry, and Chick Chandler

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed His Royal Highness?, originally aired February 21, 1964
77 Sunset Strip, episode Sing Something Simple, originally aired November 6, 1959
Cimarron City, episode Kid on a Calico Horse, originally aired November 22, 1958
Pursuit, episode Free Ride, originally aired October 29, 1958
Studio 57, episode My Little Girl, originally aired January 30, 1958
Wagon Train, episode The Sacramento Story, originally aired June 25, 1958
Wagon Train, episode The Dora Gray Story, originally aired January 29, 1958
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, episode The Elevator, originally aired January 2, 1958
Climax!, episode Trial by Fire, originally aired September 5, 1957
Playhouse 90, episode Homeward Borne, originally aired May 9, 1957
The Ford Television Theatre, episode Fate Travels East, originally aired March 13, 1957
Schlitz Playhouse, episode Terror in the Streets, originally aired January 18, 1957
Screen Directors Playhouse, episode White Corridors, originally aired July 11, 1956
The Ford Television Theatre, episode All for a Man, originally aired March 8, 1956
The 20th Century-Fox Hour, episode Deception, originally aired March 7, 1956
Celebrity Playhouse, episode My Name Is Sally Roberts, originally aired January 3, 1956

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Watch Linda Darnell in a 1957 episode of Climax! titled Trial by Fire
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