lots of interesting stuff this week of FEB 28:
Here Come the Brides – The Complete Second Season. This show is: Joan Blondell, Bobby Sherman, David Soul, western comedy about backwoods lumberjacks who get brides shipped in, theme song by Perry Como and Sherman. How can you resist?
This week from Warner Archive: Buster Keaton At MGM Triple Feature, Pick A Star, Swing Fever / Playmates: Kay Kyser Double Feature, The Crash / Registered Nurse: Pre-Code Double Feature, Play Girl, Bedevilled & more. Did I tell you WAC has a tumblr? I did. They do. It’s here. go take a look at the post about this week’s releases, complete w preview clips, plot sums & more.
The Mountain, Blu-ray, Spencer Tracy & Robert Wagner
Where Love Has Gone, Blu-ray, campy melodrama pitting Bette Davis versus daughter Susan Hayward’s taste in men, in this plot based on the Harold Robbins novel which was in turn based upon the Lana Turner/ Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.
Fritz Lang gets some nice Kino releases of his work, with
Spiders, his 1919 silent (and his oldest work available to watch) about a labyrinthine organized crime ring, conspiracies and a worldwide treasure hunt, and
Scarlet Street Blu-ray, the great noir with Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea.
Here’s Lucy season 5. Marked by Lucy’s real-life ski accident and a badly broken leg, the event was written in so you see Lucy in a wheelchair, outfits that cover up the brace and a cast that comes off then reappears (she was an impatient patient). Guests include Don Knotts, Eva Gabor, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Cummings, Ricardo Montalban, Elsa Lanchester, Craig Stevens.
French Fields. If you are of a younger generation that’s come to know Julia McKenzie as one of the latest Miss Marples via PBS, then check out this 1989 British sitcom (along with its predecessor Fresh Fields)
The Manions of America complete miniseries. Pierce Brosnan and Kate Mulgrew in this 1981 story of Irish Immigrants arriving in America in the mid 1800’s
The Buccaneer, DVD & Blu-ray, Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer
As always, I invite you to leave your pick of the week, recommendations for others on what’s worth their money, great buys you made recently, stuff you wish was coming out soon, stuff you’re really looking forward to, stuff I missed, any other thoughts , and please come back between posts, to check out the sidebar for links galore