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Fox Film Classics Available through Online Retailers

mgmLOGO.JPGTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing even more classics to DVD in April through “manufacturing on demand”. The newest group of films will be part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and available through online retailers. The catalog ranges from 1950’s DAVDY CROCKETT to 1965’s four-time Academy Award® nominated A THOUSAND CLOWNS.

DAVEY CROCKETT, SCOUT (1950): A U.S. military scout is assigned to stop Indian attacks on a defenseless group of wagon trains making their way West. Stars George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Noah Beery Jr. Directed by Lew Landers.
CLOUDBURST (1951): A World War II veteran, working in the British Foreign Office, avenges his wife’s murder. Stars Robert Preston, Elizabeth Sellars, Noel Howlett, Harold Lang. Directed by Francis Searle.
CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL (1957): Brian Keith stars as Jim Fremont, an Illinois States Attorney fighting corrupt unions in Chicago. The union crooks in collaboration with a gambling syndicate try to pin a murder rap on an uncooperative union leader Blane (Dick Foran). Fremont and his co-worker fiancee Laura (Beverly Garland), work to prove Blane’s innocence and to punish the true villains. Also stars Brian Keith. Directed by Sidney Salkow.
FORT BOWIE (1958): Attempting to affect peace between his men and the Apaches, the commander of a fort unwittingly inspires an Indian massacre. Stars Ben Johnson, Kent Taylor, Jan Harrison, Jana Davi. Directed by Howard W. Koch.
THE HAPPY THIEVES (1961): A dapper art thief enraptures a wealthy duchess, then steals a priceless painting from her estate. Stars Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison, Joseph Wiseman. Directed by George Marshall.
GERONIMO (1962): Chuck Connors stars as the legendary Apache leader in this sweeping 1883 story that has the brave Geronimo steadfastly holding his ground against both U.S. and Mexican military forces. Stars Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi. Directed by Arnold Laven.
A THOUSAND CLOWNS (1965): In this four-time Oscar® nominated film (including Best Picture), Jason Robards stars as a nonconformist who is forced to find a conventional job. Barbara Harris and Martin Balsam co-star. Directed by Fred Coe.
CALL OF THE WILD (1972): Based on the 1903 Jack London (WHITE FANG) adventure classic, CALL OF THE WILD is an exciting tale of gold fever and adventure in the Yukon. Also Stars Charlton Heston. Directed by Ken Annakin.
OLD DRACULA (1975): In this spoof of the Transylvanian legend, David Niven stars as Count Dracula, who sinks his fangs into a bevy of Playboy Bunnies in order to find the right blood type to resurrect his dear-departed wife. Also stars Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden, Nicky Henson. Directed by Clive Donner.
DEFIANCE (1980): An out-of work merchant seaman single-handedly tames a powerful street gang (“The Souls”) that has been terrorizing his neighborhood on New York City’s Lower East Side. Stars Jan Michael Vincent, Theresa Saldana, Art Carney. Directed by John Flynn.
PATTY HEARST (1988): A dramatization of the newspaper heiress’ abduction and subsequent brainwashing by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Stars Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Dana Delany, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long. Directed by Paul Schrader. 

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