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Posted in 1952, 1954, 1956, Alan Ladd, Budd Boetticher, Dorothy Malone, DVD reviews, releases, TV, etc., George Sherman, Jeff Chandler, John Sturges, Lee Marvin, Raoul Walsh, Reynold Brown, Richard Widmark, Robert Ryan, Rock Hudson, Rory Calhoun, Ward Bond on November 28, 2012 | 53 Comments »
Turner Classic Movies and Universal have come through with exactly the kind of set many of us have been waiting for. Western Horizons: Universal Westerns Of The 1950s brings together five excellent examples of why Universal was top gun in Hollywood in the 50s. The absolutely essential set, slated for release on February 18, 2013, will include:
Horizon’s West (1952) stars Robert Ryan and Rock Hudson as brothers on opposite sides of the law. Directed by Budd Boetticher, it costars Julie Adams.
Saskatchewan (1954) gives us Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish and Jay Silverheels in a Canadian mounties picture directed by Raoul Walsh.
Dawn At Socorro (1954) stars Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, Lee Van Cleef and Skip Homeier and was directed by George Sherman. (Love that Reynold Brown artwork, above.)
Backlash (1956) puts Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, and Edgar Buchanan in the capable hands of John Sturges.
Pillars Of The Sky (1956) from George Marshall is a CinemaScope cavalry picture with Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond and Lee Marvin.
Universal made so many worthwhile cowboy movies in the 50s — and this is a good lineup. Let’s hope it’s the first of many.
Back in November, The Jayhawkers (1959) was announced as part of a batch of standard DVD releases coming from Olive Films. That news is a bit sweeter today — Olive has now decided to give the picture an April Blu-ray release as well.
Being that Paramount treated this film to VistaVision and Technicolor, this hi-def release is good news indeed.