Jack Arnold didn’t make many Westerns, but when he did, the results were terrific (Red Sundown, No Name On The Bullet). The Man From Bitter Ridge (1955) was his first. It’s got one of those great mid-50s Universal-International casts: Lex Barker, Mara Corday, Stephen McNally, John Dehner, Ray Teal and Warren Stevens.
It’s coming to DVD from Koch in Germany — a company that thankfully avoids those forced English subtitles we’re always complaining about. Who knows when Universal will get around to releasing this in the States, making this well worth tracking down through whatever international source your prefer. Oh, and it’s “spectacular in Eastman Color.”
Also coming is Untamed Frontier (1952), a Hugo Fregonese picture starring Joseph Cotton. (Fregonese was married to Faith Domergue when he made this.)
Thanks to John Knight for the news.