Fox Cinema Archives Jan.-Feb. Releases

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing their latest selection of classic films on DVD from their popular Fox Cinema Archives collection beginning now through Feb.25.

Launched in 2012, Fox Cinema Archives includes more than 200 classic films drawing from the studio’s deep vault of movies. The collection dives into the studio’s rich catalog to resurrect some of the most memorable films from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.glory-brigade

In the coming weeks, 14 essential titles will be added to Fox Cinema Archives, including classic war dramas, comedies and musicals, giving film buffs the opportunity to enhance their collection by purchasing a variety of iconic films at major top-tier retailers. The release schedule for this wave of titles can be seen below.

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In Love and War (1958), 111 min.
Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco in Phillip Dunne’s World War II drama starring Golden Globe winner  Dana Wynter alongside Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter and Bradford Dillman. Between a dysfunctional family, pregnant fiancée and wild girlfriend, each marine must choose whether to make the best of their situation or escape.

Island in the Sky (1938), 67 min.
Academy Award-nominated actress Gloria Stuart plays Julie Hayes, a woman convinced the man her fiancé, Michael Fraser, Asst. D.A. (Michael Whalen) helped convict of murder is innocent of the crime. Julie postpones their wedding, and then seeks a former gangster to help save the life of the innocent man.

The Glory Brigade (1953), 81 min.
Victor Mature, Alexander Scourby and Richard Egan star in Robert D. Webb’s Golden Globe–winning film. During the Korean War, a Greek-American Lieutenant wrongly blames the Greek troops he has volunteered to lead for the death of his own men.

January 28

Danger: Love at Work (1937), 81 min.
In Otto Preminger’s screwball comedy, an ineffectual attorney must convince an eccentric family to close an important land deal and ends up marrying the only sane member of the bunch. The film stars Academy Award-nominated actress Ann Sothern with Jack Haley and Edward Everett Horton.

Home in Indiana (1944), 103 min.
Lon McCallister plays a teenager with a penchant for trouble sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana, where he discovers a love for horses. Based on George Agnew’s story “The Phantom Filly,” this Academy Award-nominated film also stars Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, June Haver and Charlotte Greenwood.

City of Bad Men (1953), 81 min.
In Harmon Jones’ Western film, gangs of outlaws converge on 1897 Carson City, planning to rob the box office of a high profile prizefight. The noteworthy cast includes Dale Robertson, Jeanne Crain and Richard Boone.

February 4

Pride of St. Louis (1952), 92 min.
A biopic based on the life of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitching ace ‘Dizzy’ Dean, following his bumpy rise from minor leaguer to World Series great, to beloved broadcaster. This Academy Award-nominated film stars Dan Dailey as Dizzy Dean.

Follow the Sun (1951), 93 min.
Glenn Ford plays Ben Hogan in the inspiring biographical film of the golf legend. The film also stars Anne Baxter and many sports figures of the day, including Jimmy Demaret, Carry Middlecoff, Grantland Rice and Sam Snead.

February 11

five-fingersFive Fingers (1952), 107 min.
The valet to the British ambassador in Turkey during WWII decides to improve his lot by selling his employer’s top-secret documents to the Nazis in this classic spy film starring James Mason. Based on the true story of Elyesa Bazna, one of the most famous spies of World War II, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards.

The Great Profile (1940), 70 min.
John Barrymore stars in this semi-autobiographical film about the dysfunctional life of a self-destructive actor. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Walter Lang, the film stars John Barrymore and John Payne.

February 18

Margin for Error (1943), 74 min.
When a Nazi consul who was embezzling funds from the German consulate turns up dead, a Jewish policeman exonerates his wife and partner of the crime. Otto Preminger, Joan Bennett and Milton Berle star in this adaptation of the 1939 play of the same title by Claire Boothe Luce.

Mother Wore Tights (1947), 107 min.
Dan Dailey and Betty Grable star as a young man and woman who  team up as performers during the age of vaudeville and soon fall in love. The story of their rise to fame, and the subsequent professional and personal setbacks, is told in flashback and set against a rousing musical score.

February 25

Wild on the Beach (1965), 76 min.
Its Spring Break 60s style as two unfamiliar groups of college kids, one male and the other female, arrive at the same beach house on the same weekend. Featuring memorable musical acts, “Wild on the Beach” is also the film debut of Sonny & Cher.

Sing, Baby, Sing (1936), 87 min.
At the insistence of her manager, a nightclub singer tricks a drunken movie star into thinking they’ve had a relationship. The musical features Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou and Gregory Ratoff.

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