Film aficionados everywhere, rejoice! 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced it will release a new wave of classic films on DVD from the Fox Cinema Archives vault. More than 18 classic film titles – ranging from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s – will be added to the Fox Cinema Archives collection this spring.
This rich collection of iconic Fox films highlights key dramas, comedies, romances and Biblical tales giving film buffs the opportunity to enhance their collection by purchasing a variety of iconic movies at major top-tier retailers.
The following 18 films will be available on DVD beginning March 18 through April 25.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962), 154 min.
Sex, torture and betrayal follow the characters of this striking Biblical tale. After Lot leads the Hebrew people into the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, believing his people can co-exist, he must wait for divine intervention in order to help them escape. The film stars Stewart Granger, Stanley Baker and the lovely Pier Angeli.
Esther and the King (1960), 109 min.
Esther comes to the attention of the widowed King Ahasuerus, who has attempted to end hatred against the Jews led by the evil Haman. Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O’Dea and Sergio Fantoni star in this Biblical tale directed by the great Raoul Walsh.
Dante’s Inferno (1935), 88 min.
A ruthless carnival barker, blinded by ambition, keeps a fair open despite warnings from an inspector that the fair is unsafe which leads to a fatal disaster. Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, and Rita Hayworth star in Dante’s Inferno.
Cardinal Richelieu (1935), 81 min.
The intrigues and counter-intrigues that swirled around 17th century statesman Cardinal Richelieu and his attempt to thwart the insidious passion behind King Louis XIII of France are unveiled. George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold and Cesar Romero star in this 1935 classic.
I’d Climb the Highest Mountain (1951), 87 min.
This simple story directed by Henry King follows a Methodist minister called to a rural Georgia mountain community. There he and his city-bred wife use their love to help a small town find God. Susan Hayward, William Lundigan, Rory Calhoun and Barbara Bates star in the film.
The Gay Deception (1935), 76 min.
Ecstatic over her winnings in a sweepstakes, a woman heads for New York City to make her dreams come true. This Oscar-nominated film stars Francis Lederer, Alan Mowbray, Benita Hume and Frances Dee.
Bachelor Flat (1961), 87 min.
British Anthropology Professor Bruce Patterson moves into his fiancée Helen’s apartment to get away from pursuant female college students. His plan to scare the girls away backfires when his fiancée’s daughter, Libby, arrives home incognito. Bachelor Flat stars Terry Thomas, Celeste Holm, Richard Beymer and Tuesday Weld.
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971), 95 min.
Richard Benjamin plays a stockbroker who is bored with his marriage and job and tries to spice his life up. In order to deal with this dilemma, he becomes a peeping Tom much to the chagrin of his wife. Benjamin stars alongside Joanna Shimkus, Elizabeth Ashley, Patricia Barry and Adam West.
The Pleasure Seekers (1964), 106 min.
In a remake of the 1954 hit “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “The Pleasure Seekers” tells the story of three women searching for love in Madrid. As the story unfolds, the women find themselves in bad relationships. Ann Margret, Carol Lynley, Gene Tierney and Anthony Franciosa star in this Oscar-nominated film.
Footlight Serenade (1942), 80 min.
When a boxing champ turned Broadway star falls in love with his married co-star, he goes too far and causes her jealous husband to seek revenge. The film stars John Payne, Betty Grable and Victor Mature.
Marry the Boss’s Daughter (1941), 59 min.
Jefferson Cole, a young man from Kansas, ventures to New York in search of a bright career in the city. When he meets the daughter of a city tycoon, she persuades her father to give him a job, so he can find what he is capable of. Brenda Joyce, Bruce Edwards, George Barbier, and Hardie Albright star in this 1941 classic.
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948), 95 min.
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! is an old-style romance about a Midwest farmhand who gets more than he bargained in his new job. He buys a pair of strapping mules from his employer. Meanwhile, his boss’ daughter keeps him guessing about her true feelings. June Haver, Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan and Natalie Wood star in this 1948 classic.
That Other Woman (1942), 76 min.
A secretary by the name of Emily Borden comes up with a convoluted plan to get her boss to marry her, which backfires after some bad advice. “That Other Woman” stars Virginia Gilmore, James Ellison and Dan Duryea.
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955), 107 min.
While she rehabilitates in the hospital, Miss Dove, an aging teacher, recollects some of the students who have passed through her classroom over the years. Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Kipp Hamilton and Peggy Knudsen star.
Star Dust (1940), 85 min.
Star Dust is loosely based on the true story of actress Linda Darnell’s rise to fame. Linda plays a young actress with talent to spare, who is helped on her rise to stardom by those around her. John Payne, Roland Young and Charlotte Greenwood also star in the film.
Decline and Fall of a Bird Watcher (1968), 112 min.
This satire from a novel by Evelyn Waugh, tells a story of young British teacher Paul Pennyfeather after he is dismissed from Oxford. Eventually, he works his way into the private school system in Wales where he becomes involved with Margot Beste-Chetwynde, the glamorous mother of one of his pupils. Robin Phillips, Michael Elwyn, Norman Scace and Geneviève Page star.
Kentucky (1938), 96 min.
Based on the novel, “The Look of Eagles,” the film tells the story of the feud between two Kentuckian families that begins during the civil war and lasts for three generations. The feud ends when the two family heirs fall in love eighty years later. Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Douglas Dumbrille, Karen Morley and Oscar- winner Walter Brennan star in Kentucky.
Forever Amber (1947), 138 min.
Amber, a woman confined by her Puritan upbringing, ventures to London where she finds a better life as a courtesan. Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene and George Sanders star in this Oscar-nominated film.