The comparisons to Casablanca were inevitable, as To Have and Have Not has resistance fighters, a memorable piano player (Hoagy Carmichael), and smoldering chemistry between the leads. But even then and now 72 years later, To Have and Have Not is a classic that stands on its own, and Warner Archive Collection has done a great job with this Blu-ray release. Below are five reasons to love To Have and Have Not.
Cinema, at its creative best, offers more than a superficial display of a narrative, and though it can be seen as a bright and bubbly comedy, director Frank Tashlin’s “Susan Slept Here” (97 minutes) is a subtly beguiling (and if you love Debbie Reynolds, bewitching) experience.
Eleanor Parker gives a standout performance in “The Woman In White,” a movie that’s available as a Manufactured on Demand (MOD) title from the Warner Archive Collection. The picture, based on Wilkie Collins’ 1859 novel, may not be a household name but it’s a flick that’s not to be missed. Here’s 5 reasons to watch “The Woman In White.”
Featuring a gumbo pot of talent and a salacious storyline, Pretty Maids All In A Row has garnered a cult following since its 1971. Rock Hudson is Tiger, a high school football coach and guidance counselor who seduces the most alluring teenagers at his school and kills them once they get a bit too serious for his own good. Angie Dickinson is Miss Smith, a sexually frustrated teacher who’s caught under Tiger’s spell, and John David Carson is Ponce de Leon Harper, a high school senior who’s desperate to lose his virginity. Below are five reasons why Pretty Maids All In A Row is worth a look.
One of the distinct pleasures of scouring through the Warner Archive Collection is discovering its extensive library of forgotten and overlooked films, and thankfully they have brought much needed spotlight to “Cry of the Hunted.” Though director Joseph H. Lewis is best known for the 1949 film noir classic “Gun Crazy,” “Cry of the Hunted” reaches similar cinematic heights.
Just to break things up a bit review wise, I won’t be doing a traditional review of the Warner Archive title Black Patch. Since there’s so many things to love about this movie, I’ll start with a plot summary and then list 5 reasons why you, dear reader, should check out Black Patch. This is my first stab at the approach, so here goes:
It’s easy to lump Spaghetti Westerns as a genre simply owned by director Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. The Man With No Name isn’t the only inhabitant of the Wild Wild West, however, as evidenced by Warner Archive’s top-notch release The Stranger Collection.
Warner Archive has a ton of stellar Westerns in its extensive library, and part of the collection’s allure lies in picking out obscure titles that may be worth a look. Such is the case with the 1949 feature Bad Men of Tombstone, a Western starring Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Reynolds, and Oscar winning actor Broderick Crawford (All The King’s Men).