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Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes DVD

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Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment proudly present Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes—an unprecedented collection of five fully restored and re-mastered crime classics never before released on DVD.

THE LADY IN QUESTION (1940)
The first film to pair dynamic screen duo Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth, this movie marked a turning point in both their careers from “B” films to higher-production features. Based on the French film Gribouille (1937), this offbeat comedy/drama tells the tale of a middle-aged Parisian (Brian Aherne) who reports for jury duty and ends up bringing the defendant (Hayworth) home to his family after she is acquitted of a charge of murdering her lover. Anything but innocent, she soon has the man’s son (Ford) committing petty crimes to fund their romantic escape.

FRAMED (1947)
Fresh from his breakthrough role in Gilda (1946) Ford delivers another great performance as a tough guy undone by a woman. Femme fatale Paula (Janice Carter) sees a fall guy in Mike Lambert (Ford), who happens to look a lot like her boyfriend Steve (Barry Sullivan) and is prone to blackouts when drinking. With a screenplay by Ben Maddow (The Asphalt Jungle, 1950) and cinematography by Academy Award® winner Burnett Guffey (Bonnie and Clyde, 1967), this a tense and atmospheric film noir in the mold of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

THE UNDERCOVER MAN (1949)
Ford stars as an investigator for the Treasury Department who helps bring down a mobster in this superb crime thriller by “B” crime movie master Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy, 1950). Ford modeled his character on real-life Agent Frank J. Wilson and supporting actor Ralph Volkie based his ruthless gangster on Al Capone, who was finally brought to justice by Wilson and his fellow “number crunchers” at the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The strong supporting cast includes Nina Foch (An American in Paris, 1951) and James Whitmore (The Asphalt Jungle, 1950) in his movie debut.

MR. SOFT TOUCH (1949)
Showcasing his ability to play both tough noir heroes and likeable comedy leads, Ford carries this uncommon blend of whimsical comedy and hard-boiled crime thriller that was the work of two directors (Gordon Douglas of 1968’s The Detective and Henry Levin of 1963’s Come Fly with Me) and two cinematographers (Charles Lawton Jr., 1947’s The Lady from Shanghai, and Joseph Walker, 1946’s It’s a Wonderful Life). Ford is WWII veteran Joe Miracle, who is torn between evening the score with a mobster (Roman Bohnen) who has taken his nightclub and helping a social worker who has stolen his heart (Evelyn Keyes, in her sixth and final film with Ford).

CONVICTED (1950)
Sentenced to prison for an accidental killing, Joe Hufford (Ford) is given a second chance at life by a sympathetic warden (Broderick Crawford) and a chance at love by the warden’s daughter (Dorothy Malone) in this adaptation of the 1929 play The Criminal Code by Pulitzer Prize winner Martin Flavin. Thanks to director Henry Levin (Journey to the Center of the Earth, 1959) and, especially, Academy Award® winning cinematographer Burnett Guffey (All the King’s Men, 1949), CONVICTED is ripe with atmosphere and carries the shadowy imprint of film noir.

One of the most versatile and reliable leading men of the studio era, Ford had a particular talent for crime pictures—playing both sides of the law! It’s non-stop action—much of it under the cover of night—in this special collection of Glenn Ford crime classics, directed by such masters of the genre as Charles Vidor (Gilda, 1946) and Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy, 1950).
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD - Boxed Set
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Run Time: 429 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: March 18, 2013
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Stereo
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:

    Digital Bonus Features on the DVD Include:
    • Introduction by Ben Mankiewicz
    • Digital Image Gallery
      - Behind-the-Scenes Photo(s)
      - Lobby Cards
      - Publicity Still(s)
      - Movie Poster(s)
      - Scene Still(s)
      - TCMDb Article
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5.0

Film Noir Great

By Stacey

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        We love Glenn Ford - this is a great collection that we could not have put together ourselves. Glad to have it now.

        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great oldies

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          Well done and the case was better than expected.
          I would definitely buy this type again and again.
          I am over 80 and love the old movies. Was a projectionist in the 1940's.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love Glenn Ford

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          from Lancaster, PA

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              Watch dvd's frequently

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              Glenn Ford undercover crimes

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                I am fan of Glenn Ford. Good examples of some of his earlier works and film noir.

                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome restorations of these classics!!

                By Monty

                from Dallas, Texas

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                  This is an amazing box set for the Glenn Ford fans. I have been waiting YEARS for someone to put out some of his smaller films. Thanks to TCM and Sony, we have these five films here. The five are in great condition! Cannot get over the detail in the picture. Grain is still intact (as it should be) but never obtrusive. Each film is on its own disc with lobby cards, posters and other promotional items for each film. Each film is enjoyable on its own. The tough crime dramas.
                  Very glad that Sony restored these films to look immaculate. I do not believe any of these were available on home video (DVD) before. Here they are in one great package!! Hope there is a volume two coming out soon. Glenn Ford is such an underrated star that deserves the attention he got from this collection. Bravo!!

                  (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
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                  Mr. Soft Touch, at long last

                  By Brian D

                  from Washington, DC

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                  'Mr. Soft Touch' is among the most significant American films that essentially no one seems to praise or even pay some attention to. I have been waiting for decades for someone to release the film on some home video format, ANY home video format, and finally, after thirty-some years, someone finally is doing so - TCM. I cannot thank TCM enough. I thought I would not live to see the day. Now if only the folks at TCM could perhaps do something also about giving Robert Montgomery's 'Ride the Pink Horse' a DVD release, or even better giving both films a Blu-ray release, all prayers relevant to this particular matter would be answered.

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