Joel McCrea Westerns Collection DVD

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Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios Home Entertainment present the 4-disc Joel McCrea: The Westerns Collection.

Presented for the first time on DVD, these four Technicolor Westerns confirm McCrea’s iconic status as an enduring Western hero and the embodiment of honor, integrity and courage on the untamed plains of America. Starting in the silent era, Joel McCrea rapidly became one of the most popular and versatile leading men of the early thirties. He was ideally cast in everything from Pre-Code dramas (The Common Law, 1931) to exotic adventures (Bird of Paradise, 1932) to suspense thrillers (The Most Dangerous Game, 1932) but his real forte was Westerns. By the late forties, he began to specialize in frontier sagas due to his immense appeal to fans of the genre.

THE VIRGINIAN (1946)
Based on the best-selling love story of the West, THE VIRGINIAN stars Joel McCrea as a local ranch hand who risks losing his best friend and the woman he loves when forced into a showdown with ruthless cattle thieves. When Molly Wood (Barbara Britton), a well-educated Easterner, arrives in a small Wyoming town to be the new schoolteacher, the Virginian (McCrea) and his best friend, Steve (Sonny Tufts), immediately vie for her affection. Against the warnings of his friend, Steve falls in with the corrupt Trampas' (Brian Donlevy) gang and is caught cattle rustling. The Virginian must choose between their friendship and upholding the severe laws of the West.

CATTLE DRIVE (1951)
One of Joel McCrea's personal favorites, CATTLE DRIVE is an atmospheric frontier tale variation on the adventure story Captains Courageous. Chester Graham, Jr. (Dean Stockwell), the spoiled teenage son of a railroad tycoon, gets lost in the desert but is rescued by Dan Mathews (McCrea), a cattle herder on his way to San Diego. As they head toward civilization together, the young greenhorn soon gets an education in the value of hard work and survival tactics from his experienced guide.

BORDER RIVER (1954)
Joel McCrea stars with Yvonne De Carlo in the Civil War drama BORDER RIVER.  Desperately hoping to turn the tide of the war, Confederate soldier Clete Mattson (McCrea) steals $2 million in gold bars from the Union and heads for the Mexican border town of Zona Libre, where he hopes to buy munitions and supplies. With Yankee troops in hot pursuit, Clete soon discovers he might be in a worse situation with a greedy despot (Pedro Armendariz), crooked businessmen and other shady characters intent on double-crossing him.

MUSTANG COUNTRY (1976)Starring Joel McCrea as an ex-rodeo star turned sheep farmer, MUSTANG COUNTRY is an exciting family adventure set in the wilderness. With the help of an orphaned Native American teen (Nika Mina), a mare called Rosie and a scene-stealing dog named Luke, Dan (McCrea) tracks down a magnificent wild black stallion along the Canadian border circa 1925. Filmed on location in the Banff National Park near Alberta, Canada, and co-starring Patrick Wayne (son of John) and Robert Fuller, this appealing film was the final movie starring Western favorite Joel McCrea.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD - Boxed Set
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 322 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen / Fullscreen
  • Studio: TCM - Universal
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2012
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Stereo
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:

    Digital Bonus Features on the DVD Include:
    • Digital Image Gallery
      - Behind the Scenes Still(s)
      - Biography/TCM Article
      - Publicity Stills
      - Scene Still(s)
      - Lobby Card(s)
      - Movie Poster(s)
      - British Front-of-House Still(s)
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3.9

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3.9

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  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Great cinematography (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not the classic westerns I was hoping

By What ever happened too?

from Kentucky

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  • Great Cinematography
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  • Not What I Expected

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One or two of the movies were great to see again!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Cowboy Movies

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from Lees Summit, Mo.

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    Fun

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good B Westerns by McCrae.M.County great

    By Rob

    from Franklin Square New York

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      Good but not great Western fare.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Joel McCrea Back in saddle Fabulous!!!

      By PR

      from NJ

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      • Engaging Characters
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      • High Production Value
      • Original

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        My only wish was that Joel made another 200 movies like these. If you love westerns and McCrea you love these.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love Joel McCrea

        By Westerns lover

        from NJ

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          I had heard that The Virginian was based on a true story that took place in Wyoming, so I especially enjoyed that movie. Cattle Drive was also excellent.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          5 Star

          By Sandstorm

          from Texas

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            Great movies with one of the great Western actors, Joel McCrea.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Rather Mediocre

            By ClassicsConnoisseur

            from A midwesterner

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              My husband is a great western fan but he and I were both disappointed with these productions other than "Mustang Country." We both enjoyed this one and would have rated it a 4.

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Lanes8

              from Sacramento, CA

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                Bedivere6 review is worng, they didn't add "Ride the High Country" because it's already on DVD through WB and this collection is for movies relased through Universal and these movies were never released on DVD in region 1 format. Besides that, this is an awesome collection with one of the best movies by Joel, which is "The Virginian."

                (6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not a true collection without...

                By Bedivere6

                from West Caldwell, New Jersey

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                    ..."Ride the High Country". A staple in TCM's film vault and it doesn't rate inclusion? Shameful!

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