Friday, February 03, 2012

February Update Highlights at Booksteve Rarities


As always, there are some real gems within this month's BOOKSTEVE RARITIES updates. A portion of each sale goes directly to us and helps maintain the booksteve blogs. Thanks!

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO: The Complete Series
George Dolenz plays Edmond Dantes, alias The Count of Monte Cristo, in this joint US-UK version from 1956. The first twelve episodes were produced in Hollywood, then the remainder of the series produced in England. Al 39 episodes from the 1956-57 television program are in this 5-disc box set. Watch for such guests as Margaret Whiting, Walter Kingsford, Nancy Hale, John Loder, Ian Fleming and Patrick Troughton!  $25

SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE: The Complete Series
This eight-DVD set contains every episode of the TV series, based on the radio program of the same name. Includes "Tom and Jerry" with Peter Lawford and Marie Windsor, "Rookie of the Year" with John Wayne and Vera Miles, "Lincoln's Doctor's Dog" with Charles Bickford, "The Silent Partner" with Zasu Pitts and Buster Keaton, "Number Five Checked Out" with Peter Lorre, "Prima Donna" with Jeannette MacDonald, "The Sword of Villon" with Errol Flynn, "Markheim" with Rod Steiger and Ray Milland, "Claire" with Angela Lansbury, "High Air" with William Bendix and Dennis Hopper, "The Titanic Incident" with Barbara Morrison, "Hot Cargo" with Yvonne de Carlo and Rory Calhoun, "Cry Justice" with Dick Haymes and Macdonald Carey, "Affair at Sumatra" with Ralph Bellamy and Basil Rathbone, "Want Ad Wedding" with Jimmy Lydon, "The Brush Roper" with Chuck Connors and Walter Bennan, "Final Tribute" with Laraine Day and Thomas Mitchell, "The Life of Vernon Hathaway" with Alan Young and Cloris Leachman, "Meet the Governor" with Barbara Hale, "Day is Done" with Rory Calhoun, "A Midsummer Daydream" with Kim Hunter and Keenan Wynn, "Arroyo" with Jack Carson, "A Most Unusual Day" with Fred MacMurray, "The Dream" with Sal Mineo and George Sanders, "What Day Is It?" with Gower Champion, "Every Man Has Two Wives" with Barry Nelson and Janet Blair, "A Ticket for Thaddeus" with Edmond O'Brien, "The Carroll Formula" with Michael Wilding, "White Corridors" with Patricia Hitchcock, "One Against Many" with Lew Ayers, "Partners" with Brandon De Wilde, "Apples on Lilac Time" with Macdonald Carey and Joan Caufield, "The Day I Met Caruso" with Walter Coy, and "Bitter Waters" with George Sanders, Constance Cumming and Robert Vaughn. This is an eight-disc box set.  $40
THE COMPLETE JOHNNY MACK BROWN (Volume Four)
Here it is at last! The fourth and final volume completing all the Johnny Mack Brown Westerns! This ELEVEN disc set contains the following movies! Dead Man's Trail (1952), Silver Range (1946), The Gambling Terror (1937), Colorado Ambush (1951), Law of the Panhandle (1950), Texas City (1952), Range Justice (1949), Undercover Man (1936), Gentleman from Texas (1946), Desert Phantom (1936), Border Bandits (1946), Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942), Crossed Trails (1948), Frontier Feud (1945), Whistling Hills (1951), The Crooked Trail (1936), Trail of Vengeance (1937), Lone Star Trail (1943), A Lawman is Born (1937), Guns in the Dark (1937), Bar Z Bad Man (1937), Code of the Saddle (1947), Oklahoma Frontier (1939), Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (1941), Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942), Boothill Brigade (1937), Lawless Land (1937), Law Men (1944), Wells Fargo (1937), and Man from Sonora (1951).
Remember this is an eleven disc set! $50
JAMES DEAN: FIVE TV PROGRAMS
Before he became a celluloid icon, James Dean was an actor on television during the Golden Age of "live" telecasts. This 2-DVD set contains such classics as THE BELLS OF COCKAIGNE (1952), THE UNLIGHTED ROAD (1955), SOMETHING FOR AN EMPTY SUITCASE (1953), I'M A FOOL (1954 with Natalie Wood) and THE JAMES DEAN STORY (1957). Bonus shorts include movie trailers, a TV commercial with James Dean and more!
THELMA TODD: SIX FILM SHORTS
More comedy film shorts not available on DVD before! All starring Thelma Todd! Patsy Kelly and Zasu Pitts can be seen in these as well! WHISPERING WHOOPIE (1930), AT THE SEA SHORE (1936), HILL-BILLIES (1936), ASLEEP IN THE FEET (1933), BACKS TO NATURE (1933) and TOP FLAT (1935).

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