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Three More Catalog Titles Coming Up From Olive Films
Posted February 15, 2013 04:17 PM by Webmaster
Olive Films have added three more titles to their April slate: Lewis Milestone's The Red Pony (1949), starring Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, and Louis Calhern, Wake of the Red Witch (1948), starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, and Gig Young, and Santa Fe Stampede (1938), starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune.
Three of John Steinbeck's classic short stories are combined to create a powerful family portrait in The Red Pony. Young Tom Tiflin (Peter Miles) is unable to find the love and guidance he needs from his parents (Myrna Loy and Shepperd Strudwick). For friendship and support, he turns to easy-going hired-hand, Billy Buck (Robert Mitchum). In an attempt to become closer to his son, Tom's father gives him a red pony to raise. As the horse becomes the focus of Tom's life, it ultimately drives the family further apart as Tom turns to Billy for help in rearing his beloved pet. Family ties and Tom and Billy's friendship are put to the test when the red pony becomes sick and disappears. Directed by Oscar-winning director Lewis Milestone (Of Mice and Men, All Quiet on the Western Front) with an evocative, rich musical score by Aaron Copland, The Red Pony is one of Republic Pictures' most distinguished and celebrated productions.
John Wayne battles enemies above and below the waves-including a giant killer octopus-in Wake Of the Red Witch. This sprawling epic adventure pits the tough-minded Captain Ralls (John Wayne) against the treacherous Captain Sidneye (Luther Adler) in a bitter rivalry on a South Seas isle. At stake is a fortune in pearls hidden in an underwater cave. At risk is the hand of the beautiful Angelique (Gail Russell), daughter of Desiax, the tyrant ruler of the island who plans to marry her off to Sidneye. In an attempt to rescue Angelique, Ralls must seize the pearls and exchange them for her freedom. The danger continues as fate holds on final test of strength for the bold Captain and the woman he loves.
An old friend of the Mesquiteers strikes gold and plans to give the trio half the claim. But the town's crooked mayor and his ruthless henchmen have their own ideas. Murder follows in their path, and Stony (John Wayne), accused of the crime, faces a lynch mob that wants revenge!
Good thing there's nothing I want, since Olive still fails to cater to anyone who needs English subs. Even re-releasing a title like The Monster Squad — the previous edition HAD subs, so there is no legitimate excuse why they wouldn't include them so that EVERYONE can enjoy the films, not just people with good hearing.