Four More Titles Coming Up From Olive Films in April
Posted February 26, 2013 04:12 PM by Webmaster
Olive Films have added up four more catalog titles to their April slate: Joseph Kane's The Lonely Trail (1936), starring John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, and Cy Kendall, and Hoodlum Empire (1952), starring Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, and Forrest Tucker, Bretaigne Windust's The Enforcer (1951), starring Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, and Ted de Corsia, and Fritz Lang's Cloak and Dagger (1946), starring Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, and Lilli Palmer.
From legendary director Fritz Lang comes an engrossing spy thriller years ahead of its time. Gary Cooper is an American scientist, parachuted into war-town Nazi Germany to obtain military secrets. But the deeper he probes, the deadlier his mission becomes...especially when his involvement with mysterious Lilli Palmer catapults him into an intense maelstrom of danger, betrayal and murder.
Bogie is a hard-hitting D.A. facing the hottest case of the year. Armed with a killer's confession, a score of missing persons and a mob undertaker working full-time, he knows he's onto something. Relentless and determined, he tracks down a notorious murder-for-profit ring, headed by a killer named Mendoza. With Mendoza in jail, Bogart's work has just begun. His single eyewitness, a henchman turned stool pigeon, plunges to his death in a desperate attempt to avoid testifying on the night before the trial. He has twelve hours and one last chance to bring this killer to justice... and Bogart's going to take it!
It's a deadly play for power when a Mafia chieftain's top gun goes straight and threatens to testify against the big boss and his cruel, nationwide network of crime. The picture, which was shot in a semi-documentary style, was inspired by the Kefauver investigations of 1950-51.
Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk.
When 1952 is the most "contemporary" of your month's releases, I can't imagine how many copies they're going to move of these titles. Absolutely commend them for what they're putting out there, but how about 1 title from the '60s or '70s or '80s to go along with them? Baffling.