Good for Alpha Video bringing out two rare early TV appearances of Charlton Heston (1923-2008) in these two episodes of the Studio One Anthology series from 1949 and 1950.

Even at the age of 26, I can see Charlton Heston as the dark, brooding Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre.

The total running time of both shows is only 100 minutes, so the literary classics must have been heavily edited to fit the Studio One format.

Producer Hal Wallis saw Heston in Jane Eyre and cast him in 1950’s Dark City. That’s how a film career begins.


Barbara Stanwyck trio on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber on 12 May,2020. Not favourites of mine, but always good to see releases continuing.


Nice trio of Deanna Durbin films, due out on 9th June,2020.


From Kino Lorber Studio  Classics, due out on 9 June, 2020.

A good trio.


Good to see this 1933 Paramount release out on Blu-ray. (Kino Lorber 19/5/20)

It wasn’t a big success but is worth seeing for the star cast – that’s if you can recognise them under their bulky costumes!


A nice picture from a WW2 Benefit.

Back Row: Peggy Wood – Eve Arden – Sophie Tucker – Tallulah Bankhead – Leonora Corbett – Gertrude Lawrence.

Front Row: Ed Wynn, Vincent Price, Clifton Webb, Danny Kaye, Boris Karloff, Eddie Cantor.

Can you imagine what this group would have been up to on stage – lots of jokes, songs, sketches I expect.


Who are they and who are they looking at?


Stay safe.

10 responses »

  1. Yes thanks. Watching endless films on and another site rare filmms/Cave of forgotten films. The two ms is not a typo. Two great little noirs Assigned To Danger (48) and Why Girls Leave Home (1945) grood cast Sheldon Leonard, Lola Lane, Constance Worth, Elisha Cook etc., Hope all is well with you. Keep safe.

  2. Today’s Double Bill. Illegal Entry 1949. Howard Duff, Marta Toren and despite above the title billing, a supporting part for George Brent. A new one to Me but gripping and involving The Third Voice with Edmond O’Brien and Laraine Day. Merits 4 stars in reference books with twists that leave you gasping!

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