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.
OTHER DVD RELEASES:
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?