The following is from the WB Shop. Now, please, Rogue Cop!
ROBERT TAYLOR IN LOVE AND WAR
A YANK AT OXFORD (1938)
Robert Taylor begins to tough up his onscreen persona with this overseas MGM film – the Tiffany studio’s first British production. Taylor plays the arrogant American athlete Lee Sheridan who scores a scholarship to Oxford’s Cardinal College. The brash fish-out-of-water Sheridan dries his wet-behind-the-ears attitude through conflict (Griffith Jones), conspiracy (Vivien Leigh), and cupid (Maureen O’Sullivan). Also starring Lionel Barrymore and Edmund Gwenn. Directed by Jack Conway. Newly Remastered
Robert Taylor, Greer Garson and Lew Ayres are the three points of a ‘happy triangle’ in Greer Garson’s sophomore feature. Garson plays a fling-prone society gal that gets engaged while on vacation to one man (Ayres) only to end up marrying the best man (Taylor). But the new bride’s anger at her husband’s puts a strain on the marriage and a split is in the offing. Re-enter best pal/ex-fiancé with a spotless mind potion…with memories wiped, can the triangle be saved? Directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Newly Remastered
SONG OF RUSSIA (1944)
Robert Taylor plays American conductor John Meredith caught up in the Soviet side of World War II in MGM’s answer to Warner Bros.’ Mission to Moscow “Russia is our ally” wartime propaganda. And it’s an MGM show all the way – a sweeping war-time romance replete with classic USSR-style iconography including magical tractors, liberated dames, the united masses and child soldiers! But beyond all the through-the-looking-glass wonder lurks a pulse pounder with Susan Peters solidly stealing hearts as the musical prodigy that snares a maestro’s heart, only to leave love to join the anti-Nazi resistance. With Peter Benchley, John Hodiak and Felix Bressart. Directed by Gregory Ratoff. Newly Remastered
TIMES SQUARE LADY (1935)
A freshly minted Robert Taylor plays a smooth and slick society scion in this early starring feature alongside Virginia Bruce who plays a country maid that heads to the big bad city to settle her father’s estate. Seeing easy pickings, a bent mouthpiece (Henry Kolker) drafts a nightclub manager (Taylor) in his bid to separate lady from legacy. But this lady is not the country mouse they think she is… The crime and romance are enhanced by a terrific ensemble that includes Helen Twelvetrees, Nat Pendleton, Raymond Hatton, Isabel Jewell and Pinky Tomlin, the singing heartthrob of 1935. Directed by George B. Seitz. Newly Remastered
Good news for Robert Taylor fans, about time his movies were updated to DVD.
Now if they would release Rogue Cop and Power and the Prize I would be content. I have them both on my TV cable box, but if there is a problem my IQ box gets reset, and I lose anything I have saved. Which has happened before. Have them both again. Following my trip to America last year, I bought The Hangman DVD to add to my collection.
Thanks again Judith for alerting fans about this.
I have “Rogue Cop” as a computer file but I’d love to see it at least on a TV. I sort of like “Power and the Prize” except for Elisabeth Muller’s one-note (hysterical) performance. All the best. Judith
Agree with you Judith, but overlook Elisabeth Muller’s hysterical performance, to enjoy seeing Robert Taylor in a romantic role along with D-Day Sixth of June, also released in 1956.
“The Power & the Prize” has been available from the WB Shop for some time. I actually read a Readers Digest condensed version of the novel when I was in high school & pictured Ursula Thiess Taylor as the leading lady (in color, of course) but she had retired until she appeared in some of the episodes of “The Detectives,” good copies of which are not available anywhere in English. I have some DVD-R’s purchased a number of years ago. I played a few episodes a couple of months ago & they have deteriorated more with time.
Thanks Dianne for telling me I have had a “senior” moment. I couldn’t believe I had missed getting The Power and the Prize if it was available. Of course I had added it to my collection ages ago, but because I tend to “save” films when they come on my cable TV, it is quicker to watch than having to load my DVD player, I forgot I had it. I purposely bought a multi region DVD player so I could purchase DVD’s not available her in Australia.
Nice to hear from you again.
High, June & Dianne, I like D-Day as well. There’s one great scene with Mr. Taylor sitting at a desk on the phone and his commanding officer walks bye and says something to the effect that he hopes Mr. T gets to third base–the look on Mr. Taylor’s face is priceless.
Power and the Prize is already on DVD. You can buy it on TCM.
The recent new release on DVD is a great news!
A Yank at Oxford, Remember? Times Square Lady, I had been waiting for them to be released on DVD for a long time. There are still 3 Robert Taylor movies I am waiting for release on DVD. Please release on DVD
Small Town Girl 1936
His Brother’s Wife 1936
Those very early Robert Taylor movies are especially lovely. Remember that was how he was spotted and signed up by MGM.
Yes, those are 3 that I’d very much like to have–also This Is My Affair.
This Is My Affair is available from the Critics Choice catalog. Not a “remastered” movie but watchable. It is sometimes shown on the Fox Movie Channel, where the quality is a little better.
This Is My Affair was shown once on TCM and I recorded it. Otherwise I haven’t seen it. I’ll look at Critics Choice. Thanks, Dianne.
This Is My Affair is on DVD on TCM. I bought it.
Oh, I didn’t know. Thanks. Diane.
Sorry, Dianne. My keyboard doesn’t like repeated letters.
I think “Times Square Lady” is a very entertaining little picture. Highly recommended.