Westinghouse Studio One Movies on DVD
This pair of "Studio One" installments opens with "Mr. Mummery's Suspicion" (1951), with Roland Young as a man who fears his family's new cook is a wanted killer. Faith Brook, Francis Compton co-star. Next, Navy pilot Kevin McCarthy and crewmate Catherine McLeod land on a remote Pacific island populated by dropouts from modern society looking to get "Away from It All" (1950). 119 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Included in this twin bill of Rod Serling-scripted "Studio One" installments are "The Strike" (1954), a Korean War drama in which Army major James Daly contemplates an order that could cost the lives of his men; and "The Arena" (1956), with Wendell Corey as a newly appointed U.S. senator dealing with an old foe of his late senator father. 119 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Six-disc set includes 17 "Studio One" broadcasts from 1948-1956, including "Julius Caesar" (1949), "Wuthering Heights" (1950), "1984" (1953), "Confessions Of A Nervous Man" (1953), "Twelve Angry Men" (1954), "Dark Possession" (1954), "The Death And Life Of Larry Benson" (1954), and more, with appearances by Art Carney, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, and others. Includes a 52-page booklet. 14 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); bonus footage.
A psychiatrist's wife battles her own deteriorating emotional state when a box of flowers arrives from an unknown sender. Felicia Montealegre, Robert Duke, and Yul Brynner star in this early "Studio One" presentation. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Lost for decades, the Emmy-winning TV version of Reginald Rose's classic tale about the tensions within a deadlocked murder trial jury stars Edward Arnold, Robert Cummings, Norman Fell, Franchot Tone, Joseph Sweeney, and George Voskovec (the last two the only cast members to reprise their roles in the 1957 film). 110 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); bonus "Studio One" episode "An Almanac on Liberty" (1954).
Based on a Dashiell Hammett story, this "Westinghouse Studio One" thriller follows a police captain who captures a wanted murderer, then starts to suspect that the man may in fact be innocent. Stanley Ridges and Wynne Gibson star. Standard; Soundtrack: English.