||Love Me Or Leave Me(1955) VHS
Doris Day and James Cagney star in this song-filled biodrama of '20s singer Ruth Etting, focusing on her relationship with gangster Martin "the Gimp" Snyder. The glossy MGM musical treatment is mixed with a gritty story and a great soundtrack. With Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith. 122 min.
The Tender Trap(1955) VHS
Quintessential Fifties romantic comedy features Frank Sinatra as a hip bachelor whose ways with the women impress his pal from Indiana, played by David Wayne. Sinatra's lifestyle is put to the test when he meets Debbie Reynolds, an ingenue who insists he drop his other girlfriends and hopes to marry him. Celeste Holm, Lola Albright and Carolyn Jones also star. 111 min.
Lavish costume drama set in 16th-century France in which Lana Turner plays Diane de Poitiers, the prostitute who served as Prince Henry II's tutor (and later mistress) and whose influence nearly destroyed Queen Catherine De Medici's power. Pedro Armendariz, Roger Moore and Marisa Pavan also star in this historical romance. 110 min.
Forbidden Planet [DVD](1956) DVD
Milestone science fiction adventure, loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest." A rescue ship's crew locates the survivors of an interplanetary expedition, but an eons-old force of great power and evil may destroy them all. Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot star. 98 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; scene access; theatrical trailer.
Love Me Tender [DVD](1956) DVD
Elvis Presley's first movie finds him as a farm boy romancing his presumed-dead brother's fiancee during the Civil War. Songs include "Poor Boy," "We're Gonna Move" and the title tune. With Debra Paget, Richard Egan. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailers.
Pollyanna [DVD](1960) DVD
Beloved Disney family tale about a warm-hearted 12-year-old orphan who goes to live with her aunt in a small New England village at the turn of the century and manages to win over the townsfolk with her optimistic attitudes. Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Agnes Moorehead star. 134 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Mills, more; bonus cartoon; featurettes; "making of" documentary; publicity archives.
Ride The High Country(1962) VHS
Western legends Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea made their sagebrush swan songs in this Sam Peckinpah tale. Two veteran gunslingers are hired to protect a gold shipment, only to find plenty of obstacles along the way. Sprawling, colorful thriller also stars Edgar Buchanan, Warren Oates and Mariette Hartley (her film debut). 93 min.
The Gambler Returns: The Luck Of The Draw (1991)/The Gambler V: Playing For Keeps [DVD](1994) DVD
It's the wildest game for frontier rogue Kenny Rogers yet, as he gets involved with shady lady Reba McEntire, takes a dangerous cross-country trek, meets a passel of TV gunslingers (including Chuck Connors, Gene Barry, Hugh O'Brian and Clint Walker), and winds up playing cards with Teddy Roosevelt! Rick Rossovich, Linda Evans and Mickey Rooney also star. Then, has frontier cardshark-turned-do-gooder Brady Hawkes (Rogers) finally run out of luck when he tries to keep his son from falling in with notorious outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? There's plenty of Western adventure and fun in this fifth "Gambler" installment. Loni Anderson, Dixie Carter and Bruce Boxleitner star. 360 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital
The Virginian(2000) VHS
The classic Western novel is given a stirring and exciting treatment with Bill Pullman directing and starring as the title character, a man from Virginia trying to make a new life for himself in Wyoming. After marrying a school teacher and taking a job as a foreman on a ranch, the Virginian faces danger when he's betrayed by his best friend. With Diane Lane, John Savage, Dennis Weaver and James Drury ('60s TV's Virginian). 95 min.