Release Date: 5/30/2012
Four Hollywood Leading Ladies Face Danger in Set of 1950s Thrillers Coming to DVD from TCM and Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Glamorous leading ladies Ida Lupino, Joan Crawford, Esther Williams and Merle Oberon find themselves in dangerous situations in a new DVD collection of classic 1950s thrillers from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE). Released as part of the TCM Vault Collection, Women in Danger: 1950s Thrillers features four fast-paced, nail-biting thrillers.
Women in Danger: 1950s Thrillers will be available exclusively through TCM’s online store at http://shop.tcm.com, beginning June 4. The set features digitally remastered titles, along with extensive on-screen bonus materials such as photos, posters, lobby cards and more. The following four films included in the Women in Danger: 1950s Thrillers collection:
Woman in Hiding (1950) – Ida Lupino plays a newlywed who discovers on her honeymoon that her husband (Stephen McNally) wants to kill her.
Female on the Beach (1955) – Joan Crawford plays a recently widowed woman who begins to fear for her own safety after the suspicious death of a local resident.
The Unguarded Moment (1956) – In a rare dramatic role, Esther Williams stars as a high school teacher stalked by a possibly serial rapist.
The Price of Fear (1956) – Merle Oberon stars as a woman who frames a man for a hit-and-run, but is soon implicated in a far worse situation.
Hi-res artwork is available for download from TCM's online pressroom: http://on.tcm.com/19YpFu.
Previous Universal titles released include a pair of Marlene Dietrich dramas directed by Josef von Sternberg; a set of memorable Douglas Sirk films; a set of Pre-Code classics from the era before Hollywood began rigid self-censorship; a double feature with the 1941 and 1961 film versions of Fannie Hurst's Back Street; and collections spotlighting such stars as Joel McCrae, Audie Murphy, Cary Grant, Fred MacMurray, Claudette Colbert, Barbara Stanwyck, Deanna Durbin and more.
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