16 decent old movies, mixed bag - Christian/suburban High Sc
David Porta | Sacramento | 07/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed the upbeat message of Escape by Night, and Dean Jagger in a minor role with hair was so young and evil; but the print is in poor shape. Gangster's Boy has a suburban high school setting, a time capsule. The Big Combo is a classic, and an excellent print. Scott Brady in Port of New York; his brother, noir-star Lawrence Tierney, not the only Tierney brother to deliver the thespian goods.
The quality of the prints ranges from excellent to poor. Many of these flickers seem not to be available from Mill Creek yet, so this is the best deal you may find. I bought mine used from an Amazon Seller for $3.29 + s&h. Not a bad deal for a nice handful of curios. 16 decent movies, and all-around fun, this is interesting entertainment. If this is the sort of thing you like, then you will like this.
And how about those movie studios?! Producers Releasing Corporation wasn't half bad, for a poverty row studio.
Here now is details.
Mobster Movies (Box Set)
aka Mobster Classics / Mobster Classics Hits / Mobster Classics Hits, Vols. 1-4
Platinum Disc Box set 4 discs
Vol. 1: Gang Bullets / The Racketeer / Escape by Night / Gangster's Boy
Vol. 2: Baby Face Morgan / The Boss of Big Town / Gangs, Inc / Lady Gangster
Vol. 3: The Chase (1946) / Crime, Inc. / Shoot To Kill / Woman On The Run
Vol. 4: The Big Combo / Johnny One-Eye / Kid Monk Baroni / Port Of New York
1929-11-09 The Racketeer (Pathé Exchange 1:06) Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard - drama
1937-09-01 Escape by Night (Republic Pictures 1:04) William Hall, Anne Nagel, Dean Jagger - Christian drama
1938-11-10 Gang Bullets (Monogram Pictures 1:03) Anne Nagel, Robert Kent, Charles Trowbridge - drama
1938-11-16 Gangster's Boy (Monogram Pictures 1:20) Jackie Cooper, Robert Warwick - teen family drama
1941-06-13 Paper Bullets (re-issue title: Gangs, Inc.) (KB Prod. 1:12) Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Linda Ware - crime drama
1942-04-01 Lady Gangster (Warner Bros. 1:02) Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop, Jackie Gleason - crime drama
1942-09-15 Baby Face Morgan (Producers Releasing Co. 1:03) Robert Armstrong, Mary Carlisle, Richard Cromwell - comedy
1942-12-07 Boss of Big Town (Producers Releasing Co. 1:03) John Litel, Florence Rice, H.B. Warner - crime drama
1945-04-15 Crime, Inc. (Producers Releasing Co. 1:15) Leo Carrillo, Tom Neal, Martha Tilton, Lionel Atwill - noir drama
1946-11-16 The Chase (Nero Films 1:26) Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre - surrealist drama
1947-03-15 Shoot To Kill (Screen Guild Prod. 1:04) Russell Wade, Edmund MacDonald, Vince Barnett - noir drama
1950-11-29 Woman on the Run (Fidelity Pictures 1:17) Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe - crime drama
1949-11-28 Port of New York (Aubrey Schenck Prod. 1:22) Scott Brady, Richard Rober, Yul Brynner
1950-05-05 Johnny One-Eye (Benedict Bogeaus Prod. 1:18) Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris
1952-04-01 Kid Monk Baroni (Jack Broder Prod. 1:19) Richard Rober, Bruce Cabot, Allene Roberts, Mona Knox, Leonard Nimoy
1955-02-13 The Big Combo (Allied Artists 1:29) Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace - noir"