DVD Classics Corner On The Air

DICK DINMAN’S DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR. This program was on WMPG for many years. It was a weekly program dedicated to the classic movie era and the stars that made them. This page is an archive of those past programs. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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DVD Classics Corner with Dick Dinman

A weekly show devoted to Golden Age Movie
Classics as they become available on DVD. Your host Dick Dinman includes a generous selection of classic scenes, classic film music, and one-on-one interviews with stars, producers, and directors.

DICK DINMAN, TONY CURTIS, JONATHAN WINTERS, ABBY MANN AND KAREN
KRAMER SALUTE “MAD WORLD” PRODUCER/DIRECTOR STANLEY KRAMER (Part
Two):
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s salute to IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD,
MAD WORLD’S controversial producer/director Stanley Kramer continues as his guests Tony Curtis, Jonathan Winters, Abby Mann and Karen Kramer discuss the myriad of challenges this indefatigable crusader for human rights overcame to bring his hot-button issue film classics to the
screen.

DICK DINMAN, TONY CURTIS, JONATHAN WINTERS, ABBY MANN AND KAREN
KRAMER SALUTE “MAD WORLD” PRODUCER/DIRECTOR STANLEY KRAMER (Part
One):
The Criterion Collection has just released a much-acclaimed
Blu-ray edition of not one but two cuts of Stanley Kramer’s
exhilaratingly looney epic of tomfoolery IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guests Tony Curtis, Jonathan Winters, Abby Mann and Karen Kramer salute the skill, taste, courage and sheer humanity of celebrated producer/director Kramer as both an artist and a gentleman. PLUS: The Criterion Collection’s I MARRIED A WITCH, CITY LIGHTS, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, RIFIFI, JULES AND JIM and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.

DICK DINMAN AND JOHN FRICKE EXPLORE THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF
OZ:
Those naive individuals who thought that producer/host Dick
Dinman’s returning guest John Fricke’s previous literary masterworks
were the last word on anything and everything pertaining to L. Frank
Baum’s iconic creations are in for a bracingly delightful surprise
because his new and just released coffee table book THE WONDERFUL WORLD
OF OZ explores entirely new territory as it documents the world’s
largest collection of OZ memorabilia with hundreds of beautiful color
pictures and incisively written commentary.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES CINERAMA HOLIDAY AND SOUTH SEAS
ADVENTURE:
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest Dave Strohmaier
perfected the remarkably immersive Smilebox Curved Screen Simulation
process that enhances his thrillingly spectacular restorations of both
CINERAMA HOLIDAY and SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE which have just been released
in crystal clear 1080p Blu-ray by Flicker Alley and Cinerama Inc. to
astonishing effect.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE FELTENSTEIN JOIN “THE BIG PARADE”: THE
BIG PARADE which is the highest-grossing silent film of all time as well
as the very first realistic war drama is now a stupendous Blu-ray
milestone meticulously mastered in 4K from the original camera negative
and Warner Home Video’s George Feltenstein returns to share with
producer/host Dick Dinman details about the costly,time-consuming and
painstaking challenge of restoring this 1925 masterpiece to it’s current
Blu-ray brilliance. PLUS: Dick Dinman turns the spotlight on three of
his favorite Warner Archive releases of the past year.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE FELTENSTEIN’S “JUMBO” SHOW: The Warner
Archive raises the Blu-ray Big-Top roof as they lift the curtain on
their luminous picture and sound restoration of JUMBO the Doris Day,
Jimmy Durante and Martha Raye classic that is bursting with laughter and
love, song and dance, circus stunts and star power and Warner Home
Entertainment’s home video pioneer George Feltenstein tells
producer/host Dick Dinman how the amazing Blu-ray facelift of this
razzle-dazzle musical extravaganza was accomplished.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES VERSATILE MASTER OF THE MACABRE VINCENT PRICE
(Part Three):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray
restoration of their classic Vincent Price horror shocker THE FLY
enhances this legendary masterwork’s thrills and chills in a way never
before thought imaginable and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest Victoria
Price reveals how Price and distinguished costar Herbert Marshall could
barely keep a straight face while shooting THE FLY’s memorable ending
and reveals some heretofore unknown aspects about this brilliant and
multifaceted gentleman.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES VERSATILE MASTER OF THE MACABRE VINCENT PRICE
(Part Two):
Scream Factory’s magnificent THE VINCENT PRICE
COLLECTION highlights Price’s acclaimed horror films but producer/host
Dick Dinman’s guest Victoria Price sheds new light on his limitless
versatility which includes his brilliant but comparatively lesser known
eccentric comedy roles that he most delighted in portraying.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES VERSATILE MASTER OF THE MACABRE VINCENT PRICE
(Part One):
Scream Factory’s “spook”tacular THE VINCENT PRICE
COLLECTION (which includes enticingly lustrous Blu-ray restorations of
HOUSE OF USHER, THE HAUNTED PALACE, THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH, PIT AND THE PENDULUM, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, and THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES) is sure to  thrill classic horror film aficionados and Vincent Price’s talented and gracious daughter Victoria joins producer/host Dick Dinman to honor her iconic star-of-the-ages father.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES THE VERY FIRST “TWILIGHT ZONE” STAR EARL
HOLLIMAN (Part Three):
Star Earl Holliman’s last of three visits
with producer/host Dick Dinman includes revelatory details about his
starring role in the very first episode of Rod Serling’s TWILIGHT ZONE
series, his affectionate observations about POLICEWOMAN co-star Angie
Dickinson and his 34 year association with Actors and Others For
Animals.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES THE “GIANT” TALENT OF EARL HOLLIMAN (Part
Two):
Classic film Blu-ray fans are raving about the massive JAMES
DEAN ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (which includes EAST OF EDEN, REBEL  WITHOUT A CAUSE and GIANT) whose co-star Earl Holliman shares with producer/host Dick Dinman his experiences with director George Stevens
and stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean as well as his
personal dissatisfaction with his own performance in the sci-fi classic
FORBIDDEN PLANET and also reveals how he beat out a legendary “king” of
rock and roll for a coveted (and Golden Globe winning) role in THE
RAINMAKER.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES “BIG COMBO” CO-STAR EARL HOLLIMAN (Part
One):
Olive Films has just distributed a stunningly restored Blu-ray
incarnation of the brutal and steamily sensual film noir classic THE BIG
COMBO which is famous for its explicit visualization of a seamy
underworld that oozes with seediness and lowlife characters and one of
it’s co-stars Earl Holliman joins producer/host Dick Dinman to share his
intriguing early career experiences that led to his participation in
this unrelentingly dark, violent and erotic masterwork.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES WARNER HOME VIDEO’S BLU-RAY RELEASE OF
“STALAG 17”:
Billy Wilder’s Oscar-winning unique blend of stark
drama, incredible tension and uproarious comedy STALAG 17 has at long
last been restored and remastered to astounding crystal clear clarity
for its long awaited Blu-ray release courtesy of Warner Home Video and
one of producer/host Dick Dinman’s all-time favorite guests the late
Peter Graves reveals how he got his first big break by being cast in a
pivotal role in this revered masterpiece.

DICK DINMAN AND DENA KAYE JOIN DANNY KAYE “ON THE RIVIERA” (Part
Three):
Producer/host Dick Dinman and scintillating guest Dena Kaye
close out their three show celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Kaye’s
100th Birthday by focussing on their impressive and groundbreaking
humanitarian contributions as well as their artistic successes and among
the audio clips heard is the incredible Kaye/Louis Armstrong rendition
of “When The Saints Come Marching In” (which includes additional lyrics
by Sylvia Fine Kaye) and is Dick Dinman’s favorite Kaye film number.

DICK DINMAN AND DENA KAYE JOIN DANNY KAYE “ON THE RIVIERA” (Part
Two):
To celebrate 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s sumptuous
Blu-ray release of the mirthful and melodic Danny Kaye classic ON THE
RIVIERA Danny Kaye’s talented daughter Dena Kaye returns as she and
producer/host Dick Dinman continue their salute to Danny Kaye’s 100th
Birthday with some alternately touching and uproarious anecdotes about
the amazing Kaye which are augmented by a generous supply of rare audio
clips which illustrate the length and breadth of his awe-inspiring
talents.

DICK DINMAN AND DENA KAYE JOIN DANNY KAYE “ON THE RIVIERA” (Part
One):
Acclaimed writer/journalist Dena Kaye joins producer/host Dick
Dinman with songs, stories and merriment as they celebrate the 100th
Birthday of mega-talented cinema icon Danny Kaye as well as the
soon-to-be 100th Anniversary of brilliant Kaye collaborator Sylvia Fine
Kaye and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s gorgeous Blu-ray release
of the Danny Kaye triumph ON THE RIVIERA.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE FELTENSTEIN ENTER THE 3-D HOUSE OF
WAX:
Warner Home Video’s new 3-D Blu-ray release of HOUSE OF WAX
brings shocking new meaning to the term “coming at you” and Dick
Dinman’s returning guest Warner Home Video Sr. V.P. of Classic &
Theatrical Marketing George Feltenstein reveals the myriad of costly
time-consuming challenges that the Warner magicians faced to achieve
their goal of restoring the most popular 3-D film of the 50’s to its
original in-depth glory.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE FELTENSTEIN JOURNEY TO OZ IN 3-D:
Warner Home Video proves that they can indeed achieve the impossible by
literally improving on perfection courtesy of their groundbreaking 3-D
Blu-ray incarnation of arguably the most beloved screen classic of all
time THE WIZARD OF OZ and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest George
Feltenstein (Warner Home Video’s Sr. V.P. of Classic & Theatrical
Marketing) salutes the “wizards of ours” who created this amazing
transformation.

DICK DINMAN AND GROVER CRISP SALUTE “FROM HERE TO ETERNITY”:
Winning 8 of its 13 Academy Award nominations FROM HERE TO ETERNITY,
which provides a shockingly torrid and unvarnished look at military life
just prior to and including the bombing of Pearl Harbor, has at last
been graced with a meticulous restoration for it’s long-awaited Blu-ray
debut and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest Grover Crisp (Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment’s Executive V.P. of Asset Management, Film
Restoration & Digital Mastering) reveals the myriad of time-consuming
challenges he and his staff faced in accomplishing the spectacular
restoration of this landmark film. PLUS: Previews of Columbia/Sony
classics from Criterion, Twilight Time and TCM Vault collections.

DICK DINMAN EXPLORES HOLLYWOOD’S PACT WITH HITLER (Part Two):
Author Ben Urwand relates to producer/host Dick Dinman more shameful
details about Hollywood’s collaboration with Hitler during the 30’s and
explains why he considers Ernst Lubitsch’s hilarious anti-Nazi screwball
masterwork TO BE OR NOT TO BE (which is now available on Blu-ray from
the Criterion Collection) to be one of his five favorite films.

DICK DINMAN EXPLORES HOLLYWOOD’S PACT WITH HITLER (Part One):
To celebrate the Criterion Collection’s just-released luminous Blu-ray
restoration of Ernst Lubitsch’s brilliant and iconic anti-Nazi political
satire TO BE OR NOT TO BE producer/host Dick Dinman chats with author
Ben Urwand whose latest book THE COLLABORATION: HOLLYWOOD’S PACT WITH
HITLER chronicles the shocking depths to which all of the major studios
sunk during the 30’s in order to maintain business with Hitler and his
minions. PLUS: “Dick’s Picks” highlight’s Criterion’s Blu-ray releases
of THINGS TO COME, THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE and BABETTE’S FEAST.

DICK DINMAN SAYS: “NO TROUBLE WITH TWILIGHT TIME!”: A recent
mean-spirited, spectacularly irresponsible and unjustly negative website
article about the practices of much loved boutique Blu-ray classic film
label Twilight Time proves conclusively that even such a highly praised
home video outfit as this is not immune to the “grumblings and
criticisms” of certain ill-informed individuals and Oscar-nominated
writer, producer, director and co-founder of Twilight Time Nick Redman
rejoins producer/host Dick Dinman to address these bogus “issues” and
set the record straight once and for all.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE STEVENS JR. SALUTE THE BLU-RAY DEBUT OF
GEORGE STEVENS’ “SHANE” (Part Two):
Producer/host Dick Dinman
welcomes back distinguished writer/producer/director George Stevens Jr.
who reveals more hitherto unknown facts about the creation of George
Stevens’ SHANE and discusses in detail not only Stevens’ respect for the
intelligence of cinema audiences but the manner in which Stevens was
able to coax once-in-a-lifetime performances out of a wide diversity of
actors.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE STEVENS JR. SALUTE THE BLU-RAY DEBUT OF
GEORGE STEVENS’ “SHANE” (Part One):
In honor of Warner Home Video’s
magnificent Blu-ray release of George Stevens’ SHANE multiple
award-winning writer/producer/director and founder of the American Film
Institute George Stevens Jr. returns to DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR
to reveal to producer/host Dick Dinman the myriad of challenges his
iconic father faced in bringing this universally adored cinema
masterpiece to the screen.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES “BUS STOP” AND “NIAGARA” SUPERSTAR MARILYN
MONROE:
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s guests are Oscar winner George
Chakiris, producer Stanley Rubin and the late Monroe co-star Jane
Russell and each share their experiences working with M.M. as do Robert
Mitchum and Richard Widmark in archival interviews.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES MARILYN MONROE’S “BUS STOP” OSCAR-NOMINATED
CO-STAR DON MURRAY (Part Three):
Producer/host Dick Dinman welcomes
back Don Murray who offers his take on his controversially volcanic
director Otto Preminger as well as his unusual casting as an
uncharacteristically demented and villainous Governor in CONQUEST OF THE
PLANET OF THE APES and also chats about his tireless volunteer service
for youth organizations, refugees, and ultimately the Peace Corps.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES MARILYN MONROE’S “BUS STOP” OSCAR-NOMINATED
CO-STAR DON MURRAY (Part Two):
Don Murray regales producer/host Dick
Dinman with his reminiscences about his positive experiences working
with brilliant writer Paddy Chayefsky, legendary directors Fred
Zinnemann, Henry Hathaway and Michael Anderson, and iconic star James
Cagney but also reveals with blistering frankness the rampant
misbehavior of co-star Dennis Hopper and the tragic alcoholism that
crippled co-star Alan Ladd’s ability to function coherently on the set.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES MARILYN MONROE’S “BUS STOP” OSCAR-NOMINATED
CO-STAR DON MURRAY (Part One):
To commemorate 20th Century Fox’s
luminous Blu-ray releases of the Marilyn Monroe classics NIAGARA and BUS
STOP producer/host Dick Dinman welcomes Monroe’s Oscar-nominated BUS
STOP leading man Don Murray who among other things describes in candid
detail the unexpected challenges he faced co-starring with a painfully
insecure Monroe who was barely able to function and whose ultimately
universally praised performance was literally saved by careful editing
of short bits and pieces.

DICK DINMAN SPECIAL EDITION: THE FACTS ABOUT THE TIME WARNER
CABLE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT:
Distinguished “Super Lawyer” and
dedicated consumer advocate Richard A. Roth, Esq. joins producer/host
Dick Dinman and reveals the myriad of reasons as to why Time Warner
Cable’s recent “modem fee” which is the basis of the current Time Warner
Cable Class Action Lawsuit, constitutes in the words of his colleague
Steven L. Wittels, Esq. “high-tech fraud with very low-tech methods” and
shares specific information as to who irate TWC subscribers can contact
to join the tens of thousands who are resorting to legal means to remedy
the situation.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES “SAFETY LAST” SUPERSTAR HAROLD LLOYD (Part
Two):
To celebrate the Criterion Collection’s amazingly vibrant
Blu-ray release of Harold Lloyd’s masterwork SAFETY LAST producer/host
Dick Dinman and his guest producer/director Rich Correll, both of whom
had the great good fortune to be close friends of Lloyd, share both
hilarious and poignant remembrances about the incredible warmth,
generosity and eternally youthful demeanor of this brilliant
once-in-a-lifetime mega-talented comic superstar.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES “SAFETY LAST” SUPERSTARÂ HAROLD LLOYD (Part
One):
The Criterion Collection has just released a spectacular
Blu-ray incarnation of SAFETY LAST, an alternately hilarious and
nail-bitingly thrilling movie experience that is anchored by the eternal
comic genius of legendary silent film superstar Harold Lloyd who
happened to be a devoted friend and mentor to both producer/host Dick
Dinman as well as his guest producer/director Rich Correll who is, along
with Lloyd granddaughter Suzanne, instrumental in keeping Harold Lloyd’s
incomparable legacy vibrantly alive. PLUS: News of other great recent
Criterion Collection releases.

DICK DINMAN AND SCHAWN BELSTON CELEBRATE “CLEOPATRA’S” 50th
ANNIVERSARY:
The Blu-ray debut of few major film classics have been
awaited with such intense eagerness by film fans as 20th Century Fox’s
monumental and magnificent epic CLEOPATRA and 20th Century Fox Home
Entertainment’s amazingly lustrous restoration is certain to thrill all
who see it. Producer/host Dick Dinman welcomes 20th Century Fox Film
Corporation Senior Vice President of Library and Technical Services
Schawn Belston who relates some amazing facts about CLEOPATRA’s
uncommonly scandalous and tortuous production. PLUS: A preview of
upcoming Fox classics on Blu-ray.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE FELTENSTEIN REVISIT FORBIDDEN
HOLLYWOOD:
The unprecedented success of previous FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD
COLLECTIONS has led the Warner Archive to oblige ravenous fans of these
pre-code censorship-free gems with the release of two new FORBIDDEN
HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIONS (Volumes 6 & 7) that include eight new-to-dvd
early 30’s classics that graphically and sensuously illustrate that no
subject matter was too taboo in that wild and free era and Warner Home
Video’s George Feltenstein reveals to producer/host Dick Dinman the
reasons he chose these particular titles and the degree of labor and
dedication it took to restore these films to their current superb
condition.

DICK DINMAN AND GEORGE FELTENSTEIN SALUTE THOSE LEGENDARY WARNER
BROS. GANGSTERS:
Bullets, babes, booze and Robinson, Bogart and
Cagney muscle in on the Blu-ray market in Warner Home Video’s ULTIMATE
GANGSTER COLLECTION CLASSIC release which includes amazingly lustrous
transfers of LITTLE CAESAR, PUBLIC ENEMY, THE PETRIFIED FOREST, and
WHITE HEAT and producer/host Dick Dinman and his guest George
Feltenstein (Warner Home Video’s Sr. V.P. of Classic and Theatrical
Marketing) have a grand old time saluting these masterpieces of
gin-soaked murder and mayhem.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES TWILIGHT TIME’S “MAJOR DUNDEE” BLU-RAY
RELEASE:
Producer/host Dick Dinman, MAJOR DUNDEE star Michael
Anderson Jr. and composer Christopher Caliendo salute Twilight Time’s
exciting double disc Blu-ray release that includes both the original
theatrical version and the newly scored (by Caliendo) extended cut
version of Sam Peckinpah’s great epic of the southwest that starred
Charlton Heston and a brilliant supporting cast.

DICK DINMAN SAYS GOODBYE TO JONATHAN WINTERS (Part Three):
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s tribute to the late Jonathan Winters
concludes as Jonathan discusses his friendship with the
producer/director (Stanley Kramer) who saved his career, reveals his
love for painting as well as his disdain for certain individuals whose
art appreciation is suspect, his wariness about those who loudly “come
out of the closet”, his love of the state of Maine, and the type of
individual that scares him the most.

DICK DINMAN SAYS GOODBYE TO JONATHAN WINTERS (Part Two): The
late, great Jonathan Winters has producer/host Dick Dinman in stitches
as he hilariously shares his experiences playing two roles in the
bizarre comedy about the funeral business THE LOVED ONE, as well as his
less than enthusiastic take on modern comedy and the political scene
(which includes his spot-on impression of then-Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger) and Dick recalls his somewhat embarrassing first
in-person encounter with Jonathan.

DICK DINMAN SAYS GOODBYE TO JONATHAN WINTERS (Part One): The
first of three shows saluting the innovative comedic brilliance of the
late Jonathan Winters opens on a serious and poignant note as Jonathan
reveals to producer/host Dick Dinman in unflinchingly candid detail his
rough upbringing with an alcoholic father and loveless mother, his first
major successes, his self-imposed stays in mental institutions on two
separate occasions and his rebirth and rediscovery in the all-star
comedy classic IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES CRITERION’S WESTERN GOOD GUY (AND BAD GUY)
GLENN FORD (Part Six):
We conclude our tribute to superstar Glenn
Ford and our salute to the Criterion Collection’s fantastic Blu-ray
releases of JUBAL and 3:10 TO YUMA which are two of Ford’s finest
western dramas as Peter Ford and producer/host Dick Dinman cover Glenn
Ford’s affair with a reticent Hope Lange, director David Swift’s
incendiary quote about Ford, a brilliant Ford in Vincente Minnelli’s THE
COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER, Ford riding the range with Henry Fonda,
Ford’s superb cameo as Superman’s earth father, the final career slide,
his victimization by Hollywood “jackals”, plus Michael Anderson Jr.,
(Ford’s co-star in his last major film) affectionately reveals Ford’s
prankster side, and Peter Ford summarizes his conflicted feelings about
his stormy relationship with his father and praises the consummate skill
which made Glenn Ford a beloved star for so many decades.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES CRITERION’S WESTERN GOOD GUY (AND BAD GUY)
GLENN FORD (Part Five):
In honor of the Criterion Collection’s
sumptuous-looking Blu-ray releases of two of Glenn Ford’s finest western
classics (JUBAL and 3:10 TO YUMA) producer/host Dick Dinman and Peter
Ford continue our salute to Glenn Ford as Ford is at odds with Marlon
Brando in Japan, Ford and Shirley MacLaine get together, Glenn does two
films with Debbie Reynolds and proposes, Glenn is voted number one box
office star of the year, Frank Capra and Bette Davis verbally attack
Glenn, three disastrous remakes instigate a precipitous career decline
and producer/host Dick Dinman’s previous guest Ernest Borgnine shares an
uncomfortable experience with Ford on the set of JUBAL.

DDICK DINMAN AND TCM VAULT REVEAL GLENN FORD’S UNDERCOVER CRIMES
(Part Four):
Glenn Ford’s co-star Eleanor Parker (in an exclusive
interview you’ll find nowhere else as this very private lady has agreed
to no other broadcast interviews) joins Peter Ford on this show and
shares her not completely flattering assessment of Ford with
producer/host Dick Dinman, Glenn Ford’s disintegrating film career is
saved by two major MGM films (INTERRUPTED MELODY and BLACKBOARD JUNGLE), the “new, improved and dramatically different” Glenn Ford is finally
propelled into superstardom, an affair with Jack Lemmon’s eventual
bride-to-be creates a lifelong coolness between Lemmon and Ford, Ford
excels in three great Westerns, and delivers an incomparably finer
performance in the first incarnation of RANSOM than Mel Gibson did in
the remake.

DICK DINMAN AND TCM VAULT REVEAL GLENN FORD’S UNDERCOVER CRIMES
(Part Three):
Our salute to TCM Vault’s GLENN FORD: UNDERCOVER
CRIMES COLLECTION continues as we discover that Glenn Ford gets along
famously with much disliked director Fritz Lang who offers Ford’s young
son Peter his first martini, and guest Peter Ford discloses his
frustratingly difficult relationship with his dad which at one point
almost leads to blows, and he reveals that Glenn gets Rita Hayworth
pregnant.

DICK DINMAN AND TCM VAULT REVEAL GLENN FORD’S UNDERCOVER CRIMES
(Part Two):
In part two of our salute to the TCM Vault Collection’s
compelling GLENN FORD: UNDERCOVER CRIMES COLLECTION son Peter Ford “feels responsible” for the failure of his parents marriage and
discusses Glenn Ford’s huge film role break with Bette Davis (who makes
a pass at him), and Ford is teamed with Rita Hayworth in the ultimate
erotic noir GILDA during which the two begin their tempestuous
extramarital affair.

DICK DINMAN AND TCM VAULT REVEAL GLENN FORD’S UNDERCOVER CRIMES
(Part One):
Producer/host Dick Dinman salutes TCM Vault’s terrific
GLENN FORD: UNDERCOVER CRIMES COLLECTION and Golden Age superstar Glenn Ford whose warm and naturalistic on-screen persona was in stark contrast to the driven, remote and chronically unfaithful reality of the man
himself according to son Peter Ford, whose moving and nuanced biography
of his father GLENN FORD: A LIFE reveals a Glenn Ford the public never
knew with the keen insight and unflinching candor that only his son
could provide. Peter Ford is producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest on this,
the first of six shows devoted to the criminally underrated film star.
Part one covers Glenn Ford’s humble beginnings, his callous mistreatment
by his first film director, his first real break and his ultimately
unhappy marriage to MGM’s “queen of tap” Eleanor Powell.

DICK DINMAN’S GUEST, PRODUCER STANLEY RUBIN, REVEALS THE
TUMULTUOUS UPS AND DOWNS OF WORKING WITH “LAURA” PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OTTO
PREMINGER:
To celebrate 20th Century Fox Home Video’s remarkably
beautiful Blu-ray release of Otto Preminger’s legendary film noir
classic “LAURA” producer/host Dick Dinman welcomes back acclaimed
producer Stanley Rubin who produced the Preminger-directed western epic
RIVER OF NO RETURN and describes in great detail why his experience of
working with the volcanic Preminger was far from a bed of roses.

DICK DINMAN, KATHRYN CROSBY, PETER GRAVES, GEOFFREY HORNE and KIM
NOVAK SALUTE FILM NOIR MASTERWORK “LAURA” PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OTTO
PREMINGER:
Kathryn Grant Crosby, Peter Graves, Geoffrey Horne and
Kim Novak join producer/host Dick Dinman and reveal the good, bad and
the ugly about controversial director/producer Otto Preminger as 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment releases Preminger’s iconic film noir
classic “LAURA” in a pristine Blu-ray version so spectacular that it
must be seen to be believed.

DICK DINMAN, TYRONE POWER JR., AND COLEEN GRAY SALUTE “PONY
SOLDIIER” STAR TYRONE POWER:
To celebrate Twilight Times gorgeous
Technicolor Blu-ray release of 20th Century Fox’s Tyrone Power adventure
epic PONY SOLDIER producer/host Dick Dinman’s guests Tyrone Power Jr.
and Coleen Gray (Power’s leading lady in NIGHTMARE ALLEY) shed new light
on the myriad of qualities that made Tyrone Power one of the greatest
romantic stars in cinema history.

DICK DINMAN AND CECILIA PECK SALUTE GREGORY PECK’S “GENTLEMAN’S
AGREEMENT”:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment charges back into
the classics Blu-ray business with their stunning Blu-ray releases of
the original (and superior) TITANIC, John Ford’s HOW GREEN WAS MY
VALLEY, Elia Kazan’s WILD RIVER, and Kazan’s groundbreaking film
GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT which was one of the first films to rip the lid
off the hitherto taboo subject of anti-semitism and to mark it’s Blu-ray
release producer/host Dick Dinman and Cecilia Peck salute it’s star
Gregory Peck.

DICK DINMAN AND JOHN FRICKE SALUTE JUDY AND FRED’S “EASTER
PARADE”:
Warner Home Video has just released EASTER PARADE which is
one of the happiest Holiday musical comedies of all time in a
dazzling-looking color by Technicolor Blu-ray incarnation and to
celebrate this joyous event producer/host Dick Dinman welcomes back
award-winning author and celebrated Judy Garland expert John Fricke who
reveals the myriad of challenges the creators of this mirthful
masterwork faced during the complicated and seemingly jinxed
preproduction period.

ROBERT MITCHUM PUTS THE FEAR INTO “CAPE FEAR” (Part Two): To
celebrate Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s marvelous Blu-ray debut
of the original version of CAPE FEAR Robert Mitchum leading ladies Anne
Jeffreys, Karen Sharpe Kramer and Jane Russell as well as producer
Stanley Rubin and writer/producer William Wellman Jr. all try to top
each other as they share their uproarious, touching and at times
explosive experiences with Mitchum with producer/host Dick Dinman.

ROBERT MITCHUM PUTS THE FEAR INTO “CAPE FEAR” (Part One):
Robert Mitchum’s potently terrifying performance as a murderous maniac
is just one of the many highlights of the superior original version of
the gripping masterwork CAPE FEAR which has just been magnificently
restored for Blu-ray by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Producer/host Dick Dinman and guests Peter Graves and Michael Anderson
Jr. salute the formidable and unique talents of the irrepressible and
irreplaceable CAPE FEAR star Robert Mitchum.

DICK DINMAN AND ANDREW V. McLAGLEN SALUTE JOHN FORD’S “THE QUIET
MAN”:
Director Andrew V. McLaglen (who was second assistant director
on THE QUIET MAN at the outset of his prolific career) joins
producer/host Dick Dinman as they salute star John Wayne and director
John Ford on the occasion of Olive Film’s scrumptious looking Blu-ray
restoration of THE QUIET MAN and McLaglen relates some uproarious
stories about the friction between his father Victor McLaglen and Ford
on location in Ireland and reveals some not altogether flattering
opinions about QUIET MAN co-star Maureen O’Hara’s recently published
biography.

DICK DINMAN AND DENA KAYE CELEBRATE DANNY KAYE’S 100th BIRTHDAY
(Part Three):
Producer/host Dick Dinman and scintillating guest Dena
Kaye close out their three show celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Kaye’s
100th Birthday by focussing on their impressive and groundbreaking
humanitarian contributions as well as their artistic successes and among
the audio clips heard is the incredible Kaye/Louis Armstrong rendition
of “When The Saints Come Marching In” (which includes additional lyrics
by Sylvia Fine Kaye) and is Dick Dinman’s favorite Kaye film number.

DICK DINMAN AND DENA KAYE CELEBRATE DANNY KAYE’S 100th BIRTHDAY
(Part Two):
Danny Kaye’s talented daughter Dena Kaye returns as she
and producer/host Dick Dinman continue their salute to Danny Kaye’s
100th Birthday with some alternately touching and uproarious anecdotes
about the amazing Kaye which are augmented by a generous supply of rare
audio clips which illustrate the length and breadth of his awe-inspiring
talents.

DICK DINMAN AND DENA KAYE CELEBRATE DANNY KAYE’S 100th BIRTHDAY
(Part One):
Acclaimed writer/journalist Dena Kaye joins
producer/host Dick Dinman with songs, stories and merriment as they
celebrate the 100th Birthday of mega-talented cinema icon Danny Kaye as
well as the soon-to-be 100th Anniversary of brilliant Kaye collaborator
Sylvia Fine Kaye and Warner Home Video’s gorgeous Blu-ray release of
Samuel Goldwyn’s Kaye triumph HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE THE GOLDWYN GOLD
STANDARD:
The spectacular Blu-ray incarnations of HANS CHRISTIAN
ANDERSEN and GUYS AND DOLLS constitute the very first Warner Home Video
releases from the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn library and Warner Home
Video’s Senior Vice President of Classic and Theatrical Marketing George
Feltenstein and producer/host Dick Dinman can barely hide their
unfettered enthusiasm for these two Gold Standard Goldwyn musical
masterworks.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE “DEATHTRAP” AND
“GYPSY”:
The Warner Archive remains the Tiffany of Movie On Demand
websites and they have just added the Archive’s first Blu-ray releases
(GYPSY and DEATHTRAP) to their crowded repertoire both of which are
acclaimed cinematic versions of multi-award-winning Broadway smash hits
and to celebrate yet another Warner Home Video milestone producer/host
Dick Dinman welcomes favorite guest Warner Home Video’s Senior Vice
President of Classic and Theatrical Marketing George Feltenstein.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES TCM VAULT’S “QUEEN BEE” JOAN CRAWFORD (Part
Two):
Producer/host Dick Dinman and his distinguished guest Sony
Pictures’ own Rita Belda continue their salute to TCM Vault Collections’
JOAN CRAWFORD IN THE 1950’S COLLECTION and Rita shares with Dick
exclusive previews of future Sony Pictures/TCM Vault Collections dvd
collaborations as well as details about the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray
release of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA which has garnered unanimous raves from
every home video reviewer as well as film fans nationwide.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES TCM VAULT’S “QUEEN BEE” JOAN CRAWFORD (Part
One):
TCM Vault Collections have released some sensational classic
dvd collections lately, not the least of which is the eagerly awaited
JOAN CRAWFORD IN THE 1950’S COLLECTION which is causing rapturous
“thumbs up” reactions from Crawford’s ever-passionate fans and
producer/host Dick Dinman’s returning guest Sony Pictures Director of
Asset Management and Film Restoration (and classic film fan
extraordinaire) Rita Belda shares her views on just what made superstar
Joan Crawford so indelibly special.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES BILLY WILDER’S “SUNSET BLVD.” (Part Two):
Our tribute to Billy Wilder’s masterwork SUNSET BLVD. continues as
SUNSET BLVD. star Nancy Olson, who was Oscar-nominated for what was only
her second film, shares with producer/host Dick Dinman her intimate and
personal reminiscences about her experiences on this bona fide classic
including some surprising insights about writer/director Wilder, costar
Gloria Swanson, and the demons that ultimately destroyed her talented
but tragic four-time costar and friend William Holden.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES BILLY WILDER’S “SUNSET BLVD.” (Part One):
Paramount Home Media Distribution has just released Billy Wilder’s
iconic classic SUNSET BLVD. on Blu-ray in a stunning transfer that
restores this amazing masterwork to its original glory (and then some)
and producer/host Dick Dinman’s returning guest Andrea Kalas (Paramount
Home Media Distribution’s Vice President of Archives) describes the
challenges that she and her dedicated team had to overcome to restore
SUNSET BLVD. to its current astonishing picture and sound brilliance.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES “UNIVERSAL MONSTER” BORIS KARLOFF (PART
TWO):
Boris Karloff’s talented daughter Sara Karloff rejoins
producer/host Dick Dinman and paints an affectionate and vivid portrait
of her celebrated father who was in fact the total opposite in every
imaginable way from the “horrific” characters he customarily portrayed
so brilliantly during the course of his legendary career.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES “UNIVERSAL MONSTER” BORIS KARLOFF (PART
ONE):
Three of Boris Karloff’s greatest horror classics
(FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUMMY, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN) are included in
Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s sensational new UNIVERSAL CLASSIC
MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION and producer/host Dick Dinman and his
distinguished guest Sara Karloff converse about her father’s early
struggles, belated “overnight” discovery and subsequent career highs and
lows.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE TWO OF ALFRED
HITCHCOCK’S MURDEROUS MASTERWORKS:
Warner Home Video’s own Senior
V.P. of Classic and Theatrical Marketing George Feltenstein joins
producer/host Dick Dinman as they marvel at the delicious deviousness of
two of Alfred Hitchcock’s most delightful excursions into the murderous
mind DIAL M FOR MURDER (in it’s original 3-D format!) and STRANGERS ON A
TRAIN as both make their Blu-ray debut. PLUS: The Warner Archive
releases five new swashbuckling adventures and the belated dvd debut of
LILI which is the only film classic to capture the magic of THE WIZARD
OF OZ.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE BETTE DAVIS AT HER
DEADLIEST:
On and off screen rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford
battle it out to the death in the Blu-ray debut of the macabre
masterpiece WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE and Bette battles with Bette
in the concurrent Blu-ray debut of DEAD RINGER in which she plays twin
sisters one of whom has murder on her mind and joining producer/host
Dick Dinman to celebrate this double (triple?) dose of deadly Bette is
Warner Home Video’s Senior V.P. of Classic and Theatrical Marketing
George Feltenstein.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES WALT DISNEY’S CINDERELLA AND THE LOONEY TUNES
PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2:
Classic animation Blu-ray fans have
two big reasons to rejoice with the release of CINDERELLA which to this
day remains one of Walt Disney’s most beloved classics as well as THE
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION (VOLUME TWO) which includes 50 of the
greatest animated theatrical shorts ever released and celebrating this
“animated” event with producer/host Dick Dinman is Linda Jones who is
the daughter of legendary Looney Tunes animation genius Chuck Jones.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES THE UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS COLLECTION:
The talented and vivacious Julie Adams, who was so memorably savored and
menaced by THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, joins producer/host Dick
Dinman as they salute Universal Studio’s Home Entertainment’s UNIVERSAL
CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION which includes the Blu-ray
debuts of DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUMMY, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE BRIDE
OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLF MAN, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and of course
THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON in its original 3-D version.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES THE CINEMIRACLE OF CINERAMA: In
celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the theatrical premiere of the
groundbreaking three camera three projector process Cinerama, which
officially launched the widescreen era, Flicker Alley has just released
on Blu-ray the legendary THIS IS CINERAMA as well as the Cinemiracle
classic WINDJAMMER in the incredible Smilebox process that makes it
possible for video enthusiasts to experience the enveloping thrills of
both spectacular films for the first time in the comfort of their homes
and to mark this momentous event producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest is
editor, documentarian and producer Dave Strohmaier who supervised the
remastering and restoration of both of these awe inspiring visual
masterpieces.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES TCM VAULT’S “FRANK CAPRA: THE EARLY
COLLECTION”:
Capra fans who’ve been clamoring for the home video
release of Frank Capra’s early film classics have reason to rejoice
because TCM Vault’s release of FRANK CAPRA: THE EARLY COLLECTION
includes five great Capra films (LADIES OF LEISURE, RAIN OR SHINE, THE
MIRACLE WOMAN, FORBIDDEN and THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN) in
brilliantly pristine condition and in honor of the occasion
producer/host Dick Dinman introduces a newly re-edited version of his
chat with the late Frank Capra Jr.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES UNIVERSAL’S HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY: Michael
Daruty, Universal’s Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, joins
producer/host Dick Dinman as both celebrate Universal’s Hundredth
Anniversary celebration that has resulted in the release of some of
Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s greatest classics which have been
restored magnificently for their long-awaited Blu-ray release.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES MARILYN MONROE: To commemorate the 50th
Anniversary of her untimely death 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
salutes screen icon Marilyn Monroe with the Blu-ray collection
appropriately entitled FOREVER MARILYN which includes the Monroe
classics GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, THERE’S
NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, RIVER OF NO RETURN, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH,
SOME LIKE IT HOT, and THE MISFITS and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guests
Oscar winner George Chakiris, producer Stanley Rubin and Monroe co-star
Jane Russell each share their experiences working with M.M. as do Robert
Mitchum and Richard Widmark in archival interviews.

DICK DINMAN IS SWALLOWED UP BY “JAWS” (Part Two): The talented
and versatile screenwriter Carl Gottlieb who wrote the final draft of
the mega-hit film classic JAWS joins producer/host Dick Dinman as they
salute Universal Studios Home Entertainments incredible restored Blu-ray
release of the film that continues to this day to discourage sun
worshipers from going into the water.

DICK DINMAN IS SWALLOWED UP BY “JAWS” (Part One): Universal
Studios Home Entertainment’s spectacular totally restored and remastered
Blu-ray release of JAWS has got to be one of the major home video events
of this or any other year and among it’s over four hours of superb
special features is the spellbinding feature length documentary “THE
SHARK IS STILL WORKING” and producer/host Dick Dinman’s treasured guest
is one its principle creators writer/producer J. Michael Roddy.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE GARY COOPER’S HANGING
TREE:
Frustratingly unavailable in any format for decades, THE
HANGING TREE, which is conceivably the most up-to-now under-appreciated
western classics of them all, has finally been released in all it’s
rough, tough, and extremely adult technicolor and wide screen glory
courtesy of the Warner Archive and Warner Home Video’s Sr. Vice
President of Classic and Theatrical Marketing George Feltenstein
discloses the myriad of time-consuming challenges and roadblocks that
had to be overcome in order to finally bring this release to fruition
and joins producer/host Dick Dinman in paying tribute to one of
superstar Gary Cooper’s greatest, least known and most complex
performances. PLUS: The CRIME DOES NOT PAY COMPLETE SHORTS COLLECTION,
the astoundingly bold and bawdy FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD COLLECTIONS (Volumes
4 & 5), and mouth-watering revelations of upcoming Warner classic
releases on dvd and blu-ray.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN CELEBRATE SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’S
60th and GENE KELLY’S 100th ANNIVERSARY (Part Two):
Warner Home
Video’s own George Feltenstein and producer/host Dick Dinman salute not
only SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’S star/co-director/choreographer Gene Kelly but
also this iconic cinema classic’s beyond brilliant co-stars and George
reminiscences about his personal association with Gene Kelly.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN CELEBRATE SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’S
60th and GENE KELLY’S 100th ANNIVERSARY (Part One):
On the occasion
of Warner Home Video’s long clamored for release of the bountifully
lavish SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 60th ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE BLU-RAY COLLECTOR’S
EDITION producer/host Dick Dinman and Warner Home Video’s Sr. Vice
President of Classic and Theatrical Marketing George Feltenstein
celebrate both the 60th anniversary of conceivably the happiest cinema
classic of all time and the 100th anniversary of Gene Kelly who remains
one of the most prodigiously talented and versatile of all of the great
Golden Age stars.

DICK DINMAN MEETS GARY COOPER AT HIGH NOON: Olive Films has
just released a spectacular Blu-ray rendering of the iconic Western
masterpiece HIGH NOON and producer/host Dick Dinman salutes this great
film as well as it’s Oscar-winning legendary star Gary Cooper with
guests Joan Leslie who co-starred with Cooper in SERGEANT YORK when she
was just sixteen years of age and acclaimed director Michael Anderson
who directed Gary Cooper’s final two films.

DICK DINMAN AND DVD SAVANT GLENN ERICKSON SALUTE “INVASION OF THE
BODY SNATCHERS”:
Olive Films has just released a stunning Blu-ray
version of the iconic sci-fi classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and
producer/host Dick Dinman and his guest Glenn Erickson, author of the
new and impossible to put down sci-fi classic review book SCI-FI SAVANT,
discuss the multitude of reasons why this classic shocker is justifiably
regarded as possibly the most influential and controversial sci-fi
chiller of all time.

DICK DINMAN SAYS GOODBYE TO ANN RUTHERFORD (Part Three): Our
tribute to the late Ann Rutherford concludes on an upbeat note as Ann
reveals to producer/host Dick Dinman her choices for her three favorite
leading men. (Hint: A legendary swashbuckler, an iconic madcap comedian
and a pint-sized and dynamic dynamo.)

DICK DINMAN SAYS GOODBYE TO ANN RUTHERFORD (Part Two): The
late Ann Rutherford discusses her supreme luck in being cast in the ANDY
HARDY series, her stint as the Ghost of Christmas Past in MGM’s
acclaimed version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the crafty and offbeat way she
managed to wangle the part of Scarlet O’Hara’s sister in GONE WITH THE
WIND, why Margaret Mitchell’s husband burned the drafts of his wife’s
sequel to GONE WITH THE WIND, and discloses the identity of and the
myriad of outrageous reasons for her choice of the very worst leading
man she ever worked with.

DICK DINMAN SAYS GOODBYE TO ANN RUTHERFORD (Part One): In part
one of our tribute to the vibrantly beautiful and abundantly talented
Ann Rutherford, who sadly has recently passed away, Ann regales
producer/host Dick Dinman with her remembrances about her early days
with Western icon Gene Autry (and reveals his desperate but comical fear
of growing old), tells how producers tried to force John Wayne to
becoming a singing cowboy (much to his embarrassment), the incredible
benefits of being a star at MGM during it’s heyday, her first
disappointed impressions of a young and callow Jimmy Stewart, and how
she managed to get a raise from penurious studio head Louis B. Mayer by
taking advantage of his mother complex.

SAYING GOODBYE TO ERNEST BORGNINE: Producer/host Dick Dinman
bids an affectionate adieu to one of his very favorite guests, the late
Ernest Borgnine, as Ernie (as he insisted on being called) regales us
one more time with great stories about winning the Oscar, his disastrous
thirty-two day marriage to Ethel Merman, and his loving reminiscences
about legendary co-stars Alan Ladd, Montgomery Clift, William Holden,
Bette Davis, Gary Cooper, Robert Ryan, Spencer Tracy and many other
filmdom greats with whom he shared the screen during his unparalleled
fifty-four plus year career.

THE WORLD OF NANCY KWAN (Part Two): After her smashingly
successful leading roles in her two major Hollywood debut hits Nancy
Kwan would become one of the most talked about and sought after young
stars in Hollywood but not only would the motion pictures that followed
never again mirror those initial successes but this beautiful and
talented lady would be faced with the kind of shattering tragedy that
would defeat a woman of lesser courage and fortitude and both Nancy Kwan
and Brian Jamieson frankly reveal to producer/host Dick Dinman the truth
not only about these unfortunate events but the supreme bravery it took
to openly lay them bare in the uniquely powerful feature documentary TO
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: KASHEM’S JOURNEY.

THE WORLD OF NANCY KWAN (Part One): Producer/host Dick Dinman
salutes the dvd release of the compelling, spiritually inspiring and
magnificently photographed new feature documentary TO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN: KASHEN’S JOURNEY and is joined by star Nancy Kwan and
producer/writer/director Brian Jamieson as they candidly relate the
immense challenges inherent in bringing this life-affirming real-life
drama to the screen that for the first time reveals the initial triumphs
and ultimate tragedy that befell the gallant Nancy Kwan who was one of
the first stars to break the stereotypical struggle of Asian actors in
Hollywood with her starring roles in THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG and THE
FLOWER DRUM SONG.

DICK DINMAN’S JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF PAT BOONE (Part Three):
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest Pat Boone talks about his nearly fatal
accident on the set of THE JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and sheds
new light on the oft-repeated story about his “refusal” to kiss co-star
Shirley Jones and frankly reveals why he later in his film career
accepted the against-type role of an initially immoral character and the
previously unscripted demands of that role which almost caused him to
walk off the film.

DICK DINMAN’S JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF PAT BOONE (Part Two):
In the second part of this salute to Twilight Time’s fabulous Blu-ray
incarnation of the original THE JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
top-billed star Pat Boone discusses his refusal to co-star with Marilyn
Monroe on another film, an accident on location in Carlsbad Caverns, and
how he became a profit participant in this landmark science fiction film
classic.

DICK DINMAN’S JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF PAT BOONE (Part One):
Twilight Time has just released a sumptuous-looking Blu-ray rendering of
the one, the only, the original THE JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
which remains to this day one of the most popular science fiction
classic films in cinema history and to celebrate this great release
radio and television recording legend and cinema icon Pat Boone frankly
reveals to producer/host Dick Dinman his initial reservations about
starring in this universally revered film. EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION: The
beautiful and talented Arlene Dahl chimes in on the challenges involved
in co-starring in this physically demanding Jules Verne epic and
candidly discusses for the first time her somewhat frosty relations with
costar James Mason.

GEORGE FELTENSTEIN AND DICK DINMAN TAKE A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TO CAMELOT AND CASABLANCA:
Warner Home Video has just released
stunning Blu-ray incarnations of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, CAMELOT, and
an amazingly sumptious 70th Anniversary CASABLANCA gift collection and
producer/host Dick Dinman’s favorite guest George Feltenstein (Warner
Home Video’s Sr. Vice President of Classic and Theatrical Marketing)
returns to reveal how much work and dedication go into creating and
bringing these home video gems to the marketplace in such indisputably
sublime perfection.

ROBERT HAYS AND DICK DINMAN HAVE A STARMAN (SERIES) REUNION (Part
Two):
STARMAN star Robert Hays and STARMAN casting director Dick
Dinman recall the joys of working with the actors and directors who
helped make this cult classic series so uniquely special and frankly
discuss the network’s lack of support and failure to recognize the
potential of the series which resulted in it’s premature cancellation.

ROBERT HAYS AND DICK DINMAN HAVE A STARMAN (SERIES) REUNION (Part
One):
The happy occasion of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s release of
all 22 STARMAN (Series) episodes in one dvd collection reunites
producer/host Dick Dinman (who was the casting director for most of the
episodes) with STARMAN star Robert Hays and both enjoy reliving their
experiences toiling on this cult classic television series.

WILLIAM WELLMAN JR. AND DICK DINMAN GO WESTWARD WITH THE WOMEN
(Part Two):
William Wellman Jr. tells producer/host Dick Dinman
about the trials and tribulations faced by WESTWARD THE WOMEN’S
director, cast and crew on the primitive locations chosen as the
backdrop for this unique western epic and discusses his experiences with
WESTWARD THE WOMEN’S star Robert Taylor as well as family friend Clark
Gable.

WILLIAM WELLMAN JR. AND DICK DINMAN GO WESTWARD WITH THE WOMEN
(Part One):
Legendary director William A. Wellman’s fact-based epic
WESTWARD THE WOMEN, which recounts in blisteringly truthful fashion the
epic journey of 200 women on a 2,000 mile journey by wagon train from
Chicago to California, has at last been released on dvd by the Warner
Archive and producer/host Dick Dinman’s frequent guest
actor/producer/author William Wellman Jr. recounts the multitude of
challenges his father faced to bring this logistically challenging
project to fruition.

CECILIA PECK AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE GREGORY PECK’S “MOCKINGBIRD”
(Part Two):
The character of Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
was closer to the real-life Gregory Peck than any other role he ever
played and his myriad of accomplishments as both an actor and
humanitarian are covered in loving detail by producer/host Dick Dinman’s
guest Cecilia Peck.

CECILIA PECK AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE GREGORY PECK’S “MOCKINGBIRD”
(Part One):
Universal Home Entertainment has just released a
stunningly restored Blu-ray incarnation of the unforgettable TO KILL A
MOCKINGBIRD to kick off Universal’s Hundredth Year Celebration and in
honor of this great home video event producer, actress, and
documentarian Cecilia Peck regales producer/host Dick Dinman with her
alternately touching, funny, and always loving remembrances of her life
and times with her legendary father.

ANDREW V. McLAGLEN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE THE LEGENDARY
PARTNERSHIP OF “FORT APACHE” DIRECTOR JOHN FORD AND SUPER-STAR JOHN
WAYNE:
In what is certainly one of the most exhilarating Blu-ray
surprises of the year Warner Home Video has released John Ford’s iconic
cavalry epic FORT APACHE which teams Oscar-winning screen legends John
Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple and Victor McLaglen whose acclaimed
director son Andrew V. McLaglen recounts to producer/host Dick Dinman
his varied and always colorful experiences working with classic filmdom
giants Ford and Wayne.

KIM NOVAK AND DICK DINMAN TAKE “PAL JOEY” ON A “PICNIC”:
Twilight Time, the exciting new film classic Blu-ray label, outdoes
itself as they release PAL JOEY and PICNIC, two incredibly sumptuous
looking and powerful 5.1 stereo-sounding Sony/Columbia Technicolor and
wide screen classics that both star producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest,
the beautiful and ultra-talented Kim Novak, who describes her
experiences on both films including how she infuriated short-tempered
PICNIC director Joshua Logan, why PICNIC co-star William Holden felt
terribly ill at ease on the more intimate sequences in the film, and how
the mercurial behavior of PAL JOEY star Frank Sinatra at times
negatively affected the production of PAL JOEY.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES THE TCM VAULT RELEASE OF THE TOUGH AND
TERRIFIC COLUMBIA PICTURES FILM NOIR CLASSICS COLLECTION #3 (Part
Two):
Producer/host Dick Dinman and returning guest Rita Belda (Sony
Pictures Entertainment Director of Asset Management, Film Restoration,
and Digital Marketing) delve deeper and deeper into the tortuous
alleyways of a shadowy world of hit men, corrupt cops, bank robbers, mob
informers, hard luck losers and the absolutely mandatory Wicked Women
who populate the fabulous TCM Vault release of the invigorating COLUMBIA
FILM NOIR CLASSICS COLLECTION #3. EXTRA! A preview of the upcoming UPA
CARTOON COLLECTION which is so eagerly awaited for by animation buffs
and the JOAN CRAWFORD COLUMBIA CLASSICS COLLECTION.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES THE TCM VAULT RELEASE OF THE TOUGH AND
TERRIFIC COLUMBIA PICTURES FILM NOIR CLASSICS COLLECTION #3 (Part
One):
Five sensational film noir classic discoveries (MY NAME IS
JULIA ROSS, THE MOB, DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD, TIGHT SPOT, and THE BURGLAR)
comprise Sony/Columbia’s latest uncompromising foray down the dark and
dirty Noir streets and producer/host Dick Dinman’s returning guest Rita
Belda (Sony Pictures Entertainment Director of Asset Management, Film
Restoration, and Digital Marketing) reveals how and why these five
classics were chosen out of a vast library which contains so many other
Noir classics.

DICK DINMAN’S ANATOMY OF OTTO PREMINGER (Part Two): Producer
Stanley Rubin, who produced the Otto Preminger-directed big budget
western RIVER OF NO RETURN gives producer/host Dick Dinman the lowdown
and not so euphoric reminiscences about the conflicts and challenges
inherent on working with the Jekyll and Hyde-like Preminger as we
conclude our two-show tribute to the Criterion Collection’s rave-worthy
Blu-ray incarnation of Preminger’s mega-hit ANATOMY OF A MURDER.

DICK DINMAN’S ANATOMY OF OTTO PREMINGER (Part One): To
celebrate Criterion’s terrific Blu-ray release of producer/director Otto
Preminger’s most acclaimed and ground-breaking shocker ANATOMY OF A
MURDER producer/host Dick Dinman’s guests (and Preminger survivors)
Kathryn Grant Crosby (who plays a pivotal leading role in this
inflammatory courtroom classic), the late Peter Graves (Preminger’s THE
COURT MARTIAL OF BILLY MITCHELL), Geoffrey Horne (Preminger’s BONJOUR
TRISTESSE), and KIM NOVAK (Preminger’s THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM)
reveal with great candor the ups and downs of working with this most
controversial of all love-him-or-hate-him directors.

GENA ROWLANDS, MARGARET O’BRIEN, KATHLEEN HUGHES, KARL MALDEN AND
DICK DINMAN SALUTE “SCARLET STREET’S” EDWARD G. ROBINSON:
Kino Video
has miraculously pulled Fritz Lang’s acclaimed film noir classic
“SCARLET STREET” out of public domain hell with it’s vibrant Blu-ray
release which sheds new light on the incredible versatility of it’s star
Edward G. Robinson who is saluted on producer/host Dick Dinman’s tribute
show by distinguished guests and Robinson co-stars Gena Rowlands,
Margaret O’Brien, Kathleen Hughes, and the late Karl Malden.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES FRED MacMURRAY (Part Two): 20th Century
Fox Home Entertainment’s crystal-clear Blu-ray release of MGM/UA’s Billy
Wilder masterwork THE APARTMENT sheds new light on Fred MacMurray’s
amazing versatility and producer/host Dick Dinman and author Charles
Tranberg continue their tribute to beloved star MacMurray and try to
solve the mystery of why this supremely popular star of four decades who
played a variety of roles to perfection was perpetually ignored by his
peers during awards time.

DICK DINMAN SALUTES FRED MacMURRAY (Part One): 20th Century
Fox Home Entertainment has just released a mother load of MGM/UA
classics to Blu-ray including three of Alfred Hitchcock’s most acclaimed
masterpieces (REBECCA, NOTORIOUS, SPELLBOUND), two of Woody Allen’s most
popular comedies (ANNIE HALL, MANHATTAN) and Billy Wilder’s five Oscar
winner THE APARTMENT which features stellar performances by Jack Lemmon,
Shirley MacLaine and the under-rated Fred MacMurray who is saluted by
producer/host Dick Dinman and his guest author Charles Tranberg whose
biography of Fred MacMurray sheds new light on this talented and
versatile star and his initial resistance to starring in both DOUBLE
INDEMNITY and THE APARTMENT which remain two of his most challenging and
memorable roles.

PARAMOUNT TAKES “WINGS” INTO THE WILD BLU (RAY) YONDER (Part
Two):
Author/Producer William Wellman Jr. is joined in producer/host
Dick Dinman’s continuing tribute to Paramount Pictures groundbreaking
Blu-ray restoration of “WINGS” by Paramount Pictures Vice President of
Archives Andrea Kalas.

WILLIAM WELLMAN JR. AND DICK DINMAN TAKE “WINGS” INTO THE WILD BLU
(RAY) YONDER (Part One):
Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment’s
amazing Blu-ray restoration of “WINGS”, the very first Academy Award
Winner for Best Picture, is a mesmerizing home video achievement for the
ages and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest William Wellman Jr. tells the
fascinating story about the relentless courage and determination of his
iconic father, director William Wellman, who overcame incredible
obstacles and violent inter-studio conflicts in his struggle to bring
this spectacular World War One airborne masterpiece to fruition.

OSCAR-WINNER GEORGE CHAKIRIS AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE WEST SIDE
STORY (Part Two):
George Chakiris returns to reveal the tension
between WEST SIDE STORY “lovers” Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, the
hands-off direction by Robert Wise which negatively affected Beymer’s
performance, the conflict and stark differences between Yul Brynner and
Richard Widmark on a later film, and the sheer pleasure of acting
opposite legendary superstar Lana Turner.

OSCAR-WINNER GEORGE CHAKIRIS AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE WEST SIDE
STORY (Part One):
Who better to celebrate the Blu-ray release of
WEST SIDE STORY with producer/host Dick Dinman than George Chakiris
whose electric performance in the iconic musical masterwork justifiably
earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Part one covers his early
struggles, his surprising impressions of Marilyn Monroe, his
introduction to WEST SIDE STORY, and the facts behind the unfortunate
firing of co-director Jerome Robbins.

DICK DINMAN “MEETS” JUDY GARLAND IN ST. LOUIS (Part Two):
Acclaimed author/producer John Fricke sheds new light on the genesis of
Judy Garland’s drug dependency problems and the failure of those around
her to come to her aid and also discusses with producer/host Dick Dinman
the causes of the ultimate career failure of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS’ least
known but controversial star Lucille Bremer.

DICK DINMAN “MEETS” JUDY GARLAND IN ST. LOUIS (Part One):
Warner Home Video strikes Blu-ray gold with their stunning Blu-ray
restoration of one of Judy Garland’s most successful Technicolor-ful
hits MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS which tugs at the heartstrings more than ever
today with it’s warm and wonderful depiction of a turn of the century
music-prone family. Celebrating the release of this joyous slice of
Americana with producer/host Dick Dinman is author/producer John Fricke
whose spectacular new coffee table book JUDY: A LEGENDARY FILM CAREER at
long last corrects the many misconceptions about this beloved and unique
artist’s career and life.

DUMBO, BUGS, DAFFY, PORKY, TOM & JERRY ARE BLU!: Classic
animation fans have three big reasons to rejoice as the Blu-ray format
blossoms with the joyous release of Walt Disney’s full length
masterpiece DUMBO as well as Warner Home Entertainment’s TOM & JERRY:
THE GOLDEN COLLECTION (37 cartoons) and THE LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM
COLLECTION (50 cartoons!) and celebrating this “animated” Blu-ray event
with producer/host Dick Dinman is Linda Jones who is the daughter of the
legendary animation director Chuck Jones.

JAMES DARREN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE “THE GUNS OF NAVARONE” (Part
Two):
The multi-talented James Darren returns to share more stories
with producer/host Dick Dinman about his life and times as a Hollywood
star, teen idol, singer and director on the occasion of Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment’s release of a pristine Blu-ray edition of THE GUNS
OF NAVARONE which stands taller than ever as one of the greatest WW2
blockbuster adventures in cinema history.

JAMES DARREN AND DICK DINMAN SALUTE “THE GUNS OF NAVARONE” (Part
One):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just released THE GUNS OF
NAVARONE, one of the greatest WW2 adventure epics of all time, in a
spectacular new Blu-ray edition and NAVARONE star and acclaimed actor,
singer, teen idol and director James Darren regales producer/host Dick
Dinman as he recalls his experiences working with Gregory Peck, David
Niven and Anthony Quinn as well as details about his lasting friendship
with Frank Sinatra and many other silver screen giants.

DICK DINMAN “COLLECTS” OSCAR NOMINEE SAMANTHA EGGAR: William
Wyler’s shocker THE COLLECTOR, about sexual obsession carried to extreme
lengths, has just been released by Image Entertainment in a striking new
Blu-ray edition. This stark suspense thriller about a meek bank clerk
who kidnaps and imprisons a beautiful young woman is more gripping and
powerful than ever and Oscar nominee Samantha Eggar reveals to
producer/host Dick Dinman the harrowing process it took to bring this
ultra-challenging role to brilliant and ultimately award-winning
fruition.

TWILIGHT TIME FOR A BLU “EGYPTIAN”: The exciting new Classic
DVD label Twilight Time rolls out one of the most controversial and
misunderstood epics in cinema history THE EGYPTIAN in a dazzling Blu-ray
incarnation sure to please fans of this uniquely humanistic yet lavishly
produced spectacle and award-winning producer/writer Nick Redman and
writer/film music aficionado Julie Kirgo reveal to producer/host Dick
Dinman THE EGYPTIAN’S tortured production history which includes the
controversial casting of studio head Darryl F. Zanuck’s
talent-challenged mistress Bella Darvi which caused Marlon Brando to
quit the production and they discuss the groundbreaking collaboration of
composers Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann on the legendary score.
PLUS: Richard Widmark reveals his volatile experience with Bella Darvi.

DICK DINMAN GOES INTO THE WILD BLU YONDER WITH “AIRPLANE”:
AIRPLANE, widely considered by many to be the funniest motion picture
ever conceived is now available in 1080p Blu-ray and 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (as are comedy classics THE NAKED GUN and PLANES, TRAINS &
AUTOMOBILES) courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment and producer/host
Dick Dinman’s guests are two of AIRPLANE’S stars Robert Hays and the
late Peter Graves who go into hilarious detail about their experiences
on this uproarious anything-for-a-laugh romp.

BEN -HUR IS BLU!: Warner Home Video’s BEN-HUR 50th ANNIVERSARY
ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION has been labeled by many critics as “the
most impressive and spectacular Blu-ray transfer, classic or otherwise,
ever seen” but it took years of painstaking labor combined with an
almost fanatical quest for perfection and millions of dollars to restore
this winner of eleven Academy Awards to it’s present awe-inspiring state
and producer/host Dick Dinman salutes the stunning success of this
massive endeavor with Warner Home Video’s Senior. V.P. of Classic and
Theatrical Marketing George Feltenstein.

DICK DINMAN RAISES (BLU) “KANE”: Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE,
which many film classic connoisseurs consider the greatest film ever
made, is at last available in an amazing new Blu-ray 70th Anniversary
Ultimate Collector’s Edition that is so spectacularly vivid visually and
aurally that virtually no description could possibly do justice to this
groundbreaking 4K restoration from original nitrate elements and
producer/host Dick Dinman celebrates this monumental event with favorite
guest and home video pioneer George Feltenstein, Warner Home Video’s
V.P. of Classic and Theatrical Marketing.

DICK DINMAN HAS BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Audrey Hepburn has
never looked more delectable or delivered a more scintillating
performance as in her iconic role of Holly Golightly in Blake Edwards’
ultra-romantic cinema classic BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S which is now
available in all it’s Technicolor glory in Paramount Home
Entertainment’s lustrous new 50th Anniversary Blu-ray incarnation and
Paramount’s V.P. of Restoration Ronald F. Smith and V.P. of Archives
Andrea Kalas regale producer/host Dick Dinman with their account of the
challenges inherent in meticulously restoring this much beloved film.

INSIDE THE WALLS OF THE WARNER ARCHIVE: Warner Home Video
Senior Vice President George Feltenstein shares with producer/host Dick
Dinman the inside story of the trials, tribulations and triumphs that
contributed to the formation and ultimately astounding success of the
Warner Archive which is the first and foremost classic dvd
movies-on-demand concept that literally revolutionized the home video
industry. PLUS: Exclusive announcements of upcoming Warner releases as
well as two 3-D classic bombshell revelations!

THE BELLE OF NEW YORK SAVES FRED ASTAIRE (Part Two): This
second-show tribute to the wonderful cd release of Fred Astaire’s THE
BELLE OF NEW YORK with producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest George
Feltenstein continues with generous samples of Astaire’s BELLE songs as
well as Astaire’s rare jazz recordings and includes the astounding sound
of the Astaire taps in spectacular syncopation with the music of some of
the greatest jazz musicians of all time.

THE BELLE OF NEW YORK SAVES FRED ASTAIRE (Part One): As far as
producer/host Dick Dinman is concerned the cd release of the entire
songs and score to the forgotten Fred Astaire musical THE BELLE OF NEW
YORK constitutes the happiest surprise of the year as this marvelous cd
contains some of the most witty and tuneful songs you’ve never heard
which are charmingly sung by Fred Astaire, and Dick and BELLE cd
producer and Warner Home Video Senior Vice President George Feltenstein
reflect on what qualities made Fred Astaire the favorite singer of the
major songwriters such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving
Berlin.

FRED ASTAIRE SAVES A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS: To celebrate the
Warner Archive release of the Fred Astaire classics A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
and YOLANDA AND THE THIEF four of Fred Astaire’s distaff co-stars (Kim
Novak, Joan Leslie, Arlene Dahl, Terry Moore) regale producer/host Dick
Dinman with their warmly affectionate takes on how it was to work with
this multi-talented (dancer, vocalist, actor, songwriter, choreographer,
drummer, pianist) cinema giant. PLUS: Archival comments by David Niven
and Audrey Hepburn and Astaire songs galore.

THE FILMS, LIFE, AND (MANY) LOVES OF GLENN FORD. (Part Six):
Glenn Ford’s affair with a reticent Hope Lange, director David Swift’s
incendiary quote about Ford, a brilliant Ford in Vincente Minnelli’s THE
COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER, Ford rides the range with Henry Fonda, Ford
is Superman’s earth father, the final career slide, victimized by
Hollywood “jackals”, Michael Anderson Jr., (Ford’s co-star in his last
major film) affectionately reveals Ford’s prankster side, and Peter Ford
summarizes his conflicted feelings about his stormy relationship with
his father and praises the consummate skill which made Glenn Ford a
beloved star for so many decades. DICK’S PICKS OF THE WEEK: Sergio Leone
fans thrill to the news that ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST is now
available on Blu-ray, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment, looking
and sounding better than it ever has.

THE FILMS, LIFE, AND (MANY) LOVES OF GLENN FORD. (Part Five):
Glenn Ford at odds with Marlon Brando in Japan, Ford and Shirley
MacLaine get together, Glenn does two films with Debbie Reynolds and
proposes, Glenn is voted number one box office star of the year, Frank
Capra and Bette Davis verbally attack Glenn, three disastrous remakes
instigate a precipitous career decline and producer/host Dick Dinman’s
previous guest Ernest Borgnine shares an uncomfortable experience with
Ford. DICK’S PICKS OF THE WEEK: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
releases THE HEROES OF TELEMARK and THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS which are
two terrific widescreen and color “Combat Classics” available for the
first time on DVD.

THE FILMS, LIFE, AND (MANY) LOVES OF GLENN FORD. (Part Four):
Glenn Ford’s co-star Eleanor Parker joins Peter Ford on this show and
shares her not completely flattering assessment of Ford with
producer/host Dick Dinman, Glenn Ford’s disintegrating film career saved
by two major MGM films (INTERRUPTED MELODY and BLACKBOARD JUNGLE), the
“new, improved and dramatically different” Glenn Ford is finally
propelled into superstardom, an affair with Jack Lemmon’s eventual
bride-to-be creates a lifelong coolness between Lemmon and Ford, Ford
excels in three great Westerns, and delivers an incomparably finer
performance in the first incarnation of RANSOM than Mel Gibson did in
the remake. DICK’S PICKS OF THE WEEK: Warner Home Video releases two
much-requested Stanley Kubrick classics (LOLITA and BARRY LYNDON) on
Blu-ray for the very first time!

THE FILMS, LIFE, AND (MANY) LOVES OF GLENN FORD. (Part Three):
Glenn Ford gets along famously with much disliked director Fritz Lang
who offers Ford’s young son Peter his first martini, Peter’s
frustratingly difficult relationship with his dad which at one point
almost leads to blows, Glenn gets Rita Hayworth pregnant. DICK’S PICKS
OF THE WEEK: Warner Home Video releases THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING and
PAPILLON on Blu-ray for the very first time!

THE FILMS, LIFE, AND (MANY) LOVES OF GLENN FORD. (Part Two):
Son Peter Ford “feels responsible” for the failure of his parents
marriage, Glenn Ford’s huge break with Bette Davis (who makes a pass at
him), and Ford is teamed with Rita Hayworth in the ultimate erotic noir
GILDA during which the two begin their tempestuous extramarital affair.
DICK’S PICKS OF THE WEEK: Warner Home Video’s magnificent GRAND PRIX
Blu-ray puts you in the drivers seat with astonishing clarity!

THE FILMS, LIFE, AND (MANY) LOVES OF GLENN FORD. (Part One):
Golden Age superstar Glenn Ford’s warm and naturalistic on-screen
persona was in stark contrast to the driven, remote and chronically
unfaithful reality of the man himself according to son Peter Ford, whose
moving and nuanced biography of his father GLENN FORD: A LIFE reveals a
Glenn Ford the public never knew with the keen insight and unflinching
candor that only his son could provide. Peter Ford is producer/host Dick
Dinman’s guest on this, the first of six shows devoted to the criminally
underrated film star. Part one covers Glenn Ford’s humble beginnings,
his callous mistreatment by his first film director, his first real
break and his ultimately unhappy marriage to MGM’s “queen of tap”
Eleanor Powell. DICK’S PICKS OF THE WEEK: Warner Archives’ Glenn Ford
military comedies DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER and ADVANCE TO THE REAR.

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD: George Stevens was and is
conceivably the only producer/director with the talent, humanity,
vision, painterly eye and sheer tenacity to so successfully bring THE
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, the story of Jesus of Nazareth, so powerfully
and poetically to fruition and, to celebrate MGM/UA Home Entertainment’s
Blu-ray release of this monumental cinematic achievement, producer/host
Dick Dinman’s guest, Emmy award-winning writer/producer George Stevens
Jr., relates the tremendous challenges, setbacks and sacrifices that
were endured during the production of this once in a lifetime cinematic
masterwork.

FILMS OF FAITH: THREE BIBLICAL BLU-RAY BLOCKBUSTERS:
Producer/host Dick Dinman commemorates the Blu-ray debuts of 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE BIBLE, Warner Home Video’s KING OF
KINGS and MGM/UA Home Entertainment’s THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD and
guest Michael Anderson Jr. talks about his thirteen month long memorable
experience playing Little James, one of the Apostles, in George Stevens’
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD.

TRACY AND HEPBURN ARE TOGETHER AGAIN! (Part Two):
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s salutes Warner Home Video’s TRACY AND
HEPBURN: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION with Tracy co-stars John Ericson and
the late Anne Francis who affectionally relate their experiences working
with Tracy, and the late Oscar winner Karl Malden tells Dick his theory
about what qualities made Tracy an actor without equal. Also archival
insights from Tracy co-stars Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank
Sinatra, Richard Widmark, Angela Lansbury, Mickey Rooney, Robert Wagner,
Lee Marvin and Sidney Poitier as well as scenes from some of Tracy’s
finest classics.

TRACY AND HEPBURN ARE TOGETHER AGAIN! (Part One): For the
first time ever all nine of the Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn cinema
classics have been released in Warner Home Video’s TRACY AND HEPBURN:
THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION and producer/host Dick Dinman salutes this
fabulous collection with writer/producer John Dayton for whom friend
Katharine Hepburn starred in her last three films.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE BLU! (Part Three): Paramount Pictures
V.P. of Restoration Ronald F. Smith and Paramount Pictures V.P. of
Archives Andrea Kalas tell producer/host Dick Dinman about the
painstakingly long and arduous process that was necessary in order to
bring this incredible restoration of Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN
COMMANDMENTS to fruition.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE BLU! (Part Two): Producer/host Dick
Dinman continues to celebrate the Blu-ray release of Cecil B. DeMille’s
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with DeMille biographer Katherine Orrison who
proves conclusively that she remains the ultimate authority on all
things DeMille.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE BLU! (Part One): Cecil B. DeMille’s
cinematic monolith THE TEN COMMANDMENTS has just been meticulously
restored and released on Blu-ray and the results from a picture and
sound perspective are so astounding that it seems certain that DeMille’s
masterwork hasn’t looked and sounded nearly as good in all of it’s
theatrical incarnations. Producer/host Dick Dinman celebrates this major
event with the preeminent DeMille biographer/author Katherine Orrison as
his distinguished guest.

DICK DINMAN’S SAGEBRUSH SAGAS: Producer/host (and rabid
Western fan) Dick Dinman celebrates the online Warner Archive release of
five rip-snorting classic M.G.M. Westerns (AMBUSH, THE OUTRIDERS, RIDE
VAQUERO, STARS IN MY CROWN and WILD ROVERS) with Arlene Dahl, the
beautiful and abundantly talented distaff star of both AMBUSH and THE
OUTRIDERS, and features generous samples of the great scores from these
films composed by Andre Previn, Bronislau Kaper and Jerry Goldsmith.

CONTROVERSIAL CLASSICS: Producer/host Dick Dinman salutes
eight daringly controversial films just released on Blu-ray and DVD that
dared to approach previously taboo subjects with unrelenting candor and
ferocity: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, NETWORK, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN,
AMERICA AMERICA, GIRL OF THE NIGHT, INTRUDER IN THE DUST, DEVIL’S
DOORWAY, and LAST TANGO IN PARIS. Special appearance by the late Tony
Curtis.

SAYING GOODBYE TO BETTY GARRETT: The prodigiously talented
singer, actress, dancer, comedienne, playwright, and composer Betty
Garrett who excelled in movies, theater and television was a three-time
treasured guest on DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR and on the sad
occasion of her passing producer/host Dick Dinman pays tribute to this
very special lady.

VERSATILE VINCENTE (Part Four):

VERSATILE VINCENTE (Part Three):

VERSATILE VINCENTE (Part Two):

VERSATILE VINCENTE (Part One): Although principally remembered
and revered for his astonishing contribution to musical cinema the
Warner Archives’ recent release of four beautifully remastered
widescreen and color Vincente Minnelli non-musicals (THE COBWEB, TEA AND
SYMPATHY, THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE and TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN)
graphically demonstrate his inventive mastery of both stark drama and
lighthearted comedy and who better to join producer/host Dick Dinman in
turning the spotlight on the length and breadth of Minnelli’s amazing
versatility than Mark Griffin, author of the acclaimed biography A
HUNDRED OR MORE HIDDEN THINGS: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF VINCENTE MINNELLI.

ALL ABOUT BETTE (Part Two): Gena Rowlands, one of the most
respected and honored actresses in contemporary film and television,
joins producer/host Dick Dinman to celebrate the life and career of ALL
ABOUT EVE’s all-time megastar Bette Davis, and reveals some hilarious
and touching anecdotes about Davis and how their eventual friendship
overcame an extremely rocky start.

ALL ABOUT BETTE (Part One): The recipient of an unprecedented
14 Oscar nominations (a feat unmatched in Oscar awards history until
TITANIC) ALL ABOUT EVE is now available in the magic of super high
definition Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and to
celebrate this joyous occasion producer/host Dick Dinman is joined by
Turner Classic Movies host/historian Robert Osborne as well as
scintillating star Joan Leslie as they all pay tribute to ALL ABOUT
EVE’s iconic star Bette Davis.

THE TWISTED 60’s BLU-RAY WORLD OF SAMUEL FULLER: Nymphomania,
paranoia, madness, prejudice, prostitution, pedophilia are all subjects
banned from mainstream cinema in the buttoned-down early 60’s but rebel
director/writer Samuel Fuller lifts the lid on these hitherto verboten
issues with shocking power in Criterion’s stunning new Blu-ray releases
of THE NAKED KISS and SHOCK CORRIDOR. THE NAKED KISS star Michael Dante
and Samuel Fuller’s widow Christa Lang Fuller regale producer/host Dick
Dinman with their touching, hilarious and affectionate reminiscences on
one of cinema’s great rogue directors.

THE (MIS)ADVENTURES OF STEWART GRANGER (Part Five): Granger
injured during longest duel in film history, major problems with George
Cukor which result in the loss of A STAR IS BORN and compromises the
success of his trip to Pakistan for BHOWANI JUNCTION, his own frank
self-appraisal.

THE (MIS)ADVENTURES OF STEWART GRANGER (Part Four): Granger
brings MOONFLEET to M-G-M and ultimately regrets it, helps Grace Kelly
land her star-making role in Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF, war time
experiences, over-night stardom in England, loses BEN-HUR due to “his
own vanity”, considers himself a “failure” because he made “so many
mistakes”.

THE (MIS)ADVENTURES OF STEWART GRANGER (Part Three): Granger
almost killed in SCARAMOUCHE stunt, sold into M-G-M “slavery”, “I hate
Richard Brooks”, Brooks “mistreatment” of Ramon Navarro, a self-doubting
Robert Taylor, an anti producer (“ugly little men”) tirade.

THE (MIS)ADVENTURES OF STEWART GRANGER (Part Two): Granger
loses QUO VADIS and IVANHOE, can’t stand his KING SOLOMON’S MINES
director who he helps fire, endures danger and sickness on African
location, and regrets that SCARAMOUCHE turns out to be more comedy than
drama.

THE (MIS)ADVENTURES OF STEWART GRANGER (Part One): A troubled
boyhood, Granger becomes an actor to get the girls, Granger’s
SCARAMOUCHE disillusionment, MOGAMBO his idea but loses the part, kicks
himself for “copying” Ronald Colman in THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, and David
Niven’s “betrayal.”

Swashbuckling movie star Stewart Granger was producer/host Dick
Dinman’s very first star interview, the results of which at the time
were considered to be, thanks to Granger’s uncompromisingly candid and
blunt opinion of the film world and it’s denizens, much too hotly
controversial for mass consumption but this scathingly frank interview
is now being exclusively presented, in the 5 part series below, for the
very first time in it’s original uncut and uncensored form.

ELIA KAZAN: THE ACTOR’S DIRECTOR: 20th Century Fox Home
Entertainment returns to the retail film classic business with the truly
astonishing ELIA KAZAN COLLECTION, an awe-inspiringly comprehensive dvd
collection devoted to the brilliant director which includes an all-new
Martin Scorsese documentary on Kazan as well as 15 cinema treasures from
classic film noir to timeless period pieces featuring such stars as
Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh,James Dean, Natalie Wood, Montgomery Clift
and Gregory Peck. To commemorate this astonishing collection
producer/host Dick Dinman chats with Kazan star Terry Moore about her
experience working with the iconic director.

THE FILMS OF RITA HAYWORTH: Producer/host Dick Dinman salutes
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s just-released dvd collection THE
FILMS OF RITA HAYWORTH which honors the iconic love goddess (and
perpetually underrated actress) with beautifully restored and remastered
transfers of five of her most acclaimed and requested film classics:
COVER GIRL, TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT, GILDA, SALOME, and MISS SADIE
THOMPSON. EXTRA: A chat with HART TO HART’S Stefanie Powers.

WALT DISNEY VS. THE NAZI’S IN SOUTH AMERICA!: At the outbreak
of World War 2 the U.S. State Department sends Walt Disney and his top
animators to South America as good will ambassadors to deflect growing
Nazi/fascist influence and producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest Theodore
Thomas has written, produced, and directed a just-released on dvd
documentary which reveals the unvarnished truth and hitherto unknown
facts about this significantly important occurrence entitled WALT AND EL
GRUPO.

THE (BLU) BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (Part Two): Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Film
Restoration and Digital Mastering tells producer/host Dick Dinman how he
and his tireless staff were actually able to exceed the quality of the
visual and aural standards of the original theatrical release of THE
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI without compromising the integrity of the
original negative and Rita Belda, Sony Technical Specialist, Film
Restoration and Asset Management, chimes in mid-show with some exciting
news about Sony’s new Screen Classics By Request project.

THE (BLU) BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (Part One): David Lean’s
monumental screen achievement is at long last available in the
magnificence of Super High Definition Blu-ray and 5.1 DTS Surround Sound
and “looks better than it did in first-run road show engagements”
according to producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest Geoffrey Horne who played
one of the principle roles opposite William Holden and Alec Guiness and
was rewarded for his efforts by receiving special introductory billing
in one of the most brilliantly conceived screen epics in cinema history.

SUBLIMELY SINISTER MITCHUM MADNESS! (Part Two): Robert Mitchum
co-stars Anne Jeffreys, Karen Sharpe Kramer and Jane Russell as well as
producer Stanley Rubin and writer/producer William Wellman Jr. all try
to top each other as they share their uproarious, touching and at times
explosive experiences with Mitchum with producer/host Dick Dinman.

SUBLIMELY SINISTER MITCHUM MADNESS! (Part One): Robert
Mitchum’s potently terrifying performance as a bible-spouting, murderous
maniac is just one of the many highlights of the beautiful and gripping
masterwork THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER which is the only film to be directed
by the legendary Charles Laughton and has just been magnificently
restored for Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection. Producer/host Dick
Dinman and guests Peter Graves and Michael Anderson Jr. salute the
formidable and unique talents of the irrepressible and irreplaceable
Robert Mitchum.

BOUNTIFUL BING BONANZA! OUR CROSBY CHRISTMAS CUP RUNETH OVER:
Producer/host Dick Dinman’s Christmas show pays tribute to Bing Crosby,
the number one recording artist of all time, and salutes the happy
holiday release of Universal Home Entertainment’s THE BING CROSBY
COLLECTION (which features six Crosby classic cinema treats) as well as
Paramount Home Entertainment’s stunning Blu-ray incarnation of WHITE
CHRISTMAS and Dick’s guest Mary Crosby dispenses holiday cheer as she
she regales us with details about the release of Infinity Home
Entertainment’s BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS TELEVISION SPECIALS (Volume 2) and
her experiences working with her dad and David Bowie, Robert Goulet, and
Mary Martin.

FANTASIA’S SOUND OF MUSIC ON A WHITE CHRISTMAS!: This holiday
season promises to be more magically, mirthfully and musically
magnificent because of the long-awaited Blu-ray debuts of four musical
masterpieces: Walt Disney Home Entertainment’s FANTASIA/FANTASIA 2000,
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC and Paramount
Home Entertainment’s WHITE CHRISTMAS. Producer/host Dick Dinman’s guest
today is legendary dancer/choreographer Marge Champion who was the
Disney model/choreographer for SNOW WHITE, the Blue Fairy in PINOCCHIO,
Mr. Stork in DUMBO, and Hyacinth Hippo in FANTASIA.

BOGIE BONANZA!: Producer/host Dick Dinman walks listeners
through some of the cinematic highlights of Humphrey Bogart’s incredible
career that are included in the outstanding 24-film HUMPHREY BOGART: THE
ESSENTIAL COLLECTION and features portions of a very rare Humphrey
Bogart/Lauren Bacall interview conducted by legendary newsman Edward R.
Murrow as well as some comments by two-time Bogart costar Joan Leslie.

THE EXORCIST MEETS KING KONG (IN BLU-RAY!): Warner Home Video
pioneer George Feltenstein returns to reveal the low-down on the
long-awaited Blu-ray release of the one, the only, the original KING
KONG, and surprises producer/host Dick Dinman with news of some shocking
discoveries that make their very first appearance on the pristine new
Blu-ray incarnation of what many believe to be the scariest film ever
made THE EXORCIST and shares exclusive news about upcoming Warner Home
Video releases.

BLU BOGIE: THE MALTESE FALCON and THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA
MADRE, two of Humphrey Bogart’s most acclaimed cinema classics, have
been restored to luminous perfection in Super High Definition Blu-ray
and to celebrate the occasion producer/host Dick Dinman and Warner Home
Video Senior Vice President of Classic and Theatrical Marketing George
Feltenstein marvel at the enduring popularity of this great actor who
was named the number one “Male Star of All Time” by the American Film
Institute.

PRETTY MAIDS, OCEAN’S 11 AND ANGIE DICKINSON: Angie Dickinson,
one of producer/host Dick Dinman’s most treasured guests, returns to
regale us with some uproarious memories about her participation in the
outrageously controversial and feverishly erotic sex farce co-starring
Rock Hudson PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW which has just been released by
the Warner Archive, as well as her memories of working and frolicking
with the legendary Rat Pack (Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr. and Lawford) in
the original OCEAN’S 11 which Warner has just magnificently restored on
Blu-ray.

SAYING GOODBYE TO TONY CURTIS (Part Three): The late Tony
Curtis reveals shocking facts in candid and blistering fashion that
“he’s never told anyone else” to producer/host Dick Dinman about his
disastrous descent into drug-induced personal and professional hell as
well as his spectacular and inspiring comeback in new and exciting
artistic triumphs.

SAYING GOODBYE TO TONY CURTIS (Part Two): The late Tony Curtis
shares intimate remembrances with producer/host Dick Dinman about the
stratospheric highs and soon-to-be catastrophic lows that accompanied
his ascendency into the rarified ranks of Hollywood super-stardom.

SAYING GOODBYE TO TONY CURTIS (Part One): A mega-movie star
who was also an uncommonly versatile actor who could play light comedy
and heavy drama with equal ease, the late Tony Curtis delivers a
no-holds-barred account to producer/host Dick Dinman about his rough,
poverty-stricken upbringing on the mean streets of New York and the
miraculous first break that transported him on the road to stardom.

MARGE CHAMPION: LOVELY TO LOOK AT, DELIGHTFUL TO KNOW: The
mirthful musical Technicolor delight LOVELY TO LOOK AT has just been
released by the Warner Archive and helping producer/host Dick Dinman
celebrate the happy occasion is one of it’s stars Marge Champion who
sits high atop the rarified list of great cinema dancers alongside the
likes of Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Gene Kelly.

FORBIDDEN (BLU) PLANET!: Possibly the single most influential
science-fiction classic in the annals of screen history, FORBIDDEN
PLANET is finally here in the full glory of Super High Definition
Blu-ray and the wonder of remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound,
and joining producer/host Dick Dinman is none other than it’s beautiful
and bountifully talented star Anne Francis who has some great stories
about it’s production and also candidly reveals some of the heartbreaks
she experienced during her acclaimed screen career.

AN EXCLUSIVE THREE-SHOW VISIT WITH KIM NOVAK (Part Three): In
this final segment Kim Novak tells producer/host Dick Dinman about what
she had to go through to convince tough studio boss Harry Cohn to allow
her to do her most challenging role and relates her experiences with
Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart on the Hitchcock masterpiece VERTIGO
as well as with an unceasingly dictatorial Kirk Douglas, an aging and
amorously-inclined Fredric March, a delightful Fred Astaire, and
nineteen (count ’em!) siamese cats.

AN EXCLUSIVE THREE-SHOW VISIT WITH KIM NOVAK (Part Two): Kim
Novak returns and regales producer/host Dick Dinman with her unusual
take on the reputedly volcanic director Otto Preminger, her
disappointingly chilly on-set non-relationship with her idol and costar
Tyrone Power, as well as her experience with an incredibly uncomfortable
William Holden, an extremely vulnerable Rita Hayworth, and a mercurial
Frank Sinatra whose demeanor changed spectacularly from picture to
picture.

AN EXCLUSIVE THREE-SHOW VISIT WITH KIM NOVAK (Part One): Kim
Novak is that rare superstar who has for decades guarded her privacy
zealously, granted few interviews and has virtually withdrawn from
Hollywood’s glaring spotlight but in this three-show DVD CLASSICS CORNER
ON THE AIR exclusive and comprehensive chat she and producer/host Dick
Dinman celebrate Sony Picture Entertainment’s dvd release of the KIM
NOVAK COLLECTION as she relates how she was virtually thrust into
instant stardom and reveals her feelings about the advantages and
disadvantages about this jarringly sudden fame.

RIDIN’ THE RANGE WITH CLINT WALKER: To celebrate the Warner
Archive remastered dvd release of the action-packed sagebrush saga
YELLOWSTONE KELLY your producer/host Dick Dinman pow-wows with his
boyhood idol and YELLOWSTONE KELLY star Clint Walker whose eight seasons
in the title role of the television series CHEYENNE created an indelibly
positive image for his millions of fans that lives on to this day.

A BLU STAGECOACH (Part Two): Producer/host Dick Dinman’s
salute to Criterion’s spectacular Blu-ray transfer of John Ford’s
STAGECOACH continues with a rare treasure from his personal public
domain vault: a radio version of STAGECOACH with Claire Trevor repeating
her original film role opposite iconic western leading man Randolph
Scott stepping in for John Wayne as the notorious Ringo Kid.

A BLU STAGECOACH (Part One): To salute the occasion of the
first (and finest ever) Blu-ray release by Criterion of director John
Ford’s Oscar-winning western masterpiece STAGECOACH your producer/host
Dick Dinman’s guests director Andrew McLaglen (who knew Maine-born Ford
intimately from the twenties until his death) and the late Karl Malden
share touching and humorous reminiscences about their experiences with
the great man.

CROSBY IN COURT! (PART TWO): Mary Crosby and George Knopfler
return to discuss with producer/host Dick Dinman more sacrifices that
were necessary to achieve this David vs. Goliath two million dollar plus
court victory and the potential ultimate ramifications this success
could have on performers similarly afflicted by their employers
“creative” bookkeeping practices.

CROSBY IN COURT! (PART ONE): A ten year legal battle between
interests for the Bing Crosby estate against MCA Records Inc. has just
resulted in a two million dollar plus jury award in favor of the Crosby
people which is a decision that should hopefully embolden those many
artists who feel they’ve been financially mistreated by their employers
to take similar action. Bing’s daughter Mary Crosby and distinguished
trial attorney George Knopfler share with producer/host Dick Dinman
details about the trials (pun intended) and tribulations it took to
bring about this major victory for artists rights.

DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR IS IN LIKE FLYNN (AGAIN)!: Only
a star of the legendarily charismatic magnitude of Errol Flynn could
inspire the dvd release of no less than four collections and Warner Home
Video’s just released TCM SPOTLIGHT: ERROL FLYNN ADVENTURES just might
be the best of a magnificent bunch. Warner Home Video V.P. George
Feltenstein, Errol Flynn’s daughter Rory Flynn, and fellow swashbuckler
Stewart Granger explain to producer/host Dick Dinman why they feel that
Errol Flynn was both a great movie star and a great actor.

DESCENDING INTO THE DARK DEPTHS OF NOIR (PART TWO):Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment’s COLUMBIA FILM NOIR CLASSICS (VOLUME TWO)
takes viewers on a dark journey among low-lifes and mobsters, crooked
cops and gun molls, and the dim-witted pawns who forever changed the
landscape of cinema, and whose doomed paths are as disturbing today as
when they were first committed to film. Sony’s film restoration
technical specialist Rita Belda explains to producer/host Dick Dinman
how and why the gripping films included in this collection were chosen
out of Columbia’s vast noir library.

DESCENDING INTO THE DARK DEPTHS OF NOIR (PART ONE): Warner
Home Video’s tense, tingling, and terrific no holds barred FILM NOIR
COLLECTION (Volume Five) Â introduces us to the people you’ve always
wanted to meet: murderers, thugs, blackmailers, snitches, shysters,
duplicitous dames and (gasp!) politicians. Producer/host Dick Dinman’s
guests are Kathryn Grant Crosby who co-stars in the most relentlessly
shocking film in this collection as well Warner Home Video V.P. George
Feltenstein who explains his theory on why film noir retains it’s
popularity in contemporary times.

GARLANDS FOR JUDY: “A STAR” IS BLU! (Part Three): Warner Home
Video’s senior vice president of classic and theatrical marketing George
Feltenstein shares with host Dick Dinman the reasons why A STAR IS BORN
maintains it’s reputation as the greatest musical drama in cinema
history, explains why it looks better than any wide screen/color film of
it’s era and marvels over the incomparable brilliance of the
performances of Judy Garland and James Mason.

GARLANDS FOR JUDY: “A STAR” IS BLU! (Part Two): John Fricke
returns to reveal the truth about the insidious studio intrigue that
resulted in the butchering of A STAR IS BORN in it’s initial engagement
(which probably cost Judy Garland and James Mason their respective
Oscars) and the miraculous restoration that is on luminescent display in
Warner Home Video’s new Blu-ray release.

GARLANDS FOR JUDY: “A STAR” IS BLU! (Part One): Your host Dick
Dinman celebrates Warner Home Video’s magnificent Blu-ray release of the
greatest musical drama ever committed to celluloid A STAR IS BORN with
Judy Garland author/historian extraordinaire John Fricke as they explore
the myriad of controversies surrounding the classic film and the chaotic
ups and downs of it’s brilliant star’s career. PLUS: In an exclusive
clip from Dick Dinman’s very first star interview MGM leading man
Stewart Granger tells Dick why he “turned down” the role of Norman
Maine, an account that John Fricke regards with great (“sour grapes?”)
suspicion.

THE THREE LIVES OF TERRY MOORE (Part Two): Terry Moore shares
more memories about the highs and lows of her Hollywood career with host
Dick Dinman and reveals the identity of her favorite (and least
favorite) leading man. EXTRA: THE BROTHERS WARNER Â is the DICK’S PICKS
OF THE WEEK!

THE THREE LIVES OF TERRY MOORE (Part One): From child actress
to animal-loving teen sensation to Oscar-nominated temptress, the
eternally beautiful and bountifully talented Terry Moore has led at
least three on-screen lives and in this exclusive two-part chat with
host Dick Dinman this entrancing lady shares some of her most memorable
reminiscences about life in Golden Age Hollywood. EXTRA: Lionsgate’s
fabulous Blu-ray editions of THE LADY KILLERS and CONTEMPT are DICK’S
PICKS OF THE WEEK!

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO IS BLU!: Certainly no film as resplendent as
David Lean’s DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in both picture and sound deserves more to
get the full Blu-ray super-high-definition treatment and Warner Home
Video’s incarnation of this magnificent romantic epic astonishes in all
respects. Dick Dinman’s guest is the distinguished British star Rita
Tushingham whose performance as Zhivago’s daughter is one of the high
points of this universally adored classic.

THOSE B-A-A-D GIRLS OF FILM NOIR: In the 40’s and 50’s the
juiciest roles for actresses in Hollywood were often in B-pictures that
explored the dark side of life and offered them starring roles as cool,
calculating gals who could stick a knife in a guy’s back and make him
like it and Sony’s dvd release of BAD GIRLS OF FILM NOIR (Volumes 1 & 2)
showcases these dames at their most deadly and duplicitous. In a show
that includes generous samplings of audio clips from these forgotten
gems Sony Entertainment’s restoration wizards Rita Belda and Grover
Crisp tell your host Dick Dinman how and why they chose these eight
films out of their vast library.

THE BROTHERS WARNER BY THE WARNER SISTERS: In the infant days
of Hollywood, four brothers built an empire on a dream, revolutionized
Hollywood and created the first major studio with a social conscience
and your host Dick Dinman’s guest , writer/producer/director Cass Warner
Sperling, talks about the triumphs and challenges inherent in her 30
years of researching personal archives and conducting interviews with
relatives, actors and others with close ties to the studio’s history
that eventually yielded the award-winning documentary THE BROTHERS
WARNER which is both an intimate family portrait and an epic saga.

THE MUSIC MAN’S 76 BLU TROMBONES: Your host Dick Dinman and
Warner Home Video’s Senior V.P. for Theatrical Catalogue Marketing
George Feltenstein chat about how the astonishing clarity and
magnificent sound of this immaculately stunning super high definition
Blu-ray rendition of THE MUSIC MAN was achieved. Archival commentary by
Shirley Jones. PLUS: Exclusive news about upcoming Warner Home Video and
Warner Archive releases.

SALUTING EDWARD G. ROBINSON: To commemorate the release of six
new Edward G. Robinson classics from the Warner Archive (THE MAN WITH
TWO FACES, MANPOWER, TIGER SHARK, TWO SECONDS, THE LAST GANGSTER, and
OUR VINES HAVE TENDER GRAPES) your host Dick Dinman and three of
Robinson’s leading ladies (Margaret O’Brien, Kathleen Hughes, and Gena
Rowlands) pay tribute tribute to this uncommonly versatile superstar.

TV MOVIE’S BRAVE TRUE-LIFE LADIES: THE BETTY FORD STORY: Dick
Dinman’s (fourth-time) returning guest, the supremely talented Gena
Rowlands, won both a Golden Globe and Emmy Award as Best Actress for her
stingingly uncompromising performance as First Lady Betty Ford, whose
courageous revelations about her mastectomy and addiction to alcohol and
prescription drugs boldly broke new ground in bringing these heretofore
taboo subjects out into the open for the very first time.

TV MOVIE’S BRAVE TRUE-LIFE LADIES: BABE (Part Two): Stanley
Rubin, the producer of the Emmy Award winning television movie classic
BABE shares with host Dick Dinman the problems and roadblocks he and his
producing partner Norman Felton had to overcome to bring this very
special project to fruition. (BABE was Dick Dinman’s first speaking role
in a television movie and audio of the short scene is included in this
show.)

TV MOVIE’S BRAVE TRUE-LIFE LADIES: BABE (Part One): Susan
Clark, who so deservedly received a Best Actress Emmy Award for her
bravura performance as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who was one of the
greatest Gold Medal athletes of the 20th century, tells host Dick Dinman
about the myriad of challenges she faced in bringing this gallant lady
back to life.

BING SINGS AGAIN! (Part Three): From daughter to mother: Mary
Crosby’s vivacious and charming mother Kathryn Grant Crosby offers her
unique and intimate perspective about the qualities that set Bing Crosby
apart from all of the other iconic entertainers while host Dick Dinman
spins some great Crosby musical classics

BING SINGS AGAIN! (Part Two): Mary Crosby returns to regale
your host Dick Dinman with some pricelessly humorous and surprising
stories about her legendary dad and reveals the truth about the rumors
of a Crosby-Sinatra feud in a show chock full of generous musical
samples of the Crosby singing style that contributed to make him the
most popular and longest running musical super-star of the century.

BING SINGS AGAIN! (Part One): To commemorate the release of
THE BING CROSBY RADIO RECORDINGS 1954-1956 (160 song!) mega-set (and the
first major Crosby cd release in decades) your host Dick Dinman welcomes
Bing’s talented and beautiful daughter Mary Crosby to the first of three
mirth-filled musical shows devoted to saluting the gentleman who those
in the know now acknowledge to be the greatest and most versatile
entertainer of the twentieth century.

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (Part Two): Conclusion of the radio
version of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET.

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (Part One): As a holiday gift to his
cherished listeners and to commemorate the Blu-ray release of 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment’s MIRACLE ON 34th STREET your host Dick
Dinman presents and narrates a gem from his own private public domain
collection: the rarely heard radio version of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
with Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn in his Oscar winning
role of Kris Kringle recreating their original roles in this charming
holiday classic.

I’M DREAMING OF A BLU CHRISTMAS: A full show “Dick’s Picks”
program as your host Dick Dinman chooses the following Blu-ray releases
as the perfect holiday gifts for classic film lovers feeling Blu:
Paramount’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, VCI Entertainment’s A CHRISTMAS
CAROL, 20th Century Fox’s MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, and Warner’s QUO
VADIS, THE WIZARD OF OZ and GONE WITH THE WIND.

A CASTLE OF COLUMBIA NOIR: Host Dick Dinman and guest Rita
Belda (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Technical Specialist, Film
Restoration and Asset Management) salute Sony’s dvd releases of THE
WILLIAM CASTLE COLLECTION and THE COLUMBIA PICTURES FILM NOIR COLLECTION
(#1) as they trade hilarious true stories about the outrageous stunts
Castle would pull in order to ballyhoo his classic horror films after
which they explore the dark depths of the classic film noir genre.

A FULLER FILM EXPERIENCE: Samuel Fuller’s widow Christa Lang
Fuller, Fuller star Michael Dante and host Dick Dinman salute the
tumultuous life and cinematic legacy of the defiantly maverick
writer-director whose brilliant works are now on display in Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment’s new dvd release THE SAMUEL FULLER
COLLECTION.

OZ AND ENDS: In addition to sharing final fascinating facts
about the creation of the astounding new Blu-ray release of THE WIZARD
OF OZ, home video pioneer George Feltenstein tantalizes host Dick Dinman
with previews of the Blu-ray releases of GONE WITH THE WIND and
Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST as well as other upcoming and current
classic Blu-ray, standard dvd, and Warner Archive releases and reveals
for the first time, in a DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR exclusive, the
name of an iconic and groundbreaking cinema classic currently being
prepared for a 2011 Blu-ray debut.

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD IN BLU (Part Three): Dick Dinman’s
returning guest is Warner Home Video Senior Vice President of Theatrical
and Classic Catalogue Marketing pioneer George Feltenstein who discusses
how he and his talented restoration wizards were able to create a new OZ
Blu-ray release that visually and audibly surpasses even the original
Technicolor release prints.

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD IN BLU (Part Two): The first OZ director
fired! The Tin Man hospitalized in critical condition! The first Wicked
Witch leaves OZ in a huff! (Or, as Groucho Marx would say: “A minute and
a huff!”). “Over The Rainbow” almost cut from the film! The second
Wicked Witch badly burned! Emmy Award winning OZ producer/documentarian
John Fricke returns and shares with host Dick Dinman the trials and
tribulations it took to create this incredibly risky masterwork.

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD IN BLU (Part One): In a show dedicated
to the magnificence of the new 70th Anniversary Blu-ray release of THE
WIZARD OF OZ Emmy Award winning OZ documentarian/producer John Fricke
tells host Dick Dinman fascinating true facts about what it took to
bring this once in a lifetime masterpiece to the screen.

ELEANOR PARKER’S FAVORITE (AND LEAST FAVORITE!) LEADING MAN:
Three time Best Actress Oscar nominee Eleanor Parker’s scores of leading
men included Gable, Flynn (twice), Bogart, Sinatra (twice), Mitchum,
Kirk Douglas, Heston, MacMurray, and many others of equal prominence and
she returns to the show to reveal to Dick Dinman her choice for favorite
leading man (and to address rumors that they were intimately involved)
and in blistering no-holds-barred terms reveals the identity of a
leading male co-star she despised and why. In a surprise conclusion the
subject of her ire tells Dick Dinman his side of the story.

KIRK DOUGLAS’S FAVORITE FILM: Dick Dinman’s distinguished
guest two-time Best Actress Oscar nominee Gena Rowlands returns to the
show and chimes in with her opinion of Kirk Douglas’ choice for the best
film he ever made as do Kirk’s son Michael Douglas and producer-director
Steven Spielberg.

SAYING GOODBYE TO KARL MALDEN: Dick Dinman’s
bittersweet send-off to Oscar and Emmy winning character star Karl
Malden who will always remain one of his very favorite guests.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Part One): Only director
George Stevens could transfer this extraordinary portrayal of humanity
set during one of history’s most inhumane periods into a motion picture
of such singular power and everlasting relevance in which Dick Dinman’s
guest Millie Perkins brilliantly portrays the insightful 13-year-old
biographer of her family’s two-year hiding from the Nazi’s murderous
aggression in an Amsterdam attic.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Part Two): Dick Dinman’s
guest Diane Baker began her distinguished film career with a stunningly
sensitive and deeply felt portrayal as Anne Frank’s sister in this
George Stevens masterwork and discusses the challenges inherent in
bringing this poignant true story to the screen with such
uncompromisingly authentic detail and shattering effect.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Part Three): Dick Dinman and
his multi-talented guest George Stevens Jr. discuss the challenges
inherent in bringing THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to the screen as well as
the unique qualities that made producer-director George Stevens Sr. a
universally revered filmmaker for the ages.

ELEANOR PARKER’S INTERRUPTED MELODY: The
frequently requested Oscar winning true life musical drama INTERRUPTED
MELODY is finally available from the Warner Archive Collection and Dick
Dinman’s guest is it’s three time best actress Oscar nominated star
Eleanor Parker who explains in detail the incredible challenges she
faced in her Oscar nominated portrayal of Marjorie Lawrence whose
illustrious operatic career was sideswiped by polio. ADDED ATTRACTION:
Dick Dinman goes WESTBOUND with Randolph Scott’s co-star Michael Dante.

THE WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION: Dick Dinman’s guest George
Feltenstein, senior vice president in charge of Warner Home Video’s
classic catalogue, opens the curtain to reveal an exciting new milestone
in dvd history which will make hundreds of pristine
never-before-released cinema classics available to classic movie fans at
their beck and call.

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY:
Turner Classic Movies master of ceremonies Robert Osborne and senior
vice president of programming Charles Tabesh celebrate the fifteenth
anniversary of the one and only Turner Classic Movies with host Dick
Dinman.

GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE: Converting a color film
(NICKELODEON) to black and white may seem like a strange idea to some
but this marvelous restoration proves conclusively that certain films
benefit spectacularly when released in this process. Grover Crisp, Sony
Pictures Entertainment senior vice president of asset management, film
restoration and digital mastering, explains to host Dick Dinman why and
how this unusual task was accomplished and discusses the latest Sony
Blu-ray releases.

A WEALTH OF WELLMAN: (Part One) As six of
director William Wellman’s most controversial and banned-for-decades
classics are now finally released in the new FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD
COLLECTION (Volume Three) Dick Dinman and returning guest William
Wellman Jr. expose the fiery artistic sensibilities and turbulent life
experiences of one of the most tempestuous super-talents in cinema
history.

A WEALTH OF WELLMAN: (Part Two) More colorful
revelations about the passionately productive director William Wellman
with Dick Dinman’s guest William Wellman Jr.

QUO VADIS, ROBERT TAYLOR, HOLLYWOOD AND COMMUNISM: To commemorate
the release of the magnificent Blu-ray dvd of one of the finest Biblical
extravaganzas of all time Dick Dinman and guest Linda J. Alexander, the
author of the highly acclaimed book ROBERT TAYLOR: RELUCTANT WITNESS,
HOLLYWOOD AND COMMUNISM, reveal the true and never before told facts
about how Taylor was forced to testify before the House of Un-American
Activities and subsequently suffered at the hands of those ignorant
about what really transpired during this incident at the inception of
the dark days of the Hollywood blacklist. SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION:
NATALIE WOOD COLLECTION.

CHUCK AMUCK! PART 1 Dick Dinman pays tribute to legendary
Looney Tunes animation director Chuck Jones with Jones’ talented
daughter Linda Jones Clough as they focus on the qualities that made his
contributions to the field of animation so unique and beloved as well as
offer a preview of the new Turner Classic Movies documentary CHUCK
JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD.

CHUCK AMUCK! PART 2 Dick Dinman’s tribute to Chuck Jones
concludes with his guest Peggy Stern who produced the enchanting and
memorable documentary CHUCK JONES: MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD.


DICK DINMAN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR ERNEST BORGNINE.
Hale and hearty 92 year old Oscar, Golden Globes, and Emmy-winning screen legend
Ernest Borgnine celebrates his birthday with Dick Dinman and regales us
with his affectionate remembrances of Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift,
William Holden, Bette Davis, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy and many other
of filmdom’s greats with whom he shared the screen during the course of
his unparalleled fifty-two year career.

KNOW THE SCORE: THE CLASSIC MUSIC O20th CENTURY FOX. Dick
Dinman’s returning guest, writer, producer and film music scholar Nick
Redman discusses the remarkable (and too often unheralded) “isolated
score” option exclusive to many recent 20th Century Fox classic home
video releases with generous samples from the scores of THE SAND
PEBBLES, PLANET OF THE APES, CAPTAIN FROM CASTILLE, GARDEN OF EVIL and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.

DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR SALUTES THE FINEST FILM COLLECTION
OF 2008:
The “Dick’s Pick’s” of the year is the remarkable coffee
table worthy MURNAU, BORZAGE AND FOX COLLECTION which features 12 films
from two directors whose magically romantic, erotic and visually
extravagant styles were integral in the development of modern movies.
Dick Dinman’s guests are executive music producer Nick Redman and
composer/conductor Christopher Caliendo who composed the scores for two
of these masterpieces as well as the full-length documentary included
with this awesome collection.

RANDY RIDES AGAIN Legendary western star Randolph Scott is
saluted along with the director of six of Scott’s finest cinema classics
Budd Boetticher. Dick Dinman’s guests are Michael Dante who costarred
with Scott in a Boetticher directed western and has some great stories
to tell, as well as Senior Vice President In Charge Of Restoration for
Sony Pictures Entertainment Grover Crisp who describes the arduous and
time-consuming process it took to bring the Scott-Boetticher cinema
milestones to home video in such phenomenal shape.

THE POWERS OF POWER Dick Dinman and his guest Tyrone Power Jr.
in a riveting and revealing profile of Twentieth Century Fox’s greatest
Golden Age superstar Tyrone Power, in a show that includes a generous
sampling of scenes and music from some of Power’s greatest films.


THE FUTURE: THREE DIMENSION IN YOUR LIVING ROOM!
George Feltenstein
returns to regale Dick Dinman with a prediction that the three dimension
process will be an integral part of your home theater experience in the
not-so-distant future. Includes audio clips from nine three dimension
classics in which Randolph Scott, Edmond O’Brien, Joanne Dru, John
Ireland, Richard Carlson, Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas extol the
virtues of this “new” cinematic thrill. Special added feature: Errol
Flynn out west!

THE PRESENT: CINERAMA IN YOUR LIVING ROOM! They said it
couldn’t be done but Warner Home Video’s new Blu-ray dvd version of HOW
THE WEST WAS WON makes video history by reproducing the stupendous
three-panel Cinerama ultra-widescreen process for home exhibition and
perfecting a technology that finally eliminates the “join lines” and
unifies the images into a superb home viewing experience that actually
captures the essence of the production’s initial exclusive reserved seat
theatrical exhibitions. Dick Dinman’s guest, senior vice president in
charge of Warner Home Video’s classic catalogue George Feltenstein,
reveals how this incredible feat was accomplished and gives us a sneak
preview of upcoming classic Blu-ray releases.

A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT OSBORNE Dick Dinman’s guest is
noted author, columnist, and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne
as they discuss the dramatically increased popularity of the Golden Age
cinema classics as well as some major never Oscar-nominated stars whose
work has always been taken for granted.

FRANK SINATRA: A TRIBUTE TO THE (ACTING) CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Dick Dinman’s guests Turner Classics Movies host Robert Osborne and
three-time Best Actress Oscar nominee and two-time Sinatra leading lady
Eleanor Parker (in a very rare and exclusive interview) focus on Sinatra
the actor and offer some revealing and occasionally critical insights
about Sinatra’s dramatic abilities.

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS! IT’S BETTE DAVIS’ HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY!
(part one)
Dick Dinman and distinguished columnist, film historian,
author, raconteur and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne in a
centennial tribute to that star of stars Bette Davis. Special guest
appearance by Joan Leslie whom Davis called “The nicest girl on the
Warner lot.”

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS! IT’S BETTE DAVIS’ HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY!
(part two)
The Bette Davis centennial celebration continues as Dick
Dinman pairs up with two time Best Actress Oscar nominee Gena Rowlands
who, in addition to co-starring with Davis, was also one of her closest
friends, though their relationship began on a decidedly chilly note.

PART ONE Seven year old child prodigy, THE BLUE ANGEL, Nazi
brutality, escape to Paris and the United States, THE BRIDE OF
FRANKENSTEIN, the early days at Universal and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the
great MGM scores, introduction to David O. Selznick and Alfred
Hitchcock, the first Oscar nomination.

PART TWO REBECCA, SUSPICION, moving over to Warner Brothers,
a revealing and unexpected portrait of studio head Jack L. Warner, the
great Waxman-Warner years, free at last, first Oscar win for Billy
Wilder’s SUNSET BLVD, never-before-released unused SUNSET BLVD music,
director George Stevens complains about Waxman’s score for A PLACE IN
THE SUN, second consecutive Oscar win for A PLACE IN THE SUN, Waxman
score for NIGHT AND THE CITY replaced in Britain.

PART THREE Hitchcock dislikes Waxman’s REAR WINDOW score,
the great Twentieth Century Fox scores, back to Warner’s with THE SILVER
CHALICE, reunion with Billy Wilder for THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, Steven
Spielberg loves Waxman’s SPIRIT score, a controversial PEYTON PLACE.

PART FOUR Jack Warner livid over Waxman’s initial score for
NUN’S STORY, BELOVED INFIDEL, ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG MAN, Bernard Herrmann calls Waxman’s score for TARAS BULBA (which almost didn’t
happen!) “the score of a lifetime”, a SUNSET BLVD finale.

Dick Dinman’s DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR is proud to present a
four part tribute to Franz Waxman, the only Golden Age composer to win
two consecutive Oscars. Dick’s guest is his son, producer John Waxman,
who shares some poignant, humorous, and always compelling stories about
his father’s experiences during his legendary three decade plus career.
Included in these shows will be generous samplings of twenty-seven
Waxman scores, some of which have never been released commercially in
any home audio format.

STEVE McQUEEN : REBEL WITH A CAUSE Dick Dinman and his
Oscar-winning guest Karl Malden pay tribute to Steve McQueen who was one
of the most iconic screen legends of the 60’s and 70’s.

UP IN THE AIR WITH “AIRPLANE” Dick Dinman salutes the 25th
Anniversary of one of the funniest films ever made with two of
AIRPLANE’S stars Robert Hays and Peter Graves.

PRODUCED BY JOHN WAYNE. John Wayne’s production company was
responsible for some of the screen’s most memorable efforts and Dick
Dinman’s guests Karen Sharpe who, after being introduced in Wayne’s THE
HIGH AND THE MIGHTY was subsequently placed under exclusive contract to
Wayne, and William Wellman Jr. whose father directed five Wayne-produced
films, reveal the inside story about what went on during the filming of
these popular screen successes.

SEEING RED : A SKELTON IN YOUR CLOSET. Red Skelton was one of
the greatest comic geniuses of the twentieth century and three of his
beautiful and talented leading ladies (Arlene Dahl, Ann Rutherford and
Betty Garrett) regale host Dick Dinman with their hilarious, touching
and sometimes physically painful experiences working with this totally
unpredictable master clown.

MAJOR DUNDEE : RESTORATION OF A TROUBLED CLASSIC. An
unprecedented restoration (with twelve extra minutes and an entirely new
score) of a much-maligned mega-flop is discussed by Dick’s guests
Michael Anderson Jr. (who was one of the top-billed stars) and
Christopher Caliendo (who composed the new MAJOR DUNDEE score). Included
are some hilarious revelations about tempestuous director Sam Peckinpah,
Charlton Heston and perpetually inebriated co-star Richard Harris.

SPENCER TRACY : GREATEST OF THE GREAT. Dick Dinman’s guests
are Tracy co-stars John Ericson and Anne Francis who affectionally
relate their experiences working with Tracy, and Oscar winner Karl
Malden tells Dick his theory about what qualities made Tracy an actor
without equal. Also archival insights from Tracy co-stars Katharine
Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Richard Widmark, Angela
Lansbury, Mickey Rooney, Robert Wagner, Lee Marvin and Sidney Poitier as
well as scenes from some of Tracy’s finest classics.

CAPRACORNICOPIA (part two)

CAPRACORNICOPIA (part one): Dick Dinman’s two part tribute to
Frank Capra with guest Frank Capra Jr. who, sadly, passed away recently.
These two shows, which have been revised somewhat from the original, are
repeated in his honor.

DICK’S PICKS TOP TEN LIST (part two)

DICK’S PICKS TOP TEN LIST (part one): Dick Dinman’s choices
for the top ten classic dvd releases of last year.

STANWYCK and LANCASTER: ALWAYS AT THEIR BEST :
Stanwyck co-star John Ericson and Lancaster co-star Tony Curtis reveal
what qualities made Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster such enduring
cinema giants and Chad Everett tells host Dick Dinman about his riotous
encounter with Lancaster.

CLARK GABLE: KING OF HOLLYWOOD: Gable co-stars
Jane Russell and Audrey Totter share their experiences with Dick Dinman
on working and dating the super-star and undisputed king of all the
stars Clark Gable.

A FORD IN YOUR FUTURE (part three): Award winning
producer-director Nick Redman and executive in charge of the 20th
Century Fox classics division Richard Ashton weigh in on what it was
that made John Ford one of the most revered film directors of all time.

ELMER BERNSTEIN : CELLULOID MAESTRO: Generous
samples of classic Bernstein film music (as well as other legendary
cinema composers) abound in Dick Dinman’s tribute to the art of film
scoring.

A FORD IN YOUR FUTURE : (part two): Contemporary
film composer Christopher Caliendo talks about the challenges of scoring
the newly-restored Ford silent classics THE IRON HORSE and FOUR SONS as
well as the sorry state of the current film music industry.

A WINTER’S TALE: The brilliant comic genius
Jonathan Winters returns to DVD CLASSICS CORNER ON THE AIR for the
fourth time with new and riotous, as well as poignant, stories about
his chaotic life and times.

A CROSBY CHRISTMAS: Dick Dinman’s annual Christmas
show tribute to Bing Crosby features an exclusive interview with Bing’s
widow as well as songs galore and scenes from some Crosby’s biggest
movie hits.

A FORD IN YOUR FUTURE (part one): In the first of
a three-show tribute to iconic director John Ford, Dick Dinman’s guest,
director Andrew V. McLaglen, who knew director Ford intimately and
professionally from the early 30’s until his death, tells some
never-before-heard stories about the unpredictable director in a show
that features scenes and music from some of the great Ford classics.

MITCHUMANIAMARATHON: (part two): Dick Dinman’s
guests Jane Russell, Peter Graves, Anne Jeffreys, William Wellman Jr.,
Karen Sharpe, Stanley Rubin, and Michael Anderson Jr. try to top each
other with their funny and sometimes very personal recollections about
free-spirited rebel superstar Robert Mitchum.

MITCHUMANIAMARATHON (part one): Was there ever a
more colorful superstar than Robert Mitchum? Not according to Dick
Dinman’s guest Michael Anderson Jr. who co-starred with Mitchum in THE
SUNDOWNERS.

AL JOLSON: “MAMMY’S” BOY: To this day Al Jolson is
considered by many to be the greatest entertainer of the twentieth
century. Host Dick Dinman is joined by Betty Garrett, whose husband
Larry Parks portrayed Jolson in THE JOLSON STORY, as they reveal some
surprising insights about this legendary performer.

GARY COOPER: MAN OF THE WEST: When Joan Leslie was
sixteen years old she became Gary Cooper’s leading lady in SERGEANT YORK
and Michael Anderson directed “Coop” in his last two films. Both join
your host Dick Dinman as they reminisce about one of classic filmdom’s
greatest stars.

THE MICKEY and JUDY SHOW: Dick Dinman and his
guest Ann Rutherford (Mickey Rooney’s leading lady in twelve Andy Hardy
films) marvel at the length and breadth of Rooney’s musical talents in a
show that includes songs by Rooney and Judy Garland as well as generous
samplings of Rooney’s untutored mastery of a multitude of musical
instruments.

DANCIN’ ON AIR WITH FRED ASTAIRE: Fred Astaire’s
co- star Joan Leslie and host Dick Dinman explore the incomparable
genius of film legend Astaire not only as a dancer supreme but as a
vocalist, actor, piano soloist, choreographer and songwriter. Archival
comments by Audrey Hepburn and David Niven.

ROBERT TAYLOR: MOST UNDER-RATED SUPERSTAR? Taylor
co-stars Arlene Dahl, Chad Everett, and Audrey Totter join Dick Dinman
in a tribute to one of filmdom’s most under-appreciated superstars with
clips spotlighting Taylor’s versatility.

MIKLOS ROZSA : MOVIELAND’S MAGICAL MUSICAL MAESTRO.
10/17/07 (part three)
Dick Dinman’s tribute to Miklos Rozsa
concludes with the broadcast world premiere of a suite from a Rozsa
score never before released on any home audio format.

MIKLOS ROZSA : MOVIELAND’S MAGICAL MUSICAL MAESTRO.
10/10/07 (part two)
Why were Hitchcock and David O. Selznick not on
speaking terms with Miklos Rozsa? The real scoop on Rozsa’s DRAGNET
theme lawsuit.

MIKLOS ROZSA : MOVIELAND’S MAGICAL MUSICAL MAESTRO.
10/03/07 (part one)
The first of a three-show 100th Birthday Salute
to Miklos Rozsa (BEN-HUR, SPELLBOUND, EL CID, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE
KILLERS, etc.) as Rozsa’s daughter Juliet joins host Dick Dinman in a
series of shows that reveal aspects of the creative and human side of
the man behind the music as well as feature generous samples of some of
his most revered works.

FILM NOIR -THE BLEAKER THE BETTER (part two) Dick
Dinman’s guest is Film Noir’s Queen of Mean, Audrey Totter, who reveals
a different side of this talented lady.

FILM NOIR -THE BLEAKER THE BETTER (part one)
Farley Granger (star of the two Hitchcock masterpieces STRANGERS ON A
TRAIN and ROPE) and author Robert Calhoun share stories about Farley’s
experiences with directors Alfred Hitchcock, Nicholas Ray and Anthony
Mann.

BETTY GARRETT and OTHER SONGS Dick Dinman pays
tribute to his guest Betty Garrett who survived the heinous blacklist
and emerged victoriously not only as a stage, tv, and screen star, but
also as an award-winning director and author.

IN THE SWIM WITH ESTHER WILLIAMS (track
one)
Dick Dinman’s guest Betty Garrett shares revealing stories
about her experiences with Hollywood’s Million $ Mermaid.

IN THE SWIM WITH ESTHER WILLIAMS (track
two)

TALENT, GUTS, and PERSEVERANCE: THE STANLEY KRAMER
SAGA (part two)
Dick Dinman’s guests Tony Curtis, Jonathan Winters,
Abby Mann and Karen Sharpe Kramer pay tribute to Hollywood’s bravest
director.

TALENT, GUTS, and PERSEVERANCE: THE STANLEY KRAMER
SAGA (part one)
Dick Dinman’s guests Tony Curtis, Jonathan Winters,
Abby Mann and Karen Sharpe Kramer pay tribute to Hollywood’s bravest
director.

TWO REBEL DIRECTORS Michael Dante returns and
paints a vivid picture of two directors he worked with, Samuel Fuller
and Budd Boetticher, who defied the Hollywood “system” — and paid a
terrible price.

Joan Collins and the Seven Thieves Michael Dante,
one of the stars of the classic thriller SEVEN THIEVES, reveals the real
story of the on-set friction between Joan Collins and Rod Steiger and
remembers legendary star Edward G. Robinson.

Katherine Hepburn’s 100th Birthday! Katherine
Hepburn’s last three performances were in projects produced by Dick
Dinman’s guest, writer-producer John Dayton.

Cinema Literary Classics! Dick Dinman’s guest
Stewart Granger reveals the story behind his “Prisoner of Zenda.”

John Wayne’s 100th Birthday! (Part Four) Dick
Dinman’s guest: Andrew V. McLaglen.

John Wayne’s 100th Birthday! (Part Three) Dick
Dinman’s guests: Michael Anderson Jr. and Andrew V. McLaglen.

John Wayne’s 100th Birthday! (Part Two) Dick
Dinman’s guests: Michael Anderson Jr. and Andrew V. McLaglen.

John Wayne’s 100th Birthday! (Part One) Dick
Dinman’s guests: Angie Dickinson and Andrew V. McLaglen.

Capracornacopia (Part Two) Dick Dinman’s guest
Frank Capra Jr. returns with more Capraesque stories about his father.

Capracornacopia (Part One) Dick Dinman and guest
Frank Capra Jr. salute legendary director Frank Capra.

Errol Flynnathon (Part Two) Dick Dinman’s guest is
Errol Flynn’s daughter Rory, plus comments from swashbuckler Stewart
Granger.

Errol Flynnathon (Part One) Dick Dinman’s guest:
Flynn co-star Ann Rutherford