Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment proudly present Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes—an unprecedented collection of five fully restored and re-mastered crime classics never before released on DVD.
One of the most versatile and reliable leading men of the studio era, Ford had a particular talent for crime pictures—playing both sides of the law! In The Lady in Question (1940) Ford is an innocent taken in by the charms of Rita Hayworth (in their first film pairing), but he’s a more a willing participant in his own demise, at the hands of a femme fatale, in Framed (1947). Ford fights the good fight as a Treasury agent chasing mobsters in The Undercover Man (1949) and again tangles with Mafiosi, this time to help a lady in distress (Evelyn Keyes), in Mr. Soft Touch (1949). Finally, he plays an inmate who is give a second chance at life by a sympathetic warden (Broderick Crawford) and a second chance at love by the warden’s daughter (Dorothy Malone) in Convicted (1950).
It’s non-stop action—much of it under the cover of night—in this special collection of Glenn Ford crime classics, directed by such masters of the genre as Charles Vidor (Gilda) and Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy).
Available now for preorder.
A good year for Glenn Ford, after the January blu-ray release of Experiment In Terror. The Undercover Man is certainly among the most long-awaited Sony releases (in R1). Could this set pass as Columbia Film Noir Vol 4?