20th Century Fox's CinemaScope films

Thomas T

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With the release of the Joan Collins box set this week, all in CinemaScope, it seems quite possible within the next three years almost all of Fox's major CinemaScope films will see the light of day on DVD as there aren't that many left to go. Red available in R1, Blue available in R2, Black not available in R1 or R2 in anamorphic wide screen. *** indicates a blu ray release available (possibly OP now) in either R1 or R2, otherwise DVD only.

Beneath The 12 Mile Reef (rescued from public domain) Robert Wagner, Terry Moore ***
How To Marry A Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum ***
King Of The Khyber Rifles Tyrone Power, Terry Moore
The Robe Richard Burton, Jean Simmons ***
Adventures Of Hajji Baba John Derek, Elaine Stewart ***
Black Widow Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin ***
Broken Lance Spencer Tracy, Jean Peters ***
Carmen Jones Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte ***
Demetrius And The Gladiators Susan Hayward, Victor Mature ***
Desiree Marlon Brando, Merle Oberon ***
The Egyptian Gene Tierney, Victor Mature ***
Garden Of Evil Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward ***
Hell And High Water Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi ***
New Faces (rescued from public domain) Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde
Night People Gregory Peck ***
Prince Valiant Robert Wagner, Janet Leigh ***
River Of No Return Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe ***
There's No Business Like Show Business Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe ***
Three Coins In The Fountain Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire ***
Woman's World Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray ***
Daddy Long Legs Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron ***
The Deep Blue Sea Vivien Leigh
Girl In The Red Velvet Swing Ray Milland, Joan Collins
Good Morning Miss Dove Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack
House Of Bamboo Robert Ryan, Robert Stack ***
How To Be Very Very Popular Betty Grable, Robert Cummings
Left Hand Of God Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney ***
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing William Holden, Jennifer Jones ***
Magnificent Matador Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn
Man Called Peter Richard Todd, Jean Peters ***
Prince Of Players Richard Burton
The Racers Kirk Douglas
The Rains Of Ranchipur Lana Turner, Richard Burton ***
Seven Cities Of Gold Anthony Quinn, Rita Moreno
Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell ***
Soldier Of Fortune Clark Gable, Susan Hayward ***
Tall Men Clark Gable, Jane Russell ***
That Lady Olivia DeHavilland, Paul Scofield
Untamed Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward ***
View From Pompey's Head Richard Egan, Dana Wynter
Violent Saturday Victor Mature, Sylvia Sidney ***
Virgin Queen Bette Davis, Joan Collins
White Feather Robert Wagner, Debra Paget ***
Anastasia Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner ***
Best Things In Life Are Free Ernest Borgnine, Gordon MacRae
Between Heaven And Hell Robert Wagner, Terry Moore ***
Bigger Than Life James Mason, Barbara Rush ***
Bottom Of The Bottle (Spain) Van Johnson
Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray ***
D Day The Sixth Of June Robert Taylor, Dana Wynter ***
Girl Can't Help It Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield
Hilda Crane Jean Simmons ***
Last Wagon Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr ***
Lieutenant Wore Skirts Tom Ewell, Rita Moreno
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley, Debra Paget ***
Man In The Gray Flannel Suit Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones ***
Man Who Never Was Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame
On The Threshhold Of Space John Hodiak
Proud Ones Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo ***
Revolt Of Mamie Stover Jane Russell, Richard Egan ***
Teenage Rebel Ginger Rogers
23 Paces To Baker Street Van Johnson, Vera Miles ***
Affair To Remember Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr ***
April Love Pat Boone, Shirley Jones ***
Bernardine Pat Boone, Terry Moore
Boy On A Dolphin Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd ***
China Gate Angie Dickinson, Nat King Cole
Desk Set Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn ***
Enemy Below Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens ***
Farewell To Arms Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones ***
Forty Guns Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Barry ***
Hatful Of Rain Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa
Heaven Knows Mr. Allison Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum ***
Island In The Sun James Mason, Joan Fontaine
Kiss Them For Me Cary Grant, Suzy Parker
No Down Payment Joanne Woodward, Tony Randall ***
Oh Men Oh Women Ginger Rogers, Tony Randall
Peyton Place Lana Turner, Hope Lange ***
River's Edge Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn ***
Sea Wife Richard Burton, Joan Collins
Stopover Tokyo Robert Wagner, Joan Collins
Sun Also Rises Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner ***
Three Brave Men Ernest Borgnine
Three Faces Of Eve Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb ***
True Story Of Jesse James Robert Wagner, Hope Lange ***
Way Of The Gold Jeffrey Hunter, Sheree North
Wayward Bus Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield ***
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall ***
Barbarian And The Geisha John Wayne ***
The Bravados Gregory Peck, Joan Collins ***
A Certain Smile Joan Fontaine, Rossano Brazzi
Fiend Who Walked The West Hugh O'Brian
The Fly Vincent Price, Patricia Owens ***
Fraulein Dana Wynter
From Hell To Texas (Germany) Don Murray, Dennis Hopper
Gift Of Love Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
Harry Black And The Tiger (Spain) Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush
The Hunters Robert Mitchum, May Britt ***
In Love And War Robert Wagner, Hope Lange
Inn Of The Sixth Happiness Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat ***
Long Hot Summer Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward ***
Mardi Gras Pat Boone, Sheree North
Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed Mickey Rooney, Dina Merrill
Rally Round The Flag Boys Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward
Roots Of Heaven Errol Flynn, Orson Welles ***
Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield
Ten North Frederick Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi ***
Young Lions Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift ***
Alligator People Beverly Garland, Lon Chaney Jr.
Beloved Infidel Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr ***
Best Of Everything Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd ***
Blue Angel May Britt, Curt Jurgens
Blue Denim Carol Lynley, Brandon DeWilde ***
Compulsion Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell ***
Diary Of Anne Frank Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters ***
Five Gates To Hell Dolores Michaels, Patricia Owens
Holiday For Lovers Jane Wyman, Clifton Webb
Hound Dog Man Fabian, Carol Lynley
Journey To The Center Of The Earth James Mason, Pat Boone ***
Man Who Understood Women Henry Fonda, Leslie Caron
Private's Affair Barbara Eden, Sal Mineo
Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire
Say One For Me Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds
Sound And The Fury Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward ***
These Thousand Hills Don Murray, Lee Remick
Warlock Henry Fonda, Dorothy Malone ***
Woman Obsessed Susan Hayward
Crack In The Mirror Orson Welles
Desire In The Dust Joan Bennett, Martha Hyer
Esther And The King (Germany) (rescued from public domain) Joan Collins
Flame Over India (rescued from public domain) Lauren Bacall ***
Flaming Star Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden ***
From The Terrace Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward ***
High Time Bing Crosby, Tuesday Weld ***
Let's Make Love Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand ***
Lost World (England) Michael Rennie, Jill St. John ***
Marriage Go Round James Mason, Susan Hayward
Murder Inc Stuart Whitman, May Britt
North To Alaska John Wayne, Capucine ***
One Foot In Hell (Spain) Alan Ladd
Seven Thieves Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger ***
Sink The Bismarck Kenneth More, Dana Wynter ***
Sons And Lovers (Australia) Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell
Story Of Ruth Elana Eden, Tom Tryon
Story On Page One Rita Hayworth, Anthony Franciosa
Third Voice Julie London, Edmond O'Brien
Wild River Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick ***
All Hands On Deck Pat Boone, Barbara Eden
Big Gamble Stephen Boyd, Juliette Greco
The Comancheros John Wayne, Stuart Whitman ***
Francis Of Assisi Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart
The Hustler Paul Newman, Piper Laurie ***
The Innocents Deborah Kerr ***
The Millionairess (availble only in P&S from Fox Lorber) Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren
Return To Peyton Place Carol Lynley, Jeff Chandler
Sanctuary Lee Remick, Yves Montand
Second Time Around Debbie Reynolds
Snow White And The Three Stooges Three Stooges, Patricia Medina
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine ***
Wild In The Country Elvis Presley, Tuesday Weld ***
Bachelor Flat Tuesday Weld, Celeste Holm
Cabinet Of Caligari Glynis Johns
Five Weeks In A Balloon (Germany) Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre ***
Hemingway's Adventures Of A Young Man Richard Beymer, Diane Baker
The Lion William Holden, Capucine
Lisa Stephen Boyd, Dolores Hart
Longest Day Richard Burton, Irina Demick ***
Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara ***
Satan Never Sleeps William Holden, Clifton Webb ***
State Fair Ann-Margret, Bobby Darin ***
Tender Is The Night (France) Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards ***
300 Spartans Richard Egan, Diane Baker ***
Condemned Of Altona Sophia Loren, Fredric March
Move Over Darling Doris Day, James Garner ***
Nine Hours To Rama (Spain) Jose Ferrer, Diane Baker
The Stripper Joanne Woodward, Claire Trevor
Take Her She's Mine (Germany) James Stewart, Sandra Dee
Yellow Canary Pat Boone, Barbara Eden
Fate Is The Hunter Glenn Ford, Dorothy Malone ***
Goodbye Charlie Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis
Guns At Batasi Richard Attenborough, Mia Farrow
Man In The Middle Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen
Pleasure Seekers Ann-Margret, Gene Tierney
Rio Conchos Anthony Franciosa
Shock Treatment Lauren Bacall, Roddy McDowall
Third Secret Stephen Boyd, Diane Cilento ***
The Visit (Germany) Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn
What A Way To Go Shirley MacLaine, Gene Kelly ***
Dear Brigitte (Germany) James Stewart
Do Not Disturb Doris Day, Rod Taylor ***
High Wind In Jamaica (Germany) Anthony Quinn, James Coburn ***
John Goldfarb Please Come Home Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov
The Reward Max Von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux
Von Ryan's Express Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard ***
Blue Max George Peppard, James Mason ***
Fantastic Voyage Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch ***
Our Man Flint James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb
Stagecoach Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby ***
Way Way Out (Spain) Jerry Lewis, Anita Ekberg
Caprice Doris Day, Richard Harris ***

Well, okay, more than I thought but anyone care to bet that at least 75% of them will see the light of day?
 
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I'm willing to bet that 75% of them will NOT see the light of day.

A few of those still have never been shown letterboxed on the Fox Movie Channel, for mysterious reasons.
 

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Why don't you think Fox will release many more CinemaScope films? By my count they've already released 16 this year. Sure that will probably slow down, but I think they will release more than what they put out on LaserDisc.
 

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My votes go to THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE (please!!!!
), A BOY ON A DOLPHIN, TEN NORTH FREDERICKS and GOODBYE CHARLIE - many more of course, but those especially
 

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I'd like to see THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE OR FREE in the correct aspect ratio, too. Every broadcast of the film on the Fox Movie Channel in the last year has been pan and scan, and I refuse to watch it in such a butchered fashion.
 

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What a list! Though having seen some of those films, I don't think a release will be coming soon though I guess you never know. Bigger Than Life is the one I want most of all.
 

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BIGGER THAN LIFE is availabe from Spain with a terrific anamorphic widescreen transfer. I have it and it's pretty good - very sharp and colorful, even if the film gets a little silly.
 

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I guess I'm cynical, because, as I said, there are still several which have never been shown letterboxed on The Fox Movie Channel.

Besides the already-mentioned "The Best Things in Life Are Free," there's "Prince of Players," "April Love," "Bernardine," "Mardi Gras," etc. etc.
 

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And half of those films most people have never even heard of, rendering them totally unmarketable.

I'd like to see a special edition of FATE IS THE HUNTER just as much as the next guy, but let's be realistic here.

It'll happen, eventually, but it's gonna happen one film at a time.
 

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I agree, most people have never heard of most of those films (especially if they're under 50) I worked for FOX way back when and I never heard of most of those films!

It would be really difficult to market those films. They only way it may happen is if FOX does Star drive box sets (Like Warner Bros) and stick the unknown films in with one or two hits)


My guess is that in the next ten years there will be no DVD/highdef DVD - just video on demand - and in which case we will all pay a monthly fee to view unlimited amounts of films. Cable stations like AMC and TCM will vanish and those obscure films will show up on the video on demand film menus.

Although I would still like to be able to purchase Discs, as the studios can pull a film from view at any moment (Disney would probably go this route)
 

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THE LOST WORLD is coming out in September as a SE. I understand that there are some "rights" issues with FATE IS THE HUNTER. Why is it that THE CONDEMNED OF ALTONA is never shown on TV in any ratio aspect?
 

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For those who think it is unlikely Fox would release the majority of CinemaScope titles because "nobody has heard of them" ..... well if Fox can release such in demand recognizable "classics" with big superstars like Convict Stage with Harry Lauter and Donald Barry, House Of The Damned with Merry Anders and Night Train To Paris with Leslie Nielsen and Aliza Gur ... then there's no reason the titles listed can't be released as marketable. I've gone back and added cast members to the titles and some very recognizable names, certainly more famous than Harry Lauter and Merry Anders!

Charles, when The Lost World (or any other CinemaScope title) is officially announced, I'll remove them from the listing.
 

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Great news, Charles! I saw that Amazon is taking pre orders, too. I removed it from the list. 1 down and 93 to go!
 

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I wonder how Pat Boone, who was so popular in his day, feels that there's little, if any, demand for a Pat Boone boxset with "April Love," "Bernardine," "Mardi Gras" and "All Hands on Deck," which so far have been demoted to pan-and-scan limbo on the Fox Movie Channel. (And shouldn't that last title be on the list?)

What about the Regal films Fox released from 1956 to 1959? If they still have the rights to any of them, there are lots more CinemaScope movies to add to the list (although they called it RegalScope.)
 

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I don't know why Fox won't release "Left hand of God". That is the only CinemaScope film Bogart ever appeared in. Also, there are several film noir that has been mentioned that have never been released on VHS/Beta or Laser disc. The titles are "Black Widow", "A hatful of Rain", "Violent Saturday","23 Paces to Baker Street". It would be a miracle if they see the light on DVD.
 

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A new print of Violent Saturday screened at an Italian Film Festival last week. It is a festival that specialises in screening restored and preserved films. See here: http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/en/ritrovato.htm

Hopefully this means a DVD release will be on its way. Fox have already released a lot of Richard Fleischer CinemaScope films (including The Girl in the Red Velvent Swing last week).
 

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I recall that VIOLENT SATURDAY was remastered (and an audio commentary was recorded) for the old Fox Noir series. Some speculated that three more noirs are forthcoming. MAN HUNT--if only for the fact that Fritz Lang directed it--would be the other likely candidate.
 

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Joe, I've added All Hands On Deck to the list. From 1954 on, Fox shot just about ALL of their films in CinemaScope including "B" westerns and other minor films which is why in the original post I said "almost all of Fox's MAJOR CinemaScope films" and why I didn't include their "B" CinemaScope titles or the RegalScope titles.
 

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Another title I'd add is SANCTUARY with Lee Remick and Yves Montand.

PRINCE OF PLAYERS has been shown on the Fox Movie Channel.

I'm not sure that Fox still controls the rights to CHINA GATE. I saw a screening of it once and the print began with the logo of a different studio (not a major one). I wonder if this is a film Fox distributed rather than produced.
 

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