Question about a couple of old war movies

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  1. Dan DRC

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    I was wondering if there is any release talk on a coulple of my favorite old war movies that I have not seen on dvd.
    One is "Never So Few" with Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen, came out in the late fifties. I always liked this one, its about WWII Burma. I have a good letterboxed copy on VHS taped off of TCM, but would really like to have it on dvd.

    The other is problably a lesser known movie called
    "First To Fight". It came out in the mid sixties, starred Chad Evertt and James Best and I think Bobby Troup. It was about Marines in WWII Pacific.

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    I believe Warner holds the right for "Never So Few" and I haven't heard a thing about any release.

    The second title you mentioned, I always thought it was a made for television movie, perhaps I'm wrong, but I always liked that title. I'll do some more checking on it.




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    Well, it looks like I might be wrong about it being a television movie. According to IMDb, the movie was filmed in a widescreen aspect. The first time I remembered seeing it was on television back in the late 1960s. Warner appears to have the rights to this one too.

    Anyhow, Gene Hackman also stars in it which is interesting since he spent a number of years in the Marines before becoming an actor.
     
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    Thanks Robert

    I forgot that Hackman was in First To Fight. I used to see it a lot in the mid eighties on WGN.
     
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    Is this the Bobby Troup that wrote Route 66?
     
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    If you're talking about the song and not the television series then yes, he wrote the song.




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    Thanks Robert. Of course the song. I didn't know there was a TV series. But since you mentioned it, when was this series on? What type was it? Did it last long?
     
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    It was a traveling drama about two guys who drove around the country in a corvette while getting in all kind of jams. Of course, with the car being a corvette, I thought it was so cool. The show ran in the early 1960s for about 3/4 years. Martin Milner and George Maharis played the two guys. I thought the theme music for the show was kind of cool too with a jazzy sound to it.





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