Western Horizons – Universal Westerns of the 1950s
Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios Home Entertainment proudly present Western Horizons: Universal Westerns of the 1950s, an unprecedented collection of five big-budget, Technicolor Westerns featuring many of the finest actors and directors the genre has ever known. Presented for the first time on DVD, these five films have been re-mastered to their original Technicolor glory.
HORIZONS WEST (1952) Robert Ryan and Rock Hudson star as brothers on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.
SASKATCHEWAN (1954) Alan Ladd and Jay Silverheels (televisions Tonto) are blood brothers whose bonds are tested when marauding Sioux Indians cross the border to enlist the peaceful Cree in a battle against the Great White Father. Canadian Mountie Thomas ORourke (Ladd) and hismen must lead the sole survivor of a Sioux massacre, Shelley Winters, to safety across the border in Montana.
DAWN AT SOCORRO (1954) This spin on the oft-filmed Gunfight at the O.K. Corral stars Rory Calhoun as cardsharp Brett Wade, whose friendship with sibling peacekeepers Harry and Vince McNair puts him in the crosshairs of outlaw Tom Ferris and his three sons including the fierce and vengeful Earl (Lee Van Cleef). Piper Laurie plays a saloon girl Wade aims to save along the way in this action-packed Technicolor adventure.
BACKLASH (1956) Hard-bitten wanderer Jim Slater (Richard Widmark) rides the range seeking to avenge his fathers death. Along the way he meets frontier widow Karyl Orton (Donna Reed), who is being hunted by gunslinger Johnny Cool. The unlikely duo endures various hardships as Slater comes to suspect his father died from something more sinister than an apparent Apache ambush.
PILLARS OF THE SKY (1956) First Sergeant Emmett Bell (Jeff Chandler) faces off with Apache chieftain Kamiakin (Michael Ansara) in this nuanced portrayal of racial tensions between Indians and white settlers in 1860s Oregon Country. Bell must lead his men and civilian charges on a mad dash to federal sanctuary. This tale of frontier survival is truly an action thriller set against widescreen western horizons.
This is a 5 DVD Set.