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"Alan Ladd: The 1940S Collection" DVD Release From Turner Classic Movies

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Turner Classic Movies has released three Alan Ladd titles in a set titled "Alan Ladd: The 1940s Collection". Here is the official press release:

Handsome leading man Alan Ladd found success in the 1940s and ‘50s, first as the tough guy in several films noir co-starring Veronica Lake and then as the stoic hero in Westerns such as Shane (1953). Turner Classic Movies and Universal are proud to present this three-film collection that showcases Ladd’s talents in a range of genres from thriller to adventure, as well as the work of such directors as Irving Pichel and Frank Tuttle, and writers the likes of Richard Maibaum and Seton I. Miller. Lucky Jordan (1942) Directed by Frank Tuttle (who also directed Ladd’s breakthrough film This Gun for Hire the same year), Lucky Jordan stars Ladd as a racketeer who gets drafted into the Us Army and will do anything to
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Alan Ladd, Ella Raines, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Jeanette MacDonald on TCM

Ella Raines, Franchot Tone in Robert Siodmak's Phantom Lady (top); Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier in Rouben Mamoulian's Love Me Tonight (middle); Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn in Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon (bottom) Pre-1948 Paramount talkies are owned by Universal (or whichever conglomerate owns Universal; I've lost track of them by now — Comcast? NBC? General Electric?). For the most part, Universal couldn't care less about the movies in their archives. Relatively few have been released on DVD and most of them are hardly ever shown on cable. Well, Turner Classic Movies has leased the Universal library — whether all of it or only some titles, I don't know. That's why the early Mae West movie This Is the Night (1932) was shown a couple of weeks ago, and that's why we now have Lucky Jordan (1942), the film that helped turn Alan Ladd into a star. I've never seen this
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