Warner Archive's new releases for March 2014 include an unusual teaming of James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart in the Western, "The Oklahoma Kid" (1939), which also stars Rosemary Lane, Donald Crisp, and Harvey Stephens. Directed by Lloyd Bacon, the picture offers a rare chance to see the two iconic stars in full cowboy mode, with Cagney as the wandering Kid and Bogart wearing the black hat as his villainous rival, Whip McCord. (Read a full review of "The Oklahoma Kid.")
Like most DVDs released by Warner Archive, "The Oklahoma Kid" edition is made to order and is available from the Warner Archive website. The DVD retails for $18.95, although Warner often runs special promotions and sales on its catalog of films.
Other new releases from the Warner Archive include "Show Boat" (1936), "The Bride Wore Red" (1937), and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1934). Warner is currently running a month-long birthday sale, with five DVDs from a selected list available for $50. Nearly 750 titles are included in the promotion. Visit the Warner Archive site for a complete catalog and more information about sales and new releases.
Learn more about "The Oklahoma Kid" star Humphrey Bogart by watching the video at the top of this article, which discusses Bogart's early career as a screen villain and his transition to a romantic lead.
Jennifer Garlen writes as the Huntsville and National Classic Movies Examiner. Her book, "Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching," is available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.