Glenn Ford, one of the most versatile and reliable leading men of the studio era, had a particular talent for crime pictures – playing both sides of the law. Now, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) bringing five of Ford's memorable performances to DVD for the first time ever in the new Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes collection.
Available exclusively through TCM's online store (http://shop.tcm.com), Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes will be released as part of the TCM Vault Collection on Monday, March 18. The set includes fully restored and re-mastered editions of The Lady In Question (1940), Framed (1947), The Undercover Man (1949), Mr. Soft Touch (1949) and Convicted (1950). Complete descriptions of the films are included below.
The Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes collection will also feature extensive on-screen digital bonus materials, including production stills, behind-the-scenes photos, lobby cards, movie posters and more.
Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes
The Lady in Question (1940) – Glenn Ford plays a young man whose father hires a woman acquitted of murder charges to work in his bicycle shop. This offbeat comedy/drama casts Ford opposite Rita Hayworth in their first screen pairing and was helmed by Charles Vidor, who went on to direct the two stars in Gilda (1946).
Framed (1947) – Ford plays a willing participant in his own demise at the hands of a femme fatale in this critically praised B-movie photographed by Academy Award winner Burnett Guffey (Bonnie and Clyde). Janis Carter and Barry Sullivan co-star in the story of a truck driver drawn into a criminal plot.
The Undercover Man (1949) – Ford is a treasury agent assigned to bring down a powerful mob boss.. Nina Foch and James Whitmore co-star in this film noir from Gun Crazy director Joseph H. Lewis, based on an autobiographical story by former federal agent Frank Wilson.
Mr. Soft Touch (1949) – Gordon Douglas and Henry Levin directed this drama in which Ford plays a veteran who returns from World War II only to find his San Francisco nightclub in the hands of mobsters. After falling for a social worker, played by Evelyn Keyes, he must decide between love and revenge.
Convicted (1950) – Ford plays an inmate who is given a second chance at life by a sympathetic warden (Broderick Crawford) and a second chance at love by the warden’s daughter (Dorothy Malone). Henry Levin directed this taut drama adapted from the play The Criminal Code by Martin Flavin.
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