Category Archives: Frank Ferguson

Blu-Ray News #78: On Dangerous Ground (1952).

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Directed by Nicholas Ray
Starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Frank Ferguson, Olive Carey

Seems like every day, another great movie’s being announced for DVD or Blu-ray. We’re on a real hot streak here, folks.

On Dangerous Ground (1952) is a great Nicholas Ray movie that hasn’t gotten its due. I know that’s kinda like saying that water is wet. Warner Archive has announced it for an upcoming Blu-Ray release.

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In a way, it’s two movies in one. The first half concerns Robert Ryan’s burned-out New York detective at the end of his rope, then it shifts gears as he’s sent to the country to investigate a murder. There, he falls in love with the killer’s blind sister (Ida Lupino). In less capable hands, such a story could’ve been laughable, but Ray and his cast pull it off with ease. Everybody in it’s terrific.

I saw a 35mm print of this a couple years ago, and George E. Diskant’s cinematography really knocked me out. This one’s essential, folks.

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Filed under 1952, Frank Ferguson, Ida Lupino, Nicholas Ray, RKO, Robert Ryan, Warner Archive

DVD News #9: Revolt In The Big House (1958).

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Directed by R.G. Springsteen
Cinematography: William Margulies
Starring Gene Evans, Robert Blake, Timothy Carey, John Qualen, Sam Edwards, Frank Ferguson

Revolt In The Big House (1958) is not a movie you’d call life-affirming. But the fact that it’s made its way to DVD, that is.

Order one before there’s a riot.

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Filed under 1958, DVD/Blu-ray News, Frank Ferguson, Monogram/Allied Artists, Timothy Carey