Yee-haw! There’s nothing quite like settling back with a classic Western. One of the biggest genre stars to ever grace the silver screen was Johnny Mack Brown. An acclaimed college football player-turned-actor (he was Most Valuable Player in the 1925 Rose Bowl), Brown most notably thrilled audiences through his work with Monogram Pictures. From 1943 to a brief retirement in 1952, he was Monogram’s leading man in a variety oaters during that time. As part of the Warner Archive’s series of classic releases, his work will again be celebrated in Monogram Cowboy Collection, Vol. 10. Available exclusively from Movies Unlimited on October 19th, this nine-movie, three-disc set is a rootin’ tootin’ celebration of both Brown’s enduring legacy and the Western genre. Here’s the details of this exciting release:
U.S. marshal Johnny Mack Brown is out to discover who’s looking to scare a widow out of her stake in “The Haunted Mine” (1946). Raymond Hatton, Linda Johnson co-star. When his murdered uncle’s accused of embezzlement, Brown must clear the family name, in “Valley of Fear” (1947). Christine McIntyre co-stars. Johnny must shield a friend from vigilante justice when a spurned land buyer’s lawyer turns up dead, in “Crossed Trails” (1948). Lynne Carver co-stars. Wells Fargo agent Brown goes undercover on a ranch to flush out a payroll thief in “Triggerman” (1948). Virginia Carroll co-stars. Johnny goes into action when a blackmailed banker’s tipping bandits to payroll shipments, in “Back Trail” (1948). Mildred Coles co-stars. Brown’s “Gunning for Justice” (1948) when a dying man entrusts him with the delivery of a treasure map. Evelyn Finley co-stars. A dead rancher had lots of enemies, and foreman Johnny will make sure the right one takes the fall, in “Trails End” (1949). Max Terhune co-stars. Ranchhand Brown seeks “Range Justice” (1949) when a corrupt foreman tries to ruin the boss widow’s spread. Tristram Coffin co-stars. Finally, marshal Johnny must clear a retired lawman friend in a rancher’s slaying, in “Western Renegades” (1949). Jane Adams co-stars. 8 1/2 hrs. total on three discs.
You can pre-order this title exclusively from Movies Unlimited here. For Western fun, there’s nothing quite like a Monogram Pictures release. Don’t miss it!