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Action Classics Volume 1

Action
Action Classics Volume 1
0-96009-29939-2
Synopsis
THE BLOODY BROOD
Peter Falk takes the lead in this captivating crime drama as Nico—a small-time street hustler who sells drugs to beatnik clubs in the late fifties. The head of his gang of losers, Nico leads his group of social misfits into the world of murder for pleasure.

Enter Cliff (Jack Betts)—a young man who wants to know who caused the death of his younger brother by giving him a hamburger laced with ground glass. When McLeod (Robert Christie), the detective assigned to the case, proves himself to be inept at investigative work, Cliff takes matters into his own hands; and with the help of a friend (Barbara Lord), the unlikely pair set out to uncover the truth and to reveal Nico and his gang of outcasts as the vile perpetrators.

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
Convicted murderer Frank Webster (John Ireland) has broken out of prison and is on the lam. At a lonely wayside diner, Frank thinks he's found his ticket to freedom: Connie Adair (Dorothy Malone) and the rally car she's transporting. The former trucker and felon takes Connie hostage and heads for Mexico. As the pair hurtles toward Frank's target destination, Connie begins to see him as an innocent man who's been forced into committing violent acts. The more she discovers about her desperate captor, the more she becomes a willing accessory to Frank's flight. Soon they are on the run together, but before Connie can convince Frank to turn himself in and prove he was framed, the authorities begin swiftly moving in. In a fast and furious race to the border, what will become of this duo of romantic renegades? Find out in the heart-stopping conclusion of The Fast and the Furious…

MUTINY IN THE BIG HOUSE
Johnny (Dennis Moore) has been sent up-river for forging a ten-dollar check to buy medicine for his sickly mother. His new cellmate Red Manson (Barton MacLane), one of the toughest cons in the joint, is plotting his escape from the pen—a breakout scheme that has Johnny caught dead in the middle. Meanwhile, Father Joe (Charles Bickford), the prison's chaplain, is trying desperately to lead Johnny down the path of righteousness. As the countdown to the prison break begins, Johnny must choose whether to join the group of mutineers as they square off against the prison guards or whether to fight against them. Unfortunately for Johnny, both choices may lead to a terrible end…

SWAMP WOMEN
Swamp Women, an action drama brought to the silver screen by Roger Corman, tells the tale of Lee (Carole Matthews), a policewoman who infiltrates an all-female criminal gang that is serving time in a Louisiana prison. Upon breaking out of jail, the gang heads for the swamp to dig up the fortune in diamonds they've hidden there. It looks as though they'll get away with their criminal activities until dissension begins to spread through the ranks, resulting in knock-down, drag-out fights between them. Can Officer Lee make sense of the mayhem and bring the women to justice, or will she fall victim to the violence?

BOYS' REFORMATORY
Boys' Reformatory, a film about juvenile delinquency, features Frankie Darro as lead character Tommy, an orphaned teen who takes the rap for his foster brother Eddie's (Frank Coghlan Jr.) crime in order to spare his foster mother's feelings. Tommy's punishment is to do time in a gloomy reformatory for boys, where he makes friends with the institution's physician, Dr. Owens (Grant Withers). Owens, a staunch advocate for better conditions in youth detention centers, assists Tommy in getting a brief reprieve from reform school. With this time off, Tommy takes to the streets to hunt down the crooks responsible for introducing Eddie to a life of crime.

DARK MOUNTAIN
Forest ranger Don Bradley (Robert Lowery) has been vying for a supervisory position in the Dark Mountain district. Once promoted, Bradley had planned on asking Kay (Ellen Drew), his childhood sweetheart, to marry him. Unfortunately, Kay has already married, and she is unaware that her husband Steve (Regis Toomey) is a big-time gangster—that is, until he murders two men in cold blood and becomes wanted "dead or alive." Not knowing where else to turn, Kay looks to her former boyfriend Don for help in escaping her bad-apple husband. Bradley comes to the rescue, but it looks like freeing Kay is going to be more difficult than he expected. The excitement comes to a head in a terrifying car chase through dangerous mountain passes that ends in a fatal car crash…

HURRICANE EXPRESS
In this thrilling whodunit featuring John Wayne, master villain "The Wrecker" dons rubber masks to hide his identity as he works to sabotage the L&R Railroad to eliminate them as competition for a competing airline. When "The Wrecker" murders the railroad's lead engineer, his commercial pilot son Larry Baker (John Wayne) sets out to reveal the villain's true identity—a more difficult task than he expected. Not only are there a whole host of plausible suspects, but "The Wrecker" is a veritable chameleon who can disguise himself as almost anyone.

FIRE ALARM
Charlie (Johnny Mack Brown) is a self-confident, young firefighter who valiantly saves a cat trapped in a burning building. After his mission proves successful, Charlie is pleasantly surprised to discover that the rescued feline's owners, Pat (Noel Francis) and Gertie (Marjorie Beebe), are an attractive added bonus to his heroics. He and his pal Fishy (George Cooper), not wasting any time, immediately set to wooing the girls with their playful banter. However, light-hearted fun is soon forced to take a back seat to serious business when an out-of-control blaze begins to consume the firetrap apartment building next door. Will Charlie walk away from the inferno a hero, or will he fall victim to the flames? Find out in this visually stunning film of rescue, romance, and disaster that will get your pulse racing!

Not Rated - Violence / Available in Canada
Special Feature(s)
  • Digitally Remastered