Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coming to DVD: The Dark Mirror (1946) and Secret Beyond the Door (1947)

Olive Films is keeping up the steady pace of its DVD releases this year with the announcement of a pair of interesting films coming out this fall.

THE DARK MIRROR (1946) and SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (1947) will be out on DVD September 4, 2012.

THE DARK MIRROR is a Universal film which stars Olivia de Havilland in a tour de force performance as twin sisters; one is good and one is evil. The movie costars Thomas Mitchell as a police detective and Lew Ayres as a psychologist.

I was fortunate to see THE DARK MIRROR at the Noir City Film Festival in 2011, and I enjoyed it very much. I'm glad this film is finally going to be available to a much wider viewing audience.

SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR, which was originally distributed by Universal, is one of Joan Bennett's several films made in collaboration with director Fritz Lang. It costars Michael Redgrave.

SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR has been shown on Turner Classic Movies, but again it's great news that it is finally going to be out on DVD.

Previously: Coming to DVD: Westerns and More From Olive Films (March 27, 2012).

Update: Thanks very much to commenters Barrylane and Blake for providing corrections which are incorporated above.


Blogger barrylane said...

Sorry about this Laura, you are so lovely and loving on your blog, but Thomas Mitchell not Barry Fitzgerald. Barry was a detective in Naked City and Union Station, but not this thing.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

You are 100% correct, barrylane, I think I must have had a mental freeze because of the other detective parts you mentioned! LOL. I am always very happy to improve my blog and appreciate that you took the time to point that out -- I just updated the post! And thanks also for your kind words.

Best wishes,

12:51 PM  
Blogger Blake Lucas said...

Laura, possibly Paramount now owns rights to THE DARK MIRROR but it was originally Universal--if I'm not mistaken an International film that became the first Universal-International release after the merger. Some of those early U-I releases from 1947 and 1948 that had independent producers have seen the rights lapse and go to others but after that point the studio kept most of their releases as their own.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, Blake! I researched it further and see you are quite right! I'll be updating the post right away. I sure had trouble with this one (grin). Thanks to you both!

Best wishes,

11:22 PM  
Blogger panavia999 said...

TCM August Schedule is up.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Panavia, always appreciated! :)

Best wishes,

11:28 PM  

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