There's fantastic DVD news this week from ClassicFlix: YOU NEVER CAN TELL (1951), a very funny, rarely seen comedy starring Dick Powell, has just been released in Amazon's Universal Vault Series.
I reviewed YOU NEVER CAN TELL a couple of years ago and found it to be absolutely delightful. It's a fantasy in which a murdered dog comes back to life in the form of Dick Powell in order to solve his own killing.
It's a noteworthy film for Dick Powell fans as, according to his costar Joyce Holden, Powell was essentially the film's uncredited director. There are more details on that aspect in my review, taken from an excellent interview with Holden in FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE.
Other new releases in the Universal Vault Series include:
FLESH AND FANTASY (1943) with an all-star cast including Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Bob Cummings, and Edward G. Robinson
LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW? (1934), a Margaret Sullavan film directed by Frank Borzage which I reviewed in 2010
THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE (1958) with William Reynolds and Andra Martin
FOR LOVE OR MONEY (1963) with Kirk Douglas and Mitzi Gaynor
My experience with Universal Vault releases has been very positive; titles such as TOMAHAWK (1951), FLAME OF ARABY (1951), and SEMINOLE (1953) have all been beautiful prints sure to make any collector happy.