George O'Brien and that I especially love his RKO B Westerns.
It thus made my day to learn that the Warner Archive has a blockbuster nine-film George O'Brien Western Collection on the way in February!
The set is a sequel to the Archive's O'Brien Collection of a few years ago consisting of three films costarring Virginia Vale.
There's not a listing yet at the Warner Archive site, but Import CDs has the details, which I'm sure will be of great interest to my fellow "B" Western fans.
The set is due for release on February 23rd, with the following titles:
LAWLESS VALLEY (1938) with Kay Sutton
ARIZONA LEGION (1939) with Laraine Day (seen below right)
TROUBLE IN SUNDOWN (1939) with Rosalind Keith
RACKETEERS OF THE RANGE (1939) with Marjorie Reynolds
TIMBER STAMPEDE (1939) with Marjorie Reynolds
THE FIGHTING GRINGO (1939) with Lupita Tovar
BULLET CODE (1940) with Virginia Vale (seen below left)
PRAIRIE LAW (1940) with Virginia Vale
STAGE TO CHINO (1940) with Virginia Vale
Click the hyperlinked titles above for my past reviews.
I've been hoping for these Virginia Vale films ever since I fell in love with the first set, and to have so many other titles released simultaneously is amazing!
For those who are wondering which O'Brien RKO Westerns have yet to come to DVD, there are two more films he made with Laraine Day, BORDER G-MAN (1938) and PAINTED DESERT (1938), plus GUN LAW (1938) with Rita Oehmen (mother of Charmian Carr of THE SOUND OF MUSIC).
THE RENEGADE RANGER (1938), costarring Tim Holt, is part of the Tim Holt Western Classics Collection, Volume 1.
Now if we could only get a final set of Tim Holt's not-yet-on-DVD RKO Westerns! But that's a wish for another day.
Thanks to John Knight for the great tip!
Update: Here are my new reviews of all the films from the set, LAWLESS VALLEY (1938), RACKETEERS OF THE RANGE (1939), TIMBER STAMPEDE (1939), TROUBLE IN SUNDOWN (1939), ARIZONA LEGION (1939), THE FIGHTING GRINGO (1939), BULLET CODE (1940), PRAIRIE LAW (1940), and STAGE TO CHINO (1940).