Gary Cooper 1936 2-Disk DVD Set World Box Office
Gary Cooper 1936 DVD Set – watch two great movies with Mr. Cooper, aka “The Coop“, from 1936. This set includes The Plainsman and The General Died at Dawn – plus a bonus movie! Read on…
After the failure of “The Crusades” at the box office, Cecil B. DeMille stopped doing films about non-American history. His films for the next thirteen years were about our history from Jean Lafitte to World War II. The first in order of production was The Plainsman, starring Gary Cooper as Wild Bill Hickok, with Jean Arthur as Calamity Jane.
The General Died at Dawn helped Gary Cooper become Quigley Publications “World Box Office” male star of 1936. It is out of this we have this 2-Disk set of Gary Cooper starring in two major roles in the year 1936. These two movies will bring you hours of entertainment from the genres of biography, history, romance, war, westerns, adventure, crime, Film-Noir, and thrillers!
Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison
Tagline: Another Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur Triumph.
Story line: With the end of the North American Civil War, the manufacturers of repeating rifles find a profitable means of making money selling the weapons to the North American Indians, using the front man John Lattimer to sell the rifles to the Cheyenne. While traveling in a stagecoach with Calamity Jane and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his young wife Louisa Cody that want to settle down in Hays City managing a hotel, Wild Bill Hickok finds the guide Breezy wounded by arrows and telling that the Indians are attacking a fort using repeating rifles. Hickok meets Gen. George A. Custer that assigns Buffalo Bill to guide a troop with ammunition to help the fort. Meanwhile the Cheyenne kidnap Calamity Jane, forcing Hickok to expose himself to rescue her.
The Plainsman is an adventure film, and as such it has the full benefit of DeMille the film creator of spectacle. As such it is well worth watching.
Sample Video from The Plainsman
The General Died at Dawn
Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff
Story line: In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O’Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O’Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.
Exotic settings, captivating performances, and extraordinary cinematography power this thrilling tale of courage in the line of fire.
Sample Video From The General Died at Dawn
BONUS MOVIE: THE VIRGINIAN, 1929
The Virginian was Gary Cooper’s first talkie!
Story line: Molly Wood arrives in a small western town to be the new schoolmarm. The Virginian, foreman on a local ranch, and Steve, his best fiend, soon become rivals for her affection. Steve falls in with bad guys led by Trampas, and the Virginian catches him cattle rustling. As foreman, he must give the order to hang his friend. Trampas gets away, but returns in time for the obligatory climactic shootout in the streets.
Video Sample From The Virginian with Gary Cooper (1929)
The movies in this set arrive on professional-grade DVD-R discs and come in a 3-Disk DVD case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the images.
In addition to this great Gary Cooper deal, you may also enjoy North West Mounted Police, also starring “the Coop”. Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers travels to Canada in the 1880’s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder.
For a hugely underrated western, consider Garden of Evil (1954). It is as eccentric and individual as anything by Peckinpah or Boetticher.
If you enjoy DVD Sets, check out the George Montgomery set with Masterson of Kansas and Seminole Uprising.
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