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'NEW RELEASES FOR PRE-ORDER'

The following titles are available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray at the Olive Films website: YOUNG AT HEART (Starring Frank Sinatra and Doris Day) STRANGER ON THE PROWL (Directed By Joseph Losey and starring Paul Muni) MEN IN WAR … Read More

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March 20, 2014

'Happy Memorials to Gene Siskel, Sidney Poiter and Robert Altman'

There are many actors and directors who share celebrations today but Olive Films would like to like to first and foremost remember and honor lifelong Chicago resident Gene Siskel who passed 15 years ago today. Along with film critic Roger … Read More

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February 20, 2014

'Winter blues, Olympics, & other happy stuff …!'

Keeping in spirit with the Winter Olympics, Olive Films would like to direct your attention to one of our lesser known titles, Visions Of Eight. Visions Of Eight is a documentary shot in eight separate segments (The Beginning, The Strongest, … Read More

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February 18, 2014

'Happy Birthday To José Ferrer!'

Happy Birthday José Ferrer! José Ferrer successfully recreated his stage role as Cyrano De Bergerac in the film directed by Michael Gordon. He also won an Academy Award for the role and was the first Hispanic actor to do so. … Read More

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January 8, 2014

'Happy 45th Birthday To Ami Dolenz!'

Olive Films would like to extend a Happy Birthday to actress Ami Dolenz. Ami is the daughter of Monkee Mickey Dolenz and stars in the 90s Horror Classics, “Ticks” & “Witchboard 2“. And wouldn’t you know? We have SIX signed … Read More

'Olive Films Wishes A Happy 85th Birthday To Terry Moore!'

Happy 85th birthday to actress Terry Moore who stars as Kotty (aka “The Living Doll” & Tomata”) in Shack Out On 101. This 80 minute Crime-Drama-Noir is a real gem with quick-paced, witty dialogue, a great ensemble cast and all … Read More

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January 7, 2014

'Happy Birthday To The King Of The Cowboys: Tom Mix'

Tom Mix was born on this day, 1880, in Mix Run, Pennsylvania. Together with “Tony The Horse,” he made several hundred silent cowboy films throughout his career. He was also the highest paid actor during his day and eclipsed in … Read More

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January 6, 2014

'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACK LORD ! ! !'

Jack Lord was born on December 20, 1920 and is probably best known for his reprising role as Steve McGarrett on television’s Hawaii Five-O. The show was the first of it’s kind to be filmed entirely on the island and … Read More

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December 30, 2013

'Farewell to a legendary actress…'

Olive Films extends condolences to family, friends, and fans of the Academy Award winning actress, Joan Fontaine who passed away this weekend at the age of 97. Ms. Fontaine was nominated for three Oscars and was the only actor to … Read More

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December 16, 2013

'For the film lover on your list…'

15 more shopping days till Christmas!  If you need a gift for Uncle Larry, or Grandma Lucy … Olive Films has you covered.  Olive has a film for every interest and a genre for every generation:   Classic Hollywood Cinema - … Read More

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December 9, 2013

'A film for every movie lover on your list!'

Only 3 more shopping days until Hanukah commences and 29 more shopping days till Christmas!  Whether you need a hostess gift for Thanksgiving, a gift for Uncle Larry, or Grandma Lucy … Olive Films has you covered.  Olive has a … Read More

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November 25, 2013

'Gifts for everyone on your list!'

    Only 10 more shopping days until Hanukah commences and 36 more shopping days till Christmas!  Whether you need a hostess gift for Thanksgiving, a gift for Uncle Larry, or Grandma Lucy … Olive Films has you covered.  Olive … Read More

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November 18, 2013

'Happy Birthday Jack Elam!'

Olive Films would like to say Happy Birthday to one of our favorite baddies with a warm heart, JACK ELAM. Elam is probably most famous for his roles in Once Upon A Time In The West, Night Of The Grizzly, … Read More

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November 13, 2013

'40%-50% OFF – Top 100 Olive Films'

Don’t miss this incredible sale! BestBuy.com and Olive Films have teamed up to bring you savings of 40%-50% OFF our Top 100 Olive Films on DVD and BLU. Follow the link to start saving now! BestBuy.com sale can be found … Read More

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October 7, 2013

'Save up to 50% on Olive Films DVD and Blu at Best Buy!'

We have teamed up with Best Buy to bring you saving of 40-50% OFF our top 100 Classic Films on DVD and Blu-Ray!  Head on over to BestBuy.com to start saving now! First 15 people to share this post with … Read More

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October 6, 2013

'Olive Films has had a busy September…'

We have released 10 new titles in the month of September! Stay tuned for our Spooktacular “31 Days of Horror” where we will spotlight many of our favorite scary, spine-tingling, and fun films to add to the Halloween mood! Titles … Read More

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September 30, 2013

'Huge New Release Day (10 titles!)'

These 10 Blu-ray titles hit the streets today (Tues, Sept. 24th) and are available at the olive films website and other reputable outlets. Betty Boop – The Essential Collection v2 The Americano Ambush At Cimarron Pass Shack Out On 101 The Big … Read More

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September 24, 2013

'Raquel Welch stops everyone in their tracks at the pre-Emmy party!'

73 year old Raquel Welch attended the 2013 Emmy Awards pre-party in a stunning leopard print dress.  Raquel has only improved with age.  Check her out in these Olive Films titles: Hannie Caulder (available on Blu-Ray or DVD) The Magic Christian (available on … Read More

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September 23, 2013

'8 Cylinder Film with a 2 Cylinder Budget'

Shack Out on 101, starring Terry Moore, Lee Marvin and Frank Lovejoy, is one of the most entertaining Red-Scare Film Noirs residing in our library. Don’t let the small production fool you – the dialogue and writing is where it’s … Read More

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September 20, 2013

'Happy Birthday To Jack Warden!'

Jack Warden was born in Newark NJ in 1920 and was reared in Louisville, KY. He is a D-Day survivor and has served in three branches of the United States Armed Forces. After shattering his leg in England while night … Read More

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September 18, 2013

'New Release Day!'

These three Blu-ray titles hit the streets today (Tues, Sept. 17th) and are available at the olive films website and other reputable outlets. The Atomic City Escape From Zahrain Riot

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September 17, 2013

'Happy 60th Birthday to Kurt Fuller!'

Happy 60th Birthday to Kurt Fuller! Kurt appears in “The Running Man” along with all-star (and multi talented) cast:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marica Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Mick Fleetwood, Dweezil Zappa, and Richard Dawson. The film was directed … Read More

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September 16, 2013

'Remebering Ray Dolby – The Audio Pioneer'

Ray Dolby, the man who transformed cinema by inventing Dolby Digital surround sound, died on Thursday at the age of 80. His contributions to film industry and home entertainment are countless and have changed the movie-going experience forever. What’s your … Read More

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September 13, 2013

'Happy Birthday to Brian DePalma !'

Olive Films would like to congratulate Brian DePalma on his birthday and US release of his new film in close to five years, Passion! On this day film director Brian DePalma (Carrie, Dressed to Kill) was born in Newark, New … Read More

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September 11, 2013

'September will be busy for Olive Films with 13 titles due for release this month!'

Follow this link for Glenn Erickson’s (‘DVD Savant’) excellent review of our Blu-ray for The Atomic City which will be released NEXT TUESDAY, September 17th along with Blu-ray titles for: Escape From Zahrain and Riot!

'How do you remember Burgess Meredith?'

“I was born a character actor. I was never really a leading man type.” – Burgess Meredith. On this date in 1997, Burgess Meredith died. His sixty year acting career earned him many accolades, Academy Award and Emmy nominations. Depending … Read More

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September 10, 2013

'In Case You Missed It!'

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye starring James Cagney, was released last Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray. Read the New York Times review and Combustible Celluloid reviews below: New York Times | Combustible Celluloid

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September 4, 2013

'Before she was Lily Munster…'

Yvonne De Carlo (née Margaret Yvonne Littleton)  was Mrs. Louise Warren in the John Wayne Classic, McClintock! McClintock! on DVD  McClintock! on Blu-Ray Ms. De Carlo would have been 91 years old on Sunday.

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September 3, 2013

'L.A. Times reviews Betty Boop Volume 1'

Decades later, Betty Boop is still hard to resist. By Sheri Linden A Second Look: The animated Jazz Age baby is boop-oop-a-dooping back into filmgoers’ radar with ‘The Essential Collection, Volume 1,’ the first in a projected four-volume compilation of … Read More

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August 30, 2013

'New Release Day!'

These four Blu-ray titles hit the streets today and are available at the olive films website and other reputable outlets. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Penny Serenade Only The Valiant Flat Top

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August 27, 2013

'Allow us to introduce …'

Let us introduce you to Alice Guy-Blaché . Alice is the first female director to use narrative style in film. She was also one of the first to sync sound to moving pictures.  This trail blazing pioneer started in the … Read More

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August 26, 2013

'Did you know…?'

Frank Tashlin‘s (It’s Only Money, The Geisha Boy, Rock-A-Bye Baby) first cartoon, “Porky’s Poultry Plant” was released by Warner Bros Studio on this day, August 22, 1936!

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August 22, 2013

'Happy Birthday To Robert Stone'

Today is novelist Robert Stone’s 76th birthday. Here at Olive Films we recognize him as the screenwriter to the film, WUSA which was adapted from his debut novel, “A Hall Of Mirrors.”   Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn, New … Read More

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August 21, 2013

'New Release Day!'

These five Blu-ray titles hit the streets today and are available at the olive films website and other reputable outlets. Betty Boop “The Essential Collection Volume 1″ My Favorite Spy Off Limits On The Double Knock On Wood

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August 20, 2013

'Georges Méliès, the Father of special effects'

  Before computers, before green screen, before CGI, before Industrial Light and Magic … The “father” of special effects, Georges Méliès, wrote and directed Le Voyage dans la Lune, alternately “Voyage to the Moon”, in 1902 assisted by his brother … Read More

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August 19, 2013

'The Real Wild West and how it actually looked.'

These 19th century wet-box-camera-photographs taken by Timothy O’Sullivan were the first ever of the American West. View more at the dailymail.co.uk How do they stack up to your favorite Western? Check out some of favorites: Run for Cover – directed … Read More

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August 16, 2013

'Did you know…'

Did you know the debut of Betty Boop (August 9, 1930) in “Dizzy Dishes” she appeared as a dog? The Betty Boop we all know and love looked the same except for her ears. Currently available in DVD and Blu-Ray … Read More

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August 12, 2013

'End Shark Week with Sam Fuller’s Shark!'

Sam Fuller is most likely spinning in his grave upon hearing the above headline! ‘Why?’ you ask? Unbeknownst to most, Shark! is one of the most controversial titles of Fuller’s colorful career … Let’s just say there was a lot … Read More

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August 9, 2013

'Today is legendary film director Nicolas Ray’s Birthday!'

One of America’s greatest film directors, Nicolas Ray, was born today, August 7th. We would be remiss to not mention that he spent most of his adolescence here in Chicago, IL, where he attended Robert A Waller High School (now … Read More

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August 7, 2013

'TCM airs “Letter From An Unknown Woman” tonight at 10.30p (EST)'

TCM’s “Summer Under The Stars” series turns it focus tonight on Joan Fontaine and is airing the criminally overlooked and rarely seen, “Letter From An Unknown Woman” tonight at 10.30pm (EST). “From Max Ophüls, the legendary director of The Earrings … Read More

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August 6, 2013

'Jacqueline Susann’s 95th Birthday'

Jacqueline Susann, actress, author, and cultural icon of the 1960’s was born on August 20, 1918.  Celebrate what would have been her 95th birthday by viewing the award winning and critically acclaimed “Once is Not Enough. Kirk Douglas, Alexis Smith, … Read More

'A must read article from film great Martin Scorsese!'

A must read for film lovers from Martin Scorsese in this weeks edition of The New York Review Of Books. Mr. Scorsese discusses his early love of film:  “My parents had a good reason for taking me to the movies … Read More

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July 30, 2013

'Danish Prison Drama ‘R’ Streets Today!'

Direct from it’s 2011 Theatrical Release comes prison Drama ‘R’.  Pick up your copy today! “GRIPPING FROM LOW-KEY OPENING TO CONVENTION-SMASHING CLIMAX.” – New York Magazine “IF YOU WERE AMONG MANY WHO THOUGHT HIGHLY OF A PROPHET… YOU’LL WANT TO … Read More

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October 18, 2011

'New releases September 20th!'

Three stunning Turkish films, all part of The Yusuf Trilogy, are now available on DVD (sold separately); BAL, SUT and YUMURTA.  Also available is documentary, VISIONS OF EIGHT; eight director’s capture what the naked eye cannot see, documenting the 1972 … Read More

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September 23, 2011

'Welcome everyone!'

Hello! If you are reading this post it’s because you have found yourself on the new Olive Films website.  We hope you like it as much as we do!  You can now browse (and purchase) from our ever-expanding library of … Read More

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September 19, 2011