The Robert Taylor Collection

Above & Beyond
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker
                    & James Whitmore

The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima is told. Although unaware of the full potential of this new weapon, he knows that it is capable of doing tremendously more damage than any other weapon used before, and that the death toll resulting from it will be enormous. He is reluctant to be the person who will end so many lives, but if using it may bring an end to the war, then not doing so may result in even more lives being lost in continued ground assaults as the fighting goes on. At the same time, the intense secrecy surrounding this mission leaves him with no one he can express his thoughts and doubts to, not even his wife. As time goes on, the pressures upon him only increase.

Ambush
    Starring: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak & Arlene Dahl

An Indian scout is sent to rescue a woman who is somewhere deep in Apache territory. The woman's sister, naturally, goes along for the ride where they encounter terrors along the way.

Billy The Kid
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Gene Lockhart
                        Ian Hunter, Mary Howard & Lon Chaney Jr


In this, Taylor’s first true western, he portrays the legendary gun-slinger/outlaw. Though loose with the facts, as most names were changed for some reason, this is a colorful tale of Billy the Kids life.


The Bribe
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton,
                    Vincent Price, John Hodiak & John Hoyt

In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American island, federal agent Rigby meets chief suspect Hintten and his wife Elizabeth, a sultry cafe singer; and is watched by Bealer, a "pie-shaped man" with sore feet. Rigby knows he's on the right track when Bealer offers him money to leave Carlota. When Rigby and Elizabeth are drawn to each other, the gang realizes there's more than one kind of bribe. Everybody sweats.

Broadway Melody of 1938
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Elanor Powell, Buddy Ebsen
                     & Judy Garland

Steve Raleigh wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. Sally purchases a horse, she used to train when her parents had a farm before the depression and with to ex-vaudevillians, Sonny Ledford and Peter Trott she trains it to win a race, providing the money Steve needs for his show.

Escape
    Starring: Robert Taylor & Norma Shearer

An American goes to Germany to find his mother and discovers her in a concentration camp. With the help of a German countess he engineers her escape.

Flight Command
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Ruth Hussey, Walter Pidgeon
                      & Red Skelton

A new cadet in an elite Navy fighter squadron must prove he is capable of living up to his unit's reputation. However, he has also taken a shine to his rival’s wife.


The Georgeous Hussy 
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart,                     Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi
                      & Gene Lockhart


President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Her Cardboard Lover
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Norma Shearer
                     & George Sanders

Set in Florida, the plotline finds Consuelo Croyden attempting to make her disinterested sweetheart Tony Barling jealous. To this end, Consuelo orders her personal secretary, Terry Trindale to pretend to be her lover. This suits Terry fine, since he's always been crazy about Consuelo.

His Brother's Wife
    Starring: Robert Taylor & Barbara Stanwyck

Rita Wilson meets epidemologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by marrying Claybourne's brother although she still loves him.

Johnny Eager
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Van Heflin,                                Edward Arnold, Robert Sterling
                   & Patricia Dane


Ruthless hood Johnny Eager is pretending to his parole officer that he has chucked the rackets and is now a full-time taxi driver. In fact he's as deep in as he ever was, and desperately needs official permission to open his new dog track. When he meets up with Lisbeth Bard he finds he not only has a stunning new girlfriend but a possible way to get his permit


The Law & Jack Wade
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark
                    & Patricia Owens

Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang.

Many Rivers to Cross
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Elanor Parker & James Arness

An 18th century trapper Bushrod Gentry, who is himself entrapped into marriage by the spunky Mary Stuart Cherne. Escaping his marital responsibilities (which were impressed upon him on threat of death), Gentry heads into the North Country, with Mary in hot pursuit.

The Power and the Prize
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Mary Astor, Burl Ives
                    & James Coburn

An ambitious young business man is faced with an ethical dilemma when he must prove his ruthlessnes to his corrupt boss. His happiness with a woman of questionable past or his future with the company he has help build, hangs in the balance.

Private Number
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Loretta Young & Basil Rathbone

Richard Winfield is a handsome, aristocrat in love with Ellen Neal, a gorgeous woman from the lower class. Though they oppose the match, Richard's parents cope with the situation as best they can, but arrogant family butler, Wroxton works overtime to break up the happy couple. Wroxton, of course, is not entirely motivated by snobbery -- he has a craving for Ellen himself.

Quo Vadis
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn
                    & Peter Ustinov

Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her. She is a Christian and doesn't want to have anything to do with a warrior. Though she grew up Roman, the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia resents this, but somehow falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all the Christians, and throws them to the Lions, but Marcus, Lygia, and Christianity prevail in the end.

Ride Vaquero
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Anthony Quinn, Ava Gardner
                       & Richard Keel

Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers should be able to stay. A showdown between the two raised as brothers is unavoidable.

Rogue Cop
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Steve Forest, Janet Leigh,
                    & Ann Francis

Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who is willing to pay $15,000 if Eddie withdraws his testimony. But Eddie is an honorable cop and refuses. Beaumonte makes sure that Eddie is killed. After his death, Kelvaney starts to track down his brother's killer.

Savage Pampas
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Marc Lawrence
                    & Rosenda Monteros

In the late 1800's, an army captain tries to tame the open plains of Argentina which are dominated by Indians and bandits. To help do this, the captain brings in a party of women to keep his soldiers happy.

Shorts Showcase: Classic Stars, Classic Films
Each Volume of  “ Shorts Showcase “ gives you almost 2 hours of those classic mini – films & those classic stars, that were a part of every movie showing, from an era now lost.

Volume 3:
    The Mouse-Merized Cat – Starring Abbott & Costello
    Hi De Ho – Starring Cab Calloway
    One Way Out – Starring Charlie Lawerence & Thelma White
    Crazy House – Starring Benny Rubin & Vernon Dent
    Buried Loot – Starring Robert Taylor
    Roaring Guns – Starring Robert Payne & Virginia Patton
    Beyond the Line of Duty – Starring Ronald Reagan & Capt Hewitt Wheless
    A Gun in His Hand – Starring Tom Trout & Richard Gaines

Small Town Girl
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Jimmy Stewart & Janet Gaynor

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while drunk and then proceeds to take her out on a night on the town. Kay likes the stranger, and when the drunken Bob decides that they should get married, Kay hesitates little before consenting. The morning after the affair, Bob, once sober, regrets his mistake. His strict and upright parents, however, insist that the young couple pretend marriage for 6 months before divorcing, in order to avoid bad publicity. Bob resents Kay for standing in the way of him and his fiancée, Priscilla, but Kay still hopes that he'd have a change of heart.

Stand By For Action
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton
                      & Walter Brennan


This is a gentle comedy wherein a Lieutenant fresh from Harvard University sees his first action as second in command under gruff but human Lt. Commander on a recommissioned WWI vessel setting out in convoy against the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Stand Up & Fight
    Starring: Robert Taylor & Florence Rice

The pending arrival of the railroad cause a stagecoach driver and his bitter enemy to clash more often.

This is My Affair
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck,
                       Brian Donlevy & John Carradine

Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration.

Tip on a Dead Jockey
    Starring: Robert Taylor & Dorothy Malone

A pilot who has lost his nerve tries to make money by accepting a suspicious flying job.

Valley of The Kings
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker
                    & Carlos Thompson


Hard-boiled archeologist Mark Brandon is searching for ancient tombs in Egypt when he is approached by beautiful Ann Mercedes, who convinces him to help her fulfill her deceased father's life's ambition - to provide solid proof of the biblical Joseph's travels in ancient Egypt. As an ex-pupil of Ann's father Mark accepts and the two embark on a search for the tomb of the Pharoah Ra Hotep, said to have had some connection with Joseph. The trail to the tomb is fraught with intrigue, betrayal, murder and the possibility that the tomb itself has been emptied of all its artifacts by ancient looters.

Waterloo Bridge
    Starring: Robert Taylor & Vivian Leigh

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

Westward The Women
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcell, Hope Emerson,
                        John McIntire, Julie Bishop
                        & George Chandler


In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains.


Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Stella Stevens, Van Johnson
                        Milton Berle, Rosalind Russell,
                            Susan St. James, Tommy Boyce
                                & Bobby Hart

Some nuns decide to take some girls from their Catholic girl's school on a trip from the East to California to attend some sort of convention. The Mother Superior is traditional and has to deal not only with the unruly girls but with a more progressive sister. On the trip they have a number of adventures including having their bus stall on train tracks as a train is coming, getting terrorized by a gang of bikers when they run out of gas (the progressive sister stares the bikers down) and getting caught in the middle of the filming of a western, specifically in the fight between cowboys and Indians.


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