Hidden Gold is a 1940 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Gerald Geraghty and Jack Merserveau. The film stars William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Minor Watson, Ruth Rogers, Britt Wood, Ethel Wales and Lee Phelps; the film was released on June 1940, by Paramount Pictures. William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy Russell Hayden as Lucky Jenkins Minor Watson as Ed Colby Ruth Rogers as Jane Colby Britt Wood as Speedy Ethel Wales as Matilda Purdy Lee Phelps as Sheriff Cameron Roy Barcroft as Henchman Hendricks George Anderson as Ward Ackerman Eddie Dean as Logan Ray Bennett as Henchman Fleming Jack Rockwell as Stage Driver Pete Hidden Gold on IMDb
Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies is an American movie-oriented pay-TV network operated by Warner Bros. Entertainment, a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia; the channel's programming consisted of classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. However, TCM licenses films from other studios, shows more recent films; the channel is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Malta, Latin America, Italy, Cyprus, the Nordic countries, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. In 1986, eight years before the launch of Turner Classic Movies, Ted Turner acquired the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio for $1.5 billion. Concerns over Turner Entertainment's corporate debt load resulted in Turner selling the studio that October back to Kirk Kerkorian, from whom Turner had purchased the studio less than a year before.
As part of the deal, Turner Entertainment retained ownership of MGM's library of films released up to May 9, 1986. Turner Broadcasting System was split into two companies; the film library of Turner Entertainment would serve as the base form of programming for TCM upon the network's launch. Before the creation of Turner Classic Movies, films from Turner's library of movies aired on the Turner Broadcasting System's advertiser-supported cable network TNT – along with colorized versions of black-and-white classics such as The Maltese Falcon. Turner Classic Movies debuted on April 14, 1994, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, with Ted Turner launching the channel at a ceremony in New York City's Times Square district; the date and time were chosen for their historical significance as "the exact centennial anniversary of the first public movie showing in New York City". The first movie broadcast on TCM was the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, the same film that served as the debut broadcast of its sister channel TNT six years earlier in October 1988.
At the time of its launch, TCM was available to one million cable television subscribers. The network served as a competitor to AMC—which at the time was known as "American Movie Classics" and maintained a identical format to TCM, as both networks focused on films released prior to 1970 and aired them in an uncut and commercial-free format. AMC had broadened its film content to feature colorized and more recent films by 2002. In 1996, Turner Broadcasting System merged with Time Warner which, besides placing Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Entertainment under the same corporate umbrella gave TCM access to Warner Bros.' Library of films released after 1950. In the early 2000s, AMC abandoned its commercial-free format, which led to TCM being the only movie-oriented basic cable channel to devote its programming to classic films without commercial interruption or content editing. On March 4, 2019, Time Warner's new owner AT&T announced a planned reorganization that would dissolve Turner Broadcasting.
TCM, along with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, over-the-top video company Otter Media, will be moved directly under Warner Bros.. Speaking about the move, then-Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara explained that TCM was "a natural fit with Warner Bros." due the company's massive film library. In 2000, TCM started the annual Young Composers Film Competition, inviting aspiring composers to participate in a judged competition that offers the winner of each year's competition the opportunity to score a restored, feature-length silent film as a grand prize, mentored by a well-known composer, with the new work subsequently premiering on the network; as of 2006, films that have been rescored include the 1921 Rudolph Valentino film Camille, two Lon Chaney films: 1921's The Ace of Hearts and 1928's Laugh, Clown and Greta Garbo's 1926 film The Temptress. In April 2010, Turner Classic Movies held the first TCM Classic Film Festival, an event—now held annually—at the Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
Hosted by Robert Osborne, the four-day long annual festival celebrates Hollywood and its movies, featured celebrity appearances, special events, screenings of around 50 classic movies including several newly restored by The Film Foundation, an organization devoted to preserving Hollywood's classic film legacy. Turner Classic Movies operates as a commercial-free service, with the only advertisements on the network being shown between features – which advertise TCM products, network promotions for upcoming special programs and the original trailers for films that are scheduled to be broadcast on TCM, featurettes about classic film actors and actresses. In addition to this, extended breaks between features are filled with theatrically released movie trailers and classic short subjects – from series such as The Passing Parade, Crime Does Not Pay, Pete Smith Specialties, Robert Benchley – under the banner name TCM Extras (formerly On
Bar 20 Justice
Bar 20 Justice is a 1938 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Arnold Belgard and Harrison Jacobs. The film stars William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden, Gwen Gaze, William Duncan and Pat J. O'Brien; the film was released on June 1938, by Paramount Pictures. This was the 16th entry in the "Hopalong Cassidy" western series. Bar 20 Justice was directed by Lesley Selander, who would helm 27 of the 66 "Cassidy" films. William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy George "Gabby" Hayes as Windy Halliday Russell Hayden as Lucky Jenkins Gwen Gaze as Ann Dennis William Duncan as Buck Peters Pat J. O'Brien as Frazier Paul Sutton as Mine Foreman Slade John Beach as Denny Dennis Joe De Stefani as Assayer Perkins Walter Long as Duke Pierce Bruce Mitchell as Ross Bar 20 Justice on IMDb Bar 20 Justice at AllMovie Bar 20 Justice at the TCM Movie Database Bar 20 Justice at the American Film Institute Catalog
Stagecoach War is a 1940 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander, written by Norman Houston and Harry F. Olmsted, starring William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Julie Carter, Harvey Stephens, J. Farrell MacDonald, Britt Wood and Rad Robinson, it was released on July 1940, by Paramount Pictures. William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy Russell Hayden as Lucky Jenkins Julie Carter as Shirley Chapman Harvey Stephens as Neal Holt J. Farrell MacDonald as Jeff Chapman Britt Wood as Speedy Rad Robinson as Gang Leader Smiley Eddy Waller as Wells Fargo Agent Quince Cobalt Frank Lackteen as Twister Maxwell Jack Rockwell as Matt Gunther Eddie Dean as Henchman Tom The King's Men as Singing Outlaws Stagecoach War on IMDb Stagecoach War at AllMovie Stagecoach War at the TCM Movie Database Stagecoach War at the American Film Institute Catalog
Heart of Arizona
Heart of Arizona is a 1938 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Norman Houston. The film stars William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden, John Elliott, Billy King, Natalie Moorhead and Dorothy Short; the film was released on April 1938, by Paramount Pictures. Belle is being released after serving a five-year prison sentence for standing by her outlaw husband, Sam; the sheriff wants to drop her off in a Nogales dancehall, but Hoppy forces him to let her go back to her ranch. William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy George "Gabby" Hayes as Windy Halliday Russell Hayden as Lucky Jenkins John Elliott as Buck Peters Billy King as Artie Natalie Moorhead as Belle Starr Dorothy Short as Jackie Starr Stephen Chase as Dan Ringo John Beach as Sheriff Hawley Lane Chandler as Trimmer Winkler Leo J. McMahon as Twister Heart of Arizona on IMDb Heart of Arizona at AllMovie Heart of Arizona at the TCM Movie Database Heart of Arizona at the American Film Institute Catalog
Leonard Michael Maltin is an American film critic and film historian, as well as an author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. Maltin created the Walt Disney Treasures, a series of compilations of Disney cartoons and episodes released to mark the centenary of the birth of Walt Disney, he is best known for his eponymous annual book of movie capsule reviews, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, published from 1969 to 2014. Maltin was born in New York City, son of singer Jacqueline, Aaron Isaac Maltin, a lawyer and immigration judge. Maltin was raised in a Jewish family, grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, he graduated from Teaneck High School in 1968. Maltin lives in Los Angeles, he is married to researcher and producer Alice Tlusty, has one daughter, who works with him. In July 2018, Maltin announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three and a half years prior. Maltin began his writing career at age fifteen, writing for Classic Images and editing and publishing his own fanzine, Film Fan Monthly, dedicated to films from the golden age of Hollywood.
After earning a journalism degree at New York University, Maltin went on to publish articles in a variety of film journals and magazines, including Variety and TV Guide. In the 1970s Maltin reviewed recordings in the jazz magazine, Downbeat. Maltin wrote Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, a compendium of synopses and reviews that first appeared in September 1969 and was annually updated from October 1987 until September 2014, each edition having the following year's date, its original title was TV Movies, some editions were Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide. In 2005, coverage of many films released no than 1960 was moved into a spin-off volume, Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide, to allow the regular book to cover a larger number of more recent titles, he has written several other works, including Behind the Camera, a study of cinematography, The Whole Film Sourcebook, Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia, Our Gang: The Life and Times of the Little Rascals, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons.
Starting on May 29, 1982, Maltin was the movie reviewer on the syndicated television series Entertainment Tonight for 30 years. He appears on the Starz cable network, hosted his own syndicated radio program, Leonard Maltin on Video, as well as the syndicated TV show Hot Ticket with Boston film critic Joyce Kulhawik; as of 2018, Maltin hosts. He spearheaded the creation of the Walt Disney Treasures collectible DVD line in 2001, continues to provide creative input and host the various sets. Maltin appeared on Pyramid twice as a celebrity player, in 1987 on the CBS $25,000 version, in 1991 on the John Davidson version, he appeared on Super Password as a celebrity guest in 1988. During the 1980s and 1990s Maltin served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute. In the mid-1990s, Maltin became the president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and is on the Advisory Board of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. For nearly a decade, Maltin was on the faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City.
As of 2018, Maltin teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. In 1998, Maltin settled a libel suit brought by former child star Billy Gray, of Father Knows Best fame, who Maltin identified in his review of the film Dusty and Sweets McGee as a real-life drug addict and dealer; the statement had appeared in print in Maltin's annual movie guide for nearly 25 years before Maltin publicly apologized for the error. As of 2018, Maltin hosts The Maltin Minute for DirecTV customers. With his daughter Jessie Maltin, he co-hosts Maltin on Movies, a long-form interview podcast for the Nerdist Industries network, he wrote the introduction for The Complete Peanuts: 1983–1984. In 1990, he took a look at the MGM years of The Three Stooges in a film called The Lost Stooges, available on a made-to-order DVD through the Warner Archive Collection, he was the host of Treasures From the Disney Vault on Turner Classic Movies. Maltin was portrayed in an episode of the animated comedy South Park called "Mecha-Streisand" where he, along with actor Sidney Poitier and singer Robert Smith, fight Barbra Streisand, who has assumed the form of Mecha-Streisand, a giant, Godzilla-like robot version of herself.
His own gigantic form was reminiscent of Ultraman with his initials on his chest. He appeared as himself in Gremlins 2: The New Batch, playing a film critic who blasts the first Gremlins film, only to get attacked by Gremlins; this was spoofed in the Mad magazine parody of Gremlins 2, where he protests being eaten as Roger Ebert gave a worse review of the film, only for the Gremlins to remark they are waiting until Thanksgiving to find Ebert, as "he will feed a family of 15!" Maltin made an appearance on the cartoon show Freakazoid! where he voiced himself, only to be abducted by monsters. Maltin starred on an episode of Entertainment Tonight, where he was presenting a time machine akin to one in the film The Time Machine, he sits in the machine and vanishes, as does the character in the film. Maltin is one of the few people to appear as a "guest star" on Mystery Science Theater 3000, he was mocked on the show for giving the film Laserblast a rating of 2.5 stars. After Mike and the Bots finish watching the movie, they express amazement at the rating while Mike reads off
Cherokee Strip (film)
Cherokee Strip known as Fighting Marshal or The Indian Nation, is a 1940 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Bernard McConville and Norman Houston. The film stars Richard Dix, Florence Rice, William "Bill" Henry, Victor Jory, Andy Clyde and George E. Stone; the film was released on October 1940, by Paramount Pictures. Richard Dix as Marshal Dave Lovell Florence Rice as Kate Cross William "Bill" Henry as Tom Cross Victor Jory as Coy Barrett Andy Clyde as Tex Crawford George E. Stone as Abe Gabbert Morris Ankrum as Hawk Barrett Douglas Fowley as Alf Barrett Addison Richards as Ned Strawn Tom Tyler as Frank Lovell Charles Trowbridge as Sen. Cross William Haade as Grimes Ray Teal as Smokey Lovell Hal Taliaferro as Ben Blivens Jack Rockwell as Ace Eastman Cherokee Strip on IMDb