Western Film Noir 1: Little Big Horn / Rimfire

Western Film Noir 1: Little Big Horn / Rimfire

James Millican
Director: B. Reeves "Breezy" Eason, Charles Marquis Warren Cast: James Millican
James Millican
, Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
B. Reeves "Breezy" Eason, Charles Marquis Warren,

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)



Kit Parker Films may not be a name that too many people are familiar with outside of the movie industry, but for decades they have been important distributors of documentaries and independent feature films. Western Film Noir, Volume 1 is a neat little package containing one superb low-budget western, Little Big Horn (1951), and one nicely made western thriller entitled Rimfire. The former was directed by Charles Marquis Warren, the latter by B. Reeves "Breezy" Eason. Each movie has been transferred well in full-screen (1.33-to-1), though Little Big Horn has more consistent sound. Both movies are accessible through the same compound menu, which is organized horizontally, with similar elements for each: A dozen chapters for each movie, and accompaniment by trailers for other Kit Parker titles (of the two movies on the DVD, only Little Big Horn has a trailer of its own), plus bios on the stars and director of each movie. The special features are easy enough to access, and the trailers are in surprisingly good condition, if not quite as well preserved as the two features. The price is right and the work is more-than-competent, and Little Big Horn is a good enough movie that this reviewer would have happily purchased it by itself -- it looks better here than it did in a theatrical screening in New York a few years back.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
UPC: 0089859056024
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Kit Parker Films
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 2:30:00

Special Features

Robert L. Lippert, Sr. biography, filmography, theatreography; "Little Big Horn" theatrical trailer; "Rimfire" liner notes by producer and historian Sam Sherman; Advertising and stills gallery; Trivia; Additional trailers; Bios

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Little Big Horn/Rimfire
1. Titles [6:37]
2. It's Water Alright [8:17]
3. Better Than Sleep [4:28]
4. Not This Patrol [6:31]
5. Is the Ravine Clear? [7:03]
6. Pass the Word [8:16]
7. Sleep Fast! [8:28]
8. Nice Day to Stay Alive! [8:10]
9. Butt Those Saddles! [7:55]
10. Mrs. James Corbo [9:49]
11. Attacked! [6:14]
12. Our Only Chance [3:57]
1. Titles [6:17]
2. No Payoff [6:33]
3. Back up the Mint [8:33]
4. Turning in Kid? [6:16]
5. Bring in the Prisoner [5:33]
6. Where Were You? [4:41]
7. Deuce of Spades [6:01]
8. Any Luck Boys? [4:05]
9. Ghost Killer on Rampage! [3:18]
10. Let Me See Your Guns [3:08]
11. Shine at Your Own Shadow [4:16]
12. Hello Sheriff [4:47]

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