Abilene Town Blu-ray
Abilene Town (1946, b/w), starring Randolph Scott. Blu-ray Region Free. A new 2K HD transfer commissioned by Panamint Cinema from 35 mm fine grain master material with LPCM lossless audio.
A story about the violent conflict of interests between the cattlemen and newly arrived homesteaders just after the civil war. Abilene Town, Kansas, was the railhead for the cattle drives from Texas. Based on the novel Trail Town by Ernest Haycox it focuses interest on the evolution of this Kansas village from the familiar reckless cowboy town into a more peaceful community, under the guidance of Randolph Scott as Marshal Dan Mitchell, with little help from Edgar Buchanan's bumbling sheriff. Providing his conflicting love interests are Sherry Balder, played by Rhonda Fleming in her first Western, and saloon owner and singer Ann Dvorak. A young Lloyd Bridges plays a newly arrived farmer with an eye on Sherry.
Special Features: Subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing; Reversible inlay with alternative designs; 16 page illustrated booklet.
DIRECTOR: Edwin L. Marin
ACTORS: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming, Lloyd Bridges
BBFC CERTIFICATE: PG - Parental Guidance
FORMAT: Blu-ray All Regions | Aspect ratio 1.37:1 | b/w
ENCODING: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: LPCM mono lossless
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1946
FEATURE RUNNING TIME: 89 mins