Batjac Suspense Collection (1953)
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|Get your hands on four great 1950's suspense films produced by the late, great John Wayne! In this collection, you get RING OF FEAR, TRACK OF THE CAT: SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION, PLUNDER OF THE SUN: SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION & MAN IN THE VAULT.|
RING OF FEAR: The famed Clyde Beatty Circus becomes a terrifying entertainment venue as it suffers a series of apparent accidents - mishaps that were actually the deadly acts of a determined saboteur. Circus impresario and famed animal trainer Clyde Beatty plays himself in this whodunit set under the Big Top. Celebrated mystery writer Mickey Spillane (as himself) arrives on the scenes and attempts to solve the baffling case.
TRACK OF THE CAT: Tough guy Robert Mitchum stalks a panther that killed his younger brother (William Hopper) while his snowbound family begins to disintegrate.
PLUNDER OF THE SUN: American insurance investigator Al Colby is hired to smuggle a package out of Havana and into Oaxaca, Mexico. When the man who hired him is murdered aboard the ship, Colby decides to find out what he is carrying and why it is worth killing for. Unscrupulous antiquities dealers, disgraced archeologists, and desperate women all clash tin a search for the buried Zapotecan treasure.
MAN IN THE VAULT: In this taut thriller, William Campbell stars as a locksmith forced to crack a bank safe deposit box in order to save his girlfriend from a ruthless mobster.
"[Track] Scenes have an extraordinary charge...and weird beauty. Tom Milne, Time Out Film Guide
"[Track] This is one of the great malevolent Mitchums of all time... USA Today
Editor's NoteThis collection presents a quartet of suspense films produced by John Wayne's Batjac production company: in RING OF FEAR (1954), a detective duo is called in to investigate sabotage at a travelling circus; in TRACK OF THE CAT (1954), a pioneer family battles nature when one of their sons is killed by a mountain lion; in PLUNDER OF THE SUN (1953), an insurance agent finds himself embroiled in a deadly struggle for Aztec treasure when he is hired to smuggle a priceless artifact; and MAN IN THE VAULT (1956), a locksmith becomes a reluctant criminal after he is seduced by money and a mobster's beautiful girlfriend. See individual titles for further plot details.
|Francis L. Sullivan|
|Andrew V. McLaglen - [Man] Director|
|James Edward Grant - [Ring] Director|
|John Farrow - [Plunder] Director|
|William A. Wellman - [Track] Director|