Though her name is not often heard these days, Ida Lupino was a pioneering woman director and a top Hollywood star during the 1940s and 50s, and it’s good to have two of her best films back on disc.
Kino Lorber brings us “Road House,” a nifty 1948 item with Lupino starring as a road house singer torn between playboy Cornell Wilde and the insanely jealous Richard Widmark.
From Warner Archive comes 1952’s “On Dangerous Ground,” directed by moody Hollywood romantic Nicholas Ray. It’s got a tip-top Bernard Hermann score and stars Robert Ryan as a cop who’s seen it all and Lupino as a blind woman who gives him hope. – Kenneth Turan
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