In Old California

Overview

William McGann's In Old California, a hybrid of a Western and a medical drama, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include production notes. John Wayne fans and Western enthusiasts will enjoy this disc, but there may not be much here to interest anyone else. ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (6) from $2.39   
  • New (1) from $117.16   
  • Used (5) from $2.39   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$117.16
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New and Factory Sealed with white security seals on three sides. This wonderful film set in the gold rush days of early Californis stars legendary actor John Wayne. ... Expedited shipping is available. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Winter Park, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

William McGann's In Old California, a hybrid of a Western and a medical drama, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include production notes. John Wayne fans and Western enthusiasts will enjoy this disc, but there may not be much here to interest anyone else.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-screen version; Mono audio; Production notes; Digitally mastered; Scene access; Interactive menus
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
In Old California is hardly a memorable movie, but it does have some curiosity value. After all, when was the last time you saw the legendary John Wayne play a frontier pharmacist? If that casting seems a bit off-key, it's with good reason. Nobody could carry a good western quite like Wayne, and even in less-than-good "oaters," he provided the kind of sturdy, manly presence that was essential for the genre. But he's not really comfortable with his California role and therefore ends up playing it as he does many of his more typical cowboy heroes. Sure, he tries to be a bit less commanding, but that's just not what Wayne was about, and those attempts don't ring true. Everyone feels better, Wayne included, when the actor simply forgets he's a druggist and acts like Wayne. The screenplay is a bigger problem, a fairly slight story that has been stretched to fill a feature length film, and the film suffers from that. William McGann's direction is adequate but nothing more, and doesn't fill up the dead space as it needs to. Albert Dekker does very well as Wayne's moral opposite, and there's fine support from ladies Binnie Barnes and Helen Parrish and some very funny moments from Patsy Kelly. But all in all, California is only moderate entertainment.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • UPC: 017153100297
  • Original Release: 1942
  • Rating:

  • Source: Republic Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Mono
  • Sound: monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. In Old California [2:47]
2. The Druggist [2:31]
3. Ms. Lacey Miller [3:45]
4. A Bully [3:29]
5. Man Overboard [1:56]
6. Nothing for Rent [2:53]
7. In Business [3:54]
8. "California Joe" [5:05]
9. Setting In [3:39]
10. Two Ladies [4:33]
11. Mr. Higgins [3:10]
12. "Craig's Prescription" [2:53]
13. Waiting for Craig [2:57]
14. A Marriage Proposal [2:39]
15. "Charlie's Books" [3:01]
16. Death of Whitey [3:04]
17. A Lynch Mob [3:36]
18. Out of Business [2:38]
19. Craig & Dawson Fight [5:18]
20. Digging Gold [3:18]
21. An Epidemic [3:59]
22. "Good Sense or Courage" [3:28]
23. Ambush at the Pass [5:32]
24. Smooth Talking [3:31]
25. Britt Confesses [3:22]
26. End Credits [:26]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Production Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously