DVD - Best of Saunders
Screen legend Vic Morrow ignites the screen as Sgt. Chip Saunders in four of the most action-packed episodes from TV's most popular war series! An American soldier in World War II, Saunders encounters harrowing obstacles and unforgettable characters, including guest star appearances from some of Hollywood's brightest talents. Episodes include "Survival," "The Little Carousel," "A Gift of Hope," and "Anatomy of a Patrol."
Bonanza Episode: The Avenger,
written by Combat! creator Robert Pirosh. Stars Vic Morrow as a young man on a
quest to find all the men who were involved in lynching his father. He helps Joe and Hoss
rescue Ben and Adam from being unjustly hanged.
Marty Black says: I picked up the Bonanza episode entitled "The Avenger," for $12.94
postpaid. The theme song is a funky (early?) version of the one we all remember. It's in
color and Vic has the starring role. He does a good job, playing a fast-shooting
cool dude, who knows right from wrong. [...] His hair is just a little long, and
silvery blond/brown. The Hubba-Hubba Brigade will want to check this one out,
because Vic wears a tight shirt and trousers, and he is slim and trim. Speaks with a
slight drawl. And although he rides into town with his back erect, once he steps down, he
goes right into the "Saunders Saunter." A PPT to a young maiden
saves the day for Ben and Adam, who are about to hang for a murder they didn't commit.
The Rifleman, Vol.2 (1958) Includes The
Angry Gun guest star Vic Morrow as arrogant Johnny Cotton.
Quick fan review by Nancy Lionstorm: Johnny claims to be a better rifleman than
Lucas McCain is, before proceeding to rob Lucas. But is Johnny really the better man?
Watch this 1958 episode to decide for yourself. My opinion: Vic makes Lucas McCain look
like a wooden, cigar store Indian as he steals scene after scene. An absolute must for
every Vic Chick and Morrow Man!
set available: Four tapes with 16 episodes featuring Vic Morrow, Dennis
Hopper, Leif Erickson, Michael Landon, Cesare Danova, Martin Landau, James Coburn,
Robert Culp, Sammy Davis Jr, and more.
Or buy just the Vic Morrow Rifleman episode:
COMBAT! Episode: Mail
Call - One of the best Combat! episodes, "Mail Call" shows
Saunders dealing with a personal crisis from home that comes to him in a letter. (Learn
Death Valley Days: A Matter of Honor Episode starring Vic Morrow.
Quick fan review by Nancy Durgin: Vic plays the Slave Master who "tames"
Kunta Kinte. He appears in only 1 segment. He's a nasty dude, but he carries it off quite
Captains and the Kings (1976 TV miniseries) Vic has a small
supporting role in this epic rags-to-riches tale of a poor Irish immigrant who gains
wealth and power in 19th-century America. 9-part series in a 5-tape boxed set.
The Seekers Part 3 of the Kent Family Chronicles (1979).
Nancy Durgin's comment: This was a miniseries/movie about pioneers heading west.
Vic plays a scumbag they meet along the way. He meets an untimely death.
Vic Morrow's Film Roles on DVD and VHS:
Vic's breakthrough role, as young punk Artie West. A must-see! This is the film that first
catapulted Vic Morrow to national attention.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977)
Directed by Dan Curtis, the man who brought you "Dark Shadows" and
"Kolchak" -- great terror film. Was written by Robert Blees, long-time producer
of Combat! Vic Morrow has small supporting role as a heavy. Recommended!
Bad News Bears
Nancy Durgin's comment: Vic Morrow got a bit of acclaim for his role here as the
coach of the opposing little league team, but unfortunately it didn't seem to have any
positive effect on his stumbling movie career. Definitely worth checking out.
starring Elvis Presley with Vic Morrow in supporting role.
Quick fan review by Nancy Durgin: Vic and Elvis. Vic is the young punk who
gives Elvis a hard time, much to his (fatal) regret. A fairly big role for him. Catch it.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (VHS)
Jo's comment: Vic Morrow's final film. He and two child actors died during the
filming when a helicopter crashed-landed on them. An avoidable tragedy on the set of a
mediocre film. What a tragic waste. We miss you Vic!
Men in War (1957)
Quck fan comment by Nancy Durgin: Oh, check this one out. It's about a platoon of
infantry soldiers in the Korean War. Vic plays this really spacy soldier. Sounds similar
to Combat!, but not at all like it!
House (1972) with Clu Gulager, Alan Alda, written by Truman Capote
Another one worth checking out. Alan Alda is a regular nice-guy who ends up in prison,
andVic plays the prison inmate who is running things. One of Vic's nastiest roles, and he
does quite well with it.
|It's a Dog's Life,
with Vic Morrow as the voice of the dog Wildfire! One of his most unique roles.(1955)
Humanoids From the Deep (Blu-Ray)
Jo's comment: Only for the true fan.
Tribute to a Bad Man
Nancy Durgin's comment: This is a western, mainly about James Cagney, of course.
Vic Morrow has a fairly minor role as a boy whose father is James Cagney's enemy. Some
good scenes with Vic as the kid who stands up to James Cagney. Worth watching.
Jo's comment: Dubbed into English, so you don't even get Vic's voice! You have to
be a true fan to make it through this drek.
A Man Called Sledge
1970 Directed by Vic Morrow (VHS)
Nancy Durgin's comment: This movie was one of Vic's pet projects, and its failure
was one of the major disappointments of his later career. Vic has a small cameo
appearance, but it's very difficult to catch. The movie stars James Garner in the title
role, and it's from the point-of-view of a band of outlaws. Former Combat! guest
stars Dennis Weaver and Claude Akins both have major roles.Also available in
God's Little Acre - (1958) with Jack Lord Jack
Lord andVic Morrow as hillbilly brothers. Vic is the dumb one. Pretty dumb movie, too.
Wanted Babysitter (1975)
A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy movie
producer. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.
Vic plays the kidnapper. Made overseas, most in the film are dubbed.
Funeral for an Assassin - (1975)
Set in apartheid South Africa, Vic Morrow stars as a professional assasin seeking revenge
on those responsible for his past prison sentence. By disguising himself as a black man,
he plots his revenge.
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Vic Morrow Interview: The Good Samaritan
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Vic Morrow Interview: TV Color Blind
A Sergeant Scorned
Saunders: episodes he appears in
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