The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe

The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe

Director: Bruce Bilson Cast: Jack Elam, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan

DVD (Pan & Scan)

Overview

Put as simply as possible, this is a down-and-dirty transfer of a made-for-TV movie. Brentwood's source for this DVD was apparently a broadcast print, complete with dirt and scratches on the opening credits and highly compressed sound. The color is somewhat pale but balanced and consistent, the detail fair, and the movie has been given a decent chapter breakdown. As to the film itself, its plot seems to consist of the leftovers of any number of mid-'60s television Western episodes, with an offbeat twist -- Joshua Cabe (John McIntire) is a sheriff unjustly convicted of murdering an unarmed man, and his three adopted daughters, all felons of one kind or another, set out with his brother (Jack Elam, who steals every scene he's in) to prove him innocent. Note: This isn't a sequel to The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, which starred Buddy Ebsen, so much as a reconception of the whole idea, with a less interesting cast of women though a better pair of male leads; it was projects like this, involving three women scamming and working undercover, albeit in an Old West setting, that kept producer Aaron Spelling busy until he perfected it with Charlie's Angels. The DVD is easy to use, opening on a simple menu, and includes as a bonus the Little Rascals/Our Gang short Spooky Hooky, in which Spanky contrives to get himself, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and Porky out of school to go to the circus, only to discover that their class is going to the circus, which means getting back the note asking that they be excused. The print looks soft and the image breaks down in certain spots.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2002
UPC: 0787364408399
Original Release: 1976
Rating: NR
Source: Bci / Eclipse
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:20:00

Special Features

Short program: Litte Rascals in "Spooky Hooky"; Interactive DVD movie trivia game; DVD dictionary; DME Rewards Program

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Elam Bitteroot
John McIntire Sheriff Joshua Cabe
Jeanette Nolan Essie Cargo
John Dehner Warden Mannering
Larry Hovis Clel Tonkins
Geoffrey Lewis Dutton
Sean McClory Codge Collier
Liberty Williams Charity
Renne Jarrett Ada
Lezlie Dalton Mae
Joel Fabiani Matt Cobley
Ford Rainey Judge
Jimmy Lydon Jim Pickett
Randall Carver Billy Linaker
Rance Howard Actor
Hal Baylor Actor
Bing Russell Actor
Jimmy Weldon Actor
Sam Edwards Actor
John Wyler Actor
Gregg Palmer Actor

Technical Credits
Bruce Bilson Director
Jeff Alexander Score Composer
Margaret Armen Original Story
Dennis Dalzell Cinematographer
Leonard J. Goldberg Executive Producer
Paul Savage Producer,Teleplay
Allen E. Smith Art Director
Aaron Spelling Executive Producer
John M. Woodcock Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [11:59]
2. Chapter 2 [11:05]
3. Chapter 3 [12:03]
4. Chapter 4 [12:45]
5. Chapter 5 [11:55]
6. Chapter 6 [10:38]

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