Bette Davis outdoes Joan Crawford in the slapping department in the 1956 drama Storm Center, in which Davis plays a librarian concerned about civil liberties
Following the lead of Time Warner, Sony Pictures has started the distribution of on-demand DVDs of rare (or somewhat rare) classics and not-so-classics found in its library.
Columbia Classics has yet to offer Bette Davis in The Menace, Jean Arthur in The Most Precious Thing in Life, or Melvyn Douglas in The Lone Wolf Returns, but among their dozens of releases are a number of goodies.
- 10 Rillington Place (1970), Richard Fleischer's psychological study of a serial killer played by Richard Attenborough.
- Address Unknown (1944), directed by (mostly) art director William Cameron Menzies (Oscar winner for Gone with the Wind), and starring Paul Lukas (Best Actor Oscar winner for Warners' Watch on the Rhine).
- Jack Clayton's British drama The Pumpkin Eater (1964), starring Peter Finch, Maggie Smith, James Mason, and Best Actress Oscar nominee Anne Bancroft.
- No Greater Glory (1934), an anti-war allegory directed by two-time Oscar winner Frank Borzage, and adapted by Jo Swerling from Ferenc Molnar's The Boys of Paul Street.
Also, Terence Stamp delivering a remarkable performance as a mentally challenged man in The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970); Bette Davis and Kim Hunter in the anti-Red Scare paranoia Storm Center (1956); Rosalind Russell in the melo The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947); the B-mystery The Spiritualist (1944), with Turhan Bey and Lynn Bari; and dozens more.