Mr. Fat-W Video

Mr. Fat-W Video Films Around the World, Inc. owns and distributes one of the largest independent copyrighted libraries of classic and contemporary American entertainment.
Films Around The World, Inc., with roots dating back to 1930 when it was formed by the legendary Irvin Shapiro, is one of the oldest American film and television licensing agents and distributors. The Company and its various affiliates own, co-own, represent as agent, or distribute approximately 600 feature films, more than 1,000 prime time dramatic anthology programs from America's "Golden Age of Television," more than 2,500 hours of classic radio programming, approximately 500 digitally restored “Soundies,” and a number of television series. Owners Alexander W. Kogan, Jr. and Barry Tucker, who own remake rights to approximately 200 feature films, and regularly look for library additions, seek associations and partnerships which can help them monetize this huge primarily good copyright content library.

Westerns, Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy, Whodunit/Gangster/Crime, Famous Detective Series, Swashbucklers, Young Children's Films, Pre-Teen Juvenile, Really Rotten Flicks - The Worst of the Worst, Old Fashioned Musicals, Comedies, Melodramas, Famous Directors, Sleepers and Classics, Restored By UCLA Film and Televsion Archives

The Shanghai Gesture (1941). Starring Gene Tierney in this classic film noir! A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement i...
08/04/2014

The Shanghai Gesture (1941).

Starring Gene Tierney in this classic film noir!

A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by “Mother” Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy Charteris, wealthy entrepreneur, has purchased a large area of Shanghai, forcing Gin Sling to vacate by the coming Chinese New Year. Under orders from Gin Sling, who has found out Poppy is Charteris’ daughter, the smarmy Doctor Omar leads Poppy deeper and deeper into an addiction to gambling and alcohol. Gin Sling, realizing that Charteris was her long-ago husband who she thinks abandoned her, plans her revenge by inviting Charteris to a Chinese New Year dinner party to expose his past indiscretions. Charteris, however, has a suprise of his own to spring on Gin Sling.

Director: Josef von Sternberg

Writers: Josef von Sternberg (adaptation), Geza Herczeg (collaborator for adaptation)

Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

http://www.amazon.com/The-Shanghai-Gesture-Gene-Tierney/dp/B006OFDMQO

ERROL AND FIDEL: A CUBAN STORY (F/K/A) THE CUBAN STORY (1959)Documentary narrated by Errol Flynn, and the last known per...
07/29/2014

ERROL AND FIDEL: A CUBAN STORY (F/K/A) THE CUBAN STORY (1959)
Documentary narrated by Errol Flynn, and the last known performance work of his career.

“[Errol] Flynn first came to Cuba on a 1936 yachting trip in the Caribbean after four weather forced him to take shelter. … It was around 1956, when Flynn was shooting the forgettable forgery thriller THE BIG BOODLE in Havana, that the actor met Victor Pahlen. The two exiles became partners in a local Havana movie theater, but business, according to Pahlen’s daughter Kyra, wasn’t what originally drew them together. "They became good friends,’ she says, ‘because they were attracted to the same things, story-telling and gambling.’" Flynn and Pahlen were there when Castro and Che Guevara were fighting Batista, and the pair decided to make a movie about the revolution. “Why would a rapidly fading Hollywood icon and committed roue join a jet-setting gambler and raconteur, who had fled Bolshevik Russia with his family [want to] make a documentary in praise of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution? In keeping with the hard-and-loose lifestyle of Errol Flynn and risk-taker-buddy-turned-writer-director Pahlen, coherent answers are few and far between. One can only guess at the sozzled and plainly hurried state of the film’s production…” The result was THE CUBAN STORY, by all accounts the most authentic visual record of the key figures in the revolution.

http://mrfatwvideo.tumblr.com/post/93134909841/errol-and-fidel-a-cuban-story-f-k-a-the-cuban

Errol [Flynn] had the capacity to make everything an adventure - Even a quiet stroll through a simple country lane came ...
07/26/2014

Errol [Flynn] had the capacity to make everything an adventure - Even a quiet stroll through a simple country lane came alive either through a quick remembrance or a philosophical thought or a simple observation of the ecological patterns of the earth trees and flowers and their support system. His was a mind relentlessly searching."

- Patrice Flynn, wife

In 2012, Films Around the World, Inc. entered into agreements with Kyra Pahlen, daughter of the late Victor Pahlen, to d...
07/26/2014

In 2012, Films Around the World, Inc. entered into agreements with Kyra Pahlen, daughter of the late Victor Pahlen, to distribute four of her father’s features, GUNMAN IN THE STREETS, PIRATES OF CAPRI, CUBAN STORY, and the long-lost Hedy Lamarr movie LOVES OF THREE QUEENS. All four will be released on our Mr. FATW-Video label, and FATW has acted as a licensing agent for GUNMAN IN THE STREETS to Turner Classic Movies.

07/24/2014

Check out the trailer to "Two Lost Worlds!"
“The story of a young hero who battles prehistoric creatures when he and his shipmates are shipwrecked on an deserted island.” Corel All Movie Guide 2

James Garner making Audrey Hepburn laugh on the set of The Children’s Hour. Photograph by Bob Willoughby, 1961. (scan ...
07/20/2014

James Garner making Audrey Hepburn laugh on the set of The Children’s Hour. Photograph by Bob Willoughby, 1961. (scan by rareaudreyhepburn from the book Remembering Audrey.)

"It was not in Audrey’s character to complain, but the emotional content of the script and the slow pace were taking a toll on everyone. This was when Jim Garner was at his best. he had an off-the-wall humor, and when things got especially grim he would say something funny to break everyone up and literally save the day." - Bob Willoughby

Merle Oberon in Dark Waters (1944) #filmnoirAdapted from a Saturday Evening Post serial by Frank and Marian Cockrell, Da...
07/18/2014

Merle Oberon in Dark Waters (1944) #filmnoir

Adapted from a Saturday Evening Post serial by Frank and Marian Cockrell, Dark Waters stars Merle Oberon as heiress Leslie Calvin, a woman with a neurotic aversion to water. This stems from the fact that in her childhood, Leslie was one of four survivors of a torpedoed steamship. Preying upon Leslie’s fears, conniving Mr. Sydney (Thomas Mitchell), a guest at the Calvin family’s Louisiana plantation, concocts a campaign of terror designed to drive the poor girl crazy so that he can claim her vast inheritance. Sydney and his cohorts also have the presence of mind to murder all of Leslie’s closest relatives, leaving her utterly helpless. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Merle Oberon was the first Asian to be nominated for any Academy Award and the first (and to this day, only) Asian woman...
07/18/2014

Merle Oberon was the first Asian to be nominated for any Academy Award and the first (and to this day, only) Asian woman to be nominated in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category (for 1935’s, The Dark Angel).

Even when I was single, I owned homes and gardens. I buy beauty when other women buy jewels. Land is security to me. I n...
07/18/2014

Even when I was single, I owned homes and gardens. I buy beauty when other women buy jewels. Land is security to me. I need gardens that are mine to walk on. - Merle Oberon

Dark Waters (1944)Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas MitchellDirector: André De Tothhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B0...
07/18/2014
Dark Waters


Dark Waters (1944)
Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell
Director: André De Toth
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071EKL98/ref=as_sl_pd_tf_lc?tag=filarothewor-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B0071EKL98&adid=1WJD3B1GKZ9JMQVGZ2FA&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Ffilmsaroundtheworld.com%2FFilm_Noir_--_Buy_DVDs.html

The survivor of a ship sunk by a submarine travels to her aunt and uncle's plantation in Louisiana to recuperate; however her relatives have other ideas or her.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Fighting Bill Carson (1945)    Clay Allison (I. Stanford Jolley) engineers the Texas legislature into authorizing a bill...
07/07/2014

Fighting Bill Carson (1945)

Clay Allison (I. Stanford Jolley) engineers the Texas legislature into authorizing a bill establishing a bank in the territory—-not that far-fetched of a premise for those who have observed the workings of the meet-every-other-year Texas legislature—-so that he can get all the ranchers’ money and savings into one accessible pile for he and his gang to take off with. Bill Carson (Buster Crabbe) and pal Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) rescue gang member moll Jean Darcy (Kay Hughes) from a stage holdup, with a consequence of Fuzzy being named the president of the new bank.Carson thinks something besides the plot stinks and noses around and puts an end to the scheme. Written by Les Adams.

Director: Sam Newfield
Writer: Louise Rousseau

Actors: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Kay Hughes

Purchase on DVD :http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Bill-Carson-Buster-Crabbe/dp/B00IKVSLPM/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1404753345&sr=1-2&keywords=Fighting+Bill+Carson

Watch for free on Amazon Prime Instant Video: http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Bill-Carson-Buster-Crabbe/dp/B00H8A537U/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1404753345&sr=1-1&keywords=Fighting+Bill+Carson

Audrey Hepburn on the set of the TV program Producers’ Showcase,  in New York City, 1957. This was Hepburn’s televis...
07/07/2014

Audrey Hepburn on the set of the TV program Producers’ Showcase, in New York City, 1957. This was Hepburn’s television debut and the episode was MAYERLING. Photos taken by Philippe Halsman.

Digitally colorized pictures of Audrey Hepburn's ball gown in Mayerling. By gummgarland (tumblr).
07/07/2014

Digitally colorized pictures of Audrey Hepburn's ball gown in Mayerling. By gummgarland (tumblr).

The Great Flamarion (1945)    The Great Flamarion (Erich von Stroheim) is an arrogant, friendless, and misogynous marksm...
06/17/2014
The Great Flamarion

The Great Flamarion (1945)

The Great Flamarion (Erich von Stroheim) is an arrogant, friendless, and misogynous marksman who displays his trick gunshot act in the vaudeville circuit. His show features a beautiful assistant, Connie (Mary Beth Hughes) and her drunken husband Al (Dan Duryea), Flamarion’s other assistant. Flamarion falls in love with Connie, the movie’s femme fatale, and is soon manipulated by her into killing her no good husband during one of their acts. (wikipedia)

Actors: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay, Lester Allen

Director: Anthony Mann

http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Flamarion-Erich-Stroheim/dp/B00IKVSIJG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1402968987&sr=8-3&keywords=GREAT+FLAMARION%2C+THE

Marksman Flamarion entertains his audience in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the alcoholic husband.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy...

The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)    "Alexandre Dumas’ famous fictional count gets revenge in this lively sequel to the ...
06/17/2014
The Wife of Monte Cristo

The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)

"Alexandre Dumas’ famous fictional count gets revenge in this lively sequel to the original story. The Monte Cristo count begins by returning to Paris under an assumed name. There he helps the beleaguered poor who most suffered from the early 19th-century revolution. The cloaked count soon finds himself pursued by a cruel policeman. The count’s brave wife throws the cop off her husband’s scent by dressing up as the masked avenger herself and by proving that she too is most competent with a sword. Swashbuckling mayhem ensues." - Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Actors: Eva Gabor, John Loder, Lenore Aubert, Fritz Kortner, Charles Dingle
Director: Elmer G. Ulmer

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wife-Monte-Cristo-Gabor/dp/B00GAOM0K8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402967880&sr=8-2&keywords=WIFE+OF+MONTE+CRISTO%2C+THE

Edmund Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo, rides again in 1832, this time accompanied by his countess wife, Haydee. Out for vengeance, he works as "The Avenger," against all those responsible for his imprisonment in the Chateau DIf, and justice for the people of Paris who are mistreated by the cro...

Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)    Gangster Alexander Ward, his girl friend, Gypsy Boulet, and two henchmen come to Deadw...
06/11/2014

Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Gangster Alexander Ward, his girl friend, Gypsy Boulet, and two henchmen come to Deadwood, South Dakota with the idea of stealing a few gold bars. They enlist the aid of a local ski instructor, Gil Jackson, and plan to use him as a guide out of the territory after the robbery. However, a blizzard forces them to take refuge in Jackson’s cabin, where Gypsy lowers the inside temperature by giving the cold shoulder to Ward, her former sweetie until she saw Jackson. Ward don’t care, as he plans to kill Jackson after they have no further use of him. But they had used an explosion in a cave to serve as a distraction during the heist, and this explosion had irritated the big spider that lived there and, sure enough, all hands have to seek refuge in the cave from the fury of the storm. All but two of them would have been better off facing the South Dakota elements.

Actors: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo, Richard Sinatra

Director: Monte Hellman

Available for purchase on our Mr. FAT-W Video label.

06/09/2014
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) - Trailer

Watch the trailer for ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959)
Starring Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet, & Tyler McVey.
http://youtu.be/ek43qsMoiUw

In the Florida Everglades, a colony of larger-than-human-size, intelligent leeches is living in an underwater cave. They begin dragging local people down to ...

The Pretender (1947)A man whose business is failing decides to marry his legal ward, in order to get his hands on her mo...
05/24/2014

The Pretender (1947)
A man whose business is failing decides to marry his legal ward, in order to get his hands on her money. The only problem is that she is in love with a young doctor.
Starring: Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig

Watch this film for FREE on AMAZON PRIME

GAS HOUSE KIDS IN HOLLYWOOD “The Gas House Kids, the very poor man’s Bowery Boys, head for Hollywood. While en route...
05/22/2014

GAS HOUSE KIDS IN HOLLYWOOD
“The Gas House Kids, the very poor man’s Bowery Boys, head for Hollywood. While en route to their destination, they accept the invitation of scientist Milton parsons to spend the night at his home. Head “Gas Housers” Carl “Alfalfa”Switzer and Tommy Bond investigate strange nocturnal noises and discover a houseful of apparent ghosts and goblins. Actually, the noisemakers are a bunch of gangsters, searching for stolen money. Gas House Kids in Hollywood was the last of PRC’s three-film “Gas House Kids” series…” Corel All Movie Guide

Actors: Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, Benny Bartlett, Rudy Wissler,Tommy Bond, James Burke
Directors: Edward L. Cahn
Writers: Robert E. Kent
Producers: Sam Baerwitz, Benjamin Stoloff

http://www.amazon.com/House-Kids-Hollywood-Alfalfa-Switzer/dp/B00HLSSCE0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1400783538&sr=8-2&keywords=+GAS+HOUSE+KIDS+IN+HOLLYWOOD

Patricia Morison and Alfred Drake in Kiss Me Kate, 1958.
05/10/2014

Patricia Morison and Alfred Drake in Kiss Me Kate, 1958.

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