20th Century Fox Studio Classics

20th Century Fox Studio Classics refers to a collection of films ranging from the late 1920s to the late 1960s released on DVD by 20th Century Fox.

Features and pricing

The DVDs usually include inserts with reproductions of the movie poster as well as trivia bits. The collection is notable for having a very high production quality with plenty of extras for every movie, including commentaries, trailers, newsreel footage, biographical features, and outtakes. The films are usually also shown with digitally restored sound and visuals.

DVDs in the series, unlike those in many other premium collections, tend to be fairly inexpensive, with an SRP of $14.99 (US). Copies of some of them, such as The Day the Earth Stood Still can be found for under $10 at retail stores.

DVDs in the series

# Film Title Year
- [A] Sunrise 1927
1 All About Eve[B] 1950
2 Gentleman's Agreement 1947
3 How Green Was My Valley[F] 1941
4 An Affair to Remember[C] 1957
5 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
6 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947
7 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 1955
8 The Song of Bernadette 1943
9 Anastasia 1956
10 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958
11 Titanic 1953
12 The Mark of Zorro[D] 1940
13 The Ox-Bow Incident[E] 1943
14 My Darling Clementine[F] 1946
15 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959
16 Peyton Place 1957
17 The Grapes of Wrath[F] 1940
18 Desk Set 1957
19 The Snake Pit 1948
20 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969
21 Zorba the Greek 1964
22 Alexander's Ragtime Band 1938
23 The Three Faces of Eve 1957
24 Three Coins in the Fountain 1954
25 How to Steal a Million 1966
26 Leave Her to Heaven 1945
27 A Letter to Three Wives 1949
28 Return to Peyton Place 1961
29 Anna and the King of Siam 1946
30 The Razor's Edge 1946
31 The Best of Everything 1959
32 Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte[B] 1964
33 In Old Chicago 1937
34 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956
35 Orchestra Wives 1942
36 The Rains Came 1939
37 Two for the Road 1967
38 The Black Swan 1942
39 The Keys of the Kingdom 1944
40 The River's Edge 1957

A ^ Sunrise was simply labeled "Limited Edition" and did not have a spine number. It was available only through a mail-order offer which has since expired, but it is included in the Studio Classics: Best Picture Collection boxset which also contains All About Eve, Gentleman's Agreement, and How Green Was My Valley. It was later released in 2009's 12-film boxset Murnau, Borzage, and Fox

B ^ ^ All About Eve and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte have since been replaced by new editions (All About Eve is two discs) in a Bette Davis boxed set, released April 8, 2008.

C ^ An Affair to Remember has since been replaced by a two-disc "50th Anniversary Edition", released January 15, 2008.

D ^ The Mark of Zorro has since been replaced by a "Special Edition", released October 18, 2005, that offered the same extras as the Studio Classics release, but with a colorized version of the film on the flipside of the disc.

E ^ The Ox-Bow Incident was originally scheduled for a December 2003 release, but when 20th Century Fox pulled Laura from the schedule, it was moved up to the November slot.

F ^ ^ ^ How Green Was My Valley, My Darling Clementine, and The Grapes of Wrath were later released in December 2007 as part of the Ford at Fox DVD collection as well as individually with new cover art (but the same discs).

Spinoff series

The success of the series has spawned three other DVD lines:

European releases

The European [R2] collection differs slightly, the DVDs being as follows:[1]

Film Title Year Director Starring
1 All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz Bette Davis, Anne Baxter
2 The Big Trail 1930 Raoul Walsh John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel
3 The Boston Strangler 1968 Richard Fleischer Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis
4 The Comancheros 1961 Michael Curtiz John Wayne, Lee Marvin
5 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal
6 The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann Vincent Price, Patricia Owens
7 The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford Henry Fonda
8 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison 1957 John Huston Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
9 Heidi 1937 Allan Dwan Shirley Temple
10 Hello, Dolly! 1969 Gene Kelly Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau
11 How Green Was My Valley 1941 John Ford Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara
12 How to Steal a Million 1966 William Wyler Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole
13 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 Mark Robson Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Robert Donat
14 Lady in Cement 1968 Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch
15 Leave Her to Heaven 1945 John M. Stahl Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde
16 Peyton Place 1957 Mark Robson Lana Turner
17 The Sand Pebbles 1966 Robert Wise Steve McQueen
18 The Undefeated 1969 Andrew V. McLaglen John Wayne, Rock Hudson
19 Von Ryan's Express 1965 Mark Robson Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard
20 The Young Lions 1958 Edward Dmytryk Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin
21 The 300 Spartans 1962
22 An Affair to Remember 1957 Leo McCarey Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
23 The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965
24 The Bible: In the Beginning 1966 John Huston Stephen Boyd, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole
25 Buffalo Bill 1944
26 D-Day the Sixth of June 1956
27 Fantastic Voyage 1966
28 A Farewell to Arms 1957 Charles Vidor Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones
29 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Howard Hawks Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe
30 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 Joseph L. Mankiewicz Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison
31 Halls of Montezuma 1951
32 How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Jean Negulesco Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall
33 The Hunters 1958
34 The Longest Day 1962
35 Love is a Many-Splendored Thing 1955 Henry King William Holden, Jennifer Jones
36 North to Alaska 1960
37 The Song of Bernadette 1943 Henry King Jennifer Jones
38 13 Rue Madeleine 1947
39 Wing and a Prayer 1944
40 Zorba the Greek 1964 Michael Cacoyannis Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates
41 Anastasia 1956 Anatole Litvak Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner
42 Bandolero! 1968 Andrew V. McLaglen James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch
43 The Blue Max 1966
44 Crash Dive 1943
45 Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954
46 The Desert Rats 1953 Robert Wise Richard Burton, James Mason
47 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 George Stevens Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters
48 Gentleman's Agreement 1947 Elia Kazan Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield
49 The Mark of Zorro 1940 Rouben Mamoulian Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell
50 Return of the Fly 1959
51 The Robe 1953 Henry Koster Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature
52 Sink the Bismarck! 1960
53 Star! 1968 Robert Wise Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna
54 To the Shores of Tripoli 1942
55 Viva Zapata! 1952 Elia Kazan Marlon Brando, Jean Peters
56 Between Heaven and Hell 1956
57 Born to Be Bad 1934 Lowell Sherman Loretta Young, Cary Grant
58 The Bravados 1958
59 The Desert Fox 1951
60 Desk Set 1957 Walter Lang Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
61 The Enemy Below 1957
62 Flaming Star 1960 Don Siegel Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden
63 Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959
64 Kiss Them for Me 1957 Stanley Donen Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield
65 Love Me Tender 1956 Robert D. Webb Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley
66 People Will Talk 1951
67 Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 Jean Negulesco Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jordan, Maggie McNamara
68 Twelve O'Clock High 1949 Henry King Gregory Peck
69 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1961 Irwin Allen Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden
70 A Yank in the R.A.F. 1941 Henry King Tyrone Power, Betty Grable
71 The Gunfighter 1950 Henry King Gregory Peck
72 Titanic 1953 Jean Negulesco Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner
73 Miracle on 34th Street 1947 George Seaton Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Edmund Gwenn
74 Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte 1964 Robert Aldrich Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland
75 The Street with No Name 1948
76 The Flight of the Phoenix 1965 Robert Aldrich James Stewart, Richard Attenborough
77 Somewhere in the Night 1945 Joseph L. Mankiewicz John Hodiak, Nancy Guild
78 The Dark Corner 1946 Henry Hathaway Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens
79 Heaven Can Wait 1943 Ernst Lubitsch Don Ameche, Gene Tierney
80 The Razor's Edge 1946 Edmund Goulding Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney
81 The Poor Little Rich Girl 1936
82 Stowaway 1936 William A. Seiter Shirley Temple
83 Captain January 1936
84 Our Little Girl 1935
85 Morituri 1965 Bernhard Wicki Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner
86 The Barbarian and the Geisha 1958
87 What a Way to Go! 1964
88 Wild in the Country 1961 Philip Dunne Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins
89 My Friend Flicka 1943
90 Curse of the Fly 1965
91 Thieves' Highway 1949
92 The Purple Heart 1944 Lewis Milestone Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger
93 Anna and the King of Siam 1946 John Cromwell Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell
94 Down Argentine Way 1940 Irving Cummings Betty Grable, Don Ameche
95 In Old Chicago 1937 Henry King Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche
96 Swamp Water 1941 Jean Renoir Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter
97 The Virgin Queen 1955
98 Guadalcanal Diary 1943
99 [a] As Young as You Feel 1951 Harmon Jones Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, Constance Bennett, Marilyn Monroe
100 [a] Bus Stop 1956 Joshua Logan Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray
101 [a] The Seven Year Itch 1955 Billy Wilder Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell
102 [a] Let's Make It Legal 1951 Richard Sale Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Zachary Scott, Marilyn Monroe
103 [a] Don't Bother to Knock 1952 Roy Ward Baker Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe
104 [a] Love Nest 1951 Joseph Newman June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay, Marilyn Monroe
105 [a] Niagara 1953 Henry Hathaway Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
106 [a] Let's Make Love 1960 George Cukor Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand
107 [a] There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 Walter Lang Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe
108 [a] River of No Return 1954 Otto Preminger Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe
109 [a] We're Not Married! 1952 Edmund Goulding David Wayne, Ginger Rogers, Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe
110 [a] Monkey Business 1952 Howard Hawks Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe
111 Tony Rome - - Frank Sinatra
112 My Darling Clementine 1946
113 The Ox-Bow Incident 1943
114 The Detective - - Frank Sinatra
115 Second Fiddle 1939 Sidney Lanfield
116 The Gang's All Here 1943 Busby Berkeley Alice Faye
117 On the Avenue 1937 Roy Del Ruth
118 Sun Valley Serenade 1941 H. Bruce Humberstone
119 Daddy Long Legs 1955 Jean Negulesco Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron
120 Orchestra Wives 1942 Archie Mayo
121[b] The Dolly Sisters 1945 Irving Cummings Betty Grable, June Haver
122[b] Pin Up Girl 1944 H. Bruce Humberstone Betty Grable
123 My Blue Heaven 1950 Henry Koster Betty Grable
124 That Night in Rio 1945 Irving Cummings Alice Faye, Don Ameche
125 Doctor Dolittle 1967 Richard Fleischer Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar
126 Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 Walter Lang Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain
127 Belles on Their Toes 1950 Henry Levin
128 Thunderhead, Son of Flicka 1945 Louis King
129 Green Grass of Wyoming 1948 Louis King
130 The Story of Ruth 1960 Henry Koster
131 Francis of Assisi 1961 Michael Curtiz
132 The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 George Stevens
133 David and Bathsheba 1951 Henry King
134 The House on 92nd Street 1945 Henry Hathaway
135 Laura 1944 Otto Preminger Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews
136 The House on Telegraph Hill 1951 Robert Wise
a Twelve Marilyn Monroe films were released as part of the collection in April 2006 [As Young as You Feel, Bus Stop, Don't Bother to Knock, Let's Make It Legal, Let's Make Love, Love Nest, Monkey Business, Niagara, River of No Return, The Seven Year Itch, There's No Business Like Show Business and We're Not Married!], and stayed in print for only one month, being replaced by the "Marilyn Monroe 80th Anniversary" collection. The new collection included reversible DVD covers, with the original Studio Classics covers on the reverse.
b The Dolly Sisters and Pin Up Girl were slated for release in May 2006, but did not appear until February 2007, with the spine numbers 121 and 122 respectively.

European boxed sets

On 10 October 2005, five boxed sets were released to tie in with the collection. They each featured five of the Studio Classics releases in slimline DVD cases, rather than the standard ones used for the main collection, with slightly modified inserts to fit the cases and without spine numbers. The five collections are:

Classic Award Winners:
All About Eve
How Green Was My Valley
Gentleman's Agreement
Zorba the Greek
The Grapes of Wrath

Classic Encounters:
Three Coins in the Fountain
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
An Affair to Remember

Classic War Movies:
Von Ryans Express
The Young Lions
The Hunters
The Sand Pebbles
The Desert Fox

Classic War Stories:
The Longest Day
Sink the Bismarck!
The Desert Rats
Twelve O'Clock High
A Farewell to Arms

Fantastic Classics:
The Fly
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Fantastic Voyage
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

On 26 March 2007, a box-set entitled The Greatest Stories Ever Told was released containing the following eight films:

Francis of Assisi
The Story of Ruth
The Bible... In the Beginning
The Song of Bernadette
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Robe
Demetrius and the Gladiators

See also

Fox Cinema Classics

The Criterion Collection - A similar series of high-quality DVD releases.


  1. http://foxstudioclassics.co.uk/home.php; non-working former Fox UK website. Checked 2011-09-12.

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