Lawrence Tierney Collection
Step by Step (1946), San Quentin (1946), The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
All (Region One – Playable in US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Beautiful picture and sound. Black and white. Shown in original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Step by Step (1946) DVD
Johnny (Lawrence Tierney), an ex-Marine, and Evelyn (Anne Jeffreys), a chance acquaintance, find themselves caught up in a plot involving Nazi spies in California.
Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Anne Jeffreys, Lowell Gilmore, Myrna Dell, Harry Harvey, Sr., Addison Richards, Ray Walker, Jason Robards, Sr., and George Cleveland. Directed by Phil Rosen, Screenplay by Stuart Palmer, Story by George Callahan, Produced by Sid Rogell, Cinematography by Frank Redman, Edited by Robert Swink and Music by Paul Sawtell.
San Quentin (1946) DVD
The warden of San Quentin State Prison (Harry Shannon) takes three of his best-behaved model prisoners to a press event in San Francisco, but Nick Taylor (Barton MacLane) escapes en route. The warden enlists an old enemy of Taylor's, Jim Roland (Lawrence Tierney), to bring him back to justice.
The film comes with a prologue with former Sing Sing warden Lewis E. Lawes advocating the inmates' Mutual Welfare League.
Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Barton MacLane, Marian Carr, Harry Shannon, Carol Forman, Joe Devlin, Tom Keene, Tony Barrett, and Raymond Burr (in his feature film debut). Directed by Gordon Douglas, Written by Arthur A. Ross, Cinematography by Frank Redman, Edited by Marvin Coil, and Music by Paul Sawtell.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Steve Morgan (Lawrence Tierney) is a charming sociopath who has just killed a man during a robbery in San Diego. Seeking to escape, he hitches a ride to Los Angeles with unsuspecting Jimmy 'Fergie' Ferguson (Ted North). Part way the pair stops at a gas station and pick up two women. Encountering a roadblock, Morgan persuades the party to spend the night at an unoccupied beach house. With the help of an alert gas station attendant (Glen Vernon), the police close in as one by one Morgan begins a killing spree.
Starring: Lawrence Tierney, Ted North, Nan Leslie, Betty Lawford, Andrew Tombes, Harry Shannon, Glen Vernon, Marian Carr, and William Gould. Directed by Felix E. Feist, Screenplay by Felix E. Feist (Based on the novel by Robert C. DuSoe), Produced by Herman Schlom, Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt, Edited by Robert Swink and Music by Paul Sawtell.
Lawrence Tierney - "No so much an actor, as a frightening force of nature!" - The New York Times