Based on Henry van Dyke's classic, The Story of the Other Wise Man, this fictional story set in Biblical times is told in gently comic terms. A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant to the Messiah. Artaban takes with him three precious gifts to present to the Messiah. For 33 years Artaban pursues Jesus, only to miss Him at every turn.
After the loss of the family farm, the Thompsons head west for a fresh start. John’s struggle to provide for his family is bolstered by the childlike faith of his young son who, despite his new environment, inspires everyone he meets to consider the true meaning of Christmas. After a mysterious stagecoach rider visits in the dark hours of Christmas Eve, even John must believe that his troubles are temporary, and miracles do happen on Christmas.
Newly-hired waitress, Megan, gets a taste of customer service when three elderly men walk into the restaurant one Wednesday morning. Crotchety, persnickety and eccentric, the three men give Megan a run for her money. In spite of initial impressions and the snide remarks of Martha, her co-waitress, Megan rolls up her sleeves and endeavors to be the best server possible for her three regular customers, and a slow but warm friendship blossoms.
See Shirley Temple in her first color feature, The Little Princess (1939). DVD includes three of Shirley's early shorts: Dona's Dunking Donuts (1933), Merrily Yours (1933), and Pardon My Pups (1934).
When an Indian boy, Frankie, becomes separated from his family, he is taken in by a rancher who shares his love of horses with Frankie and sees that he attends school. But when Frankie is accused of theft, he must battle prejudice in the white community with the aid of the rancher and his school teacher.
Films include The Streets of New York (1939), also known as The Abe Lincoln of 9th Avenue. Then he brings a famous literary character to life in Peck's Bad Boy (1934). Then watch Jackie Blush with puppy love for teacher Miss Crabtree in the Our Gang short School's Out (1930).
Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans entertain in two of their films: Bells of San Angelo (1947, color) and Bells of Rosarita (1945). DVD includes a rare episode of The Roy Rogers Show and Roy leads the audience in The Cowboy's Prayer.
This is the wildly popular Western series about a patriotic Nevada rancher and his three spirited sons... With its value-driven themes and a cast headed by Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker, NBC's Bonanza was a hit television series that dominated the ratings during the Sixties. Volume 1 features 8 episodes.
These are the Western adventure stories of the Cartwright family: father Ben (Lorne Greene), eldest son Adam (Pernell Roberts), middle son Hoss (Dan Blocker), and youngest son Little Joe (Michael Landon). This Bonanza collection captures the classic family stories of a single father raising his sons and helping his neighbors in another 8 episodes.
This 2-DVD Collector's Edition of Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails interviews family and friends who celebrate the life of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers and their influence on American culture.
Probationary angel Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) and his mortal sidekick Mark Gordon (Victor French) continue helping unfortunate souls and perform earthly good deeds as Highway to Heaven flutters into its second season on NBC.
Probationary angel Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon) still hasn't earned his wings by the time Highway to Heaven enters its third season, but that does not stay him from his earthly mission to perform good deeds and straighten out the problems of troubled mortals.
Ian worries that his summer vacation at Grandma's will be totally lame—even with his spirited dog Bentley with him. When the cute tomboy living next door to Grandma Mimi befriends him, the adventures begin, for there is a dark and haunted mansion in which the reclusive Franklin Lyle lives. Suspense builds as the kids meet Jimmy Murano and his devious lawyer who are trying to force Franklin off the property. Can Ian and Jules solve the mystery of who owns the house...really? Stars Ernest Borgnine, Jason Harvey, Jeffrey Sharmat, Stephanie Sawyer, and Eileen Brennan.
In a land torn by hatred and injustice, James Earl Jones and Richard Harris are two fathers—one a man of peace, the other a man of power and privilege—whose lives seem destined for a violent collision. but instead, in the wake of a tragic killing, these extraordinary men form an unlikely union...and together find the kind of understanding that could heal a nation! Based on the acclaimed novel by Alan Paton. Rated PG-13.
As the sun beams brightly on the hills surrounding Palestine, one young shepherd boy thoughtfully considers the significance of the day. It is the anniversary of the night filled with angelic heralds and a tiny Bethlehem stable sheltering the chosen Messiah. Now, years since that sacred event, tales of Jesus of Nazareth's miracles touch the young boy's faith. When he meets a gentle stranger in the hills—a man strangely familiar to him—the faithful young shepherd encounters a miracle of his own.
A father's broken relationship with his family fills him with determination to win back the son he left behind. Reaching out through the game they both love, he deliberately forms a baseball team designed to reconnect both fathers and sons, transforming their town in the process. The story shows how one good man can lead change in his community for the common good.
A little shepherd boy dies on his eighth birthday and is whisked to Heaven, where he has a hard time accepting he's really dead and he just wishes to return home. His assigned guardian angel tries his best to help the shepherd boy adjust to his new home, even allowing him to return to Earth to retrieve his special treasure box and to see his parents again. When the shepherd boy witnesses the birth of Jesus, he comes to realize what truly is important in the world.
When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.