Archive for Adventure

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: May, 1966

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It’s All A-Go-Go with Those Hep-Harum Babes! (October, 1965)

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Hail! And Happy Birthday to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!

And once more the IMDB seems to have their wires crossed a bit, saying the premiere for Harum Scarum wasn’t until December, 1965, which is false, and made finding these a pain the patootie but, in the end, the hunt was well worth it. Also of note, the ads call Harum Scarum a comical spoof but it was not originally intended to be. As the legend goes, when Colonel Parker saw a rough print he went absolutely apocalyptic and berated producer Sam Katzman, perhaps the only person in the world cheaper than Parker, that they needed to add a talking camel to the picture as the only means of salvaging it. Well, the camel never made it into the picture but it did make it into the adverts.

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Harum Scarum at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for Harum Scarum at the Archive.

Harum Scarum (1965) Four-Leaf Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Sam Katzman / D: Gene Nelson / W: Gerald Drayson Adams / C: Fred Jackman Jr. / E: Ben Lewis / M: Fred Karger / S: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara, Jay Novello, Theodore Marcuse, Billy Barty

Signs of the Season :: Unk! Mongani! Bondalo-Ho-Ho! Spending Christmas with Lord Greystoke and the Kringles (December, 1964)

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Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957) Solar Film Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / EP: N. Peter Rathvon /P: John Croydon, Sol Lesser / D: Bruce Humberstone / W: Montgomery Pittman, Lillie Hayward, Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel) / C: C. Pennington-Richards / E: Bill Lewthwaite / M: Clifton Parker / S: Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan, Betta St. John, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Da’King Lives! :: Excitement and Adventure Under the Sea! (June, 1967)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2012 by WB Kelso









Here it is, folks. The absolute zenith, the pinnacle for all perpetuity, the most absurdest buffoonery ever befallen, the most absolute gob-smacking brain-bending smack-down to ever occur in the annals of cinema: a dueling duet between Elvis Presley and Elsa Lanchester. That’s right: it’s the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll vs. the Bride of Frankenstein in a little number I like to call…

Video courtesy of Brittany Reilander


That. Is. AWESOME!

This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Easy Come, Easy Go at the Brewery.

Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) Hal B. Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Joseph H. Hazen / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: John Rich / W: Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence / C: William Margulies / E: Archie Marshek / M: Joseph J. Lilley / S: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington, Skip Ward, Elsa Lanchester

It’s Here! A Story to Stun the Senses! A Prehistoric Sea-Giant on a Raging Tidal Wave of Terror! (July, 1953)

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“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”

Ray Bradbury

Other Points of Interest:

Full review of The Beast from 20000 Fathoms at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Beast from 20000 Fathoms at the Archive.

The Beast from 20000 Fathoms (1953) Jack Dietz Productions :: Warner Bros. / P: Jack Dietz / AP: Hal E. Chester, Bernard W. Burton / D: Eugène Lourié / W: Fred Freiberger, Robert Smith, Ray Bradbury (story) / C: Jack Russell / E: Bernard W. Burton / M: David Buttolph / S: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Ken Tobey, Cecil Kellaway, Lee Van Cleef

Sword of Venus (1953) American Pictures :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg / AP: Albert Zugsmith / D: Harold Daniels / W: Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg / C: John L. Russell / M: Charles Koff / S: Robert Clarke, Catherine McLeod, Dan O’Herlihy, William Schallert

Nature Damned Them! Men Betrayed Them! Fortune Cursed Them! And Every Living Thing Sought to Kill Them! (May, 1931)

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Trader Horn (1931) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Irving Thalberg / D: W.S. Van Dyke / W: Dale Van Every, John T. Neville, Richard Schayer, Cyril Hume, Alfred Aloysius Horn (novel), Ethelreda Lewis (novel) / C: Clyde De Vinna / E: Ben Lewis / M: William Axt, Sol Levy / S: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Mutia Omoolu, Olive Carey