Archive for Alan Ladd

For the Love of Film Noir :: Dead or Alive, Dames are Double-Trouble for Him! (June, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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When a service man returns home to find his wife knockin’ tongues with another man, it wasn’t exactly the homecoming he’d hoped for. And when it’s revealed that her drunken carelessness resulted in the death of their infant son, a person could understand if he was more than a little upset with her. Of course, if she were to suddenly turn up dead, that’d make him the prime suspect in her murder. Which she does. And he is. Which is why he’s soon on the run from the law, aided and abetted by the ex of the nightclub owner that was schtuping his wife. E’yup: all of that bourbon-fueled Chandler intrigue, with a whack-a-doodle William Bendix chaser, makes this one go down smooth.

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This post is part of my rehash and continuation of the For the Love of Film Noir Blogathon originally held back in February of 2011. Thus and so, we will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again for the entire month of March. And along with all the old material migrating over from the old site, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940′s through the late ’50s. And as an added bonus, I’ll be posting some vintage adverts to stuff I’ve always associated with the genre — cigarettes, booze and fashionable ladies.

The Blue Dahlia (1946) Paramount Pictures / P: John Houseman / AP: George Marshall / D: George Marshall / W: Raymond Chandler / C: Lionel Lindon / E: Arthur Schmidt / M: Victor Young / S: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Doris Dowling, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Da Silva, William Bendix

For the Love of Film Noir :: The Thin Man’s Older Brother vs. Little Miss Dynamite! (November, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

This post is part of my rehash and continuation of the For the Love of Film Noir Blogathon originally held back in February of 2011. Thus and so, we will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again for the entire month of March. And along with all the old material migrating over from the old site, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940′s through the late ’50s. And as an added bonus, I’ll be posting some vintage adverts to stuff I’ve always associated with the genre — cigarettes, booze and fashionable ladies.

The Glass Key (1942) Paramount Pictures / EP: Buddy G. DeSylva / P: Fred Kohlmar / D: Stuart Heisler / W: Jonathan Latimer, Dashiell Hammett (novel) / C: Theodor Sparkuhl / E: Archie Marshek / M: Victor Young / S: Brian Donlevy, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Bonita Granville, Richard Denning, William Bendix, Margaret Hayes

For the Love of Film Noir :: Kiss or Kill … What Would He Rather do? (August, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for This Gun for Hire at the Archive.

FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

This post is part of my rehash and continuation of the For the Love of Film Noir Blogathon originally held back in February of 2011. Thus and so, we will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again for the entire month of March. And along with all the old material migrating over from the old site, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940′s through the late ’50s. And as an added bonus, I’ll be posting some vintage adverts to stuff I’ve always associated with the genre — cigarettes, booze and fashionable ladies.

This Gun for Hire (1942) Paramount Pictures / EP: Buddy G. DeSylva / AP: Richard Blumenthal / D: Frank Tuttle / W: Albert Maltz. W.R. Burnett, Graham Greene (novel) / C: John F. Seitz / E: Archie Marshek / M: David Buttolph / S: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Marc Lawrence

When These Two Meet the Sky’s the Limit for Split-Second Adventure! (June, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by WB Kelso