Archive for Alexis Smith

For the Love of Film Noir :: Violent Love! And Violent Thrills! (August, 1947)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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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 Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) First National Pictures :: Warner Bros. / EP: Jack L. Warner / P: Mark Hellinger / D: Peter Godfrey / W: Thomas Job, Martin Vale (play) / C: J. Peverell Marley / E: Frederick Richards / M: Franz Waxman / S: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Ann Carter

Yankee Fakir (1947) W. Lee Wilder Productions :: Republic Pictures / P: W. Lee Wilder / D: W. Lee Wilder / W: Mindret Lord, Richard S. Conway / C: Robert Pittack / E: Jodie Copelan / M: Alexander Laszlo / S: Douglas Fowley, Joan Woodbury, Clem Bevans, Frank Reicher, Marc Lawrence

Queen of the Curves :: Vote for Alexis!

Posted in 1940-1949, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , , on March 7, 2013 by WB Kelso

 
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Naked Nerves! Bare Emotions! Drama that EXPLODES in Your Face! (November, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Split Second was the directorial debut of Dick Powell, and the movie had me at hello with a cast that included McNally, Sterling, Smith and Hunnicutt, making the fantastic plot they’re plugged into just more gravy. Here, McNally plays an escaped prisoner who gathers up a group of hostages as he steals their cars on the way to his hideout — a ghost town near White Sands, NM, that’s well within the predicted blast radius of another, impending A-Bomb test. So, we’ve got a taut and tensile race against the clock as the criminal forces one of his hostages to lure her doctor husband into the desert to patch up his partner before the bomb goes off, culminating in an ending that beat Aldrich to the punch by about a year and half. Highly recommended.

Split Second (1953) RKO Radio Pictures / P: Edmund Grainger / D: Dick Powell / W: William Bowers, Irving Wallace, Chester Erskine / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Robert Ford / M: Roy Webb / S: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Arthur Hunnicutt, Richard Egan, Frank DeKova