Archive for Aubrey Schenck

They Got a Murder on Their Hands. They Don’t Know What to Do With It. (January, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Mirisch Corporation :: United Artists / P: Walter Mirisch / D: Norman Jewison / W: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball (novel) / C: Haskell Wexler / E: Hal Ashby / M: Quincy Jones / S: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, William Schallert, Peter Whitney

Kill a Dragon (1967) Aubrey Schenck Productions :: United Artists / EP: Aubrey Schenck / P: Hal Klein / D: Michael D. Moore / W: William Marks, George Schenck / C: Emmanuel I. Rojas / E: John F. Schreyer / M: Philip Springer / S: Jack Palance, Fernando Lamas, Aldo Ray, Kam Tong, Hans William Lee

The William Castle Blogathon :: Not Valid for People with Known Heart or Nervous Conditions! (May, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Sometimes the gutter giveth…

 

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… and sometimes the gutter taketh away. Pfeh.

 

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Other Points of Interest:

The poster campaign for Macabre at the Archive.

 
And now, finally, we get to the meat. The ballyhoo. The bullshit. The Castle raison d’etre. By no means great, but, when considering it’s lackluster reputation, even among William Castle’s fans, Macabre wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d anticipated. In fact, I found it to be pretty good. (Who knew Jim Backus had that kind of a heavy in him?) A bit clumsy, structurally, sure (–there might have been a flashback inside a flashback), and though this tale of kidnapping and buried secrets threatens to derail itself, the ending twist works and those closing credits are simply ADOREABLE! You’ll never get to cash in your Fright Insurance policy, but definitely worth a spin.
 

An official Beneficiary Agreement for Macabre:

And as a public service announcement for the IMDB, who list Macabre’s release as October, 1958, for the sake of accuracy, it played in the Island in May, 1958:

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This post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

Macabre (1958) William Castle Productions :: Allied Artists / P: William Castle, Howard W. Koch, Aubrey Schenck / D: William Castle / W: Robb White, Anthony Boucher (novel) / C: Carl E. Guthrie / E: John F. Schreyer / M: Les Baxter / S: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott, Susan Morrow, Ellen Corby

Hell’s Five Hours (1958) Muriel Corporation :: Allied Artists / P: Jack L. Copeland / AP: Walter Hannemann / D: Jack L. Copeland / W: Jack L. Copeland / C: Ernest Haller / E: Walter Hannemann / M: Nicholas Carras / S: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Vic Morrow, Maurice Manson, Robert Foulk

For the Love of Film Noir :: Madness — or Murder? (November, 1946)

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

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Shock at the Brewery.

 
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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.

Shock (1946) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Aubrey Schenck / D: Alfred Werker / W: Eugene Ling, Albert DeMond, Martin Berkeley / C: Joseph MacDonald, Glen MacWilliams / E: Harmon Jones / M: Harmon Jones / S: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw, Stephen Dunne

Rock and Roll Hoodlums! Juvenile Punishment Farm Exposed! (July, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
Untamed Youth (1957) Devonshire Productions :: Warner Bros.  / P: Aubrey Schenck / D: Howard W. Koch / W: John C. Higgins, Stephen Longstreet / C: Carl E. Guthrie / E: John F. Schreyer / M: Les Baxter / S: Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson, John Russell, Yvonne Lime, Don Burnett

The Counterfeit Plan (1957) Merton Park Studios :: Warner Bros. / EP: Richard Gordon / P: Alec C. Snowden / AP: Charles F. Vetter / D: Montgomery Tully / W: James Eastwood / C: Philip Grindrod / E: Geoffrey Muller / M: Richard Taylor / S: Zachary Scott, Peggie Castle, Mervyn Johns, Sydney Tafler, Lee Patterson

Madness … or Murder? (November, 1946)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Shock at the Brewery.

Shock (1946) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Aubrey Schenck / D: Alfred Werker / W: Eugene Ling, Albert DeMond, Martin Berkeley / C: Joseph MacDonald, Glen MacWilliams / E: Harmon Jones / M: Harmon Jones / S: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw, Stephen Dunne

Rendezvous with Annie (1946) Republic Pictures / P: Allan Dwan / D: Allan Dwan / W: Mary Loos, Richard Sale / C: Reggie Lanning / E: Arthur Roberts / M: Joseph Dubin / S: Eddie Albert, Faye Marlowe, Gail Patrick, C. Aubrey Smith, William Frawley