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The William Castle Blogathon :: Savage! Sinful! A Panorama of Passions and Violence! (June, 1954)

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And here we have Cecil B. Demille on a Sam Katzman budget. E’yup, Slaves of Babylon is William Castle’s one and only biblical epic (– unless you count Rosemary’s Baby, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves just a bit), with his take on the tale of Daniel in the lion’s den mixed in with a plot to overthrow king Nebuchadnezzar as told in the book of No Not Really: Chapter 2: Verses 1-5.
 
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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!

Slaves of Babylon (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: William Castle / W: DeVallon Scott / C: Henry Freulich / E: William A. Lyon / M: Henry Vars / S: Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Michael Ansara, Terry Kilburn

Paris Model (1953) American Pictures Company :: Columbia Pictures / P: Albert Zugsmith / D: Alfred E. Green / W: Robert Smith / C: William Bradford / E: W. Donn Hayes / M: Albert Glasser / S: Marilyn Maxwell, Paulette Goddard, Eva Gabor, Barbara Lawrence, Cecil Kellaway

The William Castle Blogathon :: Killing Comes Easy, But Death Comes Hard! (April, 1954)

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With this being The William Castle Blogathon and all, while looking at these ads, at first glance, you’re probably thinking “I didn’t know Castle directed Phantom from Space?” Well, you’d be wrong. Completely understandable assumption, but wrong. No, Phantom from Space belongs to Lee Wilder, brother to Billy Wilder, who got the short-end of the cinematic gene-stick judging from the likes of this, Killers from Space and The Snow Creature. Anyways, Jesse James vs. the Daltons was Castle’s second 3-D western that, apparently, was shown flat in these parts. And the title is a bit misleading in that we’re dealing with the illegitimate son of Jesse James (maybe) who’s trying to establish his heritage by joining up with his alleged father’s old gang. (Wait. Shouldn’t that be the Younger brothers? Eh, lets just roll with it…) Not nearly as interesting as all that sounds, alas. Also of note, scriptwriters Robert Kent and Sam Newman would go on to carve out their own niche in creature feature infamy , penning or producing the likes of IT! The Terror from Beyond Space, Diary of a Madman (Kent), The Invisible Invaders and The Giant Claw (Newman).
 
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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!

Jesse James vs. the Daltons (1954) Esskay Pictures Corporation :: Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: William Castle / W: Robert E. Kent, Samuel Newman, Edwin V. Westrate / C: Lester White / E: Viola Lawrence / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Brett King, Barbara Lawrence, James Griffith, William Phipps, John Cliff

Phantom from Space (1953) Planet Filmplays :: United Artists / P: W. Lee Wilder / D: W. Lee Wilder / W: William Raynor, Myles Wilder / C: William H. Clothier / E: George Gale / M: William Lava / S: Ted Cooper, Lela Nelson, Tom Daly, Steve Acton, Burt Wenland

Double Earth-Shaking All-Monster Shocker Show! (July, 1957)

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Other Points of Interest:

The poster campaign for Kronos at the Archive.

The poster campaign for She Devil at the Archive.

Kronos (1957) Regal Films :: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / EP: E.J. Baumgarten / P: Kurt Neumann, Jack Rabin, Irving Block / D: Kurt Neumann / W: Lawrence Louis Goldman / C: Karl Struss / E: Jodie Copelan / M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter / S: Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence, John Emery, George O’Hanlon, Morris Ankrum

She Devil (1957) Regal Films :: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Kurt Neumann / D: Kurt Neumann / W: Kurt Neumann, Carroll Young / C: Karl Struss / E: Carl Pierson / M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter/ S: Mari Blanchard, Jack Kelly, Albert Dekker, John Archer, Fay Baker, Marie Blake