Archive for Bela Lugosi

Second Run Showcase :: Hallowe’en Midnight Show :: Frozen Evil meets Fiery Hate! (October, 1943)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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The Kiss No Woman Could Resist! (May, 1931)

Posted in 1930-1939 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
Out of Universal’s first wave of Gothic horrors, the one that probably aged the worst was also the first. Based on a popular stage version,the film adaptation of Dracula is nothing but a static recreation of the play it was based on and lacks the usual delirium of other Tod Browning flicks. And the director’s disinterested effort has been blamed on the fact that his star of choice, Lon Chaney Sr., died before filming commenced, allowing Lugosi to backdoor into the role, a role he was stuck with for his whole career (– though technically, he only reprised the role once, in Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein). Alas, the fine folks at the Capitol Theater weren’t all that interested either, as aside from a few teaser ads (see post below), they seemed a lot more interested in the impending premiere of Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page, which was adapted again, several times, most notably by Howard Hawks for His Girl Friday.
 
Dracula (1931) Universal Pictures / P: E.M. Asher, Tod Browning, Carl Laemmle Jr. / D: Tod Browning / W: Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston, Garrett Fort (play), Bram Stoker (novel) / C: Karl Freund / E: Milton Carruth / S: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan

The Old Killer Diller vs. the Boogie-Woogie Boogey Men! (March, 1941)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of You’ll Find Out at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for You’ll Find Out at the Archive.

 
You’ll Find Out (1940) RKO Radio Pictures / P: David Butler / D: David Butler / W: James V. Kern / C: Frank Redman / E: Irene Morra / S: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Helen Parrish, Dennis O’Keefe, Ginny Simms

Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) RKO Radio Pictures / P: Lee Marcus, Cliff Reid / D: Leslie Goodwins / W: Charles E. Roberts, Jack Townley / C: Jack MacKenzie / E: Desmond Marquette / M: Roy Webb / S: Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Donald Woods, Elisabeth Risdon, Cecil Kellaway

A Surging Rhapsody of Terror! (April, 1933)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
Island of Lost Souls (1932) Paramount Pictures / D: Erle C. Kenton / W: Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, H.G. Wells (novel) / C: Karl Struss / M: Arthur Johnston, Sigmund Krumgold / S: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Kathleen Burke, Leila Hyams, Arthur Hohl, Stanley Fields, Bela Lugosi