Archive for Ben Schwalb

A Fascinating Adventure Into the Unknown! Moment by Moment the Terror Mounts! (April, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by WB Kelso







Albert Zugsmith steps in for Bill Alland for Universal International’s latest thinking-man’s fright-fest, which author Richard Matheson adapted from his own novel. The second feature is an Allied Artist crime programmer from Ben Schwalb, with Bill Elliot returning for the fifth and last time as L.A. detective Andy Doyle, who is on the lookout for a murderer when the prime suspect proves too pat.

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Universal International :: Universal Pictures / P: Albert Zugsmith / D: Jack Arnold / W: Jack Arnold / C: Ellis W. Carter / E: AAlbrecht Joseph / M: Irving Gertz, Earl E. Lawrence, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein / S: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, William Schallert

Footsteps in the Night (1957) Allied Artists / P: Ben Schwalb / D: Jean Yarbrough / W: Albert Band, Elwood Ullman / C: Harry Neumann / E: Neil Brunnenkant / M: Marlin Skiles / S: Bill Elliott, Don Haggerty, Eleanore Tanin

Da’King Lives! :: A Singing, Swinging Wrangler Turned Loose on a All-Girl Dudette Ranch! (July, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by WB Kelso








Ladies and Gentlemen, Boils and Ghouls, meet my favorite Elvis movie.

Video courtesy of aydin keskin.

Once more, and once again, when our boy’s latest gig goes up in smoke due to some rowdies, luck is with him as his latest dust-up lands him a job at an all-girl dude ranch / fat farm. But just when you think the plot is locked in, Tickle Me takes a sudden and drastic 180-degree turn from sagebrush slapstick to haunted house spook-show treasure hunt, where the whole thing comes off as an unused Three Stooges script. Well, turns out there’s a reason for that.

This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.


Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Tickle Me at 3B Theater.

Tickle Me (1965) Allied Artists P: Ben Schwalb, Emanuel L. Wolf / D: Norman Taurog / W: Elwood Ullman, Edward Bernds / C: Loyal Griggs / E: Archie Marshek / M: Walter Scharf / S: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Allison Hayes

Super Shockorama Double Demon Show! (March, 1958)

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





Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for From Hell It Came at the Archive.

Poster campaign for The Disembodied at the Archive.

From Hell it Came (1957) Milner Brothers :: Allied Artists / P: Jack Milner / AP: Richard Bernstein, Byron Roberts / D: Dan Milner / W: Richard Bernstein / C: Brydon Baker / E: Jack Milner / M: Darrell Calker / S: Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins, John McNamara, Gregg Palmer, Chester Hayes

The Disembodied (1957) Allied Artists / P: Ben Schwalb / D: Walter Grauman / W: Jack Townley / C: Harry Neumann / E: William Austin / M: Marlin Skiles / S: Paul Burke, Allison Hayes, John Wengraf, Eugenia Paul, Dean Fredericks

From the Wide Open Range to Endless Outer Space (July, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by WB Kelso




Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Queen of Outer Space at 3B Theater.

The poster campaign for Queen of Outer Space at the Archive.

Westbound (1959) Warner Bros. / D: Budd Boetticher / W: Berne Giler, Albert Shelby LeVino / C: J. Peverell Marley / P: Henry Blanke / S: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele

Queen of Outer Space (1958) Allied Artists / P: Ben Schwalb / D: Edward Bernds / W: Charles Beaumont, Edward Bernds, Ben Hecht (story) / C: William P. Whitley / E: William Austin / M: Marlin Skiles / S: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Laurie Mitchell, Paul Birch, Dave Willock, Patrick Waltz, Lisa Davis