Archive for Cecil Kellaway

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

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by WB Kelso







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.
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

For the Love of Film Noir :: Best Suited for Adult Minds (July, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 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 Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Carey Wilson / D: Tay Garnett / W: Harry Ruskin, Niven Busch, James M. Cain (novel) / C: Sidney Wagner / E: George White / M: George Bassman / S: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter

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

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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

It’s Here! A Story to Stun the Senses! A Prehistoric Sea-Giant on a Raging Tidal Wave of Terror! (July, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by WB Kelso





“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”

Ray Bradbury

Other Points of Interest:

Full review of The Beast from 20000 Fathoms at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Beast from 20000 Fathoms at the Archive.

The Beast from 20000 Fathoms (1953) Jack Dietz Productions :: Warner Bros. / P: Jack Dietz / AP: Hal E. Chester, Bernard W. Burton / D: Eugène Lourié / W: Fred Freiberger, Robert Smith, Ray Bradbury (story) / C: Jack Russell / E: Bernard W. Burton / M: David Buttolph / S: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Ken Tobey, Cecil Kellaway, Lee Van Cleef

Sword of Venus (1953) American Pictures :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg / AP: Albert Zugsmith / D: Harold Daniels / W: Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg / C: John L. Russell / M: Charles Koff / S: Robert Clarke, Catherine McLeod, Dan O’Herlihy, William Schallert

Haaaaaaaaaay, Ahhbooootttttt?!? (July, 1943)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by WB Kelso






It Ain’t Hay (1943) Universal Pictures / P: Alex Gottlieb / D: Erle C. Kenton / W: Allen Boretz, John Grant, Damon Runyon (story) / C: Charles Van Enger / E: Frank Gross / M: Frank Skinner / S: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Cecil Kellaway, Patsy O’Connor