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For the Love of Film Noir :: Love on the Docks. (June, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Though Archie Mayo’s Moontide can never quite decide if it wants to be a sudsy melodrama or a nightmare noir, the violent mixing of these volatile elements in this tale of two damaged people finding each other in all those shadows and fog churned out something truly fantastic that you really need to see.

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Moontide at the Brewery.

The second run ads for Moontide at the Morgue.

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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.

Moontide (1942) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Mark Hellinger / D: Archie Mayo / W: Nunnally Johnson, John O’Hara, Willard Robertson (novel) / C: Charles G. Clarke, Lucien Ballard / E: William Reynolds / M: David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge / S: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Victor Sen Yung

For the Love of Ida Lupino :: This Proto-Noir Definitely Worth a Another Look (February, 1943)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Moontide at the Brewery.

This post was one of my meager contributions to The Ida Lupino Blogathon (2011) hosted by The Miss Ida Lupino fan page, a well-worth-your-while shrine to one of my favorite actresses that is sadly no longer with us. Still, my Ida love knows no bounds, and I hope you will enjoy this humble retrospective. Thanks!

Moontide (1942) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Mark Hellinger / D: Archie Mayo / W: Nunnally Johnson, John O’Hara, Willard Robertson (novel) / C: Charles G. Clarke, Lucien Ballard / E: William Reynolds / M: David Buttolph, Cyril J. Mockridge / S: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains, Victor Sen Yung

For the Love of Hitchcock :: Loving in Secret … While Ruin Lies in Wait! (November, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

“This is a very strange love affair.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This post is part of the For the Love of Film Blogathon, a new age telethon to raise funds for The National Film Preservation Foundation to help bring The White Shadow (a/k/a White Shadows), an early silent film that a certain master of suspense did just about everything for except direct — assistant director, screenwriter, film editor, production designer, art director, and set decorator, to the streaming masses and help defray the costs of adding a new musical soundtrack.
 

 
There’s no donation too small, folks. So please, click on the link above, wherever you see it this week and give what you can. Thanks. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page. Big thanks, as always, to Ferdy on Film, The Self-Styled Siren and This Island Rod for throwing such a wide net for contributors. Until tomorrow, then, I bid you all a good ev-ah-ning.
 

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Notorious (1946) Vanguard Films :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: Alfred Hitchcock / D: Alfred Hitchcock / W: Ben Hecht, John Taintor Foote (story) / C: Ted Tetzlaff / E: Theron Warth / M: Roy Webb / S: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin, Fay Baker