Archive for Dick Powell

Test Your T-Zone! (December, 1950)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on January 20, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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A Man with a Gun and a Back-Street Beauty, Tangled in Trouble Outside the Law! (November, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Cry Danger (1951) Olympic Productions Inc. :: Wiesenthal-Frank Productions :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: W.R. Frank, Sam Wiesenthal / D: Robert Parrish / W: William Bowers / C: Joseph F. Biroc / E: Bernard W. Burton / M: Paul Dunlap, Emil Newman / S: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, William Conrad, Jean Porter, Richard Erdman

The Company She Keeps (1951) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: John Houseman / D: John Cromwell / W: Ketti Frings / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Robert Swink / M: Leigh Harline / S: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O’Keefe, John Hoyt, Fay Baker

For the Love of Film Noir :: Johnny’s Got a Date with a Killer! (May, 1947)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 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.

Johnny O’Clock (1947) J.E.M. Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Edward G. Nealis, Jerry Giesler / AP: Milton Holmes / D: Robert Rossen / W: Robert Rossen, Milton Holmes / C: Burnett Guffey / E: Al Clark, Warren Low / M: George Duning / S: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew, Nina Foch, Thomas Gomez

For the Love of Film Noir :: Two-Fisted. Hard-Boiled. Terrific. Meet the New Dick Powell! (August, 1945)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Second run ads for Murder, My Sweet at the Morgue.

 
FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

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.

Murder, My Sweet (1944) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: Adrian Scott / D: Edward Dmytryk / W: John Paxton, Raymond Chandler (novel) / C: Harry J. Wild / E: Joseph Noriega / M: Roy Webb / S: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki

Naked Nerves! Bare Emotions! Drama that EXPLODES in Your Face! (November, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Split Second was the directorial debut of Dick Powell, and the movie had me at hello with a cast that included McNally, Sterling, Smith and Hunnicutt, making the fantastic plot they’re plugged into just more gravy. Here, McNally plays an escaped prisoner who gathers up a group of hostages as he steals their cars on the way to his hideout — a ghost town near White Sands, NM, that’s well within the predicted blast radius of another, impending A-Bomb test. So, we’ve got a taut and tensile race against the clock as the criminal forces one of his hostages to lure her doctor husband into the desert to patch up his partner before the bomb goes off, culminating in an ending that beat Aldrich to the punch by about a year and half. Highly recommended.

Split Second (1953) RKO Radio Pictures / P: Edmund Grainger / D: Dick Powell / W: William Bowers, Irving Wallace, Chester Erskine / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Robert Ford / M: Roy Webb / S: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Arthur Hunnicutt, Richard Egan, Frank DeKova

Thrilling Suprises, Crashing Climaxes, Jive and Romance (January, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

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Murder, My Sweet (1944) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: Adrian Scott / D: Edward Dmytryk / W: John Paxton, Raymond Chandler (novel) / C: Harry J. Wild / E: Joseph Noriega / M: Roy Webb / S: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki

Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944) Columbia Pictures / P: Ted Richmond / D: Glenn Tryon / W: Muriel Roy Bolton / C: George Meehan / E: Jerome Thoms / M: George Duning / S: Bob Crosby, Lynn Merrick, Louise Erickson, Robert White, Howard Freeman