Archive for Disaster Movies

The CinemaScope Blogathon :: Bares All the Passions a Man or Woman Ever Tried to Hide! (August, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by WB Kelso

 

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The post is part of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World’s CinemaScope Blogathon. Be sure click on over and check out all the other wonderful entries. And be sure to check out all the other CinemaScope ads already posted with this handy linkage.

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The High and the Mighty (1954) A Wayne-Fellows Production :: Warner Bros. / P: Robert Fellows, John Wayne / D: William A. Wellman / W: Ernest K. Gann / C: Archie Stout / E: Ralph Dawson / M: Dimitri Tiomkin / S: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris

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An Event! A Walloping Piece of Entertainment! You’ll FEEL It as Well as See It! (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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You know, I’m not sure what did more damage to L.A. in this flick: the earthquake, or the scenery chewing done by the majority of the cast. The levels on the Richter Scale were about even, after all, making it too close to call.

Earthquake (1974) The Filmakers Group :: Universal Pictures / EP: Jennings Lang / P: Mark Robson, Bernard Donnenfeld / D: Mark Robson / W: George Fox, Mario Puzo / C: Philip Lathrop / E: Dorothy Spencer / M: John Williams / S: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Victoria Principal, Marjoe Gortner

A Honey of a Role (July, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , , on May 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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“The Smarm.”

 

Hell, Upsided Down! Who Will Survive in One of the Greatest Escape Adventures Ever! (January, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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To me, The Towering Inferno will always be the apex of Irwin Allen’s disaster/photo-box cycle but there’s still a lot of topsy-turvy fun to be had on The S.S. Poseidon, with absolutely no threat of getting the bends. And to give credit where credit is due, if one deserves credit for such a thing (– though some would argue the ‘lay the blame card’), but, Mr. Allen beat Mr. Spielberg to the punch on the whole B-Movie with an A-Movie budget and cast by over two years. And for the record, the super-secret screening alluded to in the later ads was for Franklin Schaffner’s Nicholas and Alexandra.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Kent Productions :: 20th Century Fox / EP: Steve Broidy, Sherrill C. Corwin / P: Irwin Allen / AP: Sidney Marshall / D: Ronald Neame / W: Stirling Silliphant, Wendell Mayes / C: Harold E. Stine / E: Harold F. Kress / M: John Williams / S: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Stella Stevens, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Pamela Sue Martin

One of These People is a Maniac With a Bomb (June, 1972)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 
Skyjacked (1972) Walter Seltzer Productions :: MGM / P: Walter Seltzer / AP: James Pratt / D: John Guillermin / W: Stanley R. Greenberg / C: Harry Stradling Jr. E: Robert Swink / M: Perry Botkin Jr. / S: Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, James Brolin, Rosie Greer, Walter Pidgeon

Random Multiplex Mash-Up :: You Are in a Race Against Time and Terror! (September, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 


 
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