Archive for Disaster

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

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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

MultiPlex Mash-Up :: September, 1977

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Multiplex Mash-Up :: July, 1977

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What Happened on Their Honeymoon? Terror Instead of Love! (December, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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These ads are posted in honor of one of my favorite websites reviewing one of my favorite Wait. Whoa! What?! movies of all time. Please read it, too, won’t you? Thank you.

Julie (1956) Arwin Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) P: Martin Melcher / D: Andrew L. Stone / W: Andrew L. Stone / C: Fred Jackman Jr. / E: Virginia L. Stone / M: Leith Stevens / S: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy, Jack Kelly, Ann Robinson

What Would You Do? If You Knew the World Would End in 4 Months? (May, 1962)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) Pax Films :: Universal Pictures / P: Val Guest / AP: Frank Sherwin Green / D: Val Guest / W: Wolf Mankowitz, Val Guest / C: Harry Waxman / E: Bill Lenny / M: Stanley Black / S: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe, Bernard Braden

And in the Center Ring, Spectacular Feats of Life and Death — But Mostly Death! (September, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
Circus of Horrors (1960) Lynx Films Ltd. :: American International Pictures / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Leslie Parkyn, Julian Wintle / AP: Norman Priggen / D: Sidney Hayers / W: George Baxt / C: Douglas Slocombe / E: Reginald Mills / M: Muir Mathieson, Franz Reizenstein / S: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasance, Jane Hylton

Jet Over the Atlantic (1959) Benedict Bogeaus Production :: Inter-Continent Film / P: Benedict Bogeaus / D: Byron Haskin / W: Irving H. Cooper / C: Jorge Stahl Jr. / E: James Leicester, Thomas Pratt / M: Louis Forbes / S: Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, Ilona Massey, George Raft, George Macready

Pack Up the Car and Join the Fun! (May, 1961)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

Rockets Across the Sky … Past the Point of No Return and Nobody at the Controls! (December, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Zero Hour! at 3B Theater.

The poster campaign for Zero Hour! at the Archive.

 
Zero Hour (1957) Carmel Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: John C. Champion / D: Hall Bartlett / W: Arthur Hailey, John C. Champion, Hall Bartlett / C: John F. Warren / E: John C. Fuller / M: Ted Dale / S: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Geoffrey Toone, Jerry Paris, Peggy King, Charles Quinlivan

Hear Me Good (1957) The Mackaren Company :: Paramount Pictures / P: Don McGuire / D: Don McGuire / W: Don McGuire / C: Haskell B. Boggs / E: George Tomasini / M: Jack Hayes, Leo Shuken / S: Hal March, Joe E. Ross, Merry Anders, Jean Willes, Richard Bakalyan

For the Love of Hitchcock :: At the Mercy of the Sea — And Each Other! (April, 1944)

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

 

“Dying together’s even more personal than living together.”

 

 

 

 

And in the great Hitchcock tradition, a cameo appearance by my thumb.

 

 
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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Life Boat (1944) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / EP: Darryl F. Zanuck, William Goetz / P: Alfred Hitchcock, Kenneth Macgowan / D: Alfred Hitchcock / W: John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling / C: Glen MacWilliams, Arthur C. Miller / E: Dorothy Spencer / M: Hugo Friedhofer / S: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, William Bendix, Canada Lee, Henry Hull, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel,