Archive for Eleanor Parker

Part Good When They Go In, All Bad When the Come Out! (September, 1950)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by WB Kelso









After inspiring the screenplay for James Cagney’s White Heat (1949), for her next project, screenwriter Virginia Kellogg clandestinely arranged for herself to be incarcerated for a spell to help expose the true dirt on life inside a women’s penitentiary, which served as a blueprint for our feature, Caged, ushering in the era of Women in Prison flicks that we all know and love today.

Caged (1950) Warner Bros. / P: Jerry Wald / D: John Cromwell / W: Virginia Kellogg, Bernard Schoenfeld / C: Carl Guthrie / E: Owen Marks / M: Max Steiner / S: Eleanor Parker, Hope Emerson, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Jan Sterling, Betty Garde

The William Castle Blogathon :: Three People Locked in an Unholy Bond of Crime! (February, 1945)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2013 by WB Kelso







After serving as dialogue director on a couple of films, William Castle slid into the director’s chair in 1943, working in Columbia’s B-Picture unit, where he directed about half of the serial adventures of The Whistler (Richard Dix) and The Crime Doctor (Warner Baxter).


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!

The Mark of the Whistler (1944) Larry Darmour Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Rudolph C. Flothow / D: William Castle / W: George Bricker, Cornell Woolrich (story) / C: George Meehan / E: Reg Browne / M: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lucien Moraweck / S: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Porter Hall, Paul Guilfoyle, John Calvert

The Last Ride (1944) Warner Bros. / D: D. Ross Lederman / W: Raymond L. Schrock / C: James Van Trees / E: Harold McLernon / M: William Lava / S: Richard Travis, Charles Lang, Eleanor Parker, Jack La Rue, Mary Gordon