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The CinemaScope Blogathon :: Here Is the Thundering Path of Empire, from the Himalayas to the Khyber Pass! (March, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2015 by WB Kelso

 

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This 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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King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Frank P. Rosenberg / D: Henry King / W: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Harry Kleiner, Talbot Mundy (novel) / C: Leon Shamroy / E: Barbara McLean / M: Bernard Herrmann / S: Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie, Frank DeKova, Guy Rolfe

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