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The William Castle Blogathon :: Was She Married to a Man … or a Killer?!? (March, 1945)

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Originating from Poverty Row, from the cast to execution, When Strangers Marry is about as close to an A picture as the King Brothers or Monogram ever got. A bit of a sleeper hit at the box office, this idiosyncratic film noir drew high praise from Orson Welles, leading to Castle’s eventual collaboration with him on The Lady from Shanghai.
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!

Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain (1936) Republic Pictures / P: Nat Levine / D: Mack V. Wright / W: Oliver Drake, Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan / C: William Nobles / E: Lester Orlebeck / M: Harry Grey / S: Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette, LeRoy Mason, Raymond Brown

When Strangers Marry (1944) King Brothers Productions :: Monogram Pictures / P: Frank King, Maurice King / D: William Castle / W: Philip Yordan, Dennis J. Cooper, George Moskov / C: Ira H. Morgan / E: Martin G. Cohn / M: Dimitri Tiomkin / Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton, Rhonda Fleming

For the Love of Film Noir :: Unmatched Heights in Daredevil Ruthlessness! (June, 1945)

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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.

Dillinger (1945) King Brothers Productions :: Monogram Pictures / P: Frank King, Maurice King / D: Max Nosseck / W: Philip Yordan, William Castle / C: Jackson Rose / E: Edward Mann / M: Dimitri Tiomkin / S: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Marc Lawrence, Elisha Cook Jr.