Archive for Frank Lovejoy

Strips Down to Naked Fury! A Kiss or a Bullet … Which Is It Going to Be?! (December, 1955)

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Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Parklane Pictures Inc. :: United Artists / EP: Victor Saville / P: Robert Aldrich / D: Robert Aldrich / W: A.I. Bezzerides, Mickey Spillane (novel) / C: Ernest Laszlo / E: Michael Luciano / M: Frank De Vol / S: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Maxine Cooper, Marian Carr, Paul Stewart

Top of the World (1955) Landmark Productions :: United Artists / P: Michael Baird, Lewis R. Foster / D: Lewis R. Foster / W: John D. Klorer, N. Richard Nash / C: William H. Clothier, Harry J. Wild / E: Robert Ford / M: Albert Glasser / S: Dale Robertson, Evelyn Keyes, Frank Lovejoy, Nancy Gates, William Schallert

Killers on a Furlough from Hell! Trigger Happy Teen-Age Hoodlums Living for Kicks! (April, 1956)

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Crashout (1955) Standard Productions :: Filmakers Releasing Orginazation / EP: Irving H. Levin / P: Hal E. Chester / D: Lewis R. Foster / W: Hal E. Chester, Lewis R. Foster, Cy Endfield / C: Russell Metty / E: Robert Swink / M: Leith Stevens / S: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Gene Evans, William Talman, Marshall Thompson, Gloria Talbott

Mad at the World (1955) Filmakers Releasing Orginazation / P: Collier Young / AP: James H. Anderson / D: Harry Essex / W: Harry Essex / C: William E. Snyder / E: Stanford Tischler / M: Leith Stevens / S: Frank Lovejoy, Keefe Brasselle, Cathy O’Donnell, Karen Sharpe, Joe Turkel, Aaron Spelling

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

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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

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: An Adventure so Tumultuous only 3-D Could Unleash All its Fabulous Force! (September, 1953)

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Though The Charge at Feather River isn’t the precise origin of The Wilhelm Scream, it does have the honor of coining the phrase itself. Sort of. What the hell am I talking about? And what’s a Whilhelm Scream, you ask? Well, I’m sure you’ve heard it, we all have, and to find out more you can click on over to the Brewery where I get to the bottom of the most heard unheard of Hollywood cliche. And on top of that, The Charge at Feather River also contains one of my favorite applications of 3-D, when an unarmed Frank Lovejoy’s Sgt. Baker spits several volleys of tobacco juice right into a camera to fend of a deadly rattlesnake. *ptui* Wow.

The Charge at Feather River (1953) Warner Bros. Pictures / P: David Weisbart / D: Gordon Douglas / W: James R. Webb / C: J. Peverell Marley / E: Folmar Blangsted / M: Max Steiner / S: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott, Neville Brand

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Beauty and Terror Meet in Your Seat as Every Thrill Comes Off the Screen Right at You! (June, 1953)

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After his unscrupulous business partner leaves him for dead inside their burning waxworks to collect on some insurance money, several years later, the sculptor resurfaces with a new identity and a new venue, including a ghastly chamber of horrors. Also of note, a recent rash of grisly murders have plagued the same city, and in a strange coincidence — too much of a coincidence for the nosy girlfriend of the sculptor’s new assistant — a lot of the new wax figures resemble all of those homicide victims. Will she be able to convince the authorities of her theories before she winds up on display herself? Who am I to ruin a good chase scene. Now. Despite what the ads proclaim, Columbia Pictures’ Man in the Dark managed to beat House of Wax out of the gate by a couple of days, making it the second major studio 3-D effort. However, it should be noted that House of Wax was the first film to use stereo-phonic sound. Based on their earlier film, Mystery of the Wax Museum, Warner’s lucked out when star Vincent Price decided to stay and do the picture instead of heading to London, where the stage was waiting, providing a much needed anchor in a fairly obvious plot. Still, I think director Andre de Toth’s stalk-n-chase sequence through the foggy streets has yet to be topped by any other 3-D film. Don’t believe me? Break out your 3-D glasses and take a look:

Told ya!

Other Points of Interest:

2-D Poster campaign for House of Wax at the Archive.

3-D Poster Campaign for House of Wax at the Archive.

House of Wax (1953) Bryan Foy Productions :: Warner Bros. / P: Bryan Foy / D: André De Toth / W: Crane Wilbur / C: Bert Glennon / E: Rudi Fehr / M: David Buttolph / S: Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy, Carolyn Jones, Dabbs Greer, Charles Bronson

For the Love of Ida Lupino :: Terrifying Excitment! Surpasses Suspense! (October, 1953)

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Second Run Ads :: February, 1954



The Hitch-Hiker is, hands down, my favorite flick that Lupino directed.  And not only did she direct it, but she co-wrote the screenplay with Collier Young and Robert Joseph. A true white-knuckler, folks. Check it out as soon as you can.
This post was one of my meager contributions to The Ida Lupino Blogathon (2011) hosted by The Miss Ida Lupino fan page, a well-worth-your-while shrine to one of my favorite actresses that is sadly no longer with us. Still, my Ida love knows no bounds, and I hope you will enjoy this humble retrospective. Thanks!

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) The Filmakers :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: Collier Young / AP: Christian Nyby / D: Ida Lupino / W: Collier Young, Ida Lupino, Robert L. Joseph / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Douglas Stewart / M: Leith Stevens / S: Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay, Natividad Vacío

Come for the Raw Violence, Stay for the Free Pony Rides! (April, 1957)

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Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Shack Out on 101 at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for Shack Out on 101 at the Archive.

Shack Out on 101 (1955) Allied Artists / P: William F. Broidy, Mort Millman / D: Edward Dein / W: Edward Dein, Mildred Dein / C: Floyd Crosby / E: George White / M: Paul Dunlap / S: Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin, Whit Bissell, Len Lesser