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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