Archive for Jan Sterling

The CinemaScope Blogathon :: Bares All the Passions a Man or Woman Ever Tried to Hide! (August, 1954)

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The 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.


The High and the Mighty (1954) A Wayne-Fellows Production :: Warner Bros. / P: Robert Fellows, John Wayne / D: William A. Wellman / W: Ernest K. Gann / C: Archie Stout / E: Ralph Dawson / M: Dimitri Tiomkin / S: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris

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

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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

Naked Nerves! Bare Emotions! Drama that EXPLODES in Your Face! (November, 1953)

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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

For the Love of Ida Lupino :: Red Hot, Raw and Rugged! We Dare U to C’M (August, 1956)

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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!


Women’s Prison (1955) Columbia Pictures / P: Bryan Foy / D: Lewis Seiler / W: Crane Wilbur, Jack DeWitt / C: Lester White / E: Henry Batista / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Cleo Moore, Audrey Totter, Phyllis Thaxter, Howard Duff

The Bamboo Prison (1954) Columbia Pictures / P: Bryan Foy / D: Lewis Seiler / W: Jack DeWitt, Edwin Blum / C: Burnett Guffey / E: Henry Batista / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Robert Francis, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, Jerome Courtland, E.G. Marshall

No! BUCK the Establishment, Man! (September, 1970)

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Cycle Savages (1969) A Trans-American Film Release / EP: Mike Curb, Casey Kasem, Frank Ragusa / P: Maurice Smith / AP: Arthur N. Gilbert / D: Bill Brame / W: Bill Brame / C: Frank Ruttencutter / E: Herman Freedman / M: Jerry Styner / S: Bruce Dern, Melody Patterson, Chris Robinson, Maray Ayres, Karen Ciral

The Angry Breed (1968) Commonwealth United Entertainment / EP: Fred Maisel, Frank Brandt / P: David Commons / AP: Sally Goldwater, Jack Bohrer / D: David Commons / W: Rex Carlton, David Commons / C: Gregory Sandor / E: David Saxon / M: Larry Brown / S: Jan Sterling, James MacArthur, Melody Patterson, William Windom, Jan Murray