Archive for John Hodiak

Second Run Showcase :: A Truly Great Motion Picture! (December, 1955)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2015 by WB Kelso


For the Love of Film Noir :: She Was Hungry for His Love! Why Was He Afraid? (December, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2013 by WB Kelso









FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

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.

Somewhere in the Night (1946) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / EP: Darryl F. Zanuck / P: Anderson Lawler / D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz / W: Howard Dimsdale, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lee Strasberg, Marvin Borowsky / C: Norbert Brodine / E: James B. Clark / M: David Buttolph / S: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, Josephine Hutchinson, Sheldon Leonard

For the Love of Hitchcock :: At the Mercy of the Sea — And Each Other! (April, 1944)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2012 by WB Kelso


“Dying together’s even more personal than living together.”





And in the great Hitchcock tradition, a cameo appearance by my thumb.


This post is part of the For the Love of Film Blogathon, a new age telethon to raise funds for The National Film Preservation Foundation to help bring The White Shadow (a/k/a White Shadows), an early silent film that a certain master of suspense did just about everything for except direct — assistant director, screenwriter, film editor, production designer, art director, and set decorator, to the streaming masses and help defray the costs of adding a new musical soundtrack.

There’s no donation too small, folks. So please, click on the link above, wherever you see it this week and give what you can. Thanks. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page. Big thanks, as always, to Ferdy on Film, The Self-Styled Siren and This Island Rod for throwing such a wide net for contributors. Until tomorrow, then, I bid you all a good ev-ah-ning.

  I’m participating. Are you?

Life Boat (1944) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / EP: Darryl F. Zanuck, William Goetz / P: Alfred Hitchcock, Kenneth Macgowan / D: Alfred Hitchcock / W: John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling / C: Glen MacWilliams, Arthur C. Miller / E: Dorothy Spencer / M: Hugo Friedhofer / S: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, William Bendix, Canada Lee, Henry Hull, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel,