Archive for John Houseman

A Man with a Gun and a Back-Street Beauty, Tangled in Trouble Outside the Law! (November, 1951)

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Cry Danger (1951) Olympic Productions Inc. :: Wiesenthal-Frank Productions :: RKO Radio Pictures / P: W.R. Frank, Sam Wiesenthal / D: Robert Parrish / W: William Bowers / C: Joseph F. Biroc / E: Bernard W. Burton / M: Paul Dunlap, Emil Newman / S: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, William Conrad, Jean Porter, Richard Erdman

The Company She Keeps (1951) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: John Houseman / D: John Cromwell / W: Ketti Frings / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: Robert Swink / M: Leigh Harline / S: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O’Keefe, John Hoyt, Fay Baker

For the Love of Film Noir :: Dead or Alive, Dames are Double-Trouble for Him! (June, 1946)

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When a service man returns home to find his wife knockin’ tongues with another man, it wasn’t exactly the homecoming he’d hoped for. And when it’s revealed that her drunken carelessness resulted in the death of their infant son, a person could understand if he was more than a little upset with her. Of course, if she were to suddenly turn up dead, that’d make him the prime suspect in her murder. Which she does. And he is. Which is why he’s soon on the run from the law, aided and abetted by the ex of the nightclub owner that was schtuping his wife. E’yup: all of that bourbon-fueled Chandler intrigue, with a whack-a-doodle William Bendix chaser, makes this one go down smooth.

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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.

The Blue Dahlia (1946) Paramount Pictures / P: John Houseman / AP: George Marshall / D: George Marshall / W: Raymond Chandler / C: Lionel Lindon / E: Arthur Schmidt / M: Victor Young / S: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Doris Dowling, Hugh Beaumont, Howard Da Silva, William Bendix

For the Love of Ida Lupino :: Her Lips or Her Life! Which Did this Stranger Want? (June, 1952)

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Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan? In the same movie? And Ward Bond, too? Also co-directed by Nicholas Ray and our girl Ida? Resulting in filmdom’s first frozen film nor? We can have such things? Yes, please. And thank you!
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!

On Dangerous Ground (1952) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: John Houseman / D: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino (uncredited) / W: A.I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray, Gerald Butler (novel) / C: George E. Diskant / E: Roland Gross / M: Bernard Herrmann / S: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Ed Begley, Sumner Williams

Unknown World (1951) Lippert Pictures / EP: Robert L. Lippert / P: Irving Block, Jack Rabin / D: Terry O. Morse / W: Millard Kaufman / C: Henry Freulich, Allen G. Siegler / E: Terry O. Morse / M: Ernest Gold / S: Bruce Kellogg, Marilyn Nash, Otto Waldis, Jim Bannon