Archive for Lewis Milestone

For the Love of Film Noir :: A Super-Duper Thriller! (March, 1947)

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.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: Hal B. Wallis / D: Lewis Milestone / W: Robert Rossen, John Patrick (novel) / C: Victor Milner / E: Archie Marshek / M: Miklós Rózsa / S: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Ann Doran

The Night They Blew All the Lights in Las Vegas! (November, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2012 by WB Kelso















When Peter Lawford first approached Frank Sinatra about making Ocean’s 11, as the legend goes, Sinatra told him they should forget about the movie and just pull the heist off instead. Made at perhaps the absolute zenith of the Martini Machismo era they helped to create and define, the film had to be shot piecemeal around the collection of stars’ scheduled live performances — most notably Sinatra’s legendary run at The Sands, where his fellow Rat-Packers often joined him for what would eventually come to be known as The Summit. And in perhaps the ultimate meta-moment in screen history, as the film ends, Ocean’s crew moseys reflectively down a sidewalk with The Sands marquee visible behind them, emblazoned with its headlining act.


Ocean’s 11 (1960) Dorchester :: Warner Bros. / P: Lewis Milestone / AP: Henry W. Sanicola / D: Lewis Milestone / W: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell / C: William H. Daniels / E: Philip W. Anderson / M: Nelson Riddle / S: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, Caesar Romero