Archive for Mimsy Farmer

Violence is Their God! And Lust the Law They Live By! (June, 1967)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Man, those character descriptions are hoot and a half … After the surprising financial success of their first hell-razin’ outlaw biker flick, Roger Corman immediately followed up The Wild Angels with another sordid tale of motorized hooligans. Based loosely on a Monterey, California, incident back in 1965, where several members of the Hell’s Angels were accused, arrested, and later acquitted on several rape charges, Devil’s Angels came to the same conclusion for the fictionalized Skulls club — but then deviates rather radically on the biker’s reaction to being railroaded by local law-enforcement. Needless to say, the locals didn’t “Stay out of their way…”

Devil’s Angels (1967) American International Pictures / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Roger Corman, Burt Topper / AP: Jack W. Cash / D: Daniel Haller / W: Charles B. Griffith / C: Richard Moore / E: Kenneth G. Crane, Ronald Sinclair / M: Mike Curb / S: John Cassavetes, Beverly Adams, Mimsy Farmer, Leo Gordon, Buck Taylor

Leave the Chilren at Home … And if YOU are Squeamish, Stay Home With Them! (October, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Being completely Poe-addled at the time, after, basically, randomly thumbing through the famed author’s collected works, American International Pictures added the somewhat nonsensical title for Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General. Whatever title you see it under, the film is as creepy and hair-raising as the artwork would imply and is definitely worth checking out. And, to be frank, with no trace of the usual ham, I think the portrayal of the dastardly inquisitor, Matthew Hopkins, is one of the most arresting performances of Vincent Price’s storied career. As was also AIP’s modus operandi back then, The Conqueror Worm was sent out as a double-bill. And keeping up with the nonsensical approach, it was released with the Fabian-fueled stock car epic, The Wild Racers.
 
The Conqueror Worm (1968) Tigon :: American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff, Tony Tenser / P: Louis M. Heyward, Arnold Miller, Philip Waddilove / D: Michael Reeves / W: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves / C: John Coquillon / E: Howard Lanning / M: Paul Ferris / S: Vincent Price, Hilary Heath, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
 
The Wild Racers (1968) Filmakers Productions :: American International Pictures / P: Roger Corman, Joel Rapp / AP: Tamara Asseyev, Pierre Cottrell / D: Daniel Haller / W: Max House / C: Néstor Almendros / E: Verna Fields / M: Mike Curb, Pierre Vassiliu / S: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Alan Haufrect, Judy Cornwell, Dick Miller