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Thrill Show of the Year! It Will Scare the Pants Off You! (May, 1954)

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Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Invasion U.S.A. at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for Invasion U.S.A. at the Archive.

Invasion, U.S.A. (1952) American Pictures :: Columbia Pictures / EP: Joseph Justman / P: Albert Zugsmith, Robert Smith / AP: Peter Miller / D: Alfred E. Green / W: Robert Smith / C: John L. Russell / E: W. Donn Hayes / M: Albert Glasser / S: Gerald Mohr, Peggie Castle, Robert Bice, Tom Kennedy, Wade Crosby, Erik Blythe, Dan O’Herlihy

The Hoodlum (1951) Jack Schwarz Productions :: United Artists / EP: Jack Schwarz / P: Maurice Kosloff / AP: Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck / D: Max Nosseck / W: Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck / C: Clark Ramsey / E: Jack Killifer / M: Darrell Calker / S: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm, Stuart Randall, Angela Stevens

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: A White Hot Movie that Throws Every Savage Thrill in the Book Right at You! (November, 1953)

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Best effort to extract above ad from the gutter:




After an old war-time buddy meets a violent end, a brutish, tough as nails detective is soon neck-deep in a violent vendetta to repay an old debt to said friend, who saved his life during the war, by tracking down his killer and making them pay! Okay, when I think on the adapted adventures of that hard-boiled dick Mike Hammer, probably the last person I think of is Biff Elliot. But, he was the first to portray Mickey Spillane’s iconic private-eye in a movie that, alas, has never been released to home video in any format. I know I’m curious to see it, as it’s one of the few onscreen appearances of Margaret Sheridan as Hammer’s trusted secretary, Velda; and another B-Movie fave in Peggie Castle, who portrays the conniving psycho-analyst, Charlotte Manning. And, for the record, as much as I love Ralph Meeker in Kiss Me Deadly, my all time favorite version of Mike Hammer was Darren McGavin’s take in the old Mike Hammer TV show, something else that desperately needs a release for home-viewing as soon as possible.

I the Jury (1953) Parklane Pictures Inc. :: United Artists / P: Victor Saville / D: Harry Essex / W: Harry Essex, Mickey Spillane (novel) / C: John Alton / E: Fredrick Y. Smith / M: Franz Waxman / S: Biff Elliot, Preston Foster, Peggie Castle, Alan Reed, Margaret Sheridan

Thrilling Suprises, Crashing Climaxes, Jive and Romance (January, 1946)

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Murder, My Sweet (1944) RKO Radio Pictures / EP: Sid Rogell / P: Adrian Scott / D: Edward Dmytryk / W: John Paxton, Raymond Chandler (novel) / C: Harry J. Wild / E: Joseph Noriega / M: Roy Webb / S: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki

Meet Miss Bobby Socks (1944) Columbia Pictures / P: Ted Richmond / D: Glenn Tryon / W: Muriel Roy Bolton / C: George Meehan / E: Jerome Thoms / M: George Duning / S: Bob Crosby, Lynn Merrick, Louise Erickson, Robert White, Howard Freeman