Archive for Priscilla Lane

For the Love of Film Noir :: Different? It’s Out of this World! All Set to a Torrid Tempo! (September, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2013 by WB Kelso







Don’t let the overly-jubilant ads fool you, Blues in the Night is like a nine-months later end result of a drunken prom date between Fritz Lang and Busby Berkeley. And for the record, folks, that’s a compliment.
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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.

Blues in the Night (1941) Warner Bros. Pictures / EP: Hal B. Wallis / P: Henry Blanke / D: Anatole Litvak / W: Robert Rossen, Edwin Gilbert (play), Elia Kazan (play) / C: Ernest Haller / E: Owen Marks / M: Heinz Roemheld / S: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Carson, Wallace Ford

For the Love of Hitchcock :: Through 3000 Miles of Terror! Stalking a Power They Must Destroy … Or Be Destroyed! (June, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by WB Kelso

“This is awful — it’s like something out of a bad dream.
All these people here, isn’t there anyone we can trust?”

“Sure. All of them. But which one?”






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?

Saboteur (1942) Frank Lloyd Productions :: Universal / P: Frank Lloyd / AP: Jack H. Skirball / D: Alfred Hitchcock / W: Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison, Dorothy Parker / C: Joseph Valentine / E: Otto Ludwig / M: Frank Skinner / S: Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd, Otto Kruger