Archive for Richard Thorpe

Hail and Happy 81st Birthday to the King :: A Fun Filled Gala Vacation! (December, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Fun in Acapulco (1963) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Joseph H. Hazen / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: Richard Thorpe / W: Allan Weiss / C: Daniel L. Fapp / E: Stanley E. Johnson / M: Joseph J. Lilley / S: S: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cárdenas, Paul Lukas, Larry Domasin, Alejandro Rey

The CinemaScope Blogathon :: The Ultimate in Spectacular Pageantry and Romantic Adventure! (February, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by WB Kelso

 

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This post is part of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World’s CinemaScope Blogathon. Be sure click on over and check out all the other wonderful entries. And be sure to check out all the other CinemaScope ads already posted with this handy linkage.

cinescope-blogathon_voyageKnights of the Round Table (1953) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Pandro S. Berman / D: Richard Thorpe / W: Talbot Jennings, Jan Lustig, Noel Langley, Thomas Malory (story) / C: Stephen Dade, Freddie Young / E: Frank Clarke / M: Miklós Rózsa / S: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford, Stanley Baker

Da’King Lives! :: Sadly, This Drive-In Double Feature is About as Close as He Ever Got to an Actual World Tour… (August, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

And good luck getting this number out of your head:

 

Video courtesy of hitmewitdarock.

You’re welcome.

 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

Fun in Acapulco (1963) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Joseph H. Hazen / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: Richard Thorpe / W: Allan Weiss / C: Daniel L. Fapp / E: Stanley E. Johnson / M: Joseph J. Lilley / S: S: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cárdenas, Paul Lukas, Larry Domasin, Alejandro Rey

It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) Ted Richmond Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Ted Richmond / D: Norman Taurog / W: Si Rose, Seaman Jacobs / C: Joseph Ruttenberg / E: Fredric Steinkamp / M: Leith Stevens / S: Elvis Presley, Joan O’Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu, H.M. Wynant, Yvonne Craig, Kurt Russell

Da’King Lives! :: A Rocking, Socking Powerhouse of Fantastic Talent! (November, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I know, I know, the Jailhouse Rock number was the showpiece for this flick, but I’ve always preferred this simpler number and the magical properties of Scotty Moore’s sunglasses.
 


Video courtesy of Gocciadilluna57.

 
One of the few bona fide musicals The Big E ever made, Jailhouse Rock is also reputed to be the only film of his that Elvis never watched. The reason: the tragic death of his co-star, Judy Tyler, who was killed in an automobile accident just three days after filming wrapped up. Apparently, Elvis was so distraught over this that he could never bring himself to watch her last performance.
 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

 
Jailhouse Rock (1957) Avon Productions :: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Pandro S. Berman / AP: Kathryn Hereford / D: Richard Thorpe / W: Guy Trosper, Ned Young (story) / C: Robert J. Bronner / E: Ralph E. Winters / M: Jeff Alexander / S: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jennifer Holden, Dean Jones, Anne Neyland