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The William Castle Blogathon :: Three People Locked in an Unholy Bond of Crime! (February, 1945)

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After serving as dialogue director on a couple of films, William Castle slid into the director’s chair in 1943, working in Columbia’s B-Picture unit, where he directed about half of the serial adventures of The Whistler (Richard Dix) and The Crime Doctor (Warner Baxter).


This post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

The Mark of the Whistler (1944) Larry Darmour Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Rudolph C. Flothow / D: William Castle / W: George Bricker, Cornell Woolrich (story) / C: George Meehan / E: Reg Browne / M: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lucien Moraweck / S: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Porter Hall, Paul Guilfoyle, John Calvert

The Last Ride (1944) Warner Bros. / D: D. Ross Lederman / W: Raymond L. Schrock / C: James Van Trees / E: Harold McLernon / M: William Lava / S: Richard Travis, Charles Lang, Eleanor Parker, Jack La Rue, Mary Gordon

For the Love of Film Noir :: As It Happened in Real Life! (August, 1947)

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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.

Boomerang (1947) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / EP: Darryl F. Zanuck / P: Louis De Rochemont / D: Elia Kazan / W: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler / C: Norbert Brodine / E: Harmon Jones / M: David Buttolph / S: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams, Arthur Kennedy, Sam Levene, Ed Begley