Archive for Social Reform

From Heaven to Hell with a ‘Hop-Head’ (April, 1936)

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Narcotic (1933) Roadshow Attractions P: Dwain Esper, Hildegarde Stadie / D: Dwain Esper, Vival Sodar’t / W: A.J. Karnopp, Hildegarde Stadie / S: Harry Cording, Jean Lacy, Joan Dix, Patricia Farley

For the Love of Film Noir :: For 10-cents, She’ll ‘Rassle Ya! (September, 1942)

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Is it really film noir? I say, close enough!

FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

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.

Juke Girl (1942) Warner Bros. Pictures / EP: Hal B. Wallis / P: Jack Saper, Jerry Wald / D: Curtis Bernhardt / W: Theodore Pratt, Kenneth Gamet, A.I. Bezzerides / C: Bert Glennon / E: Warren Low / M: Adolph Deutsch / S: Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Richard Whorf, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Willie Best

Tomorrow’s Battle to Save the World Today! Daring! Shocking! True to Life! (July, 1960)

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And here’s another oddly mismatched double-feature from 1960 courtesy of Allied Artists. First up, a look at racial injustice, where a fair-skinned African American manages to pass herself off as Caucasian and marries into a rich family. Keeping her secret was hard enough, but when she becomes pregnant she fears the truth will finally come out when the baby does the same. Next, we chuck the social commentary right out the window as we head under the arctic ice with the crew of the Tiger Shark, to battle some mono-optical blob aliens and their deadly UFO in an absolute hair-brained gonzoidal classic.

I Passed for White (1960) Allied Artists / P: Fred M. Wilcox / D: Fred M. Wilcox / W: Fred M. Wilcox / C: George J. Folsey / E: George White / M: Jerry Irvin, John Williams / S: Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus, Patricia Michon, Isabel Cooley, Lon Ballantyne

Atomic Submarine (1960) Allied Artists / P: Alex Gordon, Henry Schrage / AP: Irving Block, Orville H. Hampton, Jack Rabin / D: Spencer G. Bennet / W: Orville H. Hampton / C: Gilbert Warrenton / E: William Austin / M: Neil Brunnenkant, Alexander Laszlo / S: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Bob Steele

Ringing in the New Year :: You’ll Be SICK, SICK, SICK, SICK from Laughing! Also, Free Donuts! (December, 1959)

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Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for A Bucket of Blood at the Archive.

Poster campaign for The Giant Leeches at the Archive.

Poster campaign for Diary of a High School Bride at the Archive.

Poster Campaign for Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow at the Archive.

Loaded with Adult Emotions! You Won’t Believe it Until You See it! (July, 1951)

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Among the young female hellions being used and abused by the corrupt and sadistic reformatory system in our first feature are both Anne Francis and Rita “Rosita” Moreno, both making their screen debuts, whom crusading doctor Paul Henreid tries to reach with a carrot instead of a stick — well, make that a carrot instead of a fire-hose. What Sinister Secret Surrounds Their Fate? You won’t believe it until you see it! As for our second feature, both the title and the ad campaign betray the true nature of this tale of what lengths a newlywed will go to to avenge a husband who was murdered by a carjackers just after they leave the chapel.

So Young, So Bad (1950) Danziger Productions Ltd.:: United Artists / P: Edward J. Danziger, Harry Lee Danziger / D: Bernard Vorhaus, Edgar G. Ulmer / W: Jean Rouverol, Bernard Vorhaus / C: Don Malkames / E: Carl Lerner / M: Robert W. Stringer / S: Paul Henreid, Catherine McLeod, Grace Coppin, Cecil Clovelly, Anne Francis, Rita Moreno

Missing Women (1951) Republic Pictures / P: Stephen Auer / D: Philip Ford / W: John K. Butler / C: John MacBurnie / E: Harold Minter / M: Stanley Wilson / S: Penny Edwards, John Alvin, James Millican, Robert Shayne