Archive for The Postman Always Rings Twice

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: Six of the Most Bizarre Murders You Will Ever See! (June, 1981_

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by WB Kelso










Egads, but this is getting depressing. Here we have a film with perhaps the most iconic image in all of Stalk ‘n’ Slashdom and what do we get? We get another cut and paste hack job of the title only. You will see four of the lamest ads ever. *sigh* (That’s me shaking a fist at you, Ghost of the Conestoga 4.)


Now. I do remember the Trib, my old hometown newspaper, used that provocative art when Happy Birthday to Me ran at the Strand or the Rivoli back in 1981. And this streak of bad luck has me hoping the majority of these things played at the Capitol or the Grand here in the Island or this is gonna get pretty boring pretty darn quick.


Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Happy Birthday to Me at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for Happy Birthday to Me at the Archive.

Happy Birthday to Me (1981) The Birthday Film Company :: Canadian Film Development Corporation :: Famous Players Ltd. :: Columbia Pictures / P: John Dunning, André Link / AP: Stewart Harding, Lawrence Nesis / D: J. Lee Thompson / W: John C.W. Saxton, Peter Jobin, Timothy Bond / C: Miklós Lente / E: Debra Karen / M: Bo Harwood, Lance Rubin / S: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Tracey E. Bregman, Matt Craven, Sharon Acker, Lawrence Dane

For the Love of Film Noir :: Best Suited for Adult Minds (July, 1946)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by WB Kelso












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.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / P: Carey Wilson / D: Tay Garnett / W: Harry Ruskin, Niven Busch, James M. Cain (novel) / C: Sidney Wagner / E: George White / M: George Bassman / S: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter