Archive for True Crime

I’ll Take Totally Busted for $500, Alex :: October, 1960

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , , , , on July 1, 2018 by WB Kelso

 

 

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Told in Blood! Cosa Nostra Story in 2 Shocking Motion Pictures! (November, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Al Capone (1959) Allied Artists Pictures / P: Leonard Ackerman, John H. Burrows / D: Richard Wilson / W: Malvin Wald, Henry F. Greenberg / C: Lucien Ballard / E: Walter Hannemann / M: David Raksin / S: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory, Nehemiah Persoff

Pay or Die! (1960) Allied Artists / P: Richard Wilson / D: Richard Wilson / W: Richard Collins, Bertram Millhauser / C: Lucien Ballard / E: Walter Hannemann / M: David Raksin / S: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Vito Scotti, John Marley

A Hoodlum Paradise of Sin and Crime! (January, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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The Phenix City Story (1955) Allied Artists Pictures / EP: Walter Mirisch / P: Samuel Bischoff, David Diamond / D: Phil Karlson / W: Crane Wilbur, Daniel Mainwaring / C: Harry Neumann / E: George White / M: Harry Sukman / S: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews, Lenka Peterson, Biff McGuire

True Crime :: Death on a Doorstep (September, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage News Photos with tags , on July 12, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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True Crime :: Texas “Bluebeard” Fed Victims to Alligators.

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , on July 2, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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And here, I believe, we have the inspiration for Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive.

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: Proto-Slashers :: … And He Still Lurks the Streets of Texarkana Today! (February, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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The Town that Dreaded Sundown was Texarkana mini-movie mogul Charles B. Pierce’s follow up to his wildly successful crypto-zoological expose, The Legend of Boggy Creek. And cashing in on his own pseudo-documentary template, here, Pierce tells the tale of the Phantom Killer, who murdered five people in the late 1940’s and was never caught. And thanks to some savvy TV-spots and some striking promotional art, the image of the masked killer left a lasting impression on many children of the 1970’s, even though Pierce basically chucked out the facts and fabricated most of the story, including the most unique kill in screen history, helping to usher in the era of found-object killers, when our Phantom takes out a victim with a trombone.
 
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The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) Charles B. Pierce Film Productions :: American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Charles B. Pierce / D: Charles B. Pierce / W: Earl E. Smith / C: Jim Roberson / E: Tom Boutross / M: Jaime Mendoza-Nava / S: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Charles B. Pierce

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

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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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

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: For the Sake of Your Sanity, Pray It Isn’t True! (July, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of The Legend of Hell House at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for The Legend of Hell House at the Archive.

The Legend of Hell House (1973) Academy Pictures Corporation :: 20th Century Fox / EP: James H. Nicholson / P: Albert Fennell, Norman T. Herman / D: John Hough / S: Richard Matheson / C: Alan Hume / E: Geoffrey Foot / M: Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson / S: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill, Roland Culver, Michael Gough

The Boston Strangler (1968) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Robert Fryer / AP: James Cresson / D: Richard Fleischer / W: Edward Anhalt, Gerold Frank (novel) / C: Richard H. Kline / E: Marion Rothman / M: Lionel Newman / S: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Murray Hamilton, William Marshall, Sally Kellerman

True Crime :: Singer Slain at NCO Club (July, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage News Photos with tags , , on May 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

True Crime :: Draft-Dodging Daddy-O (September, 1951)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage News Photos with tags , on May 23, 2012 by WB Kelso