Archive for Universal Monsters

Stark and Brutal! All New Giant Thrill Show! (October, 1955)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
Tarantula (1955) Universal International / P: William Alland / D: Jack Arnold / W: Robert M. Fresco, Martin Berkeley, Jack Arnold / C: George Robinson / E: William Morgan / M: Herman Stein / S: John Agar, Mara Corday, Nestor Paiva, Leo G. Carroll, Ross Elliot

Running Wild (1955) Universal International / P: Howard Pine / D: Abner Biberman / W: Leo Townsend, Ben Benson (novel) / C: Ellis W. Carter / E: Edward Curtiss, Ray Snyder / M: Joseph Gershenson / S: William Campbell, Mamie Van Doren, John Saxon, Keenan Wynn, Kathleen Case

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The Kiss No Woman Could Resist! (May, 1931)

Posted in 1930-1939 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
Out of Universal’s first wave of Gothic horrors, the one that probably aged the worst was also the first. Based on a popular stage version,the film adaptation of Dracula is nothing but a static recreation of the play it was based on and lacks the usual delirium of other Tod Browning flicks. And the director’s disinterested effort has been blamed on the fact that his star of choice, Lon Chaney Sr., died before filming commenced, allowing Lugosi to backdoor into the role, a role he was stuck with for his whole career (– though technically, he only reprised the role once, in Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein). Alas, the fine folks at the Capitol Theater weren’t all that interested either, as aside from a few teaser ads (see post below), they seemed a lot more interested in the impending premiere of Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page, which was adapted again, several times, most notably by Howard Hawks for His Girl Friday.
 
Dracula (1931) Universal Pictures / P: E.M. Asher, Tod Browning, Carl Laemmle Jr. / D: Tod Browning / W: Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston, Garrett Fort (play), Bram Stoker (novel) / C: Karl Freund / E: Milton Carruth / S: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan

WARNING: If You Have a Weak Heart and Cannot Stand Excitement, We Advise You NOT to See this Picture! (January, 1932)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Frankenstein (1931) Universal Pictures / P: Carl Laemmle Jr. / AP: E.M. Asher / D: James Whale / W: Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh / C: Arthur Edeson / E: Clarence Kolster / M: Bernhard Kaun / S: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Marilyn Harris

Twice the Screaming Terror on One Double-Thrill Show! (December, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for The Mummy at the Archive.

Poster campaign for Curse of the Undead at the Archive.

The Mummy (1959) Hammer Film Productions :: Universal Pictures / P: Michael Carreras / AP: Anthony Nelson Keys / D: Terence Fisher / W: Jimmy Sangster / C: Jack Asher / E: Alfred Cox, James Needs / M: Franz Reizenstein / S: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne, Felix Aylmer, George Pastell

Curse of the Undead (1959) Universal International Pictures / P: Joseph Gershenson / D: Edward Dein / W: Edward Dein, Mildred Dein / C: Ellis W. Carter / E: George Gittens / M: Irving Gertz / S: Eric Fleming, Michael Pate, Kathleen Crowley, John Hoyt, Bruce Gordon, Helen Kleeb

The Terrifying Lover Who Died … Yet Lived! (July, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

The poster campaign for Horror of Dracula at the Archive.

The poster campaign for The Thing that Couldn’t Die at the Archive.

Horror of Dracula (1958) Hammer Film Productions :: Universal International / EP: Michael Carreras / P: Anthony Hinds / AP: Anthony Nelson Keys / D: Terence Fisher / W: Jimmy Sangster / C: Jack Asher / E: Bill Lenny / M: James Bernard / S: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Melissa Stribling, Michael Gough, Carol Marsh

The Thing that Couldn’t Die (1958) Universal International / P: Will Cowan / D: Will Cowan / W: David Duncan / C: Russell Metty / E: Edward Curtiss / M: Henry Mancini / S: William Reynolds, Andra Martin, Jeffrey Stone, Carolyn Kearney, Peggy Converse, Robin Hughes

The Horrors of Communism: Subtle, and Not so Subtle (June, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 
Girl in the Kremlin (1957) Universal International / P: Albert Zugsmith / D: Russell Birdwell / W: Gene L. Coon, Robert Hill / C: Carl Guthrie / E: Sherman Todd / M: Joseph Gershenson / S: Lex Barker, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jeffrey Stone, Maurice Manson, William Schallert

The Deadly Mantis (1957) Universal International / P: William Alland/ D: Nathan Juran / W: Martin Berkeley, William Alland / C: Ellis W. Carter / E: Chester Schaeffer / M: Irving Gertz, William Lava / S: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Florenz Ames, Pat Conway