Archive for Universal Pictures

Dress Optional: Toga Not Required! (September – December, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2017 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And at 11 weeks, Animal House (1978) holds the record for longest run ever at the Capitol and the Island in general, beating out Star Wars (1977) by three whole weeks.
 
Animal House (1978) Stage III Productions :: Oregon Film Factory :: Universal Pictures / P: Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons / D: John Landis / W: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller / C: Charles Correll / E: George Folsey Jr. / M: Elmer Bernstein / S: Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, James Widdoes, Karen Allen, Mary Louise Weller, Martha Smith, James Daughton, Mark Metcalf, Kevin Bacon, John Vernon, Donald Sutherland

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Now Showing :: January, 1969

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads, Now Showing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2017 by WB Kelso

 

 

There is More than One Way to Kill a Man! (October, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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The Killers (1964) Revue Studios :: Universal Pictures / P: Don Siegel / D: Don Siegel / W: Gene L. Coon, Ernest Hemingway (story) / C: Richard L. Rawlings / E: Richard Belding / M: John Williams / S: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Ronald Reagan

The CinemaScope Blogathon :: The Heart, the Humor, the Guts, the Glory of a Million G.I.’s! (October, 1955)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2015 by WB Kelso

 

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The post is part of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World’s CinemaScope Blogathon. Be sure click on over and check out all the other wonderful entries. And be sure to check out all the other CinemaScope ads already posted with this handy linkage.

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To Hell and Back (1955) Universal International Pictures :: Universal Pictures / P: Aaron Rosenberg / D: Jesse Hibbs / W: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy (autobiography) / C: Maury Gertsman / E: Edward Curtiss / M: Irving Gertz, William Lava, Henry Mancini, Lou Maury / S: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly, Paul Picerni, David Janssen

When You Double-Cross a Double-Crosser… (April, 1949)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Criss Cross (1949) Universal International Pictures :: Universal Pictures / P: Michael Kraike / D: Robert Siodmak / W: Daniel Fuchs, Don Tracy (novel) / C: Franz Planer / E: Ted J. Kent / M: Miklós Rózsa / S: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Richard Long

Here Again! To Jolt You from Your Seats! (October, 1938)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Here, The Dead End Kids (later morphing into The Bowery Boys) make a move from Warner Bros. to Universal.

Little Tough Guy (1938) Universal Pictures / P: Ken Goldsmith / D: Harold Young / W: Gilson Brown, Brenda Weisberg / C: Elwood Bredell / E: Philip Cahn / M: Charles Henderson, Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner / S: Robert Wilcox, Helen Parrish, Marjorie Main, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell

The Lady Objects (1938) Columbia Pictures Corporation / P: William Perlberg / D: Erle C. Kenton / W: Gladys Lehman, Charles Kenyon / C: Allen G. Siegler / E: Al Clark / M: Sidney Cutner / S: Gloria Stuart, Lanny Ross, Joan Marsh, Ann Doran

Trapped in the Forbidden Amazon! Horror from a Lost Age! Biggest Double-Excitment Show of Them All! (December, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956) Jewel Productions :: Universal Pictures / P: Richard Kay, Harry Rybnick / AP: Edward B. Barison, Jeffrey Mitchell / D: Curt Siodmak / W: Curt Siodmak / C: Rudolf Icsey / E: Terry O. Morse / M: Raoul Kraushaar / S: John Bromfield, Beverly Garland, Tom Payne, Harvey Chalk, Larri Thomas

The Mole People (1956) Universal International Pictures :: Universal Pictures / P: William Alland / D: Virgil W. Vogel / W: László Görög / C: Ellis W. Carter / E: Irving Birnbaum / M: Heinz Roemheld, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein / S: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva

Without It, You are Just Another Mortal. With It, You Enter a Weird New World of Delicious Terrors… (November, 1961)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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The Mask (1961) Beaver-Champion Attractions :: Taylor Roffman Productions :: Warner Bros. / P: Julian Roffman, Nat Taylor / AP: Sandy Haver, Frank Taubes, Yvonne Taylor / D: Julian Roffman / W: Frank Taubes, Sandy Haver, Franklin Delessert, Slavko Vorkapich / C: Herbert S. Alpert / E: Stephen Timar / M: Louis Applebaum / S: Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, Bill Walker, Anne Collings, Martin Lavut

Blast of Silence (1961) Magla Productions :: Universal Pictures / P: Merrill S. Brody / D: Allen Baron / W: Allen Baron, Waldo Salt / C: Merrill S. Brody / E: Merrill S. Brody, Peggy Lawson / M: Meyer Kupferman / S: Molly McCarthy, Allen Baron, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune, Lionel Stander

An Event! A Walloping Piece of Entertainment! You’ll FEEL It as Well as See It! (October, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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You know, I’m not sure what did more damage to L.A. in this flick: the earthquake, or the scenery chewing done by the majority of the cast. The levels on the Richter Scale were about even, after all, making it too close to call.

Earthquake (1974) The Filmakers Group :: Universal Pictures / EP: Jennings Lang / P: Mark Robson, Bernard Donnenfeld / D: Mark Robson / W: George Fox, Mario Puzo / C: Philip Lathrop / E: Dorothy Spencer / M: John Williams / S: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Victoria Principal, Marjoe Gortner

The Two Mightiest Monsters of All Time! (July, 1963)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Needless to say, when I found the first ad for the titanic title bout between King Kong and Godzilla I got a little excited.
 

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When I found the second ad, needless to say, I was a little concerned about the repeater, but figured, hell, we were heading for the weekend and building toward something really and truly special…
 

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Well, shit.

 

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Hrrrrmmmnnn … Trumped by Connie Francis. Nertz. Welp, hopefully, when it recycles to the Drive-In the ads will be a little more dramatic. And varied. And until I find those, check out these super-cool ads for the same film at the equally super-cool Friends of Marty Melville archive.
 

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for King Kong vs. Godzilla at the Archive.

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962/1963) Toho:: John Beck :: RKO General Pictures :: Universal International / P: Tomoyuki Tanaka, John Beck (American Version) / D: Ishirô Honda / W: Shinichi Sekizawa, Bruce Howard (American Version), Paul Mason (American Version) / C: Hajime Koizumi / E: Reiko Kaneko / M: Akira Ifukube / S: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Akihiko Hirata, Mie Hama