Archive for Vic Morrow

The William Castle Blogathon :: Not Valid for People with Known Heart or Nervous Conditions! (May, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Sometimes the gutter giveth…

 

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… and sometimes the gutter taketh away. Pfeh.

 

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Other Points of Interest:

The poster campaign for Macabre at the Archive.

 
And now, finally, we get to the meat. The ballyhoo. The bullshit. The Castle raison d’etre. By no means great, but, when considering it’s lackluster reputation, even among William Castle’s fans, Macabre wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d anticipated. In fact, I found it to be pretty good. (Who knew Jim Backus had that kind of a heavy in him?) A bit clumsy, structurally, sure (–there might have been a flashback inside a flashback), and though this tale of kidnapping and buried secrets threatens to derail itself, the ending twist works and those closing credits are simply ADOREABLE! You’ll never get to cash in your Fright Insurance policy, but definitely worth a spin.
 

An official Beneficiary Agreement for Macabre:

And as a public service announcement for the IMDB, who list Macabre’s release as October, 1958, for the sake of accuracy, it played in the Island in May, 1958:

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This post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

Macabre (1958) William Castle Productions :: Allied Artists / P: William Castle, Howard W. Koch, Aubrey Schenck / D: William Castle / W: Robb White, Anthony Boucher (novel) / C: Carl E. Guthrie / E: John F. Schreyer / M: Les Baxter / S: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott, Susan Morrow, Ellen Corby

Hell’s Five Hours (1958) Muriel Corporation :: Allied Artists / P: Jack L. Copeland / AP: Walter Hannemann / D: Jack L. Copeland / W: Jack L. Copeland / C: Ernest Haller / E: Walter Hannemann / M: Nicholas Carras / S: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Vic Morrow, Maurice Manson, Robert Foulk

Da’King Lives! :: Battling to the Top Against Hoodlums, Gangs and Their Girl-Bait! (July, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

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Video courtesy of SophyaAgain.

 
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
 

 
King Creole (1958) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: Michael Curtiz / W: Herbert Baker, Michael V. Gazzo, Harold Robbins (novel) / C: Russell Harlan / E: Warren Low / M: Walter Scharf / S: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Vic Morrow

Fasten Your Seatbelts for 3 and 1/2 Hours of High Performance Action! (September, 1975)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Ad for the new 1970 Dodge Challenger.

My highly existential take on Vanishing Point at the Brewery.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) Academy Pictures Corporation :: 20th Century Fox / P: James H. Nicholson, Norman Herman / D: John Hough / W: Leigh Chapman, Antonio Santean, Richard Unekis (novel) / C: Mike Margulies / E: Christopher Holmes / M: Jimmie Haskell / S: Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, Vic Morrow, Ken Tobey, Roddy McDowall

Vanishing Point (1971) Cupid Productions :: 20th Century Fox / EP: Michael Pearson / P: Norman Spencer / D: Richard C. Sarafian / W: Guillermo Cain / C: John Alonzo / E: Stefan Arnsten / M: Jimmy Bowen / S: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Paul Koslo, Robert Donner, Dean Jagger, Severn Darden, Timothy Scott, Gilda Texter

Random Multiplex Mash-Up :: Epic Fantasies of Peace and Magic (December, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Message from Space at the Brewery.

 

Now, 25 Years Later, Motion Pictures Come of Age (May, 1958)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 
God’s Little Acre (1958) Security Pictures Inc. :: United Artists / P: Sidney Harmon / D: Anthony Mann / W: Ben Maddow, Erskine Caldwell (novel) / C: Ernest Haller / E: Richard C. Meyer / M: Elmer Bernstein / S: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett, Jack Lord, Vic Morrow, Fay Spain

Blood and Fury! (April, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 
Men in War (1957) Security Pictures :: United Artists / D: Anthony Mann / W: Ben Maddow, Philip Yordan / C: Ernest Haller / P: Sidney Harmon / S: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Vic Morrow

Fury at Showdown (1957) Robert Goldstein Productions:: United Artists / D: Gerd Oswald / W: Jason James / C: Joseph LaShelle / P: John Beck, Bob Goldstein / S: John Derek, John Smith, Carolyn Craig