Archive for W. Lee Wilder

Man Against Man, Man Against Beast! (July, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by WB Kelso


The Proud Ones (1956) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Robert L. Jacks / D: Robert D. Webb / W: Edmund H. North, Joseph Petracca, Verne Athanas (novel) / C: Lucien Ballard / E: Hugh S. Fowler / S: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Walter Brennan, Arthur O’Connell

Manfish (1956) Planet Filmplays :: United Artists / P: W. Lee Wilder / D: W. Lee Wilder / W: Myles Wilder, Joel Murcott, Edgar Allan Poe (story) / C: Scotty Welbourne / E: Gerald Turney-Smith / M: Albert Elms / S: John Bromfield, Lon Chaney Jr., Victor Jory, Barbara Nichols, Tessa Prendergast

The William Castle Blogathon :: Killing Comes Easy, But Death Comes Hard! (April, 1954)

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With this being The William Castle Blogathon and all, while looking at these ads, at first glance, you’re probably thinking “I didn’t know Castle directed Phantom from Space?” Well, you’d be wrong. Completely understandable assumption, but wrong. No, Phantom from Space belongs to Lee Wilder, brother to Billy Wilder, who got the short-end of the cinematic gene-stick judging from the likes of this, Killers from Space and The Snow Creature. Anyways, Jesse James vs. the Daltons was Castle’s second 3-D western that, apparently, was shown flat in these parts. And the title is a bit misleading in that we’re dealing with the illegitimate son of Jesse James (maybe) who’s trying to establish his heritage by joining up with his alleged father’s old gang. (Wait. Shouldn’t that be the Younger brothers? Eh, lets just roll with it…) Not nearly as interesting as all that sounds, alas. Also of note, scriptwriters Robert Kent and Sam Newman would go on to carve out their own niche in creature feature infamy , penning or producing the likes of IT! The Terror from Beyond Space, Diary of a Madman (Kent), The Invisible Invaders and The Giant Claw (Newman).
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!

Jesse James vs. the Daltons (1954) Esskay Pictures Corporation :: Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: William Castle / W: Robert E. Kent, Samuel Newman, Edwin V. Westrate / C: Lester White / E: Viola Lawrence / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Brett King, Barbara Lawrence, James Griffith, William Phipps, John Cliff

Phantom from Space (1953) Planet Filmplays :: United Artists / P: W. Lee Wilder / D: W. Lee Wilder / W: William Raynor, Myles Wilder / C: William H. Clothier / E: George Gale / M: William Lava / S: Ted Cooper, Lela Nelson, Tom Daly, Steve Acton, Burt Wenland

For the Love of Film Noir :: Violent Love! And Violent Thrills! (August, 1947)

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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.

The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) First National Pictures :: Warner Bros. / EP: Jack L. Warner / P: Mark Hellinger / D: Peter Godfrey / W: Thomas Job, Martin Vale (play) / C: J. Peverell Marley / E: Frederick Richards / M: Franz Waxman / S: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Ann Carter

Yankee Fakir (1947) W. Lee Wilder Productions :: Republic Pictures / P: W. Lee Wilder / D: W. Lee Wilder / W: Mindret Lord, Richard S. Conway / C: Robert Pittack / E: Jodie Copelan / M: Alexander Laszlo / S: Douglas Fowley, Joan Woodbury, Clem Bevans, Frank Reicher, Marc Lawrence