Archive for William Alland

For the Love of Science-Fiction :: Every Living Thing Flees Before the Terror of Its Giant Poison Fangs and Crushing Claws of Death! (December, 1955)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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This post is part of the For the Love of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon hosted by Ferdy on Films, This Island Rod, and Wonders in the Dark. This year’s theme is science-fiction, and we’ll be leaning hard toward the “mad science” portion of the genre. Hope you enjoy, and please click on the link above and donate to help restore the silent film, Cupid in Quarantine. The goal is to raise $10,000. Give what you can, won’t you? Thank you!

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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

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

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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

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Pent-Up Passion from the Devonian Age Unleashed! (April, 1954)

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As the legend goes, it was while working for Orson Wells, back in the Mercury Theater days, that producer William Alland first heard the tales of a legendary fish-man that lived somewhere way upstream in the backwaters of the Amazon river. And these tales, told by famed Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, eventually germinated into one of the most iconic cinematic monsters ever conceived and executed on film. And though it’s usually one of the first things that come to mind while thinking about 3-D pictures, but truthfully, Creature from the Black Lagoon was one of the last big features to use the already rapidly waning process.

I’ve been lucky enough to see a 3-D print of both Creature and its sequel, Revenge of the Creature, and the differences between seeing them flat and seeing them topographical is like the difference between how long Ben Chapman and Riccou Browning can hold their breath underwater. And now, with advances in home video technology, we all can see the Gill-Man unrequited quest for love in all it’s Stereo-Scopic glory!

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Universal International / P: William Alland / D: Jack Arnold / W: Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross / C: William E. Snyder / E: Ted J. Kent / M: Joseph Gershenson, Henry Mancini, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein / S: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Whit Bissell, Nestor Paiva

Project M7 (1953) Two Cities Films :: Universal Pictures / EP: Earl St. John / P: Antony Darnborough / D: Antony Darnborough / W: William Fairchild, John Pudney (novel) / C: Desmond Dickinson / E: Frederick Wilson / M: Benjamin Frankel / S: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Robert Beatty, Herbert Lom, Muriel Pavlow

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Brings Terror that Can Almost Touch You when Xenomorphs Invade our World! (June, 1953)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of It Came from Outer Space at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for It Came from Outer Space at the Archive.

It Came from Outer Space (1953) Universal International / P: William Alland / D: Jack Arnold / W: Harry Essex, Ray Bradbury (story) / C: Clifford Stine / E: Paul Weatherwax / M: Irving Gertz, Henry Mancini, Herman Stein / S: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson, Kathleen Hughes

Gigantic Shock Show! You’ll Be Surrounded by Mayhem, Murder & Mirth! (March, 1955)

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Revenge of the Creature (1955) Universal International / P: William Alland / D: Jack Arnold / W: Martin Berkeley, William Alland / C: Scotty Welbourne / E: Paul Weatherwax / M: William Lava, Herman Stein / S: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva, Grandon Rhodes

Cult of the Cobra (1955) Universal International / P: Howard Pine / D: Francis D. Lyon / W: Jerry Davis, Cecil Maiden, Richard Collins / C: Russell Metty / E: Milton Carruth / M: Joseph Gershenson / S: Kathleen Hughes, Faith Domergue, Richard Long, Marshall Thompson, Jack Kelly, David Janssen

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

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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

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