This little opus from 1957, features King Karloff who plays a hoax buster. He travels to an Island known for it's Voodoo Rituals, and Man (Make that Woman) eating plants. Very fun. Here, the restored poster.
This was a very fun film to watch. Great performance by Lionel
Atwill as a lawyer defending his son accused for murdering a shrewd
gold digger played by the wonderful Greta Nissen. Here, the restored and atmospheric one sheet.
Right up there with ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN '48, is this fright filled comedy fun film. Wisecracking Bob Hope and lovely to look at Paulette Goddard, star in this film that had been tied up in a legal morass for quite some time. Finally available by Universal on DVD. My highest recommendation. Here is the really terrific one sheet, recently restored.
One of the great studio over-sites, is NOT placing Bela Lugosi in the last two Universal monster films. Starting with House of Frankenstein '48. More the pity on that one, since Bela & Boris Karloff would have been co-stars. Here the restored one sheet to the House of Dracula. That should really be Bela in the center.
Charlie Chan. To some, that name
conjures up an unfortunate Hollywood stereotype. Truth is, the actors
that played the character in the 30's and 40's were not Chinese. No
matter, all of the performers, had great respect for and I feel,
portrayed the character with respect and class. Sidney Tolar was so
happy to play the character, that when they had planned to cancel the
C.C. series, Tolar bought the rights so he could make more movies! Here
is the restored one sheet to one of the best of the Tolar Chans. Enjoy.
An insane surgeon's (Lorre of course) obsession with an actress (Gorgeous Frances Drake) leads him to replace her
wounded pianist's husband's (Colin Clive) hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still
have the urge to throw knives.
WOW! A terrific thriller, and the American Film Debut of Mr. Lorre. One of the last films that Colin Clive would make before his passing from acute alcoholism. Also one of the last films that Ted Healy would appear in (Great as an obnoxious Reporter) before being beaten to death while celebrating the birth of his son. Ted was a very bad drunk. The future was not bright for most of it's stars, but this film became a Horror Classic.
My pal Robert Shayne told me that when he was being groomed at Warner Brothers for bigger stardom, he decided to go independent. He then said quite seriously: "Actors rarely make good decisions for themselves after a taste of success". Bob started work on this little "Gem", and immediately knew he was in for quite an experience. First off, he made what he thought was a private comment to another actor concerning co-star John Carradine and how funny it was that here is Carradine practicing Shakespeare between takes, while acting in this grade Z picture. Mr. Carradine, heard this comment, and their working relationship was not the same from that point on. Bob also recounted being at the premiere of F.O.M., and a very sweet old woman walked up to him after the film, and said: "Mr. Shayne, I have seen all of your movies. After seeing this one, you should be ashamed of yourself"!. Here the restored one sheet.
Definitely the least popular of the Christopher Lee Dracula films, Dracula A.D. 1972 was an attempt to up-date the franchise by bringing it to modern day England. Dracula never ventured out of a defunct church, where black masses were done. Of course the film wasn't all bad. It had Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Caroline Munro was a delectable victim of the Count.
This advertisement promised you would be sworn in as a member of the Count Dracula Society. Kind of a reverse Church meeting.
and Lou had run into Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Invisible
Man and Both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. So it was expected that they might
meet their Mummy. This was their last "Meets" movie and one of their
best. This film did extremely well at the box office, but Universal
decided not to renew the team's contract. Here is the just restored half
sheet for your enjoyment.
What is a California community to do, when Giant Sea Mollusks that Suck the juices out of your Body, are freed (By an Earthquake) and Run Rampant?....to the rescue comes Hans Conreid! Make sure you catch this little gem with a Great Title. Restored one-sheet for your eyes.
The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan. Featuring the always terrific George Zucco playing a double role. Under-rated and lots of fun. Here, the restored one sheet.
It is no secret that I am a fan of the uniquely Lovely Claudette Colbert. I remember seeing Cleopatra '34, on channel 5 Los Angeles as a kid. At the ripe old age of 10, I thought "Wow, she sure is cute". Here is the newly restored Jumbo Window Card. I put a LOT of work into this one. Enjoy!
Mummy's Hand '40 is the first sequel to the original MUMMY '32 starring Boris Karloff. This time, with Tom (Captain Marvel) Tyler as Kharis. The lovely co-star and required female victim was lovely Peggy Moran. I had the honor of editing and presenting a video of her career, for her 80th Birthday. Enjoy this restored title card.
One of the most popular films among 50's Sci Fi Horror fans is IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958). I have posted the restored 30X40 poster. Now I present a great restored still of the Monster and It's unfortunate victim.
This title is a bit mis-leading. The boys actually never make it to Mars! They fly into Space, land back on Earth, right into Mardi Gra in New Orleans, think that the revelers are Aliens (Because of the wacky costumes and head wear) and quickly fly to Venus. Once there, Bud and Lou, charm the winners (and runners up) of the 1953 Miss Universe contest! Very fun Sci Fi movie parody, with top notch special effects. Enjoy the restored one sheet.
Here is a film that I really want to see. I have always had a great admiration for the natural charm and obvious beauty of Paulette Goddard. Just restored and presented here on this July 4th weekend.Warner Archive, please release this little gem.
Another version of the half sheet to this landmark science fiction film. The first Sci Fi film made in Technicolor. Features remarkable special effects. Directed by the same man who produced King Kong, Ernest B. Schoedstack. Here lovely Janice Logan is looked at by Dr. Cyclops, played with great villainy by Albert Dekker.
This George Pal production is one of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon.Cheapie producer Robert L. Lippert beat this film to the screen with his "Own" version, Rocketship X-M. Here restored, is a great Lobby Card for your viewing pleasure.
What a delightful surprise! I have not seen this film for over 25 years. I remember it screened on some L.A. channel. It was a faded color print full of the usual commercial breaks etc. Now, Warner Archive has released an almost pristine version. Bright, crisp color and clear sound. Charles Laughton is a Hoot and really camps it up. Most of the songs are o.k. except something about a pine tree, that makes you want to fast forward quickly. Tried and true routines and the forever lovely Hillary Brooke. Here is the restored one sheet for all to enjoy.
When it comes to cartoons, my viewing pleasure is usually satisfied by watching Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Or, anything by Tex Avery and the terrific Tom & Jerry library of MGM. Near the bottom of my happy times are the Disney toons. The Disney's are beautifully animated, but lack the comic carnage seen at the other studios. The Mickey Mouse cartoons that pre-date 1935 come closest. Here is a terrific poster to a Donald Duck, that is pretty good.
Practically forgotten today, I Married A Witch (1942) was no doubt the inspiration for the t.v. show Bewitched. Both Veronica Lake and Elizabeth Montgomery made cute as heck Witches. Enjoy this restored poster.
This should really be shown to every child growing up. That way, you can find out if they are prone to Nightmares!Here, Stinky the Skunk shows Red "Something" in a bird cage. Is that the Wolf behind her?
The favorite foil of Groucho was Margaret Dumont. Her sincere and very straight, verbal delivery, opposite Groucho's snappy one liners, is a joy to behold. Here is a restored lobby card to one of their weaker features.
In this little film, Women of a village, fight over the only available Men. If the men reject them, it is considered a disgrace. Here in the good ol USA, Men here call it last call. The film's original title is LAGONG: DANCE OF THE VIRGINS.
I really like the Ritz Brothers. But, THE GORILLA (1939) is just plain awful. Bela is not on screen long enough to rescue this mess of a movie. It moves soooooooo slowly, it is guaranteed to help you sleep. Sure makes a nicely restored lobby thou.
Here is a terrific lobby card from the 1944 Lon Chaney bandage opus. This was the last time that Lon donned the bandages. In his arms, the lovely Virginia Christine. Virginia later was known as the Folger's Coffee lady in numerous commercials! This lobby was in poor shape until the restoration process made it quite presentable for you!
Great behind the scenes shot. Notice that section of the bridge that ends, or drops off, where you would not see it in the filmed episode. Also, Uhura (Forever lovely Nichelle Nichols) is wearing the Gold uniform instead of red. She only did that in two episodes. At least that is what a Trekkie told me.
This 1929 Drama, features an image of a Giant Flapper being adored by tiny guys in tuxedos. I have found in my research, it is not uncommon to see the giant (Usually scantily clad) women being looked upon lustfully by tiny guys.
A very under-rated sequel. Starts with the burning of a Dracula (Lugosi) figure on a funeral pire. Then Dracs Daughter (I never knew he was Married!) goes on a quest for blood. In this lobby card, she hypnotizes and feeds off the lovely Nan Grey. Obvious Lesbian overtones are a surprise in this post-code era film. Here fully restored.
Mantan Moreland was one of the funniest comedians to ever hit the silver screen. Mr. Moreland deserves a resurgence in popularity, and new-found appreciation. His presence on screen, always added to the enjoyment of whatever movie he was in.Here is a very fun poster to a little B-programmer.
1960 was a great year for horror. Rumors that Dracula would return to the big screen were met with excitement. Well, Dracula did return.........sort of. The sequel to Horror of Dracula (1958) would not really come until 1965. In the meantime, one of Dracula's disciples would make his appearance in the guise of Baron Meinster. Played to great effect by David Peel. The Baron was so vile, he even made a Vampire of his own Mother! Fortunately for the movie viewers, Professor Van Helsing (The always wonderful Peter Cushing) would end the Baron's reign of terror. Here is the stunning, restored French one sheet to this Horror Masterpiece.
In this little known Paramount Horror film, a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an Angry Ape visits the mobsters.How cool is that?! Almost as cool as this restored poster.