Postcards from Shadowland No. 8

Ace in The Hole 1951
Billy Wilder’s Ace in The Hole (1951) Starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling
Brute Force
Jules Dassin’s prison noir masterpiece-Brute Force 1947 starring Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, and Charles Bickford
citizen kane-
Orson Welles- Citizen Kane (1941) also starring Joseph Cotten
devil and daniel webster
William Dieterle’s The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941
hangover square
Directed by John Brahm-Hangover Square 1945 starring Laird Cregar , Linda Darnell and George Sanders
House by The River
Fritz Lang’s House By The River 1950 starring Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman and Jane Wyatt.
i cover waterfront-1933
I Cover the Waterfront 1933- Claudette Colbert, Ben Lyon and Ernest Torrence
Jewel Mayhew and Wills Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte
Robert Aldrich’s Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte 1964 starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotton, Mary Astor, Agnes Moorehead and Cecil Kellaway
Key Largo
John Huston’s Key Largo 1948 Starring Edward G Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Killers Kiss
Stanley Kubrick’s Killers Kiss 1955 Starring Frank Silvera and Irene Kane.
Lady from Shanghai(1947)
Orson Welles penned the screenplay and stars in iconic film noir The Lady from Shanghai 1947 featuring the sensual Rita Hayworth, also starring Everett Sloane
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Lady in a Cage 1964 directed by Walter Grauman and starring Olivia de Havilland, James Caan, and Jennifer Billingsley.
long dark hall
The Long Dark Hall 1951 Starring Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer
lorre M
Fritz Lang’s chilling M (1931) Starring Peter Lorre
Mark Robson The Seventh Victim
Mark Robson directs, Val Lewton’s occult shadow piece The Seventh Victim 1943 Starring Kim Hunter, Tim Conway and Jean Brooks
Meeting leo-Ace in the hole with leo 1951
Kirk Douglas in Ace In The Hole 1951 written and directed by Billy Wilder
mifune-and-yamamoto in Drunkin Angel 48
Akira Kurosawa’s film noir crime thriller Drunken Angel (1948) starring Takashi Shimura and Toshiro Mifune
Panic in the Streets
Elia Kazan’s socio-noir Panic in The Streets 1950 starring Jack Palance, Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes and Zero Mostel
Ingmar Bergman’s Persona 1966 starring Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson
Queen of Spades
The Queen of Spades 1949 directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans and Yvonne Mitchell
Saint Joan of the Angels 1
Director Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s beautifully filmed Mother Joan of The Angels 1961 starring Lucyna Winnicka.
shanghai express
Josef von Sternberg’s Shanghai Express 1932 Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna May Wong
The Devil and Daniel Webster
The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941
The Haunting
Robert Wise’s The Haunting 1963. Screenplay by Nelson Gidding based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. Starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn
the Unsuspected_1947
Michael Curtiz’s The Unsuspected 1947 starring Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield and Audrey Totter
Luis Bunuel’s Viridiana 1961 Starring Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey and Fransisco Rabal
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?
Robert Aldrich’s cult grande dame classic starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford-What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? 1962

5 thoughts on “Postcards from Shadowland No. 8

  1. Joey, I always enjoy your Postcards from Shadowland, and these were lollapaloozas, with tons of great stars! I’m especially pleased that you gave a little love to our fave, Laird Cregar! Have a great weekend, my friend! (Doing double-duty on AUNTIE MAME and putting Christmas away! :-))

    1. Hi Dor- I have to say that Postcards from Shadowland is perhaps one of my favorite little installments here at The Last Drive In. There’s something about a collective or I should say confluence of images that can say more about film, culture and art than an entire long winded joey post. Thanks so much for always being in my corner. Didn’t know you were a Laird Cregar fan. I happen to be a Linda Darnell enthusiast of late, so Hangover Square pleases both of us-See you soon. Can’t wait to see your epic MAME post at Tales of The Easily Distracted…tootles for now-got to get back to Part II of Suddenly Last Summer. That post was like giving birth

      1. Joey, I’m delighted to find you like HANGOVER SQUARE in particular and Linda Darnell in general! I’m still working on AUNTIE MAME, but I’m excited to finally give your swell SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER post my undivided attention! In the meantime, you might enjoy more info about Laird and other suave folks we like in one of Team Bartilucci’s earliest blogs, FLICO SUAVE. Enjoy, my friend!

      2. Dori my friend- I thoroughly enjoyed the FLICO SUAVE post. It was such fun, that I tweeted it. It’s so nice to see such love toward George Sanders. He was one of the great actors. And, I had no idea that Tom Conway was his brother. I learn so much from reading your blog. You are a well-spring of interesting and entertaining goodness. And I agree with your Sauviness calculations. I especially love The Mud Puddle Test.LMAO Hilarious. Of course I agree that Sanders reigns supreme as King. Can’t wait to read your epic coverage of Auntie Mame. See you around the bend-your bosom buddy-Joey

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