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The Joseph H.Lewis(The Big Combo, Gun Crazy) Korean War drama Retreat, Hell! (1952) has been scheduled for release by Olive Films on standard DVD and Blu-Ray this June 18th. Considered by most as one of the greatest Korean War films ever made. A U.S. Marine battalion headed by Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett (Frank Lovejoy, Shack Out on 101) and Capt. Paul Hansen (Richard Carlson, Flat Top) must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese and North Korean soldiers.

The stellar cast includes Russ Tamblyn (billed as Rusty) in his first “adult” role, future-director Lamont Johnson (The McKenzie Break), and real-life war hero Peter Ortiz, one of the most decorated Marine officers of World War II. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joseph H. Lewis (The Big Combo, Gun Crazy). Co-written and produced by Milton Sperling (Merrill’s Marauders).

 

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:28am

[editor's note: In Order To View The Lobby Cards and Posters Up-close and Personal...Just Tap The Lobby Cards and Posters [On This Page][ and Then The Lobby Cards and Posters Will Appear On A Separate Page Smaller Then "Tap" it again...] In Order To Take a Closer Look...Thanks,]

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:24am


Original Monogram 1947 Monogram 11"x14" Title lobby card starring, Clifford Penn, Robert Armstrong and Teala Loring. Lobby card is in very good condition. All items listed are authentic items used by theaters. NO REPRODUCTIONS

Original Monogram 1947 Monogram 11"x14" lobby card #2 starring, Clifford Penn, Robert Armstrong and Teala Loring. Lobby card is in very good condition. All items listed are authentic items used by theaters. NO REPRODUCTIONS.



Original Monogram 1947 Monogram Fall Guy 11"x14" lobby card #3 starring, Clifford Penn, Robert Armstrong and Teala Loring. Lobby card is in very good condition. All items listed are authentic items used by theaters. NO REPRODUCTIONS.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:19am

I have added to the play-list 5 DVDs Which Have Been Released By Warner Bros... I consider 4 Of the 5 releases Film Noir...

NUMBER 1...Purchase Bomba, The Jungle Boy Vol 1 here: http://bit.ly/14A0LF9

From the novels that thrilled millions came a popular 12-film series that swept viewers into the heroic exploits of Bomba, the boy growing up in the wilds. Johnny Sheffield ("Boy" in Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzans) stars, rescuing lost travelers, fighting fierce beasts and vanquishing deadly human foes. Jungle drums say ADVENTURE! in these first 6 films (3 DVDs) of the series.

Includes:
Bomba, The Jungle Boy (1949)
Bomba on Panther Island (1949)
The Lost Volcano (1950)
Bomba and the Hidden City (1950)
The Lion Hunters (1951)
Elephant Stampede (1951)

NUMBER 2... Purchase Nick Carter Mysteries Triple Feature here: http://bit.ly/15gcjN8

Private eye Nick Carter's detective adventures encompassed over 1000 stories, a 1943-1955 radio series and, among his screen heroics, these three MGM "Bs" starring Walter Pidgeon (soon to be Greer Garson's costar in nine films, including Mrs. Miniver). In Nick Carter, Master Detective, someone is sabotaging the creation of an innovative high-speed aircraft at Radex Corporation. Can Carter, posing as an executive at Radex, unmask the culprits and save the project? Phantom Raiders has Carter taking on a deadly case involving the mysterious sinking of cargo ships leaving Colón, Panama. In Sky Murder, our hero exposes an anti-U.S. spy operation while protecting a woman marked for death. Sharing the adventures and adding to the frequently comic tone of the storylines is beekeeper and Carter's assistant "Beeswax" (Donald Meek), who sometimes sends a fistful of bees into action to help him escape a dire situation.

 

 

 

NUMBER 3...Purchase The Fall Guy here: http://bit.ly/1167AaR

Tom Cochrane has no memory of the murder. What he remembers is a party, a few unusually powerful drinks, a blonde songstress, and then waking up woozy in an unfamiliar room where there's a bloody knife...and a blonde stuffed lifeless in a closet. Held by the police, Tom escapes, beginning his desperate attempt to find out what happened and clear his name. The frequent noir theme of an innocent man trapped by circumstance plays out in the snappy Fall Guy, based on a story by Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window). Clifford (aka Leo) Penn, who would later have a prolific career as a TV director, portrays Cochrane. Robert Armstrong offers robust support as a cop who suspects Cochrane has been set up and helps him piece together clues. And Elisha Cook, Jr., whose career of playing seething weaklings includes the role of Wilmer in The Maltese Falcon, plays the elevator operator who may have vital information Cochrane needs.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: "THE FALL GUY..." IT'S FILM NOIR ELISHA COOK JR. IS PRESENCE... Ha!ha! ]

 

NUMBER 4...Purchase FBI Code 98 here: http://bit.ly/15pQ8UH

Robert Cannon (Jack Kelly), Fred Vitale (Ray Danton) and Alan Nichols (Andrew Duggan), three men vital to America's missile program, are en route to Cape Canaveral when a bomb is discovered in a suitcase. Defused by Vitale, the device is turned over to the FBI, which takes charge of the investigation. Assigned to determine if it's a case of sabotage or attempted murder, Inspector Leroy Gifford (Philip Carey) and his squad race to track down the bomber before he can strike again. Originally shot as a TV pilot, FBI Code 98 was based on a book by the film's writer/producer, former police reporter Stanley Niss. Produced with the cooperation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Code 98 was released in theaters instead, making its U.S. debut one year before Warner Bros. revisited the premise with the long-running TV series The F.B.I., which aired on ABC from 1965 to 1974.

 

NUMBER 5...Purchase Loophole here: http://bit.ly/11miPwz

Everything's going right for Mike Donovan (Barry Sullivan). He came home after the war, married his gal, got a regular job as a bank teller in Hollywood, makes payments on a house in the 'burbs. But, as the voice-over narrator of this on-edge film noir notes, "One day the world's all right. The next, it's nowhere." Nice-guy Donovan's life quickly begins to unravel. He's wrongly suspected of grand larceny at the bank, hounded by a dogged insurance investigator convinced of his guilt and loses his job and home. Is there any way he can stop his free fall? As the insurance shamus determined to crush Donovan, Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin, Armored Car Robbery) glares and growls in the style that helped make him one of the icons of noir. Dorothy Malone plays Donovan's supportive wife. And, in solid noir tradition, Mary Beth Hughes is sizzling blonde ice as an avaricious femme fatale.

 

 

NUMBER 6...Purchase A Dangerous Profession here: http://bit.ly/11Fzufr

Vince Kane has an affinity for dangerous professions. Once he was a cop. Now he's making a lot more dough but facing just as much trouble as a bail bondsman. His latest client, charged with securities robbery, can't make his $25,000 bail. The client's seductive wife comes up with four grand, a mysterious lawyer adds twelve more, and Vince makes up the difference. Why? The wife was once Vince's girl -- and he still carries a torch that's sure to burn him. Film tough-guy George Raft stars as Vince in a pared-to-the-sinews noir that follows deceit, desire and greed to their violent ends. Ella Raines is appropriately smoldering as Vince's former love, Pat O'Brien plays his canny partner, and Jim Backus defends the thin blue line as an honest cop. Ted Tetzlaff directs, rounding out a year that also included his acclaimed thriller The Window.

 

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:11am

Robert Dix with Alan K. Rode...

Out of Hollywood, An Autobiography by Robert Dix, Ernest Publishing, 2009...If you follow the link below...

You Can Purchase Robert Dix's Book Here... at Amazon.com

Can't be at NOIR CITY Hollywood? Enjoy the new video of Alan K. Rode interviewing Robert Dix between a double bill of The Power of the Whistler and Voice of the Whistler during NOIR CITY Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre in April 2010. Actor Robert Dix discusses his father Richard's legacy as well as his life as the son of a famous star who also became a respected actor. Watch the video here...

You can read about actor Richard Dix here--->actor Richard Dix...

[postscript: Even though the website is in French...The article has been translated to English too!]

Interview with Robert Dix from The Midnight Palace on Vimeo.

[My Friend Gary Sweeney, From Over There at The Midnight Palace interviews Robert Dix, classic film star and son of Richard Dix.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:09am

Special Guests Announced for the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival celebrates its 13th year, May 16-19, 2013, at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs, California. Writer and FNF director Alan K. Rode, now in his sixth year as producer and host, promises another fun-filled weekend of classic noir enlivened by appearances from special guest stars and introductions by FNF colleagues Eddie Muller and Foster Hirsch. This year's guest include actress Marsha Hunt, who will join Rode for an on-stage discussion after a screening of her charming Columbia programmer Mary Ryan Detective. Writer/actor/director Michael Lindsay-Hogg will engage in an on-stage conversation after a screening of the noir fable Three Strangers, which stars his mother, Geraldine Fitzgerald. Visit the official site for the complete film and guest schedule an...

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:09am

The Czar of Noir Returns to TCM

[Pictured TCM HOST ROBERT OSBORNE AND AUTHOR EDDIE MULLER]

Eddie Muller, a/k/a/ "The Czar of Noir," will host Turner Classic Movies' "Friday Night Spotlight" in June, presenting 16 movies over four nights, all highlighting the work of seminal or significant noir writers. Muller, who was TCM host Robert Osborne's guest this past January for "A Night in Noir City," was asked by the network to solo-host one month of its new "Spotlight" feature, in which a guest host both programs and presents a festival of thematically linked films. The segments were recorded in March at TCM headquarters in Atlanta, and it should be no surprise that Muller stayed within his usual noir milieu, choosing to aim his "spotlight" at writers Dashiell Hammett, David Goodis, James M. Cain, Jonathan Latimer, Raymond Chandler and Cornell Woolrich. The shows air on June 7th (Hammett), 14th (Goodis), 21st (Latimer and Cain) and 28th (Woolrich and Chandler). The titles will be announced by TCM in early May. In the meantime, Muller will also be seen at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, April 25-28, where he'll present the Film Noir Foundation's 2013 restoration of Try and Get Me!, as well as The Narrow Margin (with Jacqueline White) and They Live by Night (with Susan Ray, widow of director Nicholas Ray). For complete information about the TCM Festival visit the official website.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:04am

To Live and Die in SF

Anything but expected. The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 25 through May 9 and the Film Noir Foundation will be co-presenting To Live and Die in LA with director William Friedkin in attendance! A risk-taking amoral U.S. Treasury agent seeks revenge against a sleek counterfeiter who murdered a fellow agent, going rogue in an obsessive pursuit that swiftly spirals out of control. Friedkin's tense, action-packed thriller dazzles with his finest, most adrenalin-packed chase scene and star turns from William Petersen and Willem Dafoe. The films screen May 7, 9:00 at New People Cinema. Tickets on sale at festival.sffs.org.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:03am

NOIR CITY: Hollywood at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatr...

...Has Ended.

Thanks, To All The Fans Of The Film Noir Foundation Who Was in attendance at Noir City This Year... too!

Thanks

Comment by Darkness To Light... on April 25, 2013 at 3:00am

Don't miss the closing weekend of NOIR CITY: Hollywood at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre. FNF prez Eddie Muller will be back, along with the redoubtable Alan K. Rode, to usher out the final weekend. Friday night features a double bill of "African-American Noir," highlighted by a screening of the ultra-rare adaption of Richard Wright's classic Native Son (1951), starring the author himself. It's an incredible "missing" piece of cinema history, restored and resurrected. You can read more about its revival here. A night of 3-D Noir follows on Saturday at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, pairing digital restorations of two of the first 3-D movies of 1953, Inferno and Man in the Dark. This year's festival concludes with a gala closing night party on Sunday, April 21. There'll be booze, gambling, and dancing to Dean Mora's Modern Swingtet—all that following a mood-setting screening of Jean Negulesco's Road House (1948) featuring the luscious Ida Lupino. FNF email subscribers can get $5 off the ticket price for the closing night festivities. Go to the box office and tell them you're a FNF member or buy your ticket online at Fandago and select the Continental Op ticket. That's just $20 bucks for booze, a movie, live music, dancing and more (dinner not included—that's a slightly higher priced ticket).

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