Thursday, April 30, 2009

MR. SARDONICUS / William Castle - 1961 / Music by Von Dexter

Here is perfect example of what dude mean when say William Castle is 'Mr. Gimmick!' He come on at beginning to talk about ghouls, just to bug ever'bloody! Ray Russell, aka MR. SARDONICUS, write story and screenplay instead of Castle regular, Robb White!

Von Dexter have only 9 composing credit, but include HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE TINGLER and 13 GHOSTS! And, in 1959, Von and William appear on TV show 'THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Robb White!'

Oskar Homolka play servant for Baron Sardonicus, he takin' doctor Ronald Lewis to see Sardonicus' wife, Audrey Dalton...

Ronald sing good but get lost easy!

Ronald find out real reason why he tricked to come to Baron' mansion.

Baron tell him story of what happen that dark night when he open father' grave up to get winning lottery ticket in jacket he bury with him by mistake. Not too pretty!..

Baron use threat of torture to get Ronald to help make face normal again, and so he can throw sweaty mask in trash can!

For treatment, Baron go into old locked room and hang out wif' stinky dead dad. The Baron need to 'scream face back into place' according to Ronald!! And, guess what?! It woik!!

So, happy, Mr. Sardonicus let wife leave wif' Ronald and go back to London...

But, William come back on and do punishment poll to see if Baron get free pass or not.

Hey, here is real fact!.. Eegah!! was lil' dude standing up in back!!.. No crap! He get all embarrassed when William tell him to sit down!

Baron lose poll and get punishment, so, jaw clamp shut and cannot eat or drink! Look so funny when he try to smash chicken into face! Ha ha, Oskar get last laugh!.. Now, that a happy ending!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

KOMMISSAR X - IN DEN KLAUEN DES GOLDENEN DRACHEN - Bobby Gutesa - "So Darling, So Deadly" (1966)

This week's action thriller is titled "So Darling, So Deadly!"

This film is the second feature of three you can get on one disc, of the "Kommissar X" series, and once again, the cool music is by Bobby Gutesa, one swingin' cat whose work is right up there with some of the best stuff of Jerry Van Rooyen! Joe Louis Walker's theme is sung by Angelina Monti, and was written by the director of the movie, Gianfranco Parolini, using the persona Frank Kramer! These kind of guys crack me up! Gianfranco Parolini has worked as an actor, a writer, a producer, and a director using all the following names, Frank Kramer, Frank Littleword, J. Francis Littlewords, Frank Littlewords, J.F. Littlewords, John Francis Littlewords, John Francis Scott, John Eastwood, Robert F. Atkinson, Cehett Grooper and G.F. Parolini!!!!!

These are the bad guys, I mean bad people!!!

And this is how Tony Kendall, as Joe Louis Walker, on the left, and "Bad" Brad Harris, as Captain Tom Rowland, on the right, deal with those kind of people!!! The overdubbed voice of Joe Walker is done by Gert Günther Hoffmann, Tom Rowland's voice is provided by Horst Niendorf, and Wolfgang Draeger is the voice of the Hotel Clerk!!

The "Kommissar X" soundclip that sometimes plays on the 13 Jukebox is from this early all-girl band that we don't know the name of!!

Look at that boy dance, Go Brad, Go!!

Tony is not that impressed with Brad's dancing skills!!

Time to meet up with the evil Boss!!!

Oh, Wow, what a surprise, a trapdoor and a slide, just like in an episode of "The Little Rascals!" Looks like a barrel of fun!! I always wanted to own a bar, that you had to go down a slide to get into, anybody know if there is one anywhere in the world, or do I still have the patent on that idea??

Uh, Oh, not that much fun at the bottom, this time!! I'd rather have a margarita!!!

You have to give Gianfranco credit, he had vision!!

But let's give a lot of credit to the guy blowing everything up, and setting it on fire, Pyrotechnician Richard Richtsfeld, and then after he blows everything up, it's a good time for Brad and Tony to bring in the fireshoses, and hose all the bad people down real good!!!

Last time Brad ended up poolside with a bevy of babes, this time it's really The End!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

THE MAGIC SWORD / Mr. B.I.G. - 1962 / Music by Richard Markowitz

Okay, here is great little flick from 1962, maybe one of MR. BIG' best! And, a flick that Dungeon gang see together long time ago, when came out! ...Crunch that number! Wow, star Basil (SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE) Rathbone, Estelle (DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, DEAD RINGER) Winwood, Gary (2001: A SPACE ODDYSEY, EARTH II) Lockwood and Anne (THE INTERNS, FOLLOW THAT DREAM) Helm! Then, Vampira (THE VAMPIRA SHOW, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, SEX KITTENS GO TO COLLEGE) as hag, Angelo (FREAKS, DRACULA vs FRANKENSTEIN, BRAIN OF BLOOD) Rossitto as second dwarf and Richard (EEGAH!!, PHANTOM PLANET) Kiel as pinhead!!!.. Also, first color flick for Mr. Bert I. Gordon... Not too shabby!!

Tonight is first time for excellent music guy Richard Markowitz here at Dungeon! A few flick he compose music for is... STAKEOUT ON DOPE STREET, THE HOT ANGEL, OPERATION DAMES, WILD SEED, HOODLUM PRIEST and some TV show he do... THE WILD WILD WEST, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, MANNIX, HAWAII FIVE-O, BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY and many more!

Pet Ralphie an' Piff not back from library yet, will be disappointed, but Tabonga have to press button for pals. Great theme and more!.. ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON!

You probably remember Estelle/Sybil from BEWITCHED! And, that Nick and Paul Bon Tempi as Siamese twins.

Phew, Tabonga gettin' writer-twig cramp!!

Sir George like to use magic to watch Princess Helene take bath!.. (Tabonga too!!!) Then, party over when Creep Lady come and take Princess away to unknown dimension, while George watch that too!

Sir George bring knight pal back from dead to help fetch Helene back from mean dude Lodac!.. Preddy cool!!

Effect best yet for Bert, lookin' goot! Hey, Monster have Hendrix shirt on!!.. "Cause I'm a Voodoo Chile!"

W!.. T!!.. F!!!..

Tabonga just like this pic!

Little buddies escape and help George get out of Dungeon to save Helene from Dragon!

Kinda hard though!

Sybil pop in to watch show with Lodac. When Lodac get distracted, she grab magic ring back he steal from her family! Now, ring on other finger!

Sybil help George out and he defeat Dragon, then she turn into Lion and fix all Lodac' problems!

Tabonga go overboard tonight, but, what is a monster to do?!..

Nuffin' -

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