Saturday, December 30, 2017

IMPACT - "Wanted By Two Women! One For Love! One For Murder!" (1949)

Welcome to the last 2017 Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon! I wanted to get out of here with a movie that had some impact, so I chose.....


 "The force with which two lives can come together, sometimes for evil, sometimes for good!"

Quatermass himself, Brian Donlevy is Walter Williams, a wrench turner turned big shot in a San Francisco corporation!

 He loves his wife dearly, but she is a ruthless and hateful two-faced bitch as played by Helen (Nightmare Alley) Walker!

 How often do you get to see two greats like Brian Donlevy and Thomas Browne Henry in a scene together? This was only Thomas Browne Henry's sixth film appearance and quite a few years before his awesome run of movies that included "Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers," "20 Million Miles To Earth," "Beginning Of The End," "The Brain From Planet Arous," "Blood Of Dracula," etc. etc.

 This scene of real San Francisco looks like a fake backdrop!

 The 1947 Packard Roadster convertible was a sight to behold!

 Am I going to pass on a shot of Brian Donlevy and a Pabst Blue Ribbon sign? No Way!

 Walter Williams' wife has a boyfriend!!

 These four shots lay out the basic premise of the story except for a couple of small details like Walter Williams didn't die, and the lover did!

Charles (Heaven Can Wait) Coburn is great as the police detective! Charles didn't start his big screen career until he was sixty, and from what I've read, would be in big trouble today, because this lovable olde galoot had a well-known penchant for pinching the bottoms of ladies of all ages!!

 Going somewhere lady??

 The lovely Ella (Phantom Lady, Brute Force) Raines is the proprietor of a gas station in a small town in Idaho where the wandering dead man Walter Williams shows up!

 They should have made this into a Coca-Cola ad!

24 cents a gallon for gas, and that included six cents tax!

 Not too unlike talk radio today, this was the face of radio in 1949!
Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham played herself!

 That's a damn fine lookin' volunteer fire truck!

 I'll leave you with this shot of the mysterious maid Su Lin Chung, as played by amazing Anna May-Wong, THE first Chinese-American movie star, and a story unto herself! See you next year!

Friday, December 29, 2017


This is my last post of 2017, since these great space cadets saved the world numerous times in the past from space invaders and goons on Earth, I'm letting them give a goodbye salute to 2017! And hopefully, they will keep up the good work and protect us from 2018! All I can say is... THANK YOU, YOU CRAZY, BRAVE GUYS AND GALS!!

Here are Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Gregory Gaye and Craig Kelly from COMMANDO CODY: SKY MARSHAL OF THE UNIVERSE. They will go anywhere in space to right a wrong!!

Let's give a big hand to Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara and Ken Mayer from SPACE PATROL, it's always great to see this very popular gang in action!

Don't forget the gang of Frankie Thomas, Al Markim, Jan Merlin and Jack Grimes in TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET, love this shot as they analyze a situation in space...

ATOM SQUAD starred Harrison Sheppard, Robert Courtleigh, Robert Hastings and Bram Nossen, they are a top-secret planetary defense organization faced with challenges from evildoers and malfunctioning machines alike!

Here's ROD BROWN OF THE ROCKET RANGERS getting some help putting his gloves on! Stars Cliff Robertson!, Bruce Hall, Jack Weston! and John Boruff - On 22nd-Century Earth, the Rocket Rangers are a celestial defense organization, battling interplanetary evil from their headquarters on Omega Base!

Here's our Galaxy Bureau gang in FLASH GORDON solving another epic adventure, this time on Earth! Stars Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joseph Nash and Henry Beckman whose job is the stability of the universe!

And then, we have the super popular ROCKY JONES, SPACE RANGER starring Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Scotty Beckett and Robert Lyden. Cruising the galaxy in the Orbit Jet, the Space Rangers defend Earth against space-bound evil doers!

CAPTAIN Z-RO gets the last word - Hey all you bad guys out there... Better watch out! This fun series stars Roy Steffens, Bruce Haynes, Jack Cahill and Richard Glyer.

Okay, Eegah!! is here tomorrow and I'll be back on Monday to start the new year, you little Space Cadets out there!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

EARLY TO BET - "The Gambling Bug" (1951)

Tonight's short feature in The Dungeon is a 1951 cartoon titled "Early To Bet!"

The main character is a little guy called the Gambling Bug!"
The Gambling Bug has a pretty cool pad. I especially like the betting window!

There are  a couple of examples of how people will bet on anything!

This poor sap hit a jackpot and still got ripped off!

The Gambling Bug is a rotten little louse that bites this cat that is otherwise minding it's own business!

The cat immediately gets the gambling fever and dashes off to play cards with the bulldog!

Of course he loses on the first hand!

And this is how he feels after that loss!

For losing, he has to spin the penalty wheel, which has numbered penalties with matching numbers on filing cards in a filing cabinet!

All the penalties have different names, and this one is call the Gesundheit, and as you can see, involves bubble gum and sneeze powder!

The ensuing results are fairly predictable!

The bug bites the cat a couple of more times, and more penalties like the William Tell happen!

In the end, the cat and the bug draw cards, and let's just say the bug loses badly!
You can bet on the fact that I'll be back with one more post on Saturday, and after that, it's Sayonara 2017! I don't know about you, but it was a pretty wild year for me!

Monday, December 25, 2017


I told Eegah!! that I should get the day off since, you know, it's X-Mas and all, and, he laughed at me!.. So, here are some great movie monster models for you to check out.

Lettuce start with a great looking model from IT CONQUERED THE WORLD. I still have my Billiken version of this classic creature from my creator, Mr. Paul Blaisdell...

This robot model from TARGET EARTH looks very cool, in fact, you'd think that the movie itself couldn't help but be a killer klassic!

Not sure why, but, this model for ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS is my favorite of the batch! Maybe because it'e so damn kitschy cool...

This Martian from WAR OF THE WORLDS is simply mind boggling! In the movie, you never get to see the thing's bottom half, so, no telling what that looks like!

Love the design of the creatures in I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, this time they have enough sense to put pants on these horny males from another world!

Here's another great model for IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, love all of those creepy three-fingered monsters. Of course, this is another classic Blaisdell design...

When I saw CURSE OF THE DEMON in 1957, I swear, it was mind boggling. What a thrill it was for a nine year old monster nut, I mean, like... WOW!!!

Here's a wild 'n' weird outdoor scene with three mental vampires from FIEND WITHOUT A FACE. You can see that the one dead creature has been shot!

This profile shot of Paul Blaisdell's space creature from BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES is amazing, it looks ultra modern and the costume design is absolutely alien!!

Here's a nice model of the ID Monster from FORBIDDEN PLANET, you can see what it actually looks like when it's completely visible!

Another great model of THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD, man, that is one creepy looking creature, sure wouldn't want to meet up with it in a dark alley!!

Look at this awesome scene from TOBOR THE GREAT, they played this one on TV a lot in the fifties and would watch it whenever it aired!

We'll end the show with PHANTOM PLANET, this is a really interesting creature played by Dungeon god, Richard Kiel... So, Merry Christmas to all of our readers, we do it all for you little monsters out there...

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