A Happy (and safe) Fourth to all fellow classic/cult film fans from the management of “Silver Screen Reflections.”
1977 Universal Studios trailer for “The Car” (1977).
The film was directed by Elliot Silverstein, who also directed “Cat Ballou” (1965) and “A Man Called Horse” (1970). Silverstein would later direct four episodes of the HBO horror anthology series, “Tales from the Crypt” (1991-94, which was inspired by the 1950s EC comic book series of the same name).
Who was in “The Car?”
The players who appeared in “The Car” were James Brolin (as Wade Parent), Kathleen Lloyd (as Lauren), R.G. Armstrong (as Amos), John Marley (as Everett), Elizabeth Thompson (as Margie), John Rubenstein (as John Morris), Kim Richards (as Lynn Marie), Eddie Little Sky (as Denson), Roy Jenson (as Ray Mott) and Ronny Cox (as Luke).
1946 Universal theatrical trailer for “The Time of Their Lives.”
This isn’t the first time that Sven has showcased “The Time of Their Lives” on Me-TV. He had previously shown the 1946 Abbott & Costello farce back in March 2016.
Who was in “The Time of Their Lives” (with Bud and Lou)?
The actors who appeared in “The Time of Their Lives” were Bud Abbott (who played the dual roles of Cuthbert Greenway and Dr. Ralph Greenway), Lou Costello (as Horatio Prim), Marjorie Reynolds (as Melody Allen), Binnie Barnes (as Mildred Dean), John Shelton (as Sheldon Gage), Gale Sondergaard (as Emily), Jess Barker (as Thomas Danbury), Lynn Baggett (as June Prescott), Robert H. Barrat (as Major Putnam) and William Hall (as Sergeant Conners).
Turner Classic Movies will kick off the month of July with a tribute to the “master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock and the five decades of his cinematic career, ranging from “The Ring” (1927) to “Family Plot” (1976).
44 of Hitchcock’s films will be shown throughout TCM’s salute, airing Wed. and Fri. evenings at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central throughout the month of July. Here is a sampler of the films that will be shown during TCM’s Hitchcock festival:
The film was directed by Joseph Newman. The screenplay was written by Franklin Coen and George Callahan (who received credit as “Edward G. O’Callaghan”). The film was adapted from Raymond F. Jones’ novel of the same name.
This isn’t the only time that Sven has shown “This Island Earth” on Me-TV. He had previously showcased Newman’s film back in Oct. 2012 (Me-TV was unavailable in the Frederick/Washington, D.C. television market until early 2013), April 2015 and Jan. 2016.
Castle Films. Jerry Fairbanks Productions. The Jam Handy Organization. Coronet. Alfred Higgins Productions. Centron Corporation. Encyclopaedia Britannica Films. ACI.
It’s time for “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!”
RiffTrax, in association with Fathom Events will be presenting “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party” in select cinema venues from coast-to-coast coast on Thu., June 15 at 8 p.m. (local time). An encore pre-recorded screening will be shown in select theaters on Tue., June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
Featuring MST3K alums Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, the “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party” show will be broadcast live to participating cinema venues nationwide via satellite from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
The RiffTrax Live event will contain unusual educational and industrial short subject films.
But wait…. there’s more (in addition to Mike, Kevin and Bill)!
In addition to the RiffTrax trio, there will be several notable guests in the “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party,” including MST3K alums Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Jones Nelson.
1973 trailer for “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.”
The iconic Chicago-based horror film host will be showcasing the 1973 film, “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” this Sat., June 17 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV. The feature was directed by Nathan H. Juran and was produced by Aaron Rosenberg.
This isn’t the first time that Sven has shown “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.” He had previously showcased Juran’s 1973 horror feature on Me-TV in June 2011, Aug. 2012 and Feb. 2016 (Me-TV was unavailable in the Frederick/Washington, D.C. television market until early 2013).
Who was in “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf?”
The actors who appeared in “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” were Kerwin Matthews (as Robert Bridgestone), Elaine Devry (as Sandy Bridgestone), Scott Sealey (as Richie Bridgestone), Robert J. Wilke (as a Sheriff), Susan Foster (as Jenny), Jack Lucas (as Harry), Bob Homel (as Brother Christopher), George Gaynes (as Dr. Marderosian), Loretta Temple (as Monica), Harold Goodwin (as Mr. Duncan, Goodwin was credited as “Herold Goodwin” in the film), Eric Gordon (as a Hippie) and Paul Baxley (as the first “Werewolf”).
According to Turner Classic Movies’ database entry on “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf,” actor Bob Homel also wrote the screenplay for Juran’s feature. Harold (Herold) Goodwin also worked as a dialogue coach for the 1973 film, according to the American Film Institute’s database portal.