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  • The Big Heat

    The Big Heat


    Columbia paid author William McGivern $40,000 for the rights to film his scalding crime drama serialized in THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. The great Fritz Lang (M) directed THE BIG HEAT, and 18-time (!) Oscar nominee Charles Lang (A FAREWELL TO ARMS) shot it, giving it a dark, harsh look to complement the violence (which is toned down from McGivern’s story). Sydney Boehm (WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE) wrote the screenplay, which casts Glenn Ford (JUBAL) as a tough Homicide cop investigating the…

  • Know Your Money

    Know Your Money


    Busy western, crime, and serial star Dennis Moore (THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES) plays a Secret Service agent in the 27th short in the MGM Crime Does Not Pay series. Counterfeiting is the subject of the film directed by Joseph M. Newman (THIS ISLAND EARTH), and the screenplay by Carl Dudley (TOBOR THE GREAT) received official approval from the real Secret Service. With governmental guidance, Dudley goes into interesting detail, showing how counterfeit $10 bills are created, passed, and detected. Moore…

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  • Action U.S.A.

    Action U.S.A.


    Only watch this if you love car chases, car jumps, car explosions, car smashes, and burning men.

  • Invasion of the Star Creatures

    Invasion of the Star Creatures


    Goddamn this wretched science fiction comedy created by a pair of Roger Corman actors. Jonathan Haze, the star of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, wrote the story and screenplay, which was originally titled MONSTERS FROM NICHOLSON MESA as a tribute to AIP head honcho James H. Nicholson. Bruno ve Sota, whose Corman credits include A BUCKET OF BLOOD and THE WASP WOMAN, directed the film, his third and last as a director. INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES is worse than any…