When a movie ends up in public domain, anyone can bring it out on DVD. Some of the companies don’t bother too much about their covers.
These dvd covers for Barbara Stanwyck’s LADY OF BURLESQUE show little concern for accuracy.
The photo is Barbara but definitely not from Lady of Burlesque.
The only problem with this picture of Barbara is that it is from BALL OF FIRE!
Barbara in BALL OF FIRE.
The photo in the background is accurate. The one in the foreground isn’t from Lady of Burlesque. Anyone recall what film Barbara wore that dress in ?
This foreign DVD cover is just plain odd! Makes it look more like a horror film. Translation is THE CHOKE.
Why bother having the star on the cover. Three pretty girls will do.
Oh, MICHAEL O’SHEA is the star . And the Ball of Fire gown again.
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It’s a strange coincidence that a sculpture of ANN SHERIDAN featured in two of Ann’s films.
This one is from THE UNFAITHFUL and is an important part of the plot. If they ever get round to a Hollywood museum, this would look great in it!
This one is from WOMAN ON THE RUN. I like how the director has framed Ann so that her profile is in line with the sculpture.
But does it look like Ann, I don’t think so.
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Who would be in your top classic Hollywood villains? ( either in many roles, or just that one ,unforgettable role.)
Two who springs to mind are JACK PALANCE in SHANE and LYLE BETTGER in anything.
Palance, as Wilson, never hurries. He knows he is going to kill little Torrey (Elisha Cook Jr.)
Lyle perfected the cold hearted bad guy, usually smooth and smiling.
Generally the hero, but ROBERT MITCHUM was Oscar worthy in NIGHT OF THE HUNTER.
You don’t mess with STEPHEN MCNALLY when he’s in full gangster mode.
Mr.Ryan , another very intense bad guy, who could equally be the hero.