How many descriptions can you get into just one poster.
Well, this one for Double Indemnity goes into overdrive.
Why not remind folk of other Paramount titles like “Lady In The Dark”, “Going My Way”, “And The Angels Sing”.
“Thrills” “ and “ Novelty”, fair enough, but “Laughs”? Don’t think so!
”An Unholy Love!” “An Almost Perfect Crime!”
And why not give away part of the plot – and ending ! – – –
“He got them both when they murdered her husband for “Double Indemnity!”
And why not show the actual murder!
But don’t try to explain what ‘double indemnity’ means.
- For once, the directors get a shout-out, Paramount’s Cecil B. DeMille, Frank Capra, William Wyler, Leo McCarey, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder.
Frank Capra is said to be preparing a film to be called THE TRIAL.. According to IMDB, Capra’s next film after “Here Comes The Groom” was a short called “The Fallbrook Story” (1953) about a dispute over water rights in California.
Billy Wilder was preparing an Untitled Musical. ( Wilder’s next film after “Ace in the Hole” was “Roman Holiday”).
Not sure which year this is, but assuming it’s the 1940s, Rosalind Russell will make two pictures a year for Columbia over the next three years.
Well, not quite six movies but Rosalind made at least four for Columbia up to 1950.
Hal Wallis advertises the stars under personal contract.
Who is Derek Cooper? I could only find that he was signed by Wallis in 1946 and was to appear in LOVE LETTERS(1945), but there is no indication he was in the film.
Better than THE MALTESE FALCON? Don’t think so.
”Great books make great pictures!”
Cinema owners outdo themselves to attract audiences.
“The Plainsman” is playing in Baltimore and a four-goat team is pulling a mini- covered wagon!
The onlookers look a little puzzled ! The goats don’t look too happy either.
This is described as ‘street bally’ (short for ballyhoo I guess.)