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Character actor Richard Devon was a familiar face in films and television from the early 1950s. He was often cast as desperados and gangsters in western and crime films. He was also noted for his roles in a handful of Roger Corman cult classics in the 1950s. Devon was featured as Satan in the supernatural tale of past lives, The Undead (1957), with Pamela Duncan and Allison Hayes. He was King Stark of the Grimolts in the campy The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957), with Abby Dalton and Susan Cabot, and was the alien possessed Dr. Pol Van Ponder in the sci-fi feature War of the Satellites (1958) with Cabot and Dick Miller.
Devon worked his way through drama school in Los Angeles, performing chores in lieu of paying tuition. He also worked in early local television, and played a recurring »
Paul Dunlap was a prolific film composer in the 1950s and 1960s, scoring over 200 features. He was best known for providing themes and scores for numerous science fiction and horror thrillers of the decades. His music highlighted attacks by prehistoric beasts in 1951’s Lost Continent starring Cesar Romero, and an alien robot invasion in 1954’s Target Earth with Richard Denning and Kathleen Crowley. He scored Michael Landon’s transformation from man to monster in I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), and provided music for such other Aip and United/Allied Artist cult classics as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Blood of Dracula (1957), How to Make a Monster (1958), Frankenstein – 1970 (1958), Invisible Invaders (1959), The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), Angry Red Planet (1959), Shock Corridor (1963), and Black Zoo (1963).
Dunlap was born in Springfield, Ohio, on July 19, 1919. He began working in films in the early 1950s, scoring westerns, war and action films including The Baron of Arizona »
Like most boys, I love The Three Stooges. (I certainly know a few women who enjoy the antics of Moe, Larry, and Curly, but I don't think it's sexist to assert that the Stooges appeal mainly to childish men.) Just a few nights ago I flipped on to AMC and there they were! The original Stooges as Pony Express riders or some such nonsense. Just the konk-bonk-boink sound effects were enough to bring me back to childhood afternoons filled with Three Stooges shorts.
But today's Free Flick of the Day, courtesy of the SlashControl folks, is the 1962 feature The Three Stooges in Orbit, which came out in 1962 (right after The Three Stooges Meet Hercules and right before The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze). Ok, so it's not exactly their old-school like Soup to Nuts (1930) or Time Out for Rhythm (1941), but it's still Moe, Larry, and (ugh »
- Scott Weinberg
3 items from 2010
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