We’ve lost the great illustrator Jack Davis, who has passed away at 91. Here’s his poster art for It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). Click on it and it gets huge for study.
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Directed by Roger Corman
Starring Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva, Mia Massini, William Campbell
Roger Corman fans have plenty to be excited about these days, with some of his key 60s pictures (The Price/Poe Cycle, The Wild Angels, The Trip) making their way to Blu-ray. Now Kino Lorber has announced The Secret Invasion (1964).
Coming before The Dirty Dozen (1967) with its prisoners-released-for-a-deadly-mission plot, Corman seems to have spent much of his larger budget on an excellent cast — and a truckload of bullets. There’s a lot of shooting in this thing, which is why, as a kid, I loved to see it show up on TV. Of course, in those days, Corman’s great use of Panavision was completely lost on our Zenith.
Tyler Fitzgerald (Jim Backus): “Anybody can fly a plane, now here: I’ll check you out. Put your little hands on the wheel there. Now put your feet on the rudder. There. Who says this ol’ boy can’t fly this ol’ plane? Now I’m gonna make us some Old Fashioned’s the old-fashioned way – the way dear old Dad used to!”
Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett): “What if something happens?”
Tyler Fitzgerald: “What could happen to an Old Fashioned?”
For Mr. Richard Vincent.