Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thrifty Shades of Crayola

It's rotten and witless "suspense"
The plotting omits common sense
Though they shot it in color
It could not be much duller
Not a lot at such little expense.

Lobby cards for Scared to Death (Christy Cabanne;1947). Top: Béla Lugosi, Molly Lamont; Above: Gladys Blake, Lugosi, Angelo Rossitto, and Nat Pendelton. One of only two color films with Lugosi, and the only one with him as a star. It's awful, but it does contain a few eerie visual bits, caught here. Title by nifty Donald B. Benson.

No comments: