In addition to standard sized lobby cards, 22” × 28” horizontal lobby cards were used by movie exhibitors, as well. They were printed using the same photogelatin process used with lobby cards and insert cards and were, as a result, better viewed up close than from afar. Horizontal lobby cards shared the same fate as standard lobby cards and inserts cards, that is, they were discontinued in the mid-1980s with the emergence of multiplex theatres, which lacked the advertising space required for display.
Andy Clyde stars as a hen-pecked husband who prepares to go out on a fishing trip with his churlish brother in law (Matt McHugh, 1894–1971).
Residents of a small British village are mysteriously put to sleep. When they awake they find that several women are pregnant. These women eventually give birth to children who prove to be deadly, telepathic beings from another planet.
I, Mobster was directed and co-produced by the legendary B film director Roger Corman (1926–). Based on the eponymous pulp fiction novel by Joseph Hilton Smyth (1901–1972) it chronicles the journey of Joe Sante (Steve Cochran, 1917–1965), an overly ambitious street kid, who rises to the top of the New York City’s mob world by murdering a top crime boss (Grant Withers, 1905–1959). In the end, Sante is targeted to be killed after testifying against fellow mobsters before a senate committee.
The timing of the film’s release capitalized on the televised McClellan Committee senate hearings in February, 1957, which gripped millions of viewers across the nation. These hearings investigated the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on charges of corruption, racketeering and ties to the mob.
In this B film directed by Cy Roth, a group of male astronauts land on the 13th moon of Jupiter only to discover the remaining inhabitants of Atlantis. This group consists of a man, his “fire maiden” daughters looking for mates, and an “indestructible” creature. The astronauts kill the monster, return home with one of the lonely maidens, and promise to send additional males for the other female maidens. This movie was targeted to a young male audience and is considered by some as one of the worst science fiction films ever made.
Rex Allen (1920–1999), nicknamed the “Arizona Cowboy,” has the distinction of being the last singing cowboy to star on the silver screen, in a 1954 movie called The Phantom Stallion. Allen personified the quintessential singing cowboy with his clean-cut good looks. In his films, Allen is accompanied by his faithful horse, Koko, and his loyal sidekicks, played first by Buddy Ebsen (1908–2003) and later by Slim Pickens (1919–1983). Later on, Allen was best known as the narrator for many Disney nature films.
In Old Oklahoma Plains, which is set in the 1920s, ex-cavalry officer Rex Allen is hired by the military to persuade local ranchers to allow the army to test its new tanks. Local ranchers refuse to cooperate, fearing that these tanks will eventually make their horses obsolete.
Many of the climactic scenes of the film, most notably the tanks sequences, consist of stock footage taken from the movie Army Girl (1938), which was also produced by Republic Pictures.
Gang leader Hal McQueen (Corey Allen, 1934–2010) falls in love with a girl he and his delinquent friends kidnap for ransom. His friends, however, insist on continuing with their original plan, and demand a huge sum of money for her release.