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The Twonky - Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for Arch Oboler's The Twonky (1953). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
Bwana Devil - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from the 3-D film Bwana Devil (1953), starring Robert Stack. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.


Movie Clip

Christmas Eve (1947) -- (Movie Clip) We Have No License Opening scenes, we meet Philip (Reginald Denny) who's brought a judge and doctor (Clarence Kolb, Carl Harbord) to meet his maybe-nutty New York heiress Aunt Matilda (Ann Harding), in the holiday crime-comedy hybrid Christmas Eve (a.k.a. Holiday For Sinners), 1947.
Christmas Eve (1947) -- (Movie Clip) By The Love Seat We meet shiftless New York playboy Michael (George Brent), unaware of the larger drama involving his heiress adoptive aunt, with ex-gal Ann (Joan Blondell) messing with his plans to marry society girl Harriet (Molly Lamont) in Christmas Eve (a.k.a. Holiday For Sinners), 1947.
Christmas Eve (1947) -- (Movie Clip) The Sea Is A Wide Place In the byzantine tale of his imperiled maiden aunt back in New York, ex-pat South American club owner Mario (George Raft) discovers a fugitive Nazi (Konstantine Shayne) has been scamming his girlfriend (Virginia Field), in the crime-comedy Christmas Eve (a.k.a. Holiday For Sinners), 1947.
Twonky, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) This May Happen To You Opening sequences as writer-director-producer Arch Oboler sets the weird tone for his Sci-Fi spoof, Hans Conreid the dizzy professor and Janet Warren his wife, from The Twonky, 1953.
Twonky, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Take It Out Right Now! Professor West (Hans Conreid) is making a point of ignoring the TV his wife has bought to amuse him while she's out of town, but failing, then taking a minute to realize the service guy (Ed Max) has arrived with a solution, in maverick producer Arch Oboler's SciFi comedy The Twonky, 1953.
Twonky, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Dash Of Benzene Dipsomaniac Coach Trout (Billy Lynn) is helping panicked professor West (Hans Conreid) figure out what to do about the TV set that's taking over his life, receiving a revelation just as he passes out, in The Twonky, 1953, from low-rent writer-director-producer Arch Oboler.
On Our Merry Way -- (Movie Clip) Slim and Lank Quasi-reporter Oliver (Burgess Meredith) meets musicians Slim and Lank (life-long pals James Stewart and Henry Fonda) who segue into their own flashback in United Artists' On Our Merry Way, 1948.
On Our Merry Way -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits Most unusual opening credit sequence for United Artists' all-star novelty On Our Merry Way, 1948, produced by co-star Burgess Meredith with Benedict Bogeaus, featuring pals Henry Fonda and James Stewart.
On Our Merry Way -- (Movie Clip) Harry James Is My Idol! Slim (James Stewart) and Lank (Henry Fonda) panic when gifted Gloria (Dorothy Lamour) in her swimsuit makes she clear she can easily win their rigged musical talent contest in On Our Merry Way, 1948.
On Our Merry Way -- (Movie Clip) See Here, Sadd! Newspaper underling Oliver (Burgess Meredith, who also co-produced) scams editor Sadd (Charles D. Brown) into letting him write the "roving reporter" column for a day in United Artists' On Our Merry Way, 1948.