This Mexican lobby card is puzzling. The inset scene is from Boris Karloff's The Terror, but the title translates to Boris Karloff's Bedlam. The jumble of illustrations seems like a different lobby card was used and Karloff's face was added for obvious reasons (hint: El Maestro Del Terror) to create this one. Still colorful enough to catch attention. I don't recall seeing big...chains...in The Terror either.
Nice publicity inset photo on this Mexican lobby card for The Spider Woman (La Mujer Arana). I'm a bit confused by the couple shown at the bottom left, however, as they detract from the main illustration.
A fantastic Mexican lobby card for Tarzan and the Huntress (Tarzan Y La Cazadora), the color, main image of Tarzan, and the inset scene are well balanced for dramatic effect. Leaving the left hand hidden behind the picture does slightly mar an otherwise eye-catching layout.
Still the best version of A Christmas Carol on film. At least for me. Eagle-eyed viewers will catch a camera goof: watch closely the mirror that Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) looks into on Christmas morning. In the right corner of the mirror the camera catches a member of the crew. Oops. There are other goofs, but you'll not notice them. Alastair Sim's Scrooge is too entertaining to miss and the milieu of old London too depressing to ignore.
One of the essential film noir movies of the 1950s, D.O.A's grim, deterministic, storyline is captured well in this Mexican lobby card. Film buffs will usually point out the opening tracking shot that follows Bigelow (Edmund O'Brien) as he makes his way to the police detectives who already know who he is, but need the background story to connect the dots. The movie kicks in from there and you feel for the guy. For his neglected gal. And for the crazy, one-in-a-million reason he's dying. The dialog's a bit literary at times, but the momentum from the opening to the ending is always on the mark.
The action pose shown here can also be seen in the lobby for La Furia De Los Karatekas. It's reminiscent of Jack Kirby's style, right? This Mexican lobby card is a bit choppy with the graphic, title, and inset scene placement, but still conveys the fisticuffs and action thematic well enough.
A colorful and sexy Mexican lobby card for La Furia De Los Karatecas provides eye appeal. The pose for Santo is reminiscent of other lobbies, so perhaps some repurposing of artwork was used to cut costs.
Here's a nice noirish Mexican lobby card for Republic Pictures' Destino La Carcel--Destination Big House. Note how well the spaces around the inset scene and the title are used. You immediately know this one's about a dame in distress and crime all around.
I bet you thought YouTube started all those silly self-indulgent pet tricks like riding an ostrich. Well, here's proof they started in 1953 (at least). This Mexican lobby card for Mas Abajo Del Sahara manages to create quite a bit of liveliness with a little color and energetic cartoon illustrations. And I like apes, so there.
Wonderful Ray Milland movie, where he plays the devil you know. This lobby for El Enviado Del Diablo is simply beautiful in execution. Note the devil's trident in the inset scene, the hint of the satanic to be found in this movie.
The strong illustration on this Mexican lobby card for Corazon De Fiera hooked me. The cool as ice expressions on the gun-toting characters, the splatter of blood in the background, and the color choices carry a strong impact to entice the potential moviegoer.
Nothing like a man versus ape illustration to get the blood pumping, right? I'm not sure which Jungle Jim movie this Mexican lobby card is for, but note that Chita gets third-banana billing. Not bad for a chimp.