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By Michael R. Pitts

ISBN-10: 0786460466

ISBN-13: 9780786460465

Among 1952 and 1977, Allied Artists photographs company published over eighty characteristic movies with horror, technological know-how fiction and fable subject matters, numerous of them that includes such style stars as Vincent rate, Boris Karloff, John Carradine and Lon Chaney, Jr. between Allied Artists' contributions are the vintage Invasion of the physique Snatchers and the William citadel productions residence on Haunted Hill and Macabre. Allied additionally published the camp favorites Frankenstein Meets the gap Monster, From Hell It got here and Queen of Outer house, and imported eu efforts comparable to Blood and Black Lace and Caltiki the Immortal Monster. integrated listed below are targeted plot synopses and important analyses of all the movies. additionally coated are 22 positive factors, together with Little store of Horrors, made by means of different businesses and published to tv by means of Allied, and the studio's theatrical double-feature reissue of Paramount's The Blob and Universal's Dinosaurus!

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Released in June 1954, the comedy horror programmer begins at Louie Dumbrowski’s (Bernard Gorcey) sweet shop in New York’s Lower East Side where street urchins break one of his windows with a baseball. Since the boys have no place to play baseball, Slip Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) and Sach Jones (Hall), two denizens of Louie’s place, decide to lease a local vacant lot next to the Acme Warehouse as a playground. A family named Gravesend owns the property so Slip and Sach drive to their spooky mansion to propose a business deal.

When Gordon finds out, he beats the worker until Edna begs him to stop. Sending his wife back to their house, Gordon and Carl throw Joe into the lion’s cage where he mauled to death. Under cover of night, the Gordons and Carl bury Baron in an old cemetery. Gordon attends a meeting of the True Believers, an animal lovers’ cult, where he is consoled and given a tiger cub. The group performs a ceremony that passes the soul of Baron into the body of the young cat. Edna’s former agent and friend, Jenny Brooks (Grey), convinces her to accept an offer to star with her chimp act in the Madison Circus for a year.

Gordon then agrees to the deal. That night Carl drives him to the developer’s home but before signing the contract, Conrad lets in King, a lion, who kills Stengel. The day after the developer’s death is reported, Gordon is contacted by the police to see if any of his animals have escaped. Three pretty art students (Marianna Hill, Dani Lynn, Susan Slavin) get the owner’s permission to sketch his animals. One of them, Audrey (Hill), is attracted to Carl and they start to become friends. That evening, Edna’s drinking upsets Gordon and they argue over Carl because she wants the young man to be sent to a special school where he will get an education.

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