Tag: Ross Elliott

  • Tarantula (1955)

    Watching Tarantula‘s opening, with its lonely shots of California’s┬áLucern Valley (once again standing in for Arizona), you can tell Jack Arnold really wanted to direct a Western. Of the four films he made in 1955, three were set in the Great American West and two were authentic Westerns: the one he made right before Tarantula […]

  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

    In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a fan of giant monster movies. If I were Emperor, I’d ram a law through the Imperial Senate making it a felony office to call yourself “a giant monster movie fan” without having seen this movie. You don’t have to like it, certainly, since it’s not very good. But […]