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Doc Savage: Man of Bronze

Released 1975
Distributor Warner Bros.

The tentpole that wasn’t. A late-career stumble for producer George Pal, this hopelessly square and underfunded adaptation of Kenneth Robeson’s pulp novel series was intended to inaugurate a Bond-like series, but it sank without a trace. Spielberg and Lucas re-energized the pulp movie six years later with Raiders of the Lost Ark.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.