|In Search Of ...|
|A.K.A. "A BOY AND HIS DOG"|
|WOLF DOG Lobby Cards PAGE I PAGE II|
|LOBBY CARD GALLERY
|For the contributions to this page, I am grateful to brilliant and talented Jack Randall Earles, of Mooresfield, Indiana who surfed in to our site and recently provided us a viewable copy of WOLF DOG!! Jack is webmaster of some great internet webpages. Be sure to use this this updated email address to contact Jack: email@example.com when surfing his site HERE! The address on the page is no longer active.
If ANYONE has any recollections about Allison Hayes' short 1957 soujourn in Markdale, please pass them along to Jack at the above email address! Besides sending the movie, Jack emailed me some supplemental lobby cards from Wolf Dog and some of Allison's other photos. I hope you enjoy the following as much as I have enjoyed posting them for you!
|1. Fence Sitting: The stunning and talented Allison Hayes on what was probably once the former Alex Dunseith farm just outside of Holland Centre, ON, Canada. As Jack Randall Earles said, "...she sure does wonders for that sweater!"|
|2. Allison looking typically gorgeous during the same photo session as above. This is my favorite of the pics that Jack sent. Wow!|
3. A color photo of the Jim Davis fight with Austin Willis. Perhaps perpetuated the myth that Canadians without a hockey stick can't fight.
|4. Another camera angle of "the fight" between Davis & Willis. The gorgeous Allison looks on.|
|5. The heartwarming moment when the family is safe from Krivak and his gang.|
|6. Allison on the Dunseith farm with what appears to be Jim Hughes' horse from "Wolf Dog". It was no coincidence Allison looked comfortable with this steed. Her many interests included a love for horses and dogs|
|Allison Hayes Tribute Area|
| My friend and colleague Jack Randall Earles was kind enough to forward these stunning stills of the lovely Allison Hayes. Allison was not only an incredibly beautiful woman and an uncommonly talented actress and classical pianist, but saved countless lives by researching and exposing the product that accelerated her fatal illness. Allison was only 47 in 1979, when she died of leukemia.
Jack says that while she was ambitious, her climbing was never done to the detriment to others. Almost no one who ever worked with Allison had a bad word to say about her. The exception would be her occasional co-star and B-movie rival, Beverly Garland (of "My Three Sons" fame) who harbors a deep bitterness to this day.
If she hadn't begun winning beauty contests in her teen years, she may have struck out on a successful career as a concert pianist, as she exhibited rare talent on the 88s.
She had very few romantic relationships, largely due to her deep Roman Catholic faith and an annulled marriage to a Ford Motors executive early in her adult life. Jack speculated that she had fallen in love once with a dimunitive film director named Robert Gordon, who was much shorter than she and VERY married. She eventually ended the tryst, when it became clear he wouldn't get a divorce.
|Allison's father was 50 years old when she was born and the blossoming lovely was doubtlessly the apple of his eye when she was growing up. Her mother was her dad's second wife, so she had one half brother from Mr. Hayes first marriage (three half nephews are still living). Jack says he has tried often to contact them, but to no avail.
When her father died in 1959, Allison lived with her mother in San Clemente, California. She was well known for a love for her 1974 Camaro, in which she could often be seen touring the countryside.
As I said, she was planning a career in classical piano, when she began to win beauty pageants. She was Miss Washington D.C. and participated in one year of the Miss America pageant. (see above photo)
She was official hostess for the Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom festival in 1949. The lovely lass who portrayed "Ellen Hughes" was named Miss El Rancho Mirage (a Las Vegas Casino) in 1957, the same year Wolf Dog was shot!
Most people say Allison's on-camera beauty didn't do her justice. Her auburn hair had reddish highlights and blue-green eyes lit up her heart-melting smile.
|Allison & good friend,
Canadian actor Raymond Burr
|Jack passed along some interesting tidbits about his conversations with our mutual acquaintaince, Mr. Sidney Bloomberg. He says Mr. Bloomberg told him about the time he met Allison at the premiere screening of "Sunset Boulevard". She was accompanying the late Gloria Swanson, who introduced Allison to the notorious Dr. Bieler, the physician who would prescribe the substance that would subsequently kill her.
Mr. Bloomberg was quite curt as he panned Dr. Bieler's "treatments", but at that time, Allison would hear none of it. Later, she sued the American distributor of the fatal calcium supplement and won a $50,000 settlement. She eventually dropped her lawsuit against Bieler, when he claimed he was too old and the case was adversely affecting his health. Neither was any consolation to Allison for the untold amount of dollars she had lost in treatments and of course, the ultimate cost: her very life.
|Onscreen, Allison Hayes typically played tough, ballsy women, who were sophisticated and streetwise. Her more domestic role in Wolf Dog was a bit of a departure, but she possessed the depth to handle it with great aplomb.
She would later appear with WOLF DOG co-star, Jim Davis in the 1959 cult western classic "The Lust To Kill." This movie, filmed a year subsequent to WOLF DOG, broke barriers in a way, marrying raucous sexual tension with murderous violence. WOLF DOG was something of a toned-down prelude for the two actors.
Sadly, Allison Hayes may never be remembered among Hollywood's premier actresses, but her legacy in both the cinematic and medical communities will continue to live on as long as there are people to enjoy the benefits she provided us.
"It was a quarrel. For a moment two men strike out like wild animals. He called you names and hit you.
You hit back and he fell ... you can't honestly say you killed him..."
-Ellen Hughes to husband Jim in WOLF DOG
| HOME BIOS RECOLLECTIONS LOBBY CARDS I
LOBBY CARDS II (Allison Tribute)
SUMMARY: THE SEARCH FOR "WOLF DOG"
CAST & CREW PLOT SUMMARY INTERVIEWS
OBSERVATIONS/QUESTIONS ABOUT MARKDALE
|All stories and text copyrighted property of Jeffrey R.P. Wilson - 2005|