TV WESTERNS – PT28

TV WESTERNS – PT28

May 24, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  THE OUTCASTS (1968-9) 26 EPISODES                 The major claim to fame for The Outcasts television series was that it boasted the first ever African-American to co-star in a western series. Otis Young played the black bounty hunter Jemal David and established screen star […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘PUBLIC ENEMIES’ (2009)

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – ‘PUBLIC ENEMIES’ (2009)

May 21, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009)              I must confess that I have been putting off watching this movie for more than a decade, unusual for me because I have always been fascinated by the criminal element in the USA of the 1930s. The synopsis tells of the efforts of the fledgling FBI […]

.MOVIE QUIZ #9

MOVIE QUIZ #9

May 18, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  MOVIE QUIZ #9   Q1 IN MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), IN PLACE OF A PORTRAIT OF GOD THERE IS ONE OF A FAMOUS 19TH CENTURY CRICKETER. WHO? Q2 RUPERT EVERETT IS LORD GORING IN THE 1999 FILM VERSION OF WHICH OSCAR WILDE PLAY? Q3 RODEO STAR […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT58

RANDOM QUOTES – PT58

May 15, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  MICHAEL CAINE (1933 – )                       [On his many years desperately trying to make it as an actor]: ‘In my worst moments I went on the dole (the last time, Sean Connery was two guys in front of me in the queue)…The other people hanging around with me waiting for […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT195

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT195

May 12, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  Sandra Bullock Without exception, all those who have enjoyed the privilege of working with Sandra Bullock describe her as a most pleasant, hard-working, and talented actress. She is also more than capable of both winning and losing with equal grace and humour. In 2010, she won a Best Actress […]

TV WESTERNS – PT27

TV WESTERNS – PT27

May 9, 2022 Alan Royle 4

                                                THE MONROES (1966-7) 26 EPISODES              Ma and Pa Monroe die in an accident in the first episode, leaving their five orphaned children to survive as a […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

May 6, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  HIGH SOCIETY (1956)                     As most cinema-goers are probably aware, this movie is a musical adaptation of the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story, although it is set in Newport, Rhode Island (in order to take advantage of the famous jazz festival […]

.MOVIE QUIZ #8

MOVIE QUIZ #8

May 3, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  MOVIE QUIZ #8   Q1       IN THE 1986 COMEDY FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, FERRIS MIMED TWO SONGS DURING THE PARADE. WHAT WERE THEY?   Q2       WHO SANG THE HIT THEME SONG IN THE 1959 MOVIE PILLOW TALK?   Q3       PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR PHILIP MARLOWE IS PORTRAYED BY HUMPHREY BOGART IN […]

MOVIE/TV DEATHS FROM COVID-19.

MOVIE/TV DEATHS FROM COVID-19.

April 30, 2022 Alan Royle 4

The terrible COVID – 19 pandemic has claimed millions of lives since 2020, people from all walks of life in every country on Earth. Among its terrible toll has been at lea movie and television actors and actresses. This article looks at these unfortunate souls from the acting profession who […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT194.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT194.

April 27, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Tallulah Bankhead The outrageous Tallulah Bankhead sent the Stork Club into an uproar one evening when she encountered director Otto Preminger and actress Marlene Dietrich there, and decided to have a little fun with them. ‘Daaahlings, I haven’t seen you in a long time’, she gushed. ‘Do you like […]