MOVIE TRIVIA – PT112

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT112

March 8, 2019 Alan Royle 0

David Janssen – Gable’s illegitimate son? Clark Gable Berniece Dalton Janssen was Miss Nebraska of 1928 and one of the Ziegfeld Follies girls of 1930. A year later, the 21 year-old gave birth to a son who became actor David Janssen, star of the TV series The Fugitive in the […]

STEINER OR BARRY?

STEINER OR BARRY?

March 6, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    Max Steiner in 1942 When it comes to determining who was ‘King of the Movie Score’, buffs would probably fall into one of two groups depending on age. Those born pre-World War Two would more than likely vote for Max Steiner. Those born after the war would possibly […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT111.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT111.

March 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

     Marc Lawrence as Vinnie ‘The Cannon’ DiMotti in The Big Easy (1986) Jeff Corey in Little Big Man (1970) Anne Revere in National Velvet (1944) Character actor Marc Lawrence appeared in over 200 films and TV shows during his long career. Avid fans, especially of gangster films, would instantly recognise his face, although […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT110.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT110.

March 2, 2019 Alan Royle 2

Doris Day at the peak of her beauty and talent The real Ruth Etting with her ‘benefactor’ Martin Snyder Love Me or Leave Me (1955) is one of the very best musical biopics ever made, thanks to superb performances from Doris Day and James Cagney, coupled with Daniel Fuchs’ Oscar-winning […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT109.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT109.

February 28, 2019 Alan Royle 0

A scene from the 1952 feature Scaramouche Stewart Granger and Mel Ferrer fought a duel early in Scaramouche (1952), and part of the sequence required Granger to lie on the wooden floorboards as an iron chandelier dropped towards him. It was rigged to stop just inches from his face. The […]

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT6.

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT6.

February 26, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  MIDWAY (1976) World War Two – A blow by blow account of the crucial Battle of Midway in June 1942, between carrier-forces of the USA and the Empire of Japan. Historically, this is an accurate account of the most important naval confrontation of World War Two. It features an […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT108.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT108.

February 24, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Lulu sings ‘To Sir with Love’ in the movie (The Mindbenders in the background) Sidney Poitier as ‘Sir’ Columbia held To Sir with Love (1967) from release for over a year before finally deciding to open it in Westwood, California in the summer of 1967. It did so unexpectedly well […]

SATURDAY MORNING MATINEES 1950s

SATURDAY MORNING MATINEES 1950s

February 22, 2019 Alan Royle 11

Hoyts Theatre (later the Oriana) in Fremantle, Western Australia in the fifties I wonder if children today would enjoy Saturday morning matinees as much as we did back in the 1950s. Probably not, I suppose. Children’s tastes have become more sophisticated with electronic games and personal phones replacing the simple […]

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT5.

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT5.

February 20, 2019 Alan Royle 0

              An action still from The Last of the Mohicans (1992) LAST OF THE MOHICANS, THE (1992) French & Indian War (1754-63) – A love story set during a historically violent period of American frontier history. Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe play the lovers around whom the violent and treacherous […]

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT4.

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT4.

February 18, 2019 Alan Royle 2

    Gia Scala, James Darren, David Niven & Gregory Peck in The Guns of Navarone (1961) GUNS OF NAVARONE, THE (1961) World War Two – A mission to destroy a naval gun battery. There are a lot of things wrong with this movie but it is still entertaining enough. Gregory […]