‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT48

‘RANDOM QUOTES’ – PT48

September 17, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  AARON SORKIN: (1961 – )                                     [The man who wrote some of the best screenplays in movie and television history – A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson’s War, The West […]

‘TV WESTERNS’ – PT18

‘TV WESTERNS’ – PT18

September 14, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  HOTEL DE PAREE (1959-60) 33 EPISODES       It is odd that this series did not go into a second season, because it was certainly a western with a difference. The main problem, of course, was that saturation point for the western genre had been well and truly reached […]

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT181

‘MOVIE TRIVIA’ – PT181

September 11, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  Angelique Pettyjohn in Star Trek: The Original Series (1968) The name Angelique Pettyjohn probably means nothing to all but the most avid fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, and to those ‘Trekkies’ who ventured along to the numerous conventions held over the ensuing years. Devoted fans will no doubt recall […]

‘THE RAZOR’S EDGE’ (1946)

‘THE RAZOR’S EDGE’ (1946)

September 8, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  THE RAZOR’S EDGE (1946)                      It’s a pity that Bill Shakespeare had already used the title ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ a few centuries earlier, otherwise W. Somerset Maugham might have used it for this much-overrated melodrama. The Razor’s Edge takes 148 minutes focusing on Larry Darrell (Tyrone Power) and his […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT55.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT55.

September 5, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  ANN SHERIDAN (1915-67)                                                She was born Clara Sheridan in Denton, Texas during World War One. It has been said that Ann was a direct descendant of Union General Philip Sheridan and maybe she was. Her sister thought she was beautiful enough to win ‘The Search for Beauty’ […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT47

RANDOM QUOTES – PT47

September 2, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  DOLORES HART: (1938 – )             Dolores & Elvis Presley [Six years after playing one of Elvis Presley’s girlfriends in Loving You (1957), Dolores turned her back on Hollywood and entered the strictly cloistered Benedictine Regina Laudis Monastery, in Bethlehem, Connecticut, to become a nun. […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT180

August 30, 2021 Alan Royle 4

  Peter Lawford Peter Lawford was born in 1923, the son of Sir Sydney Lawford and his lover, a married woman named May Aylen. May’s cuckolded husband generously stayed with her until the baby was born, just so Peter would be born legitimate. All things considered, it was a most […]

ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

August 27, 2021 Alan Royle 0

    ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)              This delightful film is, in the eyes of many fans, a shining example of the heights to which movie-making was capable of rising in the early 1950s. It takes us to one of the world’s great cities and allows us to become involved in an […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT54.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT54.

August 24, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  PAUL SCOFIELD (1922-2008)                  A native of Birmingham in Warwickshire, England, Paul Scofield has been described by several doyens of the theatre as ‘the greatest English-speaking screen actor of all time.’ Few who saw his Oscar-winning turn as Sir Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons (1966) would disagree. […]

TV WESTERNS – PT17.

TV WESTERNS – PT17.

August 21, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  THE HIGH CHAPARRAL (1967-71) 97 EPISODES                                The series was created by David Dortort, the man who had previously created Bonanza for NBC. Big John Cannon (Leif Erickson) runs the family’s High Chaparral Ranch in Arizona Territory in the 1870s, aided by his brother Buck (Cameron Mitchell) and son […]