WAR MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT7.

WAR MOVIES WORTH WATCHING – PT7.

March 10, 2019 Alan Royle 0

Cliff Robertson as Commander Kennedy in PT 109 (1963) PT Commander John F Kennedy during the war PT 109 (1963) President John F Kennedy was asked who he would like to see portray him in this film about his wartime exploits. He chose Cliff Robertson who duly landed the role. Interestingly, […]

SATURDAY MORNING MATINEES 1950s

SATURDAY MORNING MATINEES 1950s

February 22, 2019 Alan Royle 13

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 […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT57.

September 17, 2018 Alan Royle 4

The Audie Murphy Memorial in Holtzwir, France To Hell and Back (1955) is a biopic about Audie L. Murphy, America’s most decorated soldier of World War Two. Thirty year-old Murphy plays himself. He dreaded re-enacting one particular scene in which his closest friend (Brandon) stands up while the company is […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT45.

August 14, 2018 Alan Royle 0

   James Dean & Paul Newman screen testing                                          Dean with girlfriend Pier Angeli Paul Newman was a finalist for the Cal Trask role in East of Eden (1955), but it […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT36

July 27, 2018 Alan Royle 0

                          Wanda Hendrix & Audie Murphy in Sierra                     Lovely Paramount actress Wanda Hendrix married war hero Audie Murphy after a two-year engagement, but the union was a disaster. He […]

FIFTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT4.

March 19, 2018 Alan Royle 8

Director Charles Laughton thought Robert Mitchum was one of the finest actors in the world and he also respected him as a person. He wrote in Esquire about the American who starred in his masterpiece The Night of the Hunter in 1955: ‘All this tough talk is a blind, you […]

B-List Beauties – PT7.

October 30, 2017 Alan Royle 0

       FAITH DOMERGUE (1924 – 99)                    Cult of the Cobra (1955)                                   Faith Domergue’s name has become synonymous with Howard Hughes and his ‘stable’ of […]