blazing saddles

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT25.

June 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

           Jermy Brett in My Fair Lady (1964)        and as Audrey Hepburn’s brother in War and Peace (1956)   Bill Shirley & Mary Costa as Prince Phillip & Princess Aurora English actor Jeremy Brett was cast as Nicolai, the brother of Audrey Hepburn’s character (Natasha) in War and Peace (1956), because producers felt her bore a strong facial resemblance to her. [...]

‘MAME’ (1974) – the end of the ‘Lucy’ era.

April 5, 2017 // 7 Comments

      Lucille Ball’s Mame was one of the worst ‘flops’ in motion picture history. Other bad movies lost far more money, but few were brought undone simply because their leading performer was so woefully miscast. The picture is, of course, a musical remake of Rosalind Russell’s Auntie Mame (1958), for which Ms. Russell was unsuccessfully nominated for an Oscar. It appears [...]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 14.

September 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

  CILENTO, Diane                              CONNERY, Sean                              1962 – 73 (div.)   Australian actress Diane Cilento is all but unknown today to international audiences. If not for her marriage to the first James Bond, Sean Connery, her career might be pretty much forgotten. Even her Oscar nomination for Best [...]

Did you know? Points of interest Pt. 18

October 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

    If the executives at Warner Bros. had their way it is very likely that Blazing Saddles might never have seen the light of day. They watched a private screening and none of them laughed at any part of it. Director and creator Mel Brooks then showed it to Warners employees and they laughed uproariously throughout the screening, convincing head office to take a chance with it. The [...]