THE CENTURIONS – PT2.

THE CENTURIONS – PT2.

April 20, 2019 Alan Royle 6

  This is the second part of ‘The Centurions’, the actors and actresses who have reached the age of 100 or more in the history of Hollywood films. In all there have been fifteen, with two more still living who are due to turn 100 in 2019. In this segment […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT114.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT114.

March 16, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Anne Heche & Harrison Ford in Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) Anne & Ellen on the red carpet 1997 Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) was mercilessly panned by the critics after its release. Personally, I quite liked it, primarily because of Anne Heche’s thoroughly enjoyable performance. Harrison Ford chose the […]

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 […]

Forties Movie Trivia – PT3

February 21, 2018 Alan Royle 0

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Adolf Hitler banned Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (1940) in Germany and in every country occupied by the Nazis, although he did smuggle in a copy through Portugal for himself. Hitler, incidentally, thought Chaplin was a Jew. It is said that he watched the […]

Some Notable Character Actresses – PT 1.

January 22, 2018 Alan Royle 0

MARGARET DUMONT (1882 – 1965) Margaret Dumont’s great claim to movie fame was her regular role as the ‘straight woman’ to the Marx Brothers in their movies. She was totally bald beneath her wigs and, consequently, wore them all the time. Groucho was convinced that she rarely understood the group’s […]