MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 106.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 106.

February 2, 2019 Alan Royle 1

Jimmy Dean in Giant (1955) Dean photographed with his Porsche – the crash scene. While shooting the movie Giant in 1955, James Dean took the time to film a ‘Public Service Announcement’, warning young people of the dangers of speeding on the highway. ‘I used to fly around quite a bit’, […]

SCARAMOUCHE (1952) – Technicolor at its best.

SCARAMOUCHE (1952) – Technicolor at its best.

January 29, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    Mel Ferrer (L) & Stewart Granger in Scaramouche (1952) I was just five years old when MGM made the wonderful costumer Scaramouche (1952), and I first saw it with my parents about 6 or 7 years later. It was one of the reasons I fell in love with the cinema […]

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT5

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES PT5

November 16, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Ellen Barkin as Helen Cruger in Sea of Love (1989) Ellen & her husband Gabriel Byrne Ellen Barkin said in an interview that Sea of Love (1989) was not her best work, an observation that movie-goers would probably not agree with, especially those of the male gender. Most men would […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT46.

August 18, 2018 Alan Royle 1

Leo McKern as Rumpole of the Bailey The Australian actor Leo McKern, best known for his portrayal of the title character in the TV series Rumpole of the Bailey, once unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of ‘Pockets’ in Hatari (1962), the part eventually going to American actor Red Buttons. McKern always […]

THE WORST ‘BEST PICTURE’ IN HISTORY.

March 3, 2018 Alan Royle 8

  There has been no shortage of lousy movies that have somehow picked up the ‘Best Picture’ Oscar in their year. Often, that happened simply because there was nothing of much value churned out in that particular year. But not always. In 1952 the nomination list contained a couple of […]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 17.

November 6, 2016 Alan Royle 3

  CROWE, Russell                              SPENCER, Danielle                         2003 –   New Zealand-born Russell met Australian actress Danielle when they co-starred in The Crossing in 1989. Their relationship endured despite their being apart for much of the time until they finally tied the knot in 2003. They have two children, the second […]

STEWART GRANGER – A man’s man – mostly.

June 7, 2015 admin 2

  It is difficult not to admire English actor Stewart Granger. In an era that spawned a generation of actors and actresses ready and willing to do and say whatever their studios demanded of them, and equally unwilling to cross powerful gossip columnists like Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons for […]