‘MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY’ (1962)

‘MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY’ (1962)

February 4, 2023 Alan Royle 1

  MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962)           This particular version of the happenings aboard the British ship Bounty in 1787; starring Marlon Brando as the mutinous Lt. Fletcher Christian and Trevor Howard as the irascible Lieutenant/ Captain Bligh, had to be one of the most unhappy movie sets in the history […]

TV WESTERNS – PT45

TV WESTERNS – PT45

February 1, 2023 Alan Royle 0

                 WRANGLER (1960) 6 EPISODES                          This extremely short-lived western series was the summer replacement for a musical series, The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956). Wrangler’s only claim to fame, miniscule as that claim may have been, is that it was the very first […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT210.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT210.

January 29, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  Martin Sheen Martin Sheen is now in his eighties. He has been arrested more than seventy times, mainly for liberal protests. He was one of twenty-two people arrested for crossing over a line established by the US Air Force, in an anti-militarization protest at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base […]

TV SITCOMS 1949-99. PT1

TV SITCOMS 1949-99. PT1

January 26, 2023 Alan Royle 1

                There has been no shortage of situation comedies since television in the USA, Great Britain and Australia began. This segment will look at every show that went to air between 1949 and 1999. Assessments will vary according to the amount of information […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT72.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT72.

January 23, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  ANGIE DICKINSON (1931 – )  ‘When I started shooting Police Woman (1974), someone asked me if I had ever played a sleuth before. I said, ‘Yes, many times.’ I thought they were asking me if I had ever played a slut. I didn’t know what a sleuth was.’ ‘My […]

TV WESTERNS – PT44.

TV WESTERNS – PT44.

January 20, 2023 Alan Royle 2

     WICHITA TOWN (1959-60) 26 EPISODES            The model for this series had already been laid out in shows such as Gunsmoke, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Lawman, so it was anything but unique. However, it did have the services of popular western star Joel McCrea […]

NASTASSJA KINSKI – HEDY LAMARR

NASTASSJA KINSKI – HEDY LAMARR

January 17, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  NASTASSJA KINSKI (1961 – )                                          The daughter of disturbed actor Klaus Kinski entered this world via Berlin, Germany in 1961. Klaus ditched her mother for another woman and young Nastassja soon found herself supporting both her parents at thirteen, partly through her appearing topless at that age in […]

‘STAKEOUT’ (1987) & ‘THE WINSLOW BOY’ (1999)

‘STAKEOUT’ (1987) & ‘THE WINSLOW BOY’ (1999)

January 14, 2023 Alan Royle 2

             STAKEOUT (1987)               This is a pretty slick action/comedy directed by John Badham, the man who gave us Saturday Night Fever (1977). Most red-blooded males would probably agree that if you were a cop given a two-week stakeout assignment that required you to spy on someone, if that someone […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT209

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT209

January 11, 2023 Alan Royle 2

  Ronald Reagan & Piper Laurie (1949) In her 2011 autobiography titled Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir, Piper Laurie revealed that she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan during the time they were filming Louisa (1950) together. She was seventeen and Reagan, who played her father in the […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT71.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT71.

January 8, 2023 Alan Royle 0

   EMMA STONE (1988 – )                             The Favourite stars – (L to R) Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman & Emma Stone [Actors and actresses appear to be an entirely different breed today than before, as we see when Emma describes her lesbian scene with actress Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)]: ‘When […]