TV WESTERNS – PT31.

TV WESTERNS – PT31.

July 5, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  THE REBEL (1959-61) 76 EPISODES        Johnny Yuma (played by Nick Adams) is a former Confederate soldier who roams through the West with a chip on his shoulder, yet always ready to defend settlers from marauding Indians, crooked land developers and evil ranchers. Oddly enough, this ‘Son […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT61.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT61.

July 2, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  JOHN CLEESE (1939 – )                 Graham Chapman [From the eulogy he gave at his friend and fellow Python, Graham Chapman’s memorial service]: ‘…and I guess that we’re all thinking how sad it is that a man of such talent, a man of such capability and kindness, of such unusual […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT197

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT197

June 29, 2022 Alan Royle 2

   Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (1950) There have been few child stars blessed with the natural talent and charisma of Bobby Driscoll (1937-68). The public loved him in Song of the South (1946) and as Jim Hawkins, opposite Robert Newton as Long John Silver, in another Disney hit […]

‘ULZANA’S RAID’ & ‘IVANHOE’.

‘ULZANA’S RAID’ & ‘IVANHOE’.

June 26, 2022 Alan Royle 3

  ULZANA’S RAID (1972)                  This is a particularly brutal film at times, but Ulzana’s Raid is, in my opinion, one of the better westerns to come out of the seventies. Critics appear divided on this, however. The story has no basis in fact. The green Lieutenant DeBuin (played by Bruce […]

TV WESTERNS – PT30

TV WESTERNS – PT30

June 23, 2022 Alan Royle 2

  THE RANGE RIDER (1951-53) 78 EPISODES                This series was one of the earliest westerns on American TV and was well-received. Jock Mahony, a former stuntman (and the step-father of actress Sally Field) was the star of the show. Oddly, his character had no name and was known only as […]

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT8

MEMORABLE MOVIE DIALOGUE – PT8

June 20, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Lauren Holly in Down Periscope (1996) [Lauren Holly as Lt. Emily Lake, Diving Officer aboard the diesel submarine USS Stingray, as she completes a tricky and highly dangerous manoeuvre in the 1996 comedy Down Periscope]: ‘Balls to the wall, boys!’ Gregory Peck in Twelve O’clock High (1949) [Gregory Peck as General Savage in […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

June 17, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  THE DISH (2000)                                           This movie provides a light-hearted look at Australia’s contribution to the July 20, 1969 moon landing. It contains some great soundtrack hits from the era as […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT60.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT60.

June 14, 2022 Alan Royle 4

    BOBBY DRISCOLL (1937-68)                   [The child star of Treasure Island (1950), and the voice of Disney’s animated Peter Pan in 1953, fell victim to drug addiction and was dead at 31]: ‘I wish I could say that my childhood was a happy one, but I wouldn’t be honest. I […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT196

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT196

June 11, 2022 Alan Royle 6

  Joanna Pettet Joanna & Alan Bates towards the end of his life In 1968, British actress Joanna Pettet married American actor Alex Cord. Less than four months later, she gave birth to a boy who was the biological son of British actor Terence Stamp. The boy would die aged […]