TV WESTERNS – PT40.

TV WESTERNS – PT40.

November 21, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  TRACKDOWN (1957-9) 71 EPISODES                 Robert Culp starred as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman (who thinks up these Christian names?), who travels throughout the Old West hunting down bad guys and bringing them to justice. The end credits claim the stories are true and based on actual cases from the Texas […]

AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER

AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER

November 12, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  JILL IRELAND (1936-90)                     Jill’s movie career was hardly the stuff of legend yet she has still managed to be remembered for three things: Her marriages to David McCallum and to Charles Bronson, and for her role as ‘Leila Kalomi’, the […]

TV WESTERNS – PT11.

TV WESTERNS – PT11.

December 11, 2020 Alan Royle 0

  THE DEPUTY (1959-61) 76 EPISODES                                        This short-lived series starred screen legend Henry Fonda, not in the title role, however, but as Chief Marshal Simon Fry of Silver City in the 1880s. Allen Case plays Deputy Clay McCord who keeps order while Fry is out of town. Fonda’s […]

‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’ (1963)

‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’ (1963)

February 26, 2020 Alan Royle 2

The Great Escape (1963) is often talked about as Steve McQueen’s movie but there are a number of fine performances in this fine film, particularly those of James Garner, James Donald, Hannes Messemer and Donald Pleasence. Of course, McQueen was given the showiest part and he squeezed every drop out […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT40

August 4, 2018 Alan Royle 2

John Travolta & Kelly Preston Argument has always surrounded John Travolta’s sexuality. William Franks was a former chairman of the board in the Church of Scientology. He recalled how Travolta desperately wanted to get out of the church but was afraid that, should he attempt to do so, details of […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT7.

May 10, 2018 Alan Royle 4

                                                                              Cindy Morgan                      […]

When is an Indian not an Indian? (PT 1)

February 14, 2017 Alan Royle 4

  Until around about the eighties very few actual Native Americans were employed playing Indians in Hollywood movies. Thankfully, since then that has changed and there are numerous Native American actors making healthy livings in westerns and other genres. Over the next few days I shall examine some of those […]

Actors marrying other actors – Pt 10.

September 1, 2016 Alan Royle 2

  BROLIN, James                                SMITHERS, Jan                               1986 – 95 (div.)                                                                 STREISAND, Barbra                       1998 –   James Brolin […]