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LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT10.

June 20, 2020 Alan Royle 2

          Director Douglas Sirk saw something in Rock Hudson and cast him as the lead opposite Piper Laurie in his 1952 feature Has Anybody Seen My Gal? The director was impressed enough to offer Rock the title role two years later in Taza, Son of Cochise […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT156.

June 17, 2020 Alan Royle 2

Debbie Reynolds & Eddie Fisher on their wedding day Husband and wife team Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds co-starred in the squeaky-clean romantic comedy Bundle of Joy (1956). Debbie was pregnant at the time with their daughter Carrie, the future Princess Leia of Star Wars fame. Her brother, Todd, would […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT7.

October 2, 2019 Alan Royle 0

    DAVID CARRADINE:   John Carradine [On the demise of his father, the prolific actor John Carradine in 1988] ‘We carted the coffin over to our house and opened it up I looked down at him, and the undertaker had put a demonic, artificial grin on his face – […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT1

August 21, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  From time to time I will insert an article consisting of randomly selected quotes from movie people. This is the first of them. One of my books, The Skeletons are Out, consists entirely of quotes by actors and actresses taking shots at each other, but the quotes on these […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT120.

April 11, 2019 Alan Royle 4

  Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)                                                                                 […]

MOVIE & TV HORSES DOWN THE AGES.

February 4, 2019 Alan Royle 0

William S. Hart & Fritz Like most kids who attended Saturday matinees back in the fifties, I knew details about all the cowboy stars, who rode which horse and why. Most of my movie heroes back then were cowboy stars and that didn’t change when TV came along in Western […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT87.

December 10, 2018 Alan Royle 16

       Harpo Marx         Harpo Marx was offered $50,000 to utter the solitary word, ‘Murder!’ in the 1946 film A Night in Casablanca. He declined the offer, adhering to his policy of remaining mute on-screen and in public. In fact, he never spoke a word in any […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT82

November 26, 2018 Alan Royle 2

  Franciska Gaal The name Franciska Gaal is long lost to modern movie-goers. Her Hollywood screen career was very short indeed, only three pictures released just prior to the outbreak of World War Two. Born in Budapest, Hungary, the Jewish Franciska had enjoyed success in German cinema until Hitler came […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT44.

August 12, 2018 Alan Royle 2

   Grace & Prince Rainier For a while it appeared that 1977’s The Turning Point might see Princess Grace of Monaco come out of retirement to star as the ballet dancer who opts for marriage over career. She was on the Board of Directors at 20th Century Fox at that time […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT43

August 10, 2018 Alan Royle 7

Fairbanks and his famous sail stunt in The Black Pirate The 1926 silent feature The Black Pirate starred Douglas Fairbanks in arguably his most famous role. It certainly contained his most memorable stunt, one that saw him slide down the mainsail using his rapier to slow his descent! In 1952 Errol […]