MOVIE TRIVIA – PT194.

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT194.

April 27, 2022 Alan Royle 4

  Tallulah Bankhead The outrageous Tallulah Bankhead sent the Stork Club into an uproar one evening when she encountered director Otto Preminger and actress Marlene Dietrich there, and decided to have a little fun with them. ‘Daaahlings, I haven’t seen you in a long time’, she gushed. ‘Do you like […]

‘UNCONQUERED’ (1947)

‘UNCONQUERED’ (1947)

July 31, 2021 Alan Royle 9

  UNCONQUERED (1947)                        When this blockbuster was released by Paramount Pictures in 1947 it became that year’s top-grossing US film, despite its numerous shortcomings that included a couple of laughable scenes that were supposed to be taken seriously. But […]

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

PROFILE – Grace Kelly (PT1)

July 19, 2021 Alan Royle 1

  GRACE KELLY (1929-82)                          A great many truly beautiful faces have adorned movie screens down the decades since motion pictures became an industry, but few could match Grace Kelly at the height of her brief career. The term […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT45.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT45.

April 11, 2021 Alan Royle 2

ROBERT PRESTON (1918-87)                  This charismatic Robert Preston was born in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts as Robert Preston Meservey towards the end of World War One. As Bob Mesevey he joined the US Army Air Corps, the predecessor of the US Army Air Force (USAAF) after Pearl Harbor and served for three […]

GREAT BASEBALL MOVIES.

4 GREAT BASEBALL MOVIES.

February 4, 2021 Alan Royle 2

  It would be fair to say that I am not a fan of sporting biopics as a rule, probably because most actors (and actresses) are not very athletic and their lack of coordination and natural ability is usually instantly evident and annoying, a legacy no doubt of them treading […]

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT9.

May 27, 2020 Alan Royle 2

One of my pet hates is watching a biopic about a great sportsperson’s life in which the actor chosen to represent him or her hasn’t the faintest idea how to play the sport in question! Admittedly, this is often the fault of casting, but that does not excuse the actor […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT144.

November 7, 2019 Alan Royle 2

Larry Storch as Corporal Randolph Agarn in F Troop (1965-7) A large number of us baby-boomers remain huge fans of the sixties comedy series F Troop (1965-7), mostly because of the hilarious antics of Larry Storch as Corporal Randolph Agarn and, to a slightly lesser extent, Frank de Kova’s deadpan humour as […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT8

October 8, 2019 Alan Royle 4

    TONY CURTIS:                                                        ‘They gave me away as a prize once – a ‘Win Tony Curtis for a Weekend’ competition. The woman […]

THE BEST OSCAR YEARS – 1939 & 1950.

April 5, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in GWTW (1939)         The Academy Awards is a competition, but it is one that has seldom been conducted on a level playing field. A winner one year may very well not even have been nominated in a stronger year. Historically, the two […]