April 9, 2022 Alan Royle 7

  PETER USTINOV (1921 – 2004)               [Espousing the difference between acting and politics]: ‘Two members of my profession who are not urgently needed by my profession, Mr. Ronald Reagan and Mr. George Murphy, entered politics and they’ve done extremely well. Since there has been no reciprocal tendency in the other […]

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The making of ‘The Great Escape’ (1963)

July 19, 2016 Alan Royle 5

In World War Two Stalag Luft III was an enormous POW camp in Germany, encompassing 59 acres surrounded by over five miles of perimeter fencing and housing some 10,000 Allied servicemen of the Fleet Air Arm. Renowned author Paul Brickhill wrote the book from which this film is taken. He […]