RANDOM QUOTES – PT19.

February 17, 2020 Alan Royle 0

    JONATHAN HARRIS:                                                       [On starting his stage career in ‘The Heart of a City’ at Henry Miller’s Theatre, New York City in 1942] ‘I got thrown out of that office every day. Finally, the secretary took pity on me and I got to meet Mr. Miller. He cast me […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT15.

December 16, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  WOODY HARRELSON:                                        [Regarding a scary night in Dubrovnik] ‘These guys were coming down from the hillside. They were the toughest-looking motherfuckers you ever saw – some kind of Croatian judo gang or something – and they were coming down basically to kill me for being with these red-hot girls. […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT12.

November 13, 2019 Alan Royle 0

        CLINT EASTWOOD:                                                         [On surviving a plane crash in the early fifties] ‘They had one plane, a Douglas AD, sort of a torpedo bomber of World War Two vintage, and I thought I’d hitch on that. Everything went wrong. Radios went out. Oxygen ran out. And finally […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT126.

June 4, 2019 Alan Royle 2

  Geoffrey Rush as Walsingham in Elizabeth (1998) Conspiracy buffs should enjoy this. In the 1998 film Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, there is a dining scene featuring Sir Francis Walsingham, Mary of Guise and Duc d’Anjou, during which the Duc says that he cannot marry Queen Elizabeth […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 106.

February 2, 2019 Alan Royle 1

Jimmy Dean in Giant (1955) Dean photographed with his Porsche – the crash scene. While shooting the movie Giant in 1955, James Dean took the time to film a ‘Public Service Announcement’, warning young people of the dangers of speeding on the highway. ‘I used to fly around quite a bit’, […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT86.

December 8, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner in On the Beach (1959) When Ava Gardner came to Australia to make On the Beach (1959), she did not exactly endear herself to the nation when she remarked that Melbourne was the most appropriate place on Earth to make a picture about the end of […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT 62.

October 1, 2018 Alan Royle 3

  Anne Baxter & Montgomery Clift in I Confess (1953) The 1953 Hitchcock drama I Confess starred Montgomery Clift as a Roman Catholic priest. Anne Baxter played his lover. The Republic of Ireland banned the picture in its entirety because Baxter’s character and Clift’s character were in a relationship, even though that […]

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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT45.

August 14, 2018 Alan Royle 0

   James Dean & Paul Newman screen testing                                          Dean with girlfriend Pier Angeli Paul Newman was a finalist for the Cal Trask role in East of Eden (1955), but it […]

FIFTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT3.

March 17, 2018 Alan Royle 3

In the 1955 Hitchcock picture To Catch a Thief, there is a scene in which John Robie (Cary Grant) is discussing the cook’s ‘sensitive hands’ with an insurance agent and casually mentions that those hands once strangled a German general without a sound. For German audiences, however, the words were […]

FIFTIES MOVIE TRIVIA – PT1.

March 13, 2018 Alan Royle 2

The Moon is Blue (1953) is a pretty tame picture, yet it was the first post-Hayes mainstream Hollywood movie to use the words ‘virgin’, ‘seduce’ and ‘mistress’ (in the sexual partner sense). The mere utterance of these three words was enough to get the picture banned from theatres in Boston, […]