January 30, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  CURLY TOP (1935)                          This Shirley Temple vehicle was one of the last films made by the Fox studio before it amalgamated with the hitherto rival studio of Twentieth Century Productions to become 20th Century Fox. The amalgamation saw former Fox strongman Winfield Sheehan sent packing with a half million […]

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT52.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT52.

July 25, 2021 Alan Royle 0

   HAROLD RUSSELL (1914-2002)                          Born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1914, Harold Russell moved with his family to Cambridge, Massachusetts when he was just five years old. He was training paratroopers and working on an Army film at Camp MacKall, North Carolina on June 6, 1944, when some […]


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 […]

ROBERT RYAN – A class act.

September 14, 2017 Alan Royle 2

RYAN, Robert (1909 – 73) I recently had the pleasure of watching a terrific western named The Proud Ones (1956). It has gone completely unheralded, yet it is clearly a couple of cuts above the average western fare. I watched it for one simple reason, because Robert Ryan was its […]

Past Oscars PT 5 – (1961-66)

November 16, 2016 Alan Royle 0

    1961               West Side Story – Best Picture                         Maximilian Schell – Best Actor for Judgment at Nuremberg                         George Chakiris – Best Supporting Actor for West Side Story                                                               Except for Fanny, I have seen each of the nominees – West Side Story, Judgment at Nuremberg, […]