ROD TAYLOR – an under-rated Aussie star.

ROD TAYLOR – an under-rated Aussie star.

February 22, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  ROD TAYLOR Australian actor Rod Taylor had been in Hollywood less than a year when he was offered a long-term TV contract with Warner Brothers. Having tasted success as a radio star in his home-town Sydney, New South Wales, his initial plan was to make it as a movie […]

RANDOM QUOTES – PT40.

RANDOM QUOTES – PT40.

February 16, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  CHRISTOPHER REEVE:               [On being visited in hospital by comedian Robin Williams, shortly after the horse-riding accident that left Reeve permanently paralyzed]: ‘There was this guy wearing a blue scrub hat and a yellow gown and with a Russian accident, being some insane Russian […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT143

October 29, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  In 1973, Jack Nicholson turned down the role of Johnny Hooker in The Sting, preferring instead to play ‘Bad Ass’ Buddusky in the far less commercial film The Last Detail. He said he did not wish to appear in a completely commercial picture just then. Four years later, he […]

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY…

August 9, 2019 Alan Royle 10

    Station promo for opening night October 16, 1959 Television came to my home town of Perth, Western Australia at 5.30 pm, Friday, October 16, 1959. I was 12 years old and living with my grand-parents in East Fremantle, about 13 miles south of Perth, at the time. My […]

WAR PICTURES WORTH WATCHING – PT9.

March 30, 2019 Alan Royle 0

  36 HOURS (1964) – World War Two This is an intriguing black and white feature, a slice of Hollywood hokum, cleverly done and well-acted. The story, however, is as far-fetched as it can get. It stars three of my favourite actors – James Garner, Rod Taylor and Eva Marie […]

A COUPLE OF HITCHCOCK ‘DUDS’.

March 18, 2019 Alan Royle 10

            Rod Taylor & Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963) One day, before I die, I would like someone to explain to me just why Alfred Hitchcock’s pitifully weak 1963 ‘thriller’, The Birds, is considered to be a classic by so many so-called cinema experts. The […]

B-LIST BEAUTIES – PT 3.

September 22, 2017 Alan Royle 0

            PEGGIE CASTLE (1927 – 73)                  The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) opposite Rory Calhoun                                   Audie Murphy                […]

My Top Ten Movies of 1967.

January 13, 2017 Alan Royle 2

                                                                                        #10        THE FLIM-FLAM MAN       […]

My Top 10 Handsome Actors

February 10, 2016 admin 8

  If I was given the chance to change my appearance to look like an actor, these are the Top 10 actors I would pick. I have no doubt that nobody else on planet Earth would choose the same ten I have chosen, surely not in the same order anyway. […]