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 […]


November 2, 2018 Alan Royle 6

Ali MacGraw & Robert Evans Robert Evans bought the rights to the novel The Great Gatsby in 1971, his intention being to have his wife Ali MacGraw play Daisy. A shooting script was not quite ready yet, so Ali went off to star in The Getaway (1972) opposite Steve McQueen […]


November 18, 2016 Alan Royle 4

  Cecil B DeMille It has been 60 years since my grand-parents dragged me along to see CB DeMille’s The Ten Commandments at our local theatre. I think their plan was to give me a dose of good old religion, but all it did was scare the knickers clean off […]