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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:46 PM

I blame Jane Powell, she liked the script!

 

RKO soon went out of business, which says something. And Powell's days as a movie star were nearly over.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

Yes, what were they thinking. Is cannibal princess supposed to be code for a carnivorous sexual appetite?

I blame Jane Powell, she liked the script!


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

Jane Powell as, according to the ads, "a cannibal princess" in Allan Dwan's next-to-last film, "Enchanted Island" -

 

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Yes, what were they thinking. Is cannibal princess supposed to be code for a carnivorous sexual appetite?


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

Jane Powell as, according to the ads, "a cannibal princess" in Allan Dwan's next-to-last film, "Enchanted Island" -

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke in "The Pope Of Greenwich Village" (1984 - Stuart Rosenberg) - 

 

two awesome performances that could never be forgotten -

 

as cousins, Paulie and Charlie, their relationship is heart-felt and real -

 

when the film ends, you are eager to see them in a sequel -

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:09 PM

"The Woman In White" - Peter Godfrey - 1948

 

I don't like this film - it barely manages to explain the mysterious goings on -

 

but John Abbot's performance as the sickly uncle is so audaciously conceived -

 

as a far-from-together gay man -

 

that it becomes a memorable camp extravaganza -

 

and it totally unbalances the picture -

 

thank God, too, because Sidney Greenstreet's evil womanizer is totally unbelievable.

 

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

Lilly James and Richard Madden made an idealhttps://youtu.be/N6wShzhcbYg fairy tale couple.

That dress! Those trousers :wub:


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:34 PM

I cannot believe that this perverse casting - Richard Chamberlain and Christopher Gable - wasn't deliberate.

 

But what was the reasoning - to me, it is such a mystery.

Unless it was a gay casting director joke- Chamberlain and Gable even have a spirited duet.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

I didn't like the actress who played Cinderella, either - she had no discernible charm and had a weak singing voice.

 

Yes, Gemma Craven was kind of lackluster. The two most important roles in the entire movie could have been cast better. The supporting players were uniformly excellent. I loved seeing Edith Evans in her last screen role. And Margaret Lockwood and Kenneth More did nicely.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

They were casting subtext

I cannot believe that this perverse casting - Richard Chamberlain and Christopher Gable - wasn't deliberate.

 

But what was the reasoning - to me, it is such a mystery.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

I agree that Richard Chamberlain is woefully miscast as a heterosexual prince charming in THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE. He's arguably the weakest part of an otherwise strong and fine film. They should have cast someone like Michael York.

I didn't like the actress who played Cinderella, either - she had no discernible charm and had a weak singing voice.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:09 PM

"The Slipper and the Rose - 1976 -

 

starring Richard Chamerblain -

 

the gayest Prince Charming on record - and completely invalidating the film -

 

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even worse, he's coupled with his lover from "The Music Lovers" -

 

the ineffable Christopher Gable.

They were casting subtext


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

I agree that Richard Chamberlain is woefully miscast as a heterosexual prince charming in THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE. He's arguably the weakest part of an otherwise strong and fine film. They should have cast someone like Michael York.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 02:00 PM

"The Slipper and the Rose - 1976 -

 

starring Richard Chamerblain -

 

the gayest Prince Charming on record - and completely invalidating the film -

 

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even worse, he's coupled with his lover from "The Music Lovers" -

 

the ineffable Christopher Gable.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:28 AM

Little William Dix stealing "The Nanny" away from Bette Davis -

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:09 AM

Bobby Kendall in James Bidgood's legendary film, "Pink Narcisssus" (1971) -

 

 

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Does anybody have an information on Bobby Kendall?


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:31 PM

Bobby Kendall in James Bidgood's legendary film, "Pink Narcisssus" (1971) -

 

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

"The Boy and the Pirates" - written, produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon - 1960

 

The ever-prolific filmmaker hands a whole film over to a pre-teen Charles Herbert, who was that unforgettable little boy in "The Fly" -

 

Charles Herbert has scary encounters while he travels back in time but, somehow, manages to get back home to Massachusetts -

 

His constant companion, in the present and in the past, is the director's daughter, the irreplaceable Susan Gordon - 

 

Below, Charles Herbert is not that happy with Abu The Genie, who is dellghtfully played by Joe Turkel -

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:14 AM

Below, John David Carson as the gorgeous young man who saves us from the giant ants in "Empire of the Ants" (1977) - 

 

unfortunately, not fast enough, the star, Joan Collins, gets eaten by a giant ant (?!) -

 

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