Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
From 1964-1968, she played the lead role of Constance MacKenzie on the ABC prime time serial Peyton Place, except for a brief stretch where she was absent due to surgery. In 1968, she was written out of the show after complaining that she was given little to do, especially in light of the show's concentration on the love story between young leads Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Malone sued 20th Century-Fox for $1.6 million for breach of contract; it was settled out of court. She would later return to the role in the TV movies Murder in Peyton Place (1977) and Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985). Malone had a featured role in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). In her last screen appearance, she played a mother convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992) with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs in a career that spanned five decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. His major later films include The French Connection (1971), in which he played Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle; The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Young Frankenstein (1974); Superman (1978), in which he played arch-villain Lex Luthor; Hoosiers (1986); Mississippi Burning (1987); Unforgiven (1992); Get Shorty (1995); The Birdcage (1996); Enemy Of The State (1998); and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). His final screen appearance was in 2004 in Welcome to Mooseport.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Starring Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn, Arthur Space, Alvy Moore, Sarah Selby, and Philip Ahn. Directed by Richard Brooks. A nurse assigned to a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital near the front lines during the Korean War meets and is roughly romanced by one of the unit's surgeons.
Starring Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neill, Walter James, Budd Fine, Francis McDonald, and Mary O'Brien. Directed by Buster Keaton. A wimpy millionaire goes on vacation with his valet and falls in love with a beautiful young girl who barely acknowledges his existence. Without his master's knowledge, the valet tells the valet that his boss is in reality boxing champion Battling Butler. The real champ gets wind of this deception and decides to allow the man to continue the charade, fully intending to mop the floor with the puny millionaire in the boxing ring.
Starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Paul Lynde, Buster Keaton, Linda Evans, Don Rickles, Deborah Wallaey, Donna Loren, Harvey Lembeck, Jody McCrea, and Donna Michelle. Directed by William Asher. A motorcycle gang kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane whose manager hires sky-diving surfers for a publicity stunt.
Starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Vincent Price, Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Elizabeth Montgomery, Morey Amsterdam, Harvey Lembeck, Meredith MacRae, and Jody McCrea. Directed by William Asher. A teenager who takes his girlfriend to a beach house in southern California for a surfing vacation is upset to find a crowd of their friends already there, invited by his girl.
Starring Robert Alda, Peter Lorre, J. Carrol Naish, and Patricia Barry. Directed by Robert Florey. An invalid concert pianist dies, leaving a will that does not include his personal secretary as a beneficiary. Furious, the left-out man cuts off a hand from the corpse and plots revenge. Unfortunately for him, the hand inherits a life of its own and relentlessly stalks the wild-eyed man as he flees in vain.
Starring Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Frank Ferguson, Lee Van Cleef, James Best, Ross Elliott, Merv Griffin, and Steve Brodie. Directed by Eugene Lourie. As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America, devouring nearly everything in its path.
Starring Dick Clark, Roberta Shore, Michael Callan, Tuesday Weld, Warren Berlinger, Doug McClure, James Darren, Chris Robinson, Marlyn Mason, and Duanne Eddy. Directed by Paul Wendkos. A new high school teacher in town, still haunted by a tragic event in his past, wins the hearts of some of the school's more troubled teens and is able to help them both in and out of school. But these same attributes make him an enemy of the principal who discourages such close relationships between teachers and students.
Starring Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak, Jesse White, and Herb Vigran. Directed by Frederick De Cordova. A professor's engagement to the dean's daughter hit a rocky patch by the revelation that his father was a habitual convict. To prove the dean's genetic theory of inherited traits is wrong, the professor starts a secret experiment with the science department's chimpanzee with the goal of showing that one's environment affects reaction to right and wrong.
Starring Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Jean Stapleton, Fred Clark, Frank Gorshin, Donna Douglas, Madge Blake, Herb Vigran, and Olan Soule. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. A telephone operator who works for an answering service run by her cousin becomes involved in the lives of her customers, which brings her to the attention of a dim-witted police detective who suspects that the business is a front for a house of ill repute.
Starring Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Peter Graves, Gilbert Roland, Richard Boone, J. Carrol Naish, Jay Novello, and Jacques Aubuchon. Directed by Robert D. Webb. A Greek father and son dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, they decide to take their crew to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges.