Tag Archives: Rock Hudson

Doris Day, 1922–2019

In 1975, Doris Day went on The Mike Douglas Show to promote her new book, the best-selling “Her Own Story”. She’s a little annoyed about being called the girl next door (obviously, not the first time she’s heard it) and questions what exactly that means. There was a sweetness to Day, which was a huge reason … Continue reading Doris Day, 1922–2019

Giant: How the Oil Was Won

THE LEGENDARY EPIC THAT’S AS BIG AS TEXAS.  Before Dallas, there was Giant. A sprawling soap opera set in Texas, George Stevens’s film has been welcomed by the state as its very own version of Gone With the Wind (1939) – which is quite an achievement since it is largely a condemnation of racist policies … Continue reading Giant: How the Oil Was Won

The Mirror Crack’d

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO IS THE MURDERER AMONG THEM ALL? In1953, a big Hollywood production arrives in an English hamlet to shoot a movie, but the murder of a local woman arouses Miss Marple’s (Angela Lansbury) curiosity. Another star-studded movie version of an Agatha Christie novel, this time featuring very entertaining performances by … Continue reading The Mirror Crack’d

Ice Station Zebra

AN AMERICAN NUCLEAR SUB… A SKY FULL OF RUSSIAN PARATROOPERS… AND A RACE FOR THE SECRET OF ICE STATION ZEBRA! An American nuclear sub heads for the North Pole on a rescue mission; on board is a British agent (Patrick McGoohan) who won’t tell anyone what he’s up to… as well as a traitor. Curiously remembered … Continue reading Ice Station Zebra