How excrutiatingly exciting, Bruce Willis will be in a new
Death Wish coming out in March of 2018, and, it promises to be a
genuine, rollicking shoot em up! I think that's what many
Americans want - a shoot em up with plenty of violence where the good
guy lasts at least long enough to thump on plenty of bad guys!
Whereas the principal character Paul Kersey,
Charles Bronson, in the
original film was an
architect, Bruce portrays a Dr. in this film who gets a first hand
eyewitness to the results of shootings in his E.R.. When his wife
and daughter are attacked he sees that no one is immune from crime and
anyone can become a victim and he sets out to avenge the attack
on his family by hunting down the creeps who are responsible for it.
Everybody is talking about this new 'Death Wish' and already the
trailers are generating nearly a million hits as of this date!
Critics have already called this film racist, but
if any of the
criminals in the picture are white it could hardly be racist.
Almost everything these days is called racist. A grove of trees
was recently termed racist and they are scheduled to be removed.
In these days of racist hysteria such
labels will definitely not stop
me from seeing Bruce Willis in this new thriller. In fact, I
predict this film to be a big box office hit because it has what
Americans enjoy, plenty of good fights and struggles! Who could
better deliver that than the great Bruce Willis?! The people need
their hero and somebody needs to be out there to level the playing
field, so BRUCE IS BACK! GO
If ever there was a beautiful woman, superstar actress Rita Hayworth
was it. With her long red mane of hair, that big beautiful smile
and seductive air she didn't have to do much of anything except be
there and say her lines, but, she was
having trouble remembering
her lines as early
as the film, 'Pal Joey', 1957,
which also starred Frank
Sinatra and Kim Novak.
Rita dyed her hair red for many years and it is possible that an
osmosis type effect caused seepage of chemicals into her brain area
which might have caused some dementia. The skull is laced with
joints and the scalp area is only flesh which solvents and chemicals
might be able to penetrate fairly easily, especially over a period of
Alzheimer's is a most common form of dementia.
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Infoeditor Charley Varrick, Walter
Matthau, Joe Don
Baker, Andy Robinson, Jacqueline Scott, Sheree
North, John Vernon, Significant Films
'Charley Varrick' is a significant film, an excellent director
Don Siegel film you don't want to miss! It is set in New Mexico
in the script, but was filmed primarily in two small Nevada
towns, Dayton and Genoa.
The story of bank robbing gone sour turns into
a stalking by mob and rocks from angle to angle, a bit of fake I.D.,
using a crop dusting plane to pull stuff off, and ducking the law and
the mob all at one time. If you're looking for action Don Siegel
doesn't disappoint as the film is loaded with action. How would
you like to be running from the law and ducking a mob hitman at the
'Charley Varrick' starts out with an action scene that sets the pace
for the whole show, and, everything unravels according to what the
opening scene causes.
Super bad-guy, Joe Don Baker
as Molly really steals the show! The
confrontation inside the trailer with Andy Robinson as Harman Sullivan
is stunning, shocking, though not unsurprising. Any racist
comments in this picture only enhance the show, making the bad guy look
Sheree North, a dynamic actress who has portrayed ill-fated roles has
the distinction of playing Jewell Everett, a photographer who
moonlights as a counterfeiting expert.
Walter Matthau allegedly took this role when Clint Eastwood turned it
down, but reportedly did not like it. However he was great in
Andy Robinson as Harman Sullivan, the impulsive co-heart of Charley
Varrick may have been wiser about throwing the guns away than Charley
was, as it turns out. Robinson really outdid himself, getting drunk
while waiting on Charley wasn't a good idea, after all. Probably
Andy Robinson should receive an award for his brilliant portrayal of
suffering in the beating scene. He really exhibited some acting
skill here which is all too real.
has played other tough gal roles and is superb and very realistic as
the ill-fated wheelman, Nadine. When you're the wheelman you
can't wimp out if trouble or cops show up or your co-harts inside
robbing the bank are liable to get killed, wounded or arrested.
Well, Nadine doesn't wimp out!
was in 'Firecreek' as
Henrietta Cobb with Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda, played on three
episodes of 'Perry Mason' and is a very effective actress with
more acting credits. She is apparently still living today.
Banker John Vernon as Maynard Boyle doesn't know that the meeting is a
set up and he is good throughout the movie.
Oh yeah, one more thing - don't let that big guy into the trailer with
Bing had Mary
Martin on his show in 1962 and one of
the songs in the medley is a brief reprise of 'Only
years after their 1940 movie, 'RHYTHM ON THE
Forever' eventually topped the Billboard charts for nine weeks.
Not far behind was 'That's For Me',
also from the movie, with a
position of #9 for seven weeks. (1) 'RHYTHM ON THE
excellent musical comedy which was hailed as one of Bing's best
films. It actually has a good story and plotline to go along with
the songs and I highly recommend it for viewing, especially during the
Thanksgiving - Christmas holidays. There's no gun violence in
this show - just fun, some comedy and singing, and a heartwarming story.
'I Don't Want to Cry Any More' (Victor Schertzinger) sung by Mary
Martin is one of the seven songs featured in 'RHYTHM ON THE RIVER' and
was also recorded by jazz vocalist, Helen
Carr, and has since been
recorded by other artists and is an important song because it has
dramatic lyrics which many can probably identify with. It
is featured in Helen's album, 'Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor'
which is available at ALLMUSIC
at allmusic.com. https://www.allmusic.com/album/down-in-the-depths-on-the-90th-floor-mw0000897998
Mary Martin was such a wonderful natural performer and talent that she
really looks like she belongs right there with Bing, doesn't she?
Powell was taking dancing lessons at two years of age and singing
professionally at 12 or earlier. What a beautiful, amazing
talent, and what a marvelous voice. Instead of gun violence
movies why not try a Jane Powell movie during Christmas and
time? The below video clip is from 'Holiday In Mexico'.
'I Think Of You' is based on a Rachmaninoff Concerto, written in 1941
by Jack Elliott and Don Marcotte, and is stunningly beautiful as sung
by lovely Jane Powell, accompanied by legendary pianist Jose
Iturbi. Does it get any better?!!!
Elliott and Marcotte really have a fine composition here and it was
also recorded by Frank Sinatra and others. Lyrics and links are
The music of Glenn Miller and his orchestra
highlight this lighthearted comedy romance film starring Glenn Miller,
Sonja Henie, John Payne, Lynn Bari, Milton Berle, Joan Davis, The
Modernaires, The Nicholas Brothers with Dorothy Dandridge.
Travel is an important element in a storyline so this film delivers in
that department. After an audition that guarantees the band a
booking they are all aboard for a train ride to Sun Valley, Idaho, but
not without a new addition, a refugee named Karen Benson portrayed by
Sonja Henie. Karen Benson really has a sparkle in her eyes and
has some designs of her own on Ted portrayed by John Payne. Ted
wasn't expecting such a grown up refugee and the arrival of Karen turns
his world a bit upside down.
Incidentally, one of the best ways to start a movie is with a song or
tune that is well known and well liked and 'SUN VALLEY SERENADE' begins
the credits with 'Kiss Polka', a lively tune that moves right along,
very welcoming. Enjoy the music of Glenn Miller and several songs
including 'I Know Why', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', and a specialty act
with Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers. RCA
Victor awarded Glenn Miller a Gold Record award for sales of 1.2
million copies of 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', in 1942. It hit number
1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1941 and became the top record of
The gang's all headed to Sun Valley so climb aboard and take a
fun-filled train ride back, back to yesteryear for some big band music
when life was less
complicated, and enjoy the fantastic ice skating of Sonja Henie and
lots of laughs along the way. This is a show for the entire
family with no gun violence, just lots of laughs, fun, music, snow
skiing, and an ice skating extravaganza.
Look At All The
Music In 'Sun Valley Serenade'
'Chattanooga Choo Choo'
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Sung by Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly, and The Modernaires, then danced and
sung by The Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge
'I Know Why' (and So Do
Sung by Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday) and The Modernaires, then John
'It Happened in Sun Valley'
Sung by Lynn Bari (dubbed by Pat Friday), later sung by entire Glenn
Miller and His Orchestra including all vocalists except Ray Eberle.
'The Kiss Polka'
Performed over opening credits by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, then
by singing ensemble later in movie.
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra as an instrumental after
"In The Mood" sequence,
and at end of movie in ice-skating sequence.
Performed as instrumental by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
'In the Mood'
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Tenor Sax Battle between Tex Beneke and Al Klink
Hot Trumpet Solo by Billy May
'The Farmer in the Dell'
Played by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra at Ellis Island.
'She'll Be Comin' 'Round
the Mountain When She Comes'