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Randy loves a duck.
If you are in the mood for an unhinged parody of the beach-blanket-teen-flesh movies of the early to mid-’60s – and when are you not in the mood for that? – “Lord Love A Duck” is where you should go. Duck pairs wonderfully with wine and the movie gives flight to the “groovy” part of the sixties. I expect Peter Sellers to walk into the scene at any moment. The script can only manage to flirt with alcohol, but going on a murderous rampage with a bulldozer suggests there may have been something stronger in play.
Tuesday Weld and Lola Albright play the bikini-beach gal roles to the hilt. Sweaters? Sure you get sweaters! How about a dozen? Try them on – please! Roddy McDowall is a cross between Moondoggie and Bonehead, only dangerous. The music in the beach party scenes is just about the most redundantly cheesy »
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Bradford Dillman: A Compulsively Watchable Actor
By Harvey Chartrand
In a career that has spanned 43 years, Bradford Dillman accumulated more than 500 film and TV credits. The slim, handsome and patrician Dillman may have been the busiest actor in Hollywood during the late sixties and early seventies, working non-stop for years. In 1971 alone, Dillman starred in seven full-length feature films. And this protean output doesn’t include guest appearances on six TV shows that same year.
Yale-educated Dillman first drew good notices in the early 1950s on the Broadway stage and in live TV shows, such as Climax and Kraft Television Theatre. After making theatrical history playing Edmund Tyrone in the first-ever production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night in 1956, Dillman landed the role of blueblood psychopath Artie Straus in the crime-and-punishment thriller Compulsion (1959), for which he »
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