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The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Easily the most mellow of the films of Sam Peckinpah, this relatively gentle western fable sees Jason Robards discovering water where it ain’t, and establishing his private little way station paradise, complete with lover Stella Stevens and eccentric preacher David Warner. Some of the slapstick is sticky but the sexist bawdy humor is too cute to offend . . . and Peckinpah-phobes will be surprised to learn that the movie is in part a musical.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1970 / 1:85 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date June 6, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Jason Robards Jr., Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Peter Whitney, Gene Evans, William Mims, Kathleen Freeman, Susan O’Connell, Vaughn Taylor, Max Evans, James Anderson.

Cinematography: Lucien Ballard

Art Direction: Leroy Coleman

Film Editor: Frank Santillo, Lou Lombardo

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by John Crawford and Edmund Penney

Produced by Sam Peckinpah
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Donovan’s Brain

Blinded by science! And no, it's not a sequel to Donovan's Reef.  Lew Ayres yanks the living brain out of a dying millionaire, plugs it into his mad lab gizmos, and is soon obeying the know-it-all noggin's telepathic commands to scheme and murder. Gene Evans and Nancy Reagan assist in Curt Siodmak's creative, compelling tale of possession by mental remote control. Donovan's Brain Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1953 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 83 min. / Street Date March 22, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa K. Howard, James Anderson, Victor Sutherland, Harlan Warde, John Hamilton. Cinematography Joseph H. Biroc Film Editor Herbert L. Strock Production Design Boris Leven Original Music Eddie Dunstedter Written by Felix Feist, Hugh Brooke from the novel by Curt Siodmak Produced by Allan Dowling, Tom Gries Directed by Felix E. Feist

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Sci-fi and horror
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Fiery Red-Head Hayward Is TCM's Star of the Month

Susan Hayward. Susan Hayward movies: TCM Star of the Month Fiery redhead Susan Hayward it Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in Sept. 2015. The five-time Best Actress Oscar nominee – like Ida Lupino, a would-be Bette Davis that only sporadically landed roles to match the verve of her thespian prowess – was initially a minor Warner Bros. contract player who went on to become a Paramount second lead in the early '40s, a Universal leading lady in the late '40s, and a 20th Century Fox star in the early '50s. TCM will be presenting only three Susan Hayward premieres, all from her Fox era. Unfortunately, her Paramount and Universal work – e.g., Among the Living, Sis Hopkins, And Now Tomorrow, The Saxon Charm – which remains mostly unavailable (in quality prints), will remain unavailable this month. Highlights of the evening include: Adam Had Four Sons (1941), a sentimental but surprisingly
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Following Anderson's Death, Only Two Gwtw Performers Still Living

Gone with the Wind’ actress Mary Anderson dead at 96; also featured in Alfred Hitchcock thriller ‘LifeboatMary Anderson, an actress featured in both Gone with the Wind and Alfred Hitchcock’s adventure thriller Lifeboat, died following a series of small strokes on Sunday, April 6, 2014, while under hospice care in Toluca Lake/Burbank, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Anderson, the widow of multiple Oscar-winning cinematographer Leon Shamroy, had turned 96 on April 3. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1918, Mary Anderson was reportedly discovered by director George Cukor, at the time looking for an actress to play Scarlett O’Hara in David O. Selznick’s film version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller Gone with the Wind. Instead of Scarlett, eventually played by Vivien Leigh, Anderson was cast in the small role of Maybelle Merriwether — most of which reportedly ended up on the cutting-room floor. Cukor was later fired from the project; his replacement, Victor Fleming,
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Chance to Check Out Heston Directing Self in 'Man" Remake

Charlton Heston movies: ‘A Man for All Seasons’ remake, ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ (photo: Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur) (See previous post: “Charlton Heston: Moses Minus Staff Plus Chariot Equals Ben-Hur.”) I’ve yet to watch Irving Rapper’s melo Bad for Each Other (1954), co-starring the sultry Lizabeth Scott — always a good enough reason to check out any movie, regardless of plot or leading man. A major curiosity is the 1988 made-for-tv version of A Man for All Seasons, with Charlton Heston in the Oscar-winning Paul Scofield role (Sir Thomas More) and on Fred Zinnemann’s director’s chair. Vanessa Redgrave, who plays Thomas More’s wife in the TV movie (Wendy Hiller in the original) had a cameo as Anne Boleyn in the 1966 film. According to the IMDb, Robert Bolt, who wrote the Oscar-winning 1966 movie (and the original play), is credited for the 1988 version’s screenplay as well. Also of note,
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Rob Willey's Beautifully Shot Dark Cove Now Has a Trailer

Local director Rob Willey has recently released the first trailer for his upcoming feature Dark Cove. This camping-in-the-woods thriller deals with an adventurous surf trip that quickly spirals into chaos and murder. Dark Cove is currently just past the mid-point of shooting and Tall Grass Films has released a trailer for the feature. In the clip, most of the film's primary cast can be seen. Five friends: Ian (Eliot Bayne), Quinn (Rob Willey), Jen (Montanna McNalley), Joey (Rob Abbate), and Donnie (Cameron Crosby) venture to an isolated campground. These friends meet two Australian surfers: Dean (James Anderson) and Chase (Rodney Woods), who might not be who they appear to be. Now, relaxation and good times are replaced by murder and mayhem. Horror fans can preview this feature below, with more details sure to follow. Director Willey as Quinn Release Date: Tba 2013. Director: Rob Willey. Writers: Rob Willey, Dennis Willey. Cast: Eliot Bayne,
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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Let's Play Dress Up Edition

The obvious person to play straight man on Conan.

Miss Coco Peru is back in my consciousness, and I couldn't be happier . It started with a cameo on How I Met Your Mother this week. Now she's declaring Team Coco. And how fabulous would it be if Conan were to add Miss Coco Peru to his new late night show on TBS? It would certainly class up the joint.

Seriously.. I need to be a part this. Right? @TeamCoco http://twitpic.com/2zaaqnless than a minute ago via TwitpicMiss Coco Peru

themisscocoperu

But drag queens aren't the only folks getting dressed up these days. Halloween is coming up, and there are those folks who are just creative or adventurous. Eric Stonestreet's mother wants him to bring her a special piece of clothing while he's in Australia. Of course he later discovered the vest in question was from New Zealand.
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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Making an Appearance Edition

If your arm is tired after signing and needs a massage, call me!

Here at Twitterwatch, we never get to see our celebrities in person, because we never step away from the computer for fear of missing a tweet (and Logo won't spring for iPads). But it's nice to know that if we ever left our desks, in theory there are celebrities out there at book stores, restaurants, and theme parks that I could run into.

Above you can see rugby hottie, good daddy, and all around nice guy Ben Cohen out signing copies of his 2011 Ben Cohen calendar. Judging by that stack of boxes full of the date books behind him, he's just getting started. But he kept signing until everyone was happy.

Did signing of my 2011 calendar today Hundreds of them. http://yfrog.com/47fs5ijless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhoneBen Cohen

RugbyBenCohen

Russell Tovey
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Actress Collin Wilcox Paxton dies

Collin Wilcox Paxton, who played the white-trash girl who accused a black man of raping her in the classic 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Oct. 14 of brain cancer at her home in Highlands, N.C. She was 74.

Wilcox Paxton studied at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in New York and became an accomplished stage actress who appeared on Broadway starting in 1958 with "The Day the Money Stopped" opposite Richard Basehart.

She went on to work with Tallulah Bankhead in "Crazy October," Geraldine Page in "Strange Interlude" and Ruth Gordon in "La Bonne Soup" and in Tennessee Williams' off-Broadway productions of "Camino Real" and "Suddenly, Last Summer."

In "Mockingbird," her film debut, Wilcox Paxton portrayed Mayella Violet Ewell, the pressured daughter of a racist (played by James Anderson) who accused Brock Peters' character of rape. The scene in which she is cross-examined by Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch is among the film's best.
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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape.
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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape.
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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape. Mr. Mulligan, among many other credits, also directed 1971's "The Pursuit of Happiness" as well as the Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Man in the Moon." He is survived by his wife of 37 years as well as his three children, two grandchildren and his brother. Good journey Mr. Mulligan...
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Director Robert Mulligan passes away aged 83.

To Kill a Mockingbird” Oscar® nominated director Robert Mulligan sadly passed away on Saturday in Lyme, Connecticut after a battle with heart disease. He was 83. "Mockingbird" starred Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, Collin Wilcoz Paxton, James Anderson, Alice Ghostley and Robert Duvall. Peck took home an Oscar® as best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a small town defending a black man who had been falsely accused of rape.
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