It’s 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor. The nation is nervous about the possibility of another bombing raid by the Japanese, and nobody is more nervous about that possibility than Champ Larkin (James Craig) and his pal Jimbo (Frank Jenks), two convicts doing time on Alcatraz. Champ’s a pretty self-centered guy. He isn’t at all concerned about the war. It’s none of his business. “If they want to fight, let ‘em fight.” he says. “Theres a law says they can’t draft convicts. We’ll sit this one out.” (Jimbo’s a little more thoughtful. “I don’t know, Champ,” he says. “Anybody pulls a sneak trick like that is a rat and a rat means trouble here and there.”)
When they see some Zeros coming in over the Pacific to do a flyover of San Francisco, Champ decides it’s time to evacuate.
Warner Archive Instant, the streaming video service that features hundreds of movies and TV shows from Warner Bros.' extensive catalog, just added some great titles for August, including James Garner's critically accalimed western series Nichols and a personal favorite, the Hanna-Barbera live action animal disaster film The Beasts Are On The Streets. Yeah, you read that right - a live-action animal disaster film from cartoon greats Hanna-Barbera. You can click right here to read my review of the DVD for Cinelinx. It's cheesy 70's fun.
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Nichols: The Complete Series (1971-72) James Garner stars as Nichols, an Army lifer who
TCM’s lineup features Garner’s performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children’s Hour(1961); and the gender-bending Victor/Victoria (1982).
The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to James Garner.
TCM Remembers James Garner – Monday, July 28
6 a.m. – Toward the Unknown (1956) – starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith and James Garner
8 a.m. – Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) – starring Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson and James Garner
9:30 a.m. – Grand Prix (1966) – starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Bedford and Yves Montand
Charles Bothuell Learns Missing Son Was Found On Nancy Grace
On Wednesday, Nancy Grace viewers were shocked when an interview with Charles Bothuell about his son, Charlie Bothuell, who he said had been missing for eleven days, was interrupted with the news that Charlie had been found barricaded in his father’s basement.
“I checked my basement. The FBI checked my basement, the Detroit Police checked my basement, my wife checked my basement. I’ve been down there several times, we’ve all been checking,” Bothuell told Nancy Grace after learning his son had been found.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters that Charlie was found hidden behind a barricade made of boxes and other debris.
“We found him barricaded in the basement,
Despite all of their success in recent years, this will be the first time that the Saints and Tigers will have met in a major domestic final, which is sure to add something extra to the game. Traditionally a tournament that encourages a bit more of an open game, with the personnel on show there could be some high quality rugby on display – with Leicester especially boosted by released England pair Thomas Waldrom and Toby Flood.
The Tigers snuck past perennial rivals Bath in the semi-final 16-17, thanks to a fearless display from teenage fly-half George Ford,
Directed by Anthony Mann
Screenplay by Charles Schnee
There is a favourite saying used among film reviewers when espousing the virtues of a film that uses the story’s locale to the full extent: location ‘x’ is a character in of itself. While an admittedly clever term, it has been slightly overused in recent years to the point where it seems that just about any film’s geographical setting can be deemed a figurative character. Rare are the movies for which a director will take that saying to heart to the extent that the location actually feel like its own character, perfectly complementing the overall picture. Anthony Mann is one such director, whose stunningly brings Manhattan, the city that never sleeps, to life in Side Street.
Struggling through life as a part-time mail carrier, Joe Norson (Farley Granger) is not the most accomplished fellow in the world.
Another week and more comings and goings from the soap world. One very welcome return occurs on 'General Hospital,' while 'The Young and the Restless' is shifting out some stars to make room for new folks coming on board.
For all the news, read what's been happening around the dial in our weekly soap casting wrap-up.
One of the best villains ever on 'General Hospital' is coming back! Sebastian Roche returns to 'Gh' as Jerry Jacks on Dec. 13. Roche, who originally appeared in 2007 as a terrorist/hostage taker named James Craig, was later revealed to be Jax's (Ingo Rademacher) wayward brother.
Roche, who also played an assassin on '24' and has had a recurring role on 'Fringe.' Roche was last on 'Gh' in 2009.
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Government mediation of a unionization dispute is unusual in New Zealand, but in this case, the stakes for the country are high.
"I would be very, very concerned if (the production) moved offshore," Key said. Underscoring the risk to the local film industry, he added, "If you can't make The Hobbit here, frankly, what movies are you going to make here?"
It remains unclear where the movie will be shot. Peter Jackson said late last week that Warner Bros., which is financing the two-part film "to the tune
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