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Kid Galahad

He sings, he fixes cars, and he takes punches better than De Niro’s Raging Bull. Elvis Presley excels in one of his few ’60s pictures that shows an interest in being a ‘real movie,’ a remake of a boxing saga with entertaining characters and fine direction from noir specialist Phil Karlson. Plus Charles Bronson, Lola Albright and Joan Blackman in standout roles.

Kid Galahad

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1962 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 95 min. / Street Date August 14, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman, Charles Bronson, Robert Emhardt, Liam Redmond, Judson Pratt, Ned Glass, George Mitchell, Roy Roberts, Michael Dante, Richard Devon, Jeff Morris, Edward Asner, Frank Gerstle, Seamon Glass, Bert Remsen.

Cinematography: Burnett Guffey

Film Editor: Stuart Gilmore

Original Music: Jeff Alexander

Written by William Fay, Francis Wallace

Produced by David Weisbart

Directed by Phil Karlson

What, a good Elvis Presley picture?
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Film News: Character Actor, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Dies at 91

Middleton, Idaho – On the day of the 88th Academy Awards, Hollywood lost a venerable character actor and Oscar winner, George Kennedy. Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 40th Academy Awards for his role in “Cool Hand Luke.” He passed away at a care facility in Idaho, age 91.

George Kennedy in 2010

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

George Harris Kennedy was born in New York City in 1925. He parlayed a military career that began during World War II into a technical advisor role for “The Phil Silvers Show” in the late 1950s. Encourage by Silvers to begin acting, he made his debut in the film “Little Shepard of Kingdom Come” (1961). The beefy, solid character actor made numerous TV and film appearances, including “Charade” (1963), “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (1964) and “The Dirty Dozen” (1967).

It was in 1967 that he won the role of “Dragline” opposite Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke.
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Two-Time Oscar Winner Cooper on TCM: Pro-War 'York' and Eastwood-Narrated Doc

Gary Cooper movies on TCM: Cooper at his best and at his weakest Gary Cooper is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 30, '15. Unfortunately, TCM isn't showing any Cooper movie premiere – despite the fact that most of his Paramount movies of the '20s and '30s remain unavailable. This evening's features are Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Sergeant York (1941), and Love in the Afternoon (1957). Mr. Deeds Goes to Town solidified Gary Cooper's stardom and helped to make Jean Arthur Columbia's top female star. The film is a tad overlong and, like every Frank Capra movie, it's also highly sentimental. What saves it from the Hell of Good Intentions is the acting of the two leads – Cooper and Arthur are both excellent – and of several supporting players. Directed by Howard Hawks, the jingoistic, pro-war Sergeant York was a huge box office hit, eventually earning Academy Award nominations in several categories,
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Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn in Charade Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“She batted them pretty little eyes at you, and you fell for it like an egg from a tall chicken!”

Charade plays at The Hi-Pointe Theater ( 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117) Saturday, May 9th at 10:30am as part of their Classic Film Series

It’s been said that Charade (1963) is the best Alfred Hitchcock movie not directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Despite a notable body count and a few suspenseful moments, Charade is really a romantic comedy. Despite its intricate plot of double crosses, fake identities and a mad search for some missing loot in a picture-postcard Paris, it is designed to amuse. It is Hitchcock-lite; as directed by Stanley Donen, a man best known for directing films like Singin’ In The Rain, the film also is constructed like a musical, stringing together a few remarkable set pieces with a silly plot and clever banter. But most of all, Charade
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Steven Spielberg May Still Direct 'West Side Story' Remake

Steven Spielberg May Still Direct 'West Side Story' Remake
Back in March, it was widely reported that 20th Century Fox was moving forward on a remake of the classic 1961 musical West Side Story, with Steven Spielberg interested in directing. It sounded like it might be the next project for the iconic filmmaker, but he instead decided on two other back-to-back projects that were gestating, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's novel The Bfg (The Big Friendly Giant), and the very different Untitled Cold War Thriller starring Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan. If you were disappointed by this news, don't worry, it sounds like Steven Spielberg may still direct West Side Story sometime in the near future.

Appearing along with Oprah Winfrey on Good Morning America to promote their joint production The Hundred-Foot Journey, in theaters this weekend, Steven Spielberg was asked if he was still considering his remake of Robert Wise's classic West Side Story. The director
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Steven Spielberg Wants to Direct a 'West Side Story' Remake

Steven Spielberg Wants to Direct a 'West Side Story' Remake
Steven Spielberg is reportedly interested in directing a remake of the 1961 musical classic West Side Story for 20th Century Fox, as his fellow DreamWorks executive Stacey Snider is pondering a move to the rival studio.

A screenwriter hasn't been set yet, but 20th Century Fox has revived the project specifically because Steven Spielberg is interested in making it. Of course, nothing is official yet, but the director's interest is normally more than enough to get a project into the early stages of development. The filmmaker has only made one remake in his storied career, the 2005 sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds.

The director was previously set to direct the 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks co-production Robopocalypse, but that project was put on hold back in January 2013 due to an escalating budget. The filmmaker, who hasn't directed a film since 2012's Lincoln, was also set to make American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper,
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Wood TCM Movie Schedule: Her Years as a Top Star

Natalie Wood: Hot Hollywood star in the ’60s - TCM schedule on August 18, 2013 See previous post: “Natalie Wood Movies: From loving Warren Beatty to stripping like Gypsy Rose Lee.” 3:00 Am The Star (1952). Director: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson, June Travis, Paul Frees, Robert Warrick, Barbara Lawrence, Fay Baker, Herb Vigran, Marie Blake, Sam Harris, Marcia Mae Jones. Bw-90 mins. 4:30 Am A Cry In The Night (1956). Director: Frank Tuttle. Cast: Edmond O’Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood. Bw-75 mins. 6:00 Am West Side Story (1961). Director: Robert Wise. Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, John Bert Michaels, David Bean, Robert Banas, Anthony ‘Scooter’ Teague, Harvey Evans aka Harvey Hohnecker, Tommy Abbott, Susan Oakes, Gina Trikonis, Carole D’Andrea, Jose De Vega, Jay Norman,
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Once a Star Always a Star: Turner's Scandals on TCM

Lana Turner movies: Scandal and more scandal Lana Turner is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" star today, Saturday, August 10, 2013. I’m a little — or rather, a lot — late in the game posting this article, but there are still three Lana Turner movies left. You can see Turner get herself embroiled in scandal right now, in Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life (1959), both the director and the star’s biggest box-office hit. More scandal follows in Mark Robson’s Peyton Place (1957), the movie that earned Lana Turner her one and only Academy Award nomination. And wrapping things up is George Sidney’s lively The Three Musketeers (1948), with Turner as the ruthless, heartless, remorseless — but quite elegant — Lady de Winter. Based on Fannie Hurst’s novel and a remake of John M. Stahl’s 1934 melodrama about mother love, class disparities, racism, and good cooking, Imitation of Life was shown on
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Move over, ‘Total Recall’: 10 more remakes you’ll want to avoid

Whether you measure your movies by box office, reviews, or popular appeal, Sony’s $125 million remake of the 1990 Ah-nuld Schwarzenegger interplanetary action fest Total Recall looks like a strike-out. The movie opened with a lethal softness; a $25.7 million first weekend meaning Recall won’t even come close to making back its budget during its domestic theatrical run. In fact, despite 22 years of ticket price increases, it’s doubtful the movie will even match the original’s $119.3 million haul.

And for those of you who think maybe the problem is Total Recall was outgunned opening while The Dark Knight Rises was still sucking up box office coin, entertain, at least for a moment if you will, the possibility the movie just plain sucks. According to Rotten Tomatoes’ canvas, almost 70% of reviewers – and over three-quarters of “top critics” – gave Total Recall a thumbs-down. Those who went to see the movie didn’t
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Exclusive: West Side Story Blu-ray Featurette

Exclusive: West Side Story Blu-ray Featurette
We have an exclusive featurette for the high-definition debut of West Side Story, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a new Blu-ray and boxed set arriving November 15. Click on the video player below to watch a featurette detailing the rehearsal process for the classic musical's rumble scene.

Click to watch Exclusive: Rehearsing the Rumble!

This "brilliant" (The New Republic) film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950's New York. A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry between two street gangs - the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (Richard Beymer, The Longest Day) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood, Splendor in the Grass), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. As mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale.
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2011: A Record Year For Sequels, Prequels, Remakes, and Spin-Offs

If, over the last 10 months, you’ve sometimes felt that sitting through 2011’s movies has been somewhat akin to sitting through TV’s summer reruns, that’s because you have been sitting through reruns. Well, reruns Hollywood style.

According to a Box Office Mojo story earlier this year, 2011 will end as a record year for sequels, prequels, and spin-offs. I don’t know if Mojo included remakes in that calculation, but whether they did or didn’t, remakes have certainly added to that oppressive déjà vu feeling which seems to roll into the multiplex every couple of weeks.

And we’re not even considering the familiar-feeling clones and knock-offs. “Oh, yippee, another superhero flick! Another The Hangover wannabe!” It’s like that Twilight Zone where Dennis Weaver is damned to relive the same bad dream over and over; the people take different parts in each cycle, but it’s still the same nightmare.
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West Side Story – Bluray Review

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The Jets and Sharks are forever brawling over the turf of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, trying to protect their space. Tony, formerly the leader of the Jets, but having more recently pulled away, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman (and brother of Sharks-leader Bernardo) at a dance and they fall instantly in love. But can they be together despite being from opposite sides in a deep-seated gang war?

*****

West Side Story is one of those musicals that either everyone has seen, or everyone feels like they have seen. For my part, it was only in sitting down to watch it for this review that I found I had never seen it all the way through, having caught many snippets of it during that period in my teens when my sister watched it on a seemingly endless VHS loop. What it is, to be blunt, is one of
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Blu-ray Review: Charade – An Elegant, Charming Entertainment

My favourite moment in Charade is during the scene in the hotel lift where Audrey Hepburn places a finger in the dimple on Cary Grant’s chin. As he tries to impress upon her the seriousness of her situation, she asks, ‘How do you shave in there?’ She makes the line so offhand and natural that, though I am sure credit should go to Peter Stone’s script, it sounds like she just made it up on the spot. Some critics on the film’s release were harsh on it, feeling the comedy and the darker thriller elements of the plot didn’t sit together well, but watching it now the coupling of these two elements is exactly what keeps it entertaining; its main ambition is to show the audience a really good time.

Released in 1963, the film was already something of a throwback, particularly to thrillers of the 1940s,
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West Side Story Blu-ray Debuts November 15th

West Side Story Blu-ray Debuts November 15th
Five decades after its historic debut, a timeless classic returns to dazzle audiences young and old. Based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, the iconic film West Side Story returns in brilliant Blu-ray form November 15, 2011 from Twentieth Century Home Entertainment. With a record-breaking ten Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Original Score, the film took home more awards than any other movie-musical in the history of cinema. This monumental production not only featured the timeless lyrics from master American composer Stephen Sondheim, but a brilliant score from Leonard Bernstein, and beautiful direction from Robert Wise. West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition boasts hundreds of hours of restoration, new 7.1 digital audio, and a collection of bonus features spotlighting the harmonious songs and elaborate dances of the original film.

This "brilliant" (The New Republic) film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet against a
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Blu-ray Review: Charade (Criterion Collection)

Criterion's newly released Blu-ray edition served as my first time seeing Charade, Stanley Donen's 1963 comedy-thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. As for Donen's work, it was the third film of his I've seen alongside Singin' in the Rain and one of his two other films with Hepburn, Funny Face. By comparison, Singin' in the Rain is an undeniable classic, Funny Face isn't my cup of tea and Charade falls somewhere in the middle, which is to say I won't be recommending this Blu-ray for purchase.

Detailing the story of Regina Lampert (Hepburn), following the murder of her well-to-do husband, Charade's title is entirely apt as Regina is forced to figure out who to believe and who is putting her on as $250,000 hangs in the balance. Through an exhaustive series of twists and turns, this comedic thriller gets so tied up in the whos and whats of it
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Interviews: George Kennedy, Carol Lynley at the Hollywood Celebrities Show

Chicago – The 1960s movie stars, captured forever on celluloid in their era, still thrive and survive. At the recent Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show, Oscar winner George Kennedy (”Cool Hand Luke”) and cult star Carol Lynley (”Bunny Lake is Missing”) spoke about the long time passing 1960s.

The Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show is a biannual event in Chicago where attendees can meet and greet the stars, collect autographs and find cool collectibles at the comprehensive memorabilia market. The next show in the area is scheduled for September 25th and 26th, 2010.

HollywoodChicago.com was there at the last show in March, and spoke to George Kennedy and Carol Lynley. Photographer Joe Arce was also there to capture their images at the event.

George Kennedy of “Cool Hand Luke,” “Airport” and “The Dirty Dozen

George Kennedy is best remembered for his numerous character roles in big and famous films. After starting in television
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