More Hitchcock for #168 - one of his best movies Notorious from 1946 starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, then one of his lesser known films, Stage Fright from 1950 starring Jane Wyman and Michael Wilding.
This time around it's time for two movies starring and directed by Jose Ferrer. First 1955's The Shrike also starring June Allyson and The Great Man co-starring Jim Backus, Julie London, Dean Jagger and Keenan Wynn.
For 166 I look at a couple of good crime dramas. 1970's adaptation of John D, MacDonald's Darker Than Amber starring Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall and William Smith, then to 1981 for the neo-noir drama Cutter's Way a.k.a. Cutter and Bone starring Jeff Bridges, William Heard and Lisa Eichhorn.
This time we have two actors in Oscar winning roles. First, Alan Arkin in the 1968 adaptation of Carson McCuller's first novel, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter also starring Sondra Locke, Stacey Keach and Percy Rodriguez, then on to the second movie in Alan J Pakula's paranoia trilogy, the 1971 crime thriller Klute starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Plus, feedback and a little Bobby Darin.
This time, it's airplane disaster movies starting with 1954's The High And The Mighty starring John Wayne and a DC4 and then the first of the 1970s disaster movie cycle, 1970's Airport starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and a Boeing 707.
While Sally and I are living la dolce vita in Perth for a couple of weeks, I have recorded this music show during a thunderstorm while ensconced in a high rise hotel in South Perth. We go from Claudine Longet to Scott Walker, Carmen McRae to Tom Jones and Boris Vian to Betty Hutton. Normal programming will resume next time.
Misunderstood teenagers and evil corporations this time. We go from Nicholas Ray's 1955 classic Rebel Without A Cause starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo to the 1974 world of political assassination and conspiracy for The Parallax View starring Warren Beatty and Paula Prentiss.
This time Sherlock Holmes goes under the magnifying glass with a look at a couple of atypical Holmes movies from the 1970s. First we have Billy Wilder's The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely then we go to 1976 for The Seven Percent Solution starring Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall. The game is afoot!
Brainwashing and 1960s supercomputers. Who doesn't like those things? This time around, years after looking at the second Harry Palmer movie, Funeral In Berlin, I take a look at the first and third of the series.: The Ipcresss File (1965) and Billion Dollar Brain (great title- 1967) starring Michael Caine. Working class spy, gourmet, treated like shit by his upper-class bosses, Harry Palmer is the everyman secret agent.
For this episode, I'm looking at a couple of classic American movies. First the 1974 detective classic directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston... Chinatown. The back to 1968 for a western that always makes me cry, Will Penny, directed by Tom Gries and starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett and Donald Pleasance.