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Giant Behemoth, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) From Fish To Bigger Fish Nice alacrity, opening with the nukes and a lecture from Gene Evans in academic mode, as California marine biologist Steve Karnes at a conferenc in London, with brief interruptions, by Leonard Sachs then Andre Morrell as Brit professor Bickford, in The Giant Behemoth, 1959.
Giant Behemoth, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) The Best Fisherman In All Cornwall Writer-director Eugene Lourie banks on folksy Cornish charm, with Henry Vidon and Leigh Madison as fisherman Tom and daughter Jean, unrelated, as far as we know, to worried nuclear scientists back in London, parting on the coast before something odd transpires, turning to townsman John (John Turner), early in The Giant Behemoth, 1959.
Giant Behemoth, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Ferry Approach, SE18 Entirely real setting, after weird nuclear events all along the southern coast of England and assurances that the Thames estuary is at no risk, shooting at the Woolwich Ferry in East London, just past Greenwich, the monster, in miniature, looking like a legit aquatic dinosaur, finally appears, supervised by Willis O’Brien but under-financed, with no dialogue and none of the principal actors, in The Giant Behemoth, 1959.
Theatre Of Blood (1973) -- (Movie Clip) His Head Cut Off? Diana Rigg (as "Edwina") is only posing as a tart, luring the critic enemies of her vengeful and ostensibly dead actor father, but Jack Hawkins (as critic "Psaltery") is playing against type, a lecherous cad, lustful despite the murder of another colleague, in Theatre Of Blood, 1973, starring Vincent Price.
Theatre Of Blood (1973) -- (Movie Clip) They're A Stubborn Lot Critic and civic housing do-gooder Maxwell (Michael Hordern) failed to notice that the cop greeting him was star Vincent Price thus, he's caught unawares when the squatters he's come to remove demonstrate zombie qualities, the first bit of Shakespearean evil, in Theatre Of Blood, 1973.
Theatre Of Blood (1973) -- (Movie Clip) You And Your Pack Needn't Fear After the funeral of a murdered colleague, head of the critics' club Devlin (Ian Hendry) comes upon Edwina (Diana Rigg) at the grave of her actor father Edward (Vincent Price), who's behind it all, and Sprout (Arthur Lowe), with spouse (Joan Hickson), looks to be next, in Theatre Of Blood, 1973.
Brannigan (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Smaller Than The Statue Of Liberty Chicago cop John Wayne (title character) arrives at Heathrow for an extradition, a hit-man (Daniel Pilon) maybe on the same plane, greeted by Scotland Yard's Ms. Thatcher (Judy Geeson), plus a brief bit with villain Larkin (John Vernon) and lawyer (Mel Ferrer), in Brannigan, 1975.
Brannigan (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Knock Knock Modern enough opening, interrupting the credits, Ralph Meeker as the Chicago captain supervising cop John Wayne, title character, about to turn 70, who casually thumps a counterfeiter (Arthur Batanides), in the fairly profitable, mostly London-based police drama Brannigan, 1975.
Brannigan (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Spot Of Lunch? John Wayne, Chicago cop and title character visits the genuine Garrick Club in London’s West End, where we discover his contact Sir Charles is Richard Attenborough (who was then CBE, so not yet “Sir” himself), mostly agreeing about his extradition mission, in Brannigan, 1975.
Theatre Of Blood (1973) -- (Movie Clip) How Ugly Night Comes Blubbering critic Hector Snipe (Dennis Price) is brought to see the long-thought dead actor Lionheart (Vincent Price) at his secret restored theater, where he invokes the rarely-cited Troilus And Cressida for his second Shakespeare-inspired murder, in Theatre Of Blood, 1973.


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