America's Best, Britain's Finest

America's Best, Britain's Finest

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What is a mixed movie? A film to which artists of various nationalities contribute. Popular examples are qLand of the Pharaohs, q qThe Bridge on the River Kwai, q qCasino Royaleq and qThe Sundowners.q British players like Errol Flynn, Stewart Granger, Rex Harrison and James Mason have always been welcome in Hollywood. Not so well known are the numerous examples of American actors who lent their talents to British films, such as Robert Ayres, Phyllis Kirk, Mona Freeman, Frank Sinatra, Carol Lynley, William Bendix, Russ Tamblyn, William Holden, Raquel Welch, Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson, Vincent Price, Tab Hunter, Alex Nicol, Zachary Scott, and Wayne Morris, to mention but a few such appearances that are detailed in this book.A welcome cast of deservedly popular support artists help round out the moviea#39;s terrific production values. ... OTHER VIEWS: Old-fashioned historical romance, whose principal virtue is not the lady of the title after all, but James Mason in a ... Patricia Roc is suitably cast as the rejected heroine, whilst Griffith Jones, Felix Aylmer and Jean Kent head a grand ... with the director and photographer making sweepingly atmospheric use of the moviea#39;s many magnificent sets and costumes.


Title:America's Best, Britain's Finest
Author: John Howard Reid
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2006-03-01
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