CineSavant Column

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Hello!  Gary Teetzel has relayed good news from WonderCon — upcoming Warner Archive Collection Blu-ray titles will include Jack Cardiff’s Dark of the Sun with Rod Taylor and Jim Brown, and Sergio Leone’s The Colossus of Rhodes with Rory Calhoun and Lea Massari. As Dr. Lector reminds us, all good things come to those who wait.

And Twilight Time will be on a romance kick in June, with what to some might be unfamiliar titles. My Sister Eileen (1955) is an underrated musical adaptation of the ’40s comedy, with Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett and Bob Fosse. My Gal Sal (1942) is a musical biography with Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. Let’s Make Love (1960) is the noted Marilyn Monroe picture, with Yves Montand. The curious title for me is Take a Girl Like You, an English picture from 1969 starring Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed and Noel Harrison, with various Hammer personnel like Imogen Hassall and Pippa Steel. I had, um, never heard of it, but the more reading I do, the more interesting it sounds.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson