Dears, thanks for all those letters and phone calls. I never thought that the little ad I put in this naughty papers’ personal column would interest all the two people who rang up. Mind you, it didn’t do much good for me. George, with the deep voice, didn’t turn up, and I waited outside the cinema for nearly two hours with my Come Together clutched in my hand for recognition purposes. The other contact I made was rather nice though.
I’ve had a really busy fortnight, what with deadlines to meet and so many films to see. Didn’t see half the ones I wanted too, but did catch a few superb numbers at the Biograph though.
Stephen Boyd in The Inspector was such a dish. What I call real fella, more than can be said for the person unknown who apparently was trying to pick-pocket me in the most amateurish manner all through the supporting feature.
And I do wish that the gentleman on the Biograph staff would learn to use his little torch. Instead of showing people through the dark to their seat, all be seem interested in is flashing it along the rows of seats. You can soon tell what his game is, looking for dropped small change. What a meanie.
Anyway enough of this chit-chat. On Thursday 6th July the main feature is McKenzie Break with Brian Keith. If I remember correctly it’s all about a bunch of men who can’t stand being copped up in prison with one another anymore. It must be very difficult if one is stuck in a cell with people of different dispositions. And we’ve all heard those stories about prisons. Hopefully the Biograph will get round to showing Fortune and Men’s Backsides in the near future.
Oliver Reed, well known for disliking being looked at in sauna baths, stars in the support Take a Girl Like You. I’m certain that will be a treat, for somebody.
Theres a bit of sauce showing on Sunday 9th July, The Amorous Virgin, with Marisa Solinas. Personally. I would have thought a Sunday at the Biograph wasn’t quite the day for a film with such a title. It’s playing with Charge of The Black Lancers which sounds a goody, and a fulfillment to someones fantasy.
On Monday 10th July they are showing The Liberation of L.B. Jones and Start The Revolution Without Me. The former I haven’t cast my eyes on before, but with Lee J. Cobb in the cast . . . . . . Donald Sutherland performs in the latter, and anybody who has oggled at a previous performance of his, you know there will be a thrill or two in store. Don’t Start The Revolution Without Me is set in France at the time of their most successful revolution to date. The plot, and the numerous sub-plots, follow the adventures of two identical King Louis’s, and although by the final frame the story line is completely incomprehensible, there are some scenes with Donald raising many a titter and giggle.
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are in the unlikely The Priest’s Wife on Thursday 13th July. I’m sure the audience of the Biograph won’t receive this with much interest. However, hulk Clint Walker may help even the programme out in his starring role in the support, The Great Bank Robbery. Sunday fare on 16th July is a bedazzling double bill, Frustration (charming) and The Sadist. One wonders if the latter is being aimed at some of the gentlemen who block up the entrance way to a certain public house in Earl’s Court. I wonder though, ‘all that’s leather is not butch’. And let’s hope the audience won’t be too frustrated with Frustration.
A real goody on Monday 17th July, Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, staring that ever so sexy Christopher Lee. This is a shocker from Hammer, with Dracula getting more erotic by the moment. I wonder if it’s just blood he’s interested in sucking now-a-days. Support is Anything For Laughs, a collection of pieces of film from the Mack Sennett fun factory of the silent days.
All in all, not a bad couple of weeks cinema in the cosy little Biograph. Michael York starring in Zepplin is a future attraction of note. The film isn’t much cop, but Michael York is such a doll; what a lovely body he has, as anyone who has seen The Strange Affair will know.
That’s it for now dears, keep the letters coming in and to all you telephone callers, I’m wide open to suggestions. See you in the celluloid gloom maybe. Bye for now.
The Biograph, Wilton Road, Victoria, SW1.
Thursday 6th July.
McKenzie Break AA with Brian Keith.
Take a Girl Like You X with Oliver Reed.
Sunday 9th July.
Charge of the Black Lancers U with Mel Ferrier.
The Amorous Virgin X with Marisa Solinas.
Monday 10th July.
The Liberation of L.B.Jones AA with Lee J.Cobb.
Start the Revolution without Me A with Donald Sutherland &. Gene Wilder.
Thursday 13th July.
The Priest’s Wife A with Sophia Loren & Marcello Mastroianni.
The Great Bank Robbery U with Clint Walker & Zero Mostel.
Sunday 16th July.
The Sadist X with Gunner Bjonstrand.
Frustration X with Ingrid Shulin.
Monday 17th July.
Dracula Has Risen From The Grave X with Christopher Lee & Rupert Davies.
Anything for Laughs U – Mack Sennett Comedy.