Month: April 2016

QUOTE OF THE DAY – Zachary Scott

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As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. 

Zachary Scott

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Zachary Scott was born in Austin, Texas.  He was an actor and a distant cousin of George Washington.  He was of direct Greek decent, his full surname was Skotidis.

  So, we have something in common, my Grandmother was also Greek and her surname was Mourides.

 Armed with Zachary Scott’s words of wisdom, we will be rocking it out at Jersey Live today.

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Preview: The Counterfeit Plan (1957) DVD

Originally posted on CULT FACTION:
A classic high-tension thriller directed by Montgomery Tully, this rarely-seen gem features an exceptional trans-Atlantic cast including Zachary Scott (on magnificently sinister form as a brutal master-criminal), Mervyn Johns, noir heroine Peggie Castle, fan favourite Lee Patterson and British screen…

Review: Flaxy Martin

Originally posted on everythingnoir:
Flaxy Martin is directed by Richard L. Bare, not exactly a well known director. He looks to mostly have done educational short films and graduated to television with only a couple of feature films along the way. This story comes from…

The Heel with Charm: Zachary Scott

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The cad you love to hate.

Smooth-talking, darkly handsome and effortlessly sophisticated, Zachary Scott excelled at roles that depicted him as the charming cad you love to hate. In most of his nearly 40 Hollywood features, Scott was cast as the villain who achieved his nefarious ends through the use of his magnetic appeal. Although the actor once claimed to enjoy such roles (“provided that it is villainy with charm, evil with originality, and murder with music”), their frequency ultimately served to stagnate his once-promising career. As a result, while Scott displayed a genuine acting talent in a number of films, most notably as a sharecropper in search of a better life for his family in The Southerner (1945), he is best known for his work as a cad, and played this role to the hilt in his four films noirs:  The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Mildred Pierce (1945), Danger…

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