Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall was an English-American actor, voice artist, film director and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series, he began his acting career as a child in England, in the United States, in How Green Was My Valley, My Friend Flicka and Lassie Come Home. As an adult, McDowall appeared most as a character actor on radio, stage and television. For portraying Augustus in the historical drama Cleopatra, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Other titles include The Longest Day, The Greatest Story Ever Told, That Darn Cat!, Inside Daisy Clover and Broomsticks, The Poseidon Adventure, Funny Lady, The Black Hole, Class of 1984, Fright Night, Fright Night Part 2, A Bug's Life. He served in various positions on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Selection Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors, further contributing to various charities related to the film industry and film preservation.
He was a founding Member of the National Film Preservation Board in 1989, represented the Screen Actors Guild on this Board until his death. McDowall was born at 204 Herne Hill Road, Herne Hill, the son of Winifriede Lucinda, an aspiring actress from Ireland, Thomas Andrew McDowall, a merchant seaman of Scottish descent. Both of his parents were enthusiastic about the theatre, he and his elder sister, were raised in their mother's Catholic faith. He attended St Joseph's College, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, a Roman Catholic secondary school in London. Appearing as a child model as a baby, McDowall appeared in several British films as a boy. After winning an acting prize in a school play at age nine, he started appearing in films: Murder in the Family, I See Ice with George Formby, John Halifax and Scruffy. McDowall could be seen in Convict 99 and Hey! Hey! USA with Will Hay, Yellow Sands, The Outsider, Murder Will Out, Dead Man's Shoes, Just William, Saloon Bar, You Will Remember, This England, his family moved to the United States in 1940 after the outbreak of World War II.
McDowall became a naturalized United States citizen on 9 December 1949, lived in the United States for the rest of his life. McDowall's American career began with a part in the 1941 thriller Man Hunt, directed by Fritz Lang, it was made by 20th Century Fox who produced McDowall's next film How Green Was My Valley, where he met and became lifelong friends with actress Maureen O'Hara. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, McDowall's role as Huw Morgan made him a household name. Fox put him in another war movie, Confirm or Deny he played Tyrone Power as a boy in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake. Fox promoted McDowall to top billing for On the Sunny Side, he was billed second to Monty Woolley in The Pied Piper, playing a war orphan he had top billing again for an adaptation of My Friend Flicka. MGM borrowed McDowall for the star role in Lassie Come Home, a film that introduced an actress who would become another lifelong friend, Elizabeth Taylor; that studio kept him on to play a leading role in The White Cliffs of Dover.
Back at Fox he played Gregory Peck as a young man in The Keys of the Kingdom. In 1944, exhibitors voted McDowall the number one "star of tomorrow". Fox gave McDowall another starring vehicle, Thunderhead – Son of Flicka, they reunited him with Woolley in Molly and Me, made as an attempt to turn Gracie Fields into a Hollywood star. McDowall went back to MGM to support Walter Pidgeon in Holiday in Mexico. McDowall turned to the theater, taking the title role of Young Woodley in a summer stock production in Westport, Connecticut in July 1946. In 1947, he played Malcolm in Orson Welles's stage production of Macbeth in Salt Lake City and played the same role in the actor-director's film version in 1948. McDowall signed a three-year contract with Monogram Pictures, a low-budget studio that welcomed established stars, to make two films a year. McDowall starred in seven films for them, for which he worked as associate producer: Rocky, a boy and dog story directed by Phil Karlson. McDowall left Hollywood to relocate in New York.
He began appearing on television, notably shows like Celanese Theatre, Broadway Television Theatre, Medallion Theatre, Campbell Summer Soundstage, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents, The Elgin Hour, Ponds Theater, General Electric Theater, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Lux Video Theatre, Goodyear Playhouse, The Alcoa Hour, Kraft Theatre, Matinee Theatre, Playhouse 90, The United States Steel Hour, The DuPont Show of the Month and The Twilight Zone. McDowall had significant success on the Broadway stage, he was in a production of Misalliance that ran for
Marlon Brando Jr. was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather. Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements, he is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He is regarded as one of the first actors to bring Method Acting to mainstream audiences, he gained acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for reprising the role of Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, a role that he originated on Broadway. He received further praise for his performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, his portrayal of the rebellious motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One proved to be a lasting image in popular culture.
Brando received Academy Award nominations for playing Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata!. Brando was included in a list of Top Ten Money Making Stars three times in the 1950s, coming in at number 10 in 1954, number 6 in 1955, number 4 in 1958; the 1960s saw. He directed and starred in the cult western film One-Eyed Jacks, a critical and commercial flop, after which he delivered a series of box-office failures, beginning with the 1962 film adaptation of the novel Mutiny on the Bounty. After 10 years, during which he did not appear in a successful film, he won his second Academy Award for playing Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, a role critics consider among his greatest; the Godfather was one of the most commercially successful films of all time. With that and his Oscar-nominated performance in Last Tango in Paris, Brando re-established himself in the ranks of top box-office stars, placing sixth and tenth in the Money Making Stars poll in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Brando took a four-year hiatus before appearing in The Missouri Breaks.
After this, he was content with being a paid character actor in cameo roles, such as in Superman and The Formula, before taking a nine-year break from motion pictures. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Brando was paid a record $3.7 million and 11.75% of the gross profits for 13 days' work on Superman. He finished out the 1970s with his controversial performance as Colonel Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now, a box-office hit for which he was paid and which helped finance his career layoff during the 1980s. Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950, he was one of six professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, U. S. President Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century. Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr. a pesticide and chemical feed manufacturer, Dorothy Julia.
Brando had Jocelyn Brando and Frances. His ancestry was German, Dutch and Irish, his patrilineal immigrant ancestor, Johann Wilhelm Brandau, arrived in New York in the early 1700s from the Palatinate in Germany. Brando was raised a Christian Scientist, his mother, known as Dodie, was unconventional for her time. An actress herself and a theatre administrator, she helped Henry Fonda begin his acting career. However, she was an alcoholic and had to be brought home from Chicago bars by her husband. In his autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, Brando expressed sadness when writing about his mother: "The anguish that her drinking produced was that she preferred getting drunk to caring for us." Dodie and Brando's father joined Alcoholics Anonymous. Brando harbored far more enmity for his father, stating, "I was his namesake, but nothing I did pleased or interested him, he enjoyed telling me I couldn't do anything right. He had a habit of telling me I would never amount to anything." Brando's parents moved to Evanston, when his father's work took him to Chicago, but separated when Brando was 11 years old.
His mother took the three children to Santa Ana, where they lived with her mother. In 1937, Brando's parents reconciled and moved together to Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago. In 1939 and 1941, he worked as an usher at The Liberty. Brando, whose childhood nickname was "Bud", was a mimic from his youth, he developed an ability to absorb the mannerisms of children he played with and display them while staying in character. He was introduced to neighborhood boy Wally Cox and the two were unlikely closest friends until Cox's death in 1973. In the 2007 TCM biopic, Brando: The Documentary, childhood friend George Englund recalls Brando's earliest acting as imitating the cows and horses on the family farm as a way to distract his mother from drinking, his sister Jocelyn was the first to pursue an acting career, going to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She appeared on Broadway films and television. Brando's sister Frances left college in California to study art in New York.
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National Board of Review
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures is an organization in the United States dedicated to discussing and selecting what its members regard as the best film works of each year. The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, 14 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan Jr.'s revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. The mayor believed. To assert their freedom of expression, theatre owners led by Marcus Loew and film distributors joined John Collier of the People's Institute at Cooper Union and established the New York Board of Motion Picture Censorship, which soon changed its name to the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures to avoid the word "censorship"; the Board's stated purpose was to endorse films of merit and champion the new "art of the people", transforming America's cultural life. In an effort to avoid government censorship of films, the National Board became the unofficial clearinghouse for new movies.
From 1916 into the 1950s thousands of motion pictures carried the legend "Passed by the National Board of Review" in their main titles. The board was a de facto censorship organization. Producers submitted their films to the board before making release prints. In 1930, the NBR was the first group to choose the 10 best English-language movies of the year and the best foreign films, is still the first critical body to announce its annual awards; the NBR has gained international acclaim for its publications: Film Program. Influencing generations of filmmakers and film lovers, these journals have fostered commentary on all aspects of cinema production and history, contributors have included James Agee, Pearl S. Buck, Alistair Cooke, William K. Everson, Manny Farber, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Harold Robbins, William Saroyan, Dore Schary, Tennessee Williams. To determine the NBR's annual awards, ballots are sent in by over 100 members – a select group of knowledgeable film enthusiasts and filmmakers in the New York metropolitan area – and subsequently tabulated by a certified public accountancy firm in order to decide the winners.
In addition, the awards jury helps to determine the special achievement awards presented at the annual gala in January. The organization works to foster commentary on all aspects of film production by underwriting educational film programs and seminars for film students. In 2017, the NBR provided grants to Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, Ghetto Film School, Educational Video Center; the organization awarded grants to 13 student filmmakers as part of its annual student grant program. The boards's official magazine had existed in different names since its inception. In 1950, the magazine changed its name from Screen Magazine and launched the first issue as Films in Review on February 1, 1950. Note: Until 1945, there were only awards for Best Picture and intermittent awards for Best Documentary and Best Foreign Film. Motion Picture Production Code Official website
The Legend of Hell House
The Legend of Hell House is a 1973 British horror film directed by John Hough and based on the novel Hell House by Richard Matheson, who wrote the screenplay. The film stars Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt as a group of researchers who spend a week in a purportedly haunted English manor in which previous investigators were killed; the physicist Dr. Lionel Barrett is enlisted by eccentric millionaire Mr. Deutsch to make an investigation into "survival after death" in "the one place where it has yet to be refuted"; this is the Belasco House, the "Mount Everest of haunted houses," owned by the notorious "Roaring Giant" Emeric Belasco, a six-foot-five perverted millionaire and supposed murderer, who disappeared soon after a massacre at his home. The house is believed to be haunted by numerous spirits, the victims of Belasco's twisted and sadistic desires. Accompanying Barrett are his wife, Ann, as well as two mediums: mental medium and spiritualist minister Florence Tanner and physical medium Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Fischer, the only survivor of an investigation conducted 20 years before.
The group arrive to begin their investigation a week before Christmas Eve, the rationalist Barrett is rudely skeptical of Florence's belief in "surviving personalities," spirits which haunt the physical world, he asserts that there is nothing but unfocused electromagnetic energy in the house. Barrett brings a machine he has developed. Though not a physical medium, Florence begins to manifest physical phenomena inside the house. When, after a quarrel with Tanner, Barrett is attacked by invisible forces, he suspects that Florence may be using the house's energy against him. Meanwhile, Fischer remains aloof, with his mind closed to the house's influence, is only there to collect the generous paycheck. Ann Barrett is subjected to erotic visions late at night, which seem linked to her lacklustre sex life, she goes downstairs and, in an apparent trance and demands sex from Fischer. He strikes her, snapping her out of the trance, she returns to herself and ashamed. A second incident occurs a day or so later.
Her husband arrives a moment to witness her advances to Fischer. He is resentful, spurns Fischer's warnings that the house is affecting Ann, claiming that "Mr. Deutsch is wasting one-third of his money!" Stricken by the accusation, Fischer drops his psychic shields, but he is attacked. Florence is convinced that one of the "surviving personalities" is Daniel, Belasco's tormented son, she is determined to prove it at all costs, she finds a human skeleton chained behind a wall. Believing it to be Daniel and Fischer bury the body outside the house and Florence performs a funeral. Daniel's "personality" continues to haunt Florence. Barrett suspects. In an attempt to put Daniel to rest, Florence gives herself to the entity sexually, but the entity brutalizes her and possesses her body. Barrett's machine is assembled. Possessed by the malevolent spirit, Florence attempts to destroy it, thinking that it will harm the spirits in the house, but she is prevented from doing serious damage, she enters the chapel, "the unholy heart" of the house, in an attempt to warn the spirits, but she is crushed by a falling crucifix.
As she dies, she leaves a symbol written in her own blood. Barrett activates his machine. Fischer wanders the house afterwards, but violent psychic activity soon resumes, Barrett is killed. Fischer decides to confront the house, Ann accompanies him despite her misgivings. Deciphering Florence's dying clue, Fischer deduces that Belasco is the sole entity haunting the house, masquerading as many, he taunts Belasco, declaring him a "son of a whore," and that he was no "roaring giant," but instead more a "funny little dried-up bastard" who fooled everyone about his alleged height. As objects begin to hurl themselves at Fischer, he continues to defy the entity, challenging, "What size WERE you? Five foot two? One? I know! I'll bet you weren't five foot tall!" At that, all becomes still. Fischer concentrates, a stained-glass partition in the chapel shatters, revealing a hidden door. Fischer and Ann discover a lead-lined room. Pulling out a pocket knife, Fischer rips open Belasco's trouser leg, discovering his final secret: a pair of prosthetic legs.
Fischer realises that Belasco had had his own stunted legs amputated, that he had used the prosthetics with which they were replaced in a grotesque attempt to appear imposing. Belasco had the specially built room lined with lead, presaging the discovery of the electromagnetic nature of life after death. With the room now open, Fischer activates Barrett's machine a second time, he and Ann leave the house, hoping that Barrett and Florence will guide Belasco to the afterlife without fear. Pamela Franklin as Florence Tanner Roddy McDowall as Benjamin Franklin Fischer Clive Revill as Dr. Lionel Barrett Gayle Hunnicutt as Mrs. Ann Barrett Roland Culver as Mr. Deutsch Peter Bowles as Hanley Michael Gough as Emeric Belasco Production began on 23 October 1972; the Legend of Hell House is one of only two productions of James H. Nicholson after his departure from American International Pictures — a company he had run, along with Samuel Z. Arkoff, since 1954. Nicholson died of a brain tumour in December 1972, before the film's release in June 1973.
Nicholson's company, Academy Pictures Corporation, also
Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress of film and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films, suspense horror, occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas. After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in the summer of 1930. However, her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful, she joined Warner Bros. in 1932, established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract, although she lost the well-publicized legal case against Warners, it marked the beginning of her most successful period; until the late 1940s, she was one of the most celebrated leading ladies of US cinema, known for her forceful and intense style.
Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be combative and confrontational. She clashed with film directors, as well as many of her co-stars, her forthright manner, idiosyncratic speech, ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona, imitated. Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, a club venue for food and entertainment for servicemen during WWII, was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue 10 Academy Award nominations for acting, was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Her career went through several periods of eclipse, she admitted that her success had been at the expense of her personal relationships. Married four times, she was once widowed and three times divorced, raised her children as a single parent, her final years were marred by a long period of ill health and a tell-all book, My Mother's Keeper by daughter B.
D. Hyman, but she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer. With more than 100 film and theater roles to her credit during her six-decade-long career. In 1999, Davis was placed second behind Katharine Hepburn on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female stars of the Classic Hollywood cinema era. Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known from early childhood as "Betty", was born on April 5, 1908, in Lowell, the daughter of Harlow Morrell Davis, a law student from Augusta and subsequently a patent attorney, Ruth Augusta, from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Davis' younger sister was Barbara Harriet. In 1915, Davis' parents separated, Davis attended a spartan boarding school called Crestalban in Lanesborough in the Berkshires. In 1921, Ruth Davis moved to New York City with her daughters, where she worked as a portrait photographer. Davis changed the spelling of her first name to "Bette" after Honoré de Balzac's La Cousine Bette. During their time in New York, Davis became a Girl Scout who proved so successful she ranked as a Patrol Leader.
Davis attended Cushing Academy, a boarding school in Ashburnham, where she met her future husband, Harmon O. Nelson, known as "Ham". In 1926, a 18-year-old Davis saw a production of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck with Blanche Yurka and Peg Entwistle. Davis recalled for Al Cohn of Newsday, "The reason I wanted to go into theater was because of an actress named Peg Entwistle." She auditioned for admission to Eva Le Gallienne's Manhattan Civic Repertory, but was rejected by LeGallienne, who described her attitude as "insincere" and "frivolous". Davis auditioned for George Cukor's stock theater company in New York. Ed Sikov sources Davis' first professional role to a 1929 production by the Provincetown Players of Virgil Geddes play The Earth Between. In 1929, Davis was chosen by Blanche Yurka to play Hedwig, the character she had seen Entwistle play in The Wild Duck. After performing in Philadelphia and Boston, she made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Broken Dishes, followed it with Solid South. In 1930, 22-year-old Davis moved to Hollywood to screen test for Universal Studios.
Davis and her mother traveled by train to Hollywood. She recounted her surprise that nobody from the studio was there to meet her. In fact, a studio employee had waited for her, but left because he saw nobody who "looked like an actress", she was used in several screen tests for other actors. In a 1971 interview with Dick Cavett, she related the experience with the observation, "I was the most Yankee-est, most modest virgin who walked the earth, they laid me on a couch, I tested fifteen men... They all had to give me a passionate kiss. Oh, I thought. Just thought I would die." A second test was arranged for the 1931 film A House Divided. Hastily dressed in an ill-fitting costume with a low neckline, she was rebuffed by the film director William Wyler, who loudly commented to the assembled crew, "What do you think of these dames who show their chests and think they can get jobs?". Carl Laemmle, the head of Universal Studios, considered terminating Davis' employment, but cinematographer Karl Freund told him she had "lovely eyes" and would be suitable for Bad Sister, in which she subsequently made her film debut.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (film)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a 1969 British drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Muriel Spark. Directed by Ronald Neame, it stars Maggie Smith in the title role as an unrestrained teacher at a girls' school in 1930s Edinburgh; the novel was turned into a play by Jay Presson Allen that opened in London in 1966 with Vanessa Redgrave and on Broadway in 1968, with Zoe Caldwell in the title role, a performance for which she won a Tony Award. This production was a moderate success, running for just less than a year, but it has been a popular play since often staged by both professional and amateur companies; the play was profiled in the William Goldman book The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway. Allen adapted her play into a film, directed by Ronald Neame. Maggie Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. There was a notable performance from Pamela Franklin as Sandy, for which she won the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress.
It was entered in the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. Rod McKuen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for "Jean", but lost to Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from another 20th Century Fox film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. "Jean" became a huge hit for the singer Oliver in the autumn of 1969. Jean Brodie is a teacher in the junior-aged section of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 1930s. Brodie is known for her tendency to stray from the hard knowledge of the school's curriculum, to romanticize fascist leaders like Benito Mussolini and Francisco Franco, to believe herself to be in the prime of life. Brodie devotes her time and energy to her four special 12-year-old junior school girls, called the Brodie Set: Sandy, Monica and Mary; the set go to art museums, theatre and have picnics on the school lawn, among other things, which rather upsets the school's austere headmistress, Emmeline Mackay, who dislikes the fact that the girls are cultured to the exclusion of hard knowledge, the Brodie girls seem precocious for their age.
She seems to have a running grudge against Brodie, who has tenure and had been at Marcia Blaine for six years prior to Mackay being appointed headmistress. Brodie boasts to her girls. Besides working with her girls, Jean catches the eye of music teacher/church choirmaster Gordon Lowther, with whom she and her girls spend a lot of time at his home in Cramond, a seaside village on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Brodie sometimes spends the night with Lowther. Lowther wants to get married, she still has feelings for her married ex-lover, Teddy Lloyd, the art teacher in the senior section of the school. Working with Brodie are Miss Campbell, the physical education teacher. Miss Gaunt's brother, a deacon at Lowther's church asks for his resignation as church organist and elder because of his relationship with Brodie. Over a number of years, Brodie rises to her apex, but spectacularly falls, given that Miss Mackay and most of the other teachers and staff at the conservative school don't want her to continue teaching there.
During her downfall, she loses Lowther, who gets engaged to Miss Lockhart, a chemistry teacher in the Senior School, one of the few teachers at Marcia Blaine who tended to be more sympathetic towards Brodie as a person and to her teaching style. As the Brodie Set grow older and become students in the Senior School, Brodie begins to cast her spell over a new group of junior students Clara who reminds her of Jenny. While Mary and Jenny become closer friends, Sandy becomes distant from the set, although she is still part of it. Brodie tries to manoeuvre Jenny and Mr Lloyd into having an affair, Sandy into spying on them for her. However, it is Sandy who has an affair with Mr. Lloyd. Sandy ends the affair because of Mr Lloyd's overwhelming obsession with Brodie. Mary, influenced by Brodie, sets out to Spain to join her brother, who she believes is fighting for Franco, she is killed. This event serves as the last straw for Sandy, who betrays Brodie's efforts to impose her politics on her students to the school's board of governors, who decide to terminate Brodie's employment.
Sandy confronts Brodie on her crimes, most her manipulation of Mary, her part in her senseless death, the harmful influence she exerted on other girls, adding that Mary's brother is fighting for the Spanish Republicans. Brodie, for her part, makes some harsh but astute comments about Sandy's character her ability to coldly judge and destroy others. Sandy retorts that Brodie professed to be an admirer of conquerors and walks out of the classroom, with Brodie following her to the landing, screaming "Assassin!!" at Sandy. After the confrontation, Sandy and Jenny graduate along with the other girls. Despite knowing full well that she had betrayed Brodie to Mackay and the board of governors, Sandy did so out of concern for o
Flipper's New Adventure
Flipper's New Adventure is an American feature film released on June 24, 1964 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, written by Art Arthur, directed by Leon Benson. It was a sequel to the 1963 film and was based on characters created by Ricou Browning and Jack Cowden; the film, released before the TV series premiered, received good reviews and outdid the first film with more audience attendance. Sandy Ricks is asked to vacate his home to make way for a new highway but runs away from home to keep his pet dolphin Flipper from being taken away, his Dad, widowed since the prior film, returns from Park Ranger school to search for Sandy but doesn't realize his son has fled in their skiff motorboat to the Bahamas. On the way, Sandy runs out of food and gas. Flipper helps by towing the skiff to a deserted island. Just as Sandy is establishing himself with food and fresh water on the island, has found a cave to hide from aerial search patrols, he witnesses the vacationing British family of Sir Halsey Hopewell being taken hostage by escaped convicts.
The mother and two daughters Gwen and Penny, are forced into a small boat and told to row to the nearby island where Sandy is hiding. Mrs. Hopewell and Penny struggle to find food to survive; this lasts until Sandy accidentally meets and befriends the younger of the two daughters, Penny. Sandy and Penny form an innocent romantic attachment as Sandy shows her around his new island paradise and secretly helps her behind her sister's and mother's backs. Sandy shows Penny how to cut down and husk coconuts, light fires, weave fish nets; the happy friendship comes to an end when Sandy, afraid that rescuers of the Hopewells will discover him and Flipper and make them return to the Keys and be separated, sends Flipper to douse the Hopewells' rescue fire. Penny tells Sandy to stay away. Sandy tries to make up by placing fish, cans of food, a can opener, a flashlight into their nets. Soon after, the convicts come back for the mother and daughters, Mr. Hopewell is made to radio the nearest Coast Guard station in Puerto Rico that he and his family are hostages.
Sandy and Flipper make a plan to rescue them from the convicts. Sandy distracts the convicts by releasing much-needed cans of food and luring one of the convicts into a row boat to retrieve the cans. Sandy and Flipper leave him in a hidden cave. Through various ruses Sandy manages to get the remaining two convicts into the water; the second one is captured in the same way as the first, the leader fights hard with a knife to fend off Flipper. Though he is overcome and Sandy is able to tie him to the boat hull, he manages to stab Flipper near his tail in his frantic attempts to escape, Flipper is washed up bleeding and injured on the beach. Sandy sobs. Sir Halsey radios that they calls for a vet. Flipper is nursed to health at the Miami Seaquarium, where Porter has returned to announce his assignment as Park Ranger to the Coral Key Marine Preserve. Luke Halpin as Sandy Ricks Pamela Franklin as Penny Hopewell Tom Helmore as Sir Halsey Hopewell Brian Kelly as Porter Ricks Helen Cherry as Julia Hopewell Francesca Annis as Gwen Hopewell Lloyd Battista as Gil Bates Joe Higgins as L.
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