Cecil Lauriston Kellaway was a British/South African character actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both The Luck of the Irish and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Cecil Kellaway was born on 22 August 1890 in South Africa, he was the son of Rebecca Annie and Edwin John Kellaway, an architect and engineer. Edwin had immigrated to Cape Town to help build the Houses of Parliament there, he was a good friend of Cecil Rhodes, young Cecil's godfather. Cecil was interested in acting from an early age, he was educated at the Normal College, Cape Town, in England at Bradford Grammar School. He studied engineering and on his return to South Africa was employed in an engineering firm; however the lure of acting was too strong and he became a full-time actor, making his debut in Potash and Perlmutter. He served in the army in 1914 but was invalided out. Early plays included The Prince of Pilsen, he toured for three years through China, Siam, Malaya and South Africa, Europe, in plays such as Monsieur Beaucaire.
Kellaway arrived in Australia in 1921 under contract to J. C. Williamson Ltd, he had a notable success as the comic father of four daughters in A Night Out which he played through most of 1922. For Williamsons he was in Mary returned to A Night Out before going on to The Cabaret Girl, Kissing Time, Whirled Into Happiness, The Belle of New York, Primrose, A Night Out revival, Princess Charming, Hold Everything, Florodora, A Warm Corner, A Night Out again, Sons o' Guns, Blue Roses, Hold my Hand, The Gipsy Princess. By the early 1930s Kellaway was one of the biggest stars in Australian theatre, he made his film debut in the lead of The Hayseeds, a popular local comedy, directed by Beaumont Smith. However his main focus was still the stage: The Dubarry, Music in the Air, High Jinks, Ball at the Savoy, A Southern Maid and White Horse Inn, he returned to films with the Australian Cinesound film It Isn't Done, for which he provided the original story. Directed by Ken G. Hall it was a popular success.
It led to Kellaway being put under contract. He appeared in A Southern Maid on stage in 1937. RKO put Kellaway into small roles: Everybody's Doing It, Double Danger, Night Spot, Maid's Night Out, This Marriage Business, Law of the Underworld. Kellaway was first given a sizeable role, billed third for Blond Cheat, with Joan Fontaine; however his parts remained small: Smashing the Rackets, Tarnished Angel, Annabel Takes a Tour, Gunga Din. Kellaway returned to Australia for a second Cinesound film, Mr. Chedworth Steps Out, which featured a young Peter Finch, it was shot in October–November 1938. Back in Hollywood the scope and quality of his roles kept getting better, with Wuthering Heights, for William Wyler, as Cathy's father, he was in The Sun Never Sets, Man About Town at Paramount, The Under-Pup. He turned down The Private Lives of Essex to do Intermezzo for David O. Selznick, he made We Are Not Alone. He was in Mexican Spitfire at RKO, The Invisible Man Returns and The House of the Seven Gables at Universal, Adventure in Diamonds, Phantom Raiders, Brother Orchid, Pop Always Pays, The Mummy's Hand, Diamond Frontier, Mexican Spitfire Out West at RKO.
He turned down Balalaika to do The Letter for Wyler. Kellaway was in South of Suez at Warners, Lady with Red Hair. Kellaway signed a contract with them, he did A Very Young Lady at Fox, Burma Convoy, New York Town, Birth of the Blues, Appointment for Love at Universal. At Paramount he was in The Night of January 16th, Bahama Passage, The Lady Has Plans, Take a Letter, Darling. Fox borrowed him for Small Town Deb he went back to Paramount for Are Husbands Necessary?, Night in New Orleans. Kellaway had a strong part in I Married a Witch as Veronica Lake's father, he followed it with My Heart Belongs to Daddy. Response to this was positive and Paramount announced they would build Kellaway into a star, putting him in a remake of Ruggles of Red Gap and starring in The Incomparable Alfred, he had cameos in Star Spangled Rhythm and Forever and a Day, was in The Crystal Ball, It Ain't Hay. Paramount gave him the starring role in The Good Fellows, he went back to support parts for Frenchman's Creek. He was going to do Out of This World on Broadway when he was offered the role of Edward VII in Mrs. Parkington at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Back at Paramount he was in And Now Tomorrow, Practically Yours, Love Letters, the latter starring Kellaways's one-time Australian co-star Ann Richards. In Kitty, he was as painter Thomas Gainsborough. MGM borrowed him to play the ill-fated husband of Lana Turner's character in The Postman Always Rings Twice, a support role in Easy to Wed and the villain in The Cockeyed Miracle. In early 1946, he was earning $1500 a week but said he was considering returning to Australia to run a film studio because he was s
The Chaser (The Twilight Zone)
"The Chaser" is episode 31 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Roger Shackleforth is in love with Leila, an aloof tease who plays cat-and-mouse with his affections. A stranger hands him the business card of an old professor named "A. Daemon", who can help with any problem, he visits Daemon, after some resistance, sells Roger a love potion for $1. Roger administers it in a glass of champagne, but soon her love becomes stifling. Roger returns to the professor to buy his "glove cleaner", for all of Roger's savings. Daemon cautions Roger that the "cleaner" is odorless and undetectable, but can only be tried once before the user loses his nerve. After Roger leaves, the professor muses, "First, the'stimulant'... and the'chaser'." When he gets home, Roger prepares a glass of champagne with the new potion. Just as he is about to give Leila the glass, she reveals that she is pregnant, which shocks Roger into dropping the glass, he tells himself he could not have gone through with it anyway.
On Roger's terrace, Daemon relaxes with a cigar, puffing smoke rings that turn into little hearts before the professor disappears. This episode was adapted by Jr. from the short story "The Chaser" by John Collier. The script was written for and produced live on television on The Billy Rose Television Theatre in 1951. In Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man, the episode's director Douglas Heyes said, "That was one of the great things about The Twilight Zone. I had total freedom. Sometimes I would think of an idea that would make the episode more Twilight Zone-y that would require some expense. I remember one episode,'The Chaser', in which I devised a huge bookcase that must have doubled the budget, but never blinked an eye, they just said,'Okay, great!' I didn't have to argue with anybody over the money—they'd argue about the money and let me have it! I knew that they were having problems with Jim Aubrey. My responsibility was to get the job done." The short story was adapted in 1951 for Tales from the Crypt, where it was retitled "Loved to Death!!"
This was adapted in 1991 as "Loved to Death" for the HBO adult-horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt. The episode starred Mariel Hemingway; this is one of several episodes from Season One with its opening title sequence plastered over with the opening for Season Two. This was done during the summer of 1961, so that the repeats of season one episodes would fit in with the new look the show had taken during the following season; as aired, this was the final episode of the series with the original UPA "pit and summit" title sequence. List of The Twilight Zone episodes Sander, Gordon F.:Serling: The Rise And Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man. New York: Penguin Books, 1992. Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "The Chaser" on IMDb "The Chaser" at TV.com
And When the Sky Was Opened
"And When the Sky Was Opened" is episode eleven of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It aired on December 11, 1959, it is an adaptation of the Richard Matheson short story "Disappearing Act". United States Air Force Colonel Clegg Forbes arrives at a military hospital to visit his friend and co-pilot Major William Gart; the two had piloted an experimental spaceplane, the X-20 DynaSoar, on a mission that took them 900 miles beyond the confines of the Earth's atmosphere for the first time. During their voyage the men blacked out for four hours and the craft itself disappeared from radar screens for a full day before reappearing and crash landing in the desert leaving Gart with a broken leg. Gart inquires as to the status of the plane, but Forbes is agitated and asks Gart if he remembers how many people were on the mission, producing a newspaper whose front page shows the likenesses of the two men and a headline stating that two astronauts were rescued from the desert crash.
Gart confirms that only he and Forbes piloted the plane but Forbes insists that a third man – Colonel Ed Harrington, his best friend for 15 years – accompanied them. In the flashback, the previous morning and Forbes are shown joking with Gart as they are discharged from the hospital after passing their physical exams, leaving the Major to recuperate alone; the same newspaper that Forbes would show Gart is present but instead asserts three astronauts were recovered from the crash of the X-20 with a photo depicting a crew of three. The two men visit a bar downtown. While there, Harrington is overcome by a feeling that he no longer "belongs" in the world. Disturbed, he phones his parents who tell him they have no son named Ed Harrington and believe the person calling them to be a prankster. Harrington mysteriously vanishes from the phone booth and no one in the bar but Forbes remembers his existence. Desperate, Forbes searches for any trace of his friend but can find nothing in the bar, his girlfriend, does not remember Harrington, neither does his commanding officer.
Returning to the closed bar, he breaks in calling his name repeatedly. He returns to the hospital the next morning to talk with Gart. Back in the present, Forbes is dismayed by Gart's claim that he doesn't know anyone named Harrington. Forbes glances at a mirror and discovers he casts no reflection, causing him to flee the room in terror. Gart tries to hobble. Calling the duty nurse to ask if she saw where Forbes went, Gart is stunned at the nurse's claim that nobody named Forbes has been in the building and that Gart was the only man, aboard his plane. After getting back into bed, he notices, it now says that Gart was the sole pilot of the X-20 – all mention of Forbes, including his photo, is gone. Horrified, Gart disappears. An officer enters the building and asks the duty nurse if there are any unused rooms available to accommodate new patients; the nurse takes him to the now empty room which hosted the three astronauts, stating that it has been unoccupied. In the hangar which housed the X-20, the sheet that covered the craft is shown lying on the ground.
There is no trace of the plane. Rod Taylor as Lieutenant Colonel Clegg Forbes Charles Aidman as Colonel Ed Harrington Jim Hutton as Major William Gart Maxine Cooper as Amy Sue Randall as Nurse Paul Bryar as Bartender Joe Bassett as Medical officer Gloria Pall as Girl in bar Elizabeth Fielding as Blond Nurse This episode is loosely based on the short story "Disappearing Act" by Richard Matheson; the story was first published in The Magazine of Science Fiction. Rod Taylor and director Douglas Heyes worked together on the TV series Bearcats!. "Remember Me", an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which ship's doctor Beverly Crusher undergoes a comparable experience. "Revisions", a Stargate SG-1 episode with a similar plot. "Games People Play", a Eureka episode with a similar plot. DeVoe, Bill. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0. Grams, Martin; the Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0.
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The Bard (The Twilight Zone)
"The Bard" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It was the final episode of The Twilight Zone to be one hour long. A direct satire of the American television industry, the episode concerns an inept screenwriter who, through the use of black magic, employs William Shakespeare as his ghostwriter. A bumbling screenwriter, Julius K. Moomer, is becoming desperate for a sale after 23 years working on unproduced scripts; when his agent mentions that he is submitting another writer's pitch for a television series about black magic, Julius pleads to be allowed to be given first crack at the series. Knowing nothing about the subject, he attempts some research but turns up only an actual book of black magic. While experimenting with the book he accidentally conjures William Shakespeare, who says he is at the service of the conjurer. Deciding not to waste Shakespeare's talent on a television pilot, Julius directs him to write a film; the producers decide that Shakespeare's script, "The Tragic Cycle", though archaic to the point of being incomprehensible, has potential.
His task finished, Shakespeare proposes to leave. Julius argues that if he stops writing now Shakespeare will lose his chance at Hollywood fame and become forgotten. Shakespeare at last says he will attend a rehearsal for the film and stay on if it does justice to his script. At the rehearsal he is so horrified at the revisions by the sponsor that he assaults the leading man and storms out. Julius's next assignment, a TV special on American history, seems doomed to failure until he remembers his book on black magic, uses it to conjure up Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Daniel Boone, Benjamin Franklin, Theodore Roosevelt to act as consultants. Jack Weston as Julius Moomer John Williams as William Shakespeare Burt Reynolds as Rocky Rhodes Henry Lascoe as Gerald Hugo John McGiver as Mr. Shannon Howard McNear as Bramhoff Judy Strangis as Cora Marge Redmond as Secretary Doro Merande as Sadie William Lanteau as Dolan Clegg Hoyt as Bus driver John Newton as TV interviewer John Bose as Daniel Boone Rudy Bowman as Robert E. Lee Notes: Weston and McGiver were in earlier episodes, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" and "Sounds and Silences" The episode was written by Rod Serling as a reaction to the advertising executives he dealt with while producing for television.
In the book The Twilight Zone Companion Serling is quoted as saying that things were so bad with the overcautious executives that "one could not ford a river if Chevy was the sponsor." The actor portrayed by Burt Reynolds satirizes Marlon Brando's way of method acting. The episode was featured in the final episode of The Sopranos, in 2007, "Made in America". Tony Soprano, the protagonist of the series, is seen watching this episode while in hiding from his enemies in a safe house. Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "The Bard" on IMDb "The Bard" at TV.com
Mirror Image (The Twilight Zone)
"Mirror Image" is episode 21 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It aired on February 26, 1960 on CBS. Millicent Barnes waits in a bus depot in Marathon, New York, for a bus to Cortland, en route to a new job. Looking at a wall clock she notices, she asks the ticket agent when the bus will arrive, he gruffly complains that this is her third time asking. Millicent denies this. While speaking with the ticket agent, she notices a bag just like hers in the luggage pile behind her, she mentions this to the ticket agent. She does not believe this, she washes her hands in the restroom and the cleaning lady there insists this is her second time there. Again, Millicent denies this. Upon leaving the restroom, she glances in the mirror and sees, in addition to her reflection, an exact copy of herself sitting on the bench outside, she meets a young man from Binghamton named Paul Grinstead, waiting for the same bus. Millicent tells Paul about encountering her double. Paul, attempting to calm Millicent, says it is either a joke or a misunderstanding caused by a look-alike.
When the bus arrives and the two of them prepare to board, Millicent looks in the window and sees the copy of herself seated on the bus. In shock, she faints. Millicent lies unconscious on a bench inside the depot while Paul and the cleaning lady attend to her. Paul agrees to wait for the 7:00 bus. While they wait, now coming to, insists the strange events are caused by an evil double from a parallel world - a nearby, yet distant alternative plane of existence that comes into convergence with this world by powerful forces, or unnatural, unknown events; when this happens, the impostors enter this realm. Millicent's doppelgänger can survive in this world only by replacing her. Paul says the explanation is "a little metaphysical" for him, believes that Millicent's sanity is beginning to unravel. Paul tells Millicent he will call a friend in Tully who has a car and may be able to drive them to Syracuse. Instead, he calls the police. After Millicent is taken away by two policemen, Paul begins to settle himself.
After drinking from a water fountain, Paul notices. Looking up towards the doors, Paul notices another man running out the door of the bus depot. Pursuing this individual down the street, Paul discovers that he is chasing his own copy, whose face shows excited delight, his copy disappears as Paul calls out "Where are you?" while looking around in confusion and shock. Vera Miles as Millicent Barnes Martin Milner as Paul Grinstead Joe Hamilton as Ticket agent Naomi Stevens as Washroom Attendant In a short film pitching the Twilight Zone series to a Dutch television station, creator Rod Serling claimed to have gotten the idea for "Mirror Image" following an encounter at an airport. Serling noticed a man at the other side of the terminal who wore the same clothes and carried the same suitcase as himself. However, the man turned out to be younger and "more attractive"; this is one of several episodes from season one with its opening title sequence plastered over with the opening for season two. This was done during the Summer of 1961 as to help the season one shows fit in with the new look the show had taken during the following season.
This episode inspired Jordan Peele's 2019 film Us. DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "Mirror Image" on IMDb
Wilfrid Hyde-White was an English character actor of stage and television, who achieved international recognition in his years for his role as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film version of the musical My Fair Lady. Wilfrid Hyde-White was born in Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, England in 1903 to the Rev. William Edward White, canon of Gloucester Cathedral, his wife, Ethel Adelaide, he was the nephew of the actor J. Fisher White, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He made his debut in Tons of Money on the Isle of Wight in 1922, appeared in the West End for the first time three years in the play Beggar on Horseback, he gained steady work on the stage in a series of comedies produced at the Aldwych Theatre in London. He joined a tour of South Africa in 1932 before making his film debut in 1934, he appeared in Turned Out Nice Again. Following a memorable supporting role in The Third Man, he became a fixture in British films of the 1950s, his other films of this period include the Danny Kaye film On the Double.
Two-Way Stretch displays the more roguish side to some of the characters. He continued to act on the stage, played opposite Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra and Antony and Cleopatra, he appeared on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1956 for his role in The Reluctant Debutante. His first Hollywood appearance came alongside Marilyn Monroe in the 1960 film Let's Make Love, this was soon followed by other higher profile films, including My Fair Lady in 1964. Between 1962 and 1965, Hyde-White starred in the BBC radio comedy The Men from the Ministry. In the 1970s and 1980s, he featured on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the Battlestar Galactica pilot episode "Saga of a Star World" and The Associates, he continued to appear on Broadway, earned a second Tony nomination for his performance in The Jockey Club Stakes. He appeared in two episodes of the mystery series Columbo, starring Peter Falk as the rumpled detective. Although the first, "Dagger of the Mind", was set in Britain and concerned Columbo paying a visit to Scotland Yard, Hyde-White's ongoing UK tax problems meant that, unlike American actors Falk and Richard Basehart, British actors appearing in the episode, Honor Blackman, Bernard Fox, John Fraser and Arthur Malet, he was unable to take part in location filming in the UK.
His scenes as a butler were therefore filmed in California. His second appearance on Columbo was in the episode "Last Salute to the Commodore" in 1976, he was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1976 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at Goodwood Racecourse. On 17 December 1927, he married Blanche Hope Aitken, a Glamorganshire-born Welsh actress known professionally as Blanche Glynne, a decade his senior; the couple had one son. Blanche Glynne died in 1946, aged 53, Hyde-White remarried, in 1957, to actress Ethel Drew, he and Drew remained married until his death in 1991. The couple had two children, including actor Alex Hyde-White. Hyde-White had a reputation as a bon viveur, in 1979 he was declared bankrupt by the Inland Revenue. Hyde-White died from heart failure on 6 May 1991, six days before his 88th birthday, at the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, having lived in the United States for 25 years as a tax exile, his body was returned to England and buried in the family grave at Water Cemetery, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.
133 Films The Twilight Zone: "Passage on the Lady Anne" Mission: Impossible: "Echo of Yesterday" Daniel Boone: "Who Will They Hang From The Yardarm If Willy Gets Away" It Takes a Thief: "To Lure a Man" Columbo: "Dagger of the Mind" Columbo: "Last Salute to the Commodore" Battlestar Galactica The Associates Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Wilfrid Hyde-White on IMDb Wilfrid Hyde-White at the TCM Movie Database Wilfrid Hyde-White at the BFI's Screenonline Wilfrid Hyde-White at the Internet Broadway Database
Joyce Van Patten
Joyce Benignia Van Patten is an American stage and television actress, best known for the wry and neurotic characters she portrays. Among many roles, one of her most recognized is that of the selfish and domineering Mother of Jason Beghe's character in the horror movie Monkey Shines. Van Patten was born in New York City to Josephine Rose, a magazine advertising executive, Richard Byron Van Patten, an interior decorator, her mother was of Italian descent, while her father was of English ancestry. She is the younger sister of actor Dick Van Patten, half sister of actor/director Tim Van Patten and actor John Van Patten. Following a brief marriage to Thomas King at the age of 16, she married and divorced three more times, including to actor Dennis Dugan, she was married to actor Martin Balsam from 1959 to 1962, they had a daughter, actress Talia Balsam. Van Patten has appeared in dozens of television series, she was a member of the original cast of. She made her television debut as a featured regular on The Danny Kaye Show, after which she co-starred with Bob Denver and Herb Edelman in the 1968-70 sitcom The Good Guys as Claudia Gramus, the long-suffering wife of diner owner Bert Gramus.
She appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason. She appeared in guest or recurring roles on Stoney Burke, Hawaii Five-O, The Untouchables, The Law and Mr. Jones, The Twilight Zone, The Jack Benny Program, Family Affair, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Andy Griffith Show, Mr. Novak, The Outer Limits, The Rockford Files, The Bob Newhart Show, The Odd Couple, Lou Grant, Law & Order, Oz, The Sopranos. On a 1976 episode of Columbo, "Old Fashioned Murder", Van Patten played the lead, as a museum owner and curator who commits murder. In 1974, she had a minor role in the episode "Negative Reaction" of the same series. In 1979, she starred as Iris Chapman in The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, appeared in The Martian Chronicles the following year. In 1995, she played Jennie's mother, for two seasons on the WB sitcom Unhappily Ever After. In 2005, she played Susan Mayer's stepmother, on two episodes of Desperate Housewives, her film credits include I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, The Trouble with Girls, Pussycat, I Love You, Making It, Something Big, Thumb Tripping, The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery, The Bad News Bears and Nicky, The Falcon and the Snowman, St. Elmo's Fire, Billy Galvin, Blind Date, Monkey Shines, Grown Ups, This Must Be the Place, God's Pocket.
At age 9, Van Patten made her stage debut in Tomorrow, the World!. She appeared on Broadway in, among other shows, A Hole in the Head, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Rabbit Hole, she appeared off-Broadway in such dramas as Love and What I Wore, The Vagina Monologues, Chekhov's The Seagull. She appeared and recorded, with Charles Aidman and Naomi Caryl Hirschhorn, excerpts from Spoon River Anthology. Joyce Van Patten on IMDb Joyce Van Patten at the Internet Broadway Database Joyce Van Patten at Internet off-Broadway Database