Our latest episode features the guest stylings of Bob Alberti! Bob joins us to talk about The Man Who Would be King. The film features a post Bond Sean Connery and a pre Jaws 4 Michael Caine as two ex soldiers looking to make a fortune by making themselves kings. We don’t want to spoil the movie so we won’t tell you how it works out for them. If you watch the first ten minutes of the movie, however, you’ll probably be able to guess. As if the two big name actors weren’t enough, this film was directed by the legendary John Houston and the costume designs were by Edith Head!
Rating: 7.9/10 (36,888 votes) Director: John Huston Writer: John Huston (screenplay), Gladys Hill (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (based on the story by) Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey Runtime: 129 min Rated: PG Genre: Adventure Released: 18 Dec 1975
Plot: Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.
Our episode was recorded live at the Trylon theater in Minneapolis. We watched the only adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel that the author actually liked, Murder on the Orient Express. The cast is full of A-list stars including Ingred Bergman, who won an Oscar for her performance in this film. After the movie, audience members joined us for a discussion of the film.
Our next episode will introduce Jena to Bette Davis as we watch All About Eve!
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Rating: 7.3/10 (31,653 votes) Director: Sidney Lumet Writer: Paul Dehn (screenplay) Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman Runtime: 128 min Rated: PG Genre: Mystery Released: 24 Nov 1974
Plot: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.