Earl Holliman (born Anthony Earl Numkena on September 11, 1928, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American film and television actor.
He first appeared in film in 1953 and three years later won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in the 1956 film, The Rainmaker. Amongst his other notable film appearances were in Giant, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Forbidden Planet, Hot Spell, Visit to a Small Planet, The Trap, The Big Combo, and Summer and Smoke. In 1970 and 1971, Holliman made two appearances in the successful western comedy Alias Smith and Jones starring Pete Duel.
In addition to a successful career in films, Earl Holliman became a popular television personality through his roles as Sundance in Hotel de Paree and as Lt. Bill Crowley opposite Angie Dickinson in the Police Woman series that ran from 1974 to 1978. He also had the distinction of appearing in the first episode of The Twilight Zone titled "Where is Everybody?" which aired on ...
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The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. Filmed shortly after Wayne's surgery to remove a cancerous lung and two ribs, the star insisted on doing his own stunts, and nearly contracted pneumonia after being dragged into a river. The film was remade in 2005 as Four Brothers.
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Summer and Smoke is a 1948 play by Tennessee Williams, originally entitled Chart of Anatomy when Williams began work on it in 1945. In 1964, Williams revised the play as The Eccentricities of a Nightingale.
The play tells the story of a lonely, unmarried minister's daughter (Alma Winemiller) who is courted by her childhood love, a wild, undisciplined doctor (Dr. John Buchanan, Jr.).
Summer and Smoke received its first performance at the Music Box Theatre, New York City, on 6 October, 1948 in a production staged by Margo Jones and designed by Jo Mielziner with Tod Andrews, Margaret Phillips, Monica Boyar and Anne Jackson. The play ran for 102 performances.
In 1952, Geraldine Page played the lead role in a production by José Quintero at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
The play was revived in 1996 at the Criterion Center Stage Right, in a production directed by David Warren, with Harry Hamlin and Mary McDonnell.
London had to wait nearly sixty years for the premiere of Summer and...
Forbidden Planet is a 1956 science fiction film and a subsequent novelization by W.J. Stuart. The film features a number of Oscar-nominated special effects, groundbreaking use of an all-electronic music score, and the first screen appearance of the famous Robby the Robot. The film's characters and setting were inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, though the plot is very different. Also notable is its very effective execution and use of well designed sets, flats, props, matte paintings and sound stage scenic paintings. The production was supervised by Dore Schary, the film's uncredited executive producer.
Tagline:Amazing!In the early 2200s, the United Planets Cruiser C-57D is sent to the planet Altair IV in the Altair star system, sixteen light-years from Earth, to find out what happened to the Bellerophon expedition, sent out some twenty years earlier. As their ship arrives after a year's voyage, the crew detects an immense power source scanning the ship.
They are immediately...,
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