Future TV Stars in Movies

Discussion in 'Movies' started by bookslover, Jun 9, 2016.

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  1. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Yesterday, I saw Illegal (1955), one of the last of the noir films. It starred Edward G. Robinson as a district-attorney-turned-defense-lawyer. Good movie.

    His secretary is played by Ellen Corby (Grandma Walton!) and the poor schlub who is innocent of murder but gets executed anyway is played by DeForest Kelley ("Star Trek"!). It's his execution that sets up the rest of the movie.

    Corby was a well-established character actor, but Kelley was just at the beginning of his career.

    A great before-they-were-famous moment.
     
  2. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    I watch a lot of Murder, She Wrote and Perry Mason on the geriatric TV channels (sigh) I get over the air after cutting the cable TV cord. These series are quite the proving ground for actors that will later make big names for themselves.
     
  3. fredphillips

    fredphillips Puritan Board Freshman

    Cool stuff. British mysteries are excellent quality.
     
  4. fredphillips

    fredphillips Puritan Board Freshman

    Saw Poldark a couple of weeks ago -- definitely a show I would recommend. Fun 18th century atmospherics!
     
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