Zulu is the classic 1964 British war epic telling the heroic story of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when a small garrison of 150 British soldiers were attacked by over 4,000 Zulu warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War in January 1879. Many of the British soldiers were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who, along with a contingent of Army engineers who were attempting to build a bridge, successfully held off the Zulus. Continue reading “ZULU (1964), Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, dir. Cy Endfield – #FILMTALK Review” →
Roy Kinnear’s stage career took a significant step forward when he appeared in Joan Littlewoood’s acclaimed production of Sparrers Can’t Sing, written by Stephen Lewis.
The story features cockney sailor Charlie who comes home from a long voyage to find his house has been raised and his wife Maggie has gone missing. It turns out that she’s living with bus driver Bert and has a new baby, whose parentage is somewhat in doubt. Charlie’s friends won’t tell him where Maggie is because he’s well-known to have a foul temper. But he finally finds her and, after a fierce row with Bert, they’re reconciled. Continue reading “Sparrows Can’t Sing, first English language film to be released in US with subtitles” →