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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby JackFavell » June 24th, 2013, 10:57 am

the Victor Mature role being played by Victor Mature.


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I didn't know Ulmer was an admirer of Murnau but it sure makes sense to me now that you've said it. I see the connection.

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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby ChiO » June 24th, 2013, 11:26 am

Connection? I'm certain to have missed some, but:

TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1931) - writer (uncredited), production manager (uncredited), supervising editor (uncredited)
CITY GIRL (1930) - production designer
4 DEVILS - production designer
SUNRISE (1927) - assistant art director (uncredited)
THE LAST LAUGH (1924) - production designer, assistant director
FINANCES OF THE GRAND DUKE (1924) - production designer (uncredited), assistant director (uncredited)

Ulmer also claimed to have been involved in some Fritz Lang movies at UFA, but Lang denied it. IMDb, for what it's worth, lists Ulmer on those movies.
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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby JackFavell » June 24th, 2013, 11:49 am

I had no idea of his background! Wow. It's all making more and more sense to me.

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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby RedRiver » June 24th, 2013, 1:44 pm

You've got me beat me, Chio. I also saw HANNIBAL in its theatrical release, And I STILL haven't seen it again! Lord, that was a long time ago!

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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby ChiO » June 24th, 2013, 4:58 pm

JF --

That impresses you? Well, this will knock your socks off....

The last movie he directed was THE CAVERN (1964). His last job on a movie set before that was in 1962. He was co-cinematographer (under the name Ove H. Sehested - the name he used once before when he directed THE NAKED VENUS (1959)) with Ray Dennis Steckler. It was Ulmer's only time to serve as a cinematographer and Steckler's first. The movie...

THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER, directed by ====================================================================>

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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby JackFavell » June 24th, 2013, 5:28 pm

SPOOKY. Everything is connected eventually I swear. :shock:

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Re: Action and Adventure Films

Postby movieman1957 » August 26th, 2015, 8:55 am

I saw a British film set in WWII called "The Cruel Sea." Jack Hawkins stars as a ship commander that provides cover as an escort for a convoy in the North Atlantic against German U-boats.

It is a fine drama with a very good authoritative performance from Hawkins that when dealing with the exploits on the sea is very well done. Hawkins takes this new ship out and you learn about the crew and how they work together and hunt German subs. There is some very good sea footage that does have some actual war footage blended very well. The drama also shows the effects of the war and its costs not only on the men but also on the captain. Plenty of difficult and emotional choices are presented for the captain.

The only drawback in the film may be that these types is that the British films (another Ealing production) tend to be rather dry. An inconsequential romance and a small back story for Denholm Elliott are probably unneeded. It only adds to the running time and I don't think delivers anything much more about the characters.

As long as they are on the ship or dealing with matters about it you are good to go.

Costars Donald Sinden and Virginia McKenna.
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