Monday, September 1, 2008

The Six Double-Feature Challenge

Okay, as an answer to a "meme" challenge put forth by my fellow LAMBs at The Dancing Image (which started it all), Cinexellence, Lazy Eye Theater, and Out 1, here are six double features of films not available through Netflix (most of these aren't even available on DVD yet) that I either have not seen or saw so long ago that I need to see them again.

DOUBLE FEATURE #1: SMART KIDS
1984's Old Enough by Marisa Silver (with Sarah Boyd, Danny Aiello, Rainbow Harvest and Alyssa Milano) and 1979's Rich Kids by Robert M. Young (with Trini Alvarado, John Lithgow, Jeremy Levy, Kathryn Walker and Olympia Dukakis).



DOUBLE FEATURE #2: JERRY LEWIS--ALIEN?!?!
1960's A Visit To A Small Planet by Norman Taurog (based on Gore Vidal's play, with Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackwell, Earl Holliman and John Williams) and 1984's Slapstick of Another Kind by Steve Paul (based on Kurt Vonnegut's novel, with Lewis, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Orson Welles, and Samuel Fuller).



DOUBLE FEATURE #3: MAGNETIC MESSIAHS
1960's The World's Greatest Sinner by Timothy Carey (with Timothy Carey, Betty Rowland, Gil Barreto, and James Farley) and 1953's The Twonky by Arch Oboler (with Hans Conried, Janet Warren and Billy Lynn).



TRIPLE FEATURE
#4: LATE-NITE 80s HBO MEMORIES

1981's Nobody's Perfekt by Peter Bonerz (with Gabe Kaplan, Robert Klein, Alex Karras, Susan Clark, James Cromwell, Candy Clark and Alex Rocco) and 1980's Foolin' Around by Richard T. Heffron (with Gary Busey, Annette O'Toole, John Gavin, Eddie Albert, Tony Randall, and Cloris Leachman) and 1984's Weekend Pass by nobody with nobody but a cameo by Phil Hartman.




DOUBLE FEATURE #5: HEADS WILL ROLL
1971's Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott (with Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Ian Holm, Nigel Davenport, Trevor Howard, Timothy Dalton and Patrick McGoohan and 1970's Cromwell by Ken Hughes (with Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Timothy Dalton, Charles Gray, Patrick McNee, and Robert Morely).



DOUBLE FEATURE #6: AH, THE FOLLIES OF YOUTH
1965's The Nanny by Seth Holt (writen by Jimmy Sangster, with Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, William Dix, Jill Bennett, James Dilliers and Pamela Franklin) and 1966's Let's Kill Uncle by William Castle (with Nigel Green, Mary Badham and Pat Cardi).



And one more to grow on:

DOUBLE FEATURE #7: HORROR 1973 A.D.

1973's Wicked, Wicked (the only movie ever done entirely in single-frame split-screen, by Richard L. Bare) and 1973's Arnold (the only movie in which the lead character is dead throughout--and Weekend at Bernie's does not count because Bernie's alive at the beginning), by Georg Fendy, with Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowell, Elsa Lanchester, Farley Granger, Shani Wallace, Jamie Farr, and Norman Stuart as Arnold!)

2 comments:

Dean Treadway said...
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MovieMan0283 said...

Good list - and kudos for coming up with themed doubles. However, you broke the cardinal rule of the exercise - you did not credit my blog for starting the ball rolling! (hint: http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/08/another-dirty-dozen.html). I trust this grievous error will be rectified promptly...

By the way, you've been added to the list, and can check out the other participants, here:
http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/08/holy-grail.html