Jupiter’s Darling

When it comes to Roman epics, I usually figure they are going to be big productions full of battles and bloodshed. Underwater musical numbers are not usually on the docket. However, for the 1955 Cinemascope spectacle Jupiter’s Darling, the star is Esther Williams. She’s gonna get we at some point. Heck, she could’ve starred in…

The Gay Falcon

From 1938 to 1941 RKO Pictures produced a successful series of films featuring The Saint. Five of the films featured George Sanders in the title role. When the studio chose not to renew the film rights to The Saint, they set out to find a replacement. They turned to a detective called The Falcon, and…

Good Times

TV shows that are spin-offs of popular movies are a fairly regular occurrence.  However, few become big hits on the small screen.  For every “M*A*S*H” you end up with a dozen of “My Big Fat Greek Life’s”  The 1967 film “Good Times” did not lead to the Norman Lear sitcom of the same name.  However,…