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A Really Hard Monday Quiz — GREGORY RATO

A Really Hard Monday Quiz — GREGORY RATOFF

First, the easy part. You may remember Russian-born actor Gregory Ratoff thanks to his indelible portrayal of indigestion-prone theatrical producer Max Fabian in 1950’s All About Eve. (There he is in the role above.) Among other things, Ratoff’s character is an oasis of heavily-accented humanity amidst the martini dry cynicism of the movie’s chief characters including […]

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ORSON WELLES’ Last Picture Show — Netfli

ORSON WELLES’ Last Picture Show — Netflix to the Rescue

When he died in 1985 at age 70 — more than four decades after Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons — Orson Welles as a director/screenwriter had a number of movie projects in the hopper in various states of preparation. The fine 2014 documentary by Chuck Workman — MAGICIAN: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles — lists a few: versions […]

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