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Movies of 1964
Academy Awards 1964
Picture:"MY FAIR LADY", "Becket", "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying...", "Mary Poppins", "Zorba the Greek"
Actress: JULIE ANDREWS in "Mary Poppins", Anne Bancroft in "The Pumpkin Eater", Sophia Loren in "Marriage Italian Style", Debbie Reynolds in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", Kim Stanley in "Seance on a Wet Afternoon"
Top Box Office 1964
Zorba the Greek - Irish Mexican actor Anthony Quinn plays the lead as Zorba the Greek who has the answers to life for supporting actor Alan Bates. Lila Kedrova won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
New Movies 1964
The Americanization of Emily
The Disorderly Orderly, starring Jerry Lewis
Roustabout, starring Elvis Presley
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Entertainment News 1964
Allan Ladd, most famous for his portrayal of the ultimate good cowboy in Shane, died of an accidental alcohol and barbiturate overdose on January 29, 1964. He had recently played his last part as Nevada Smith in the movie The Carpetbaggers. The downward spiral notes that in November of 1962 he was found in a pool of blood with a bullet wound near his heart with little explanation.
A Hollywood war of sorts breaks out when Jack Warner decided to cast Audrey Hepburn in the role of Eliza Dolittle in the film version of My Fair Lady rather than Julie Andrews who was the lead in the successful Broadway stage version. Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for best actress in Mary Poppins while Audrey Hepburn - who lip synced her part - received no nominations as a rebuke to Warner. Walt Disney's Mary Poppins becomes Disney's biggest moneymaker, and winner of five Academy Awards and the first to be nominated for Best Picture.
Elizabeth Taylor has her 5th wedding and marries Richard Burton
Good Movies 1964
Dr. Strangelove - Director Stanley Kubrick with writer Terry Southern bring us the end of the world. Peter Sellers plays three parts with Sterling Hayden and George C. Scott playing US Military war nuts.
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!" President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers)
"I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids." General Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden)
"Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines." General "Buck" Turgidson (George C. Scott)
A Shot in the Dark - The second in Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series stars Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau (the silly French accent appears) and Elke Summers. Herbert Lom as the Commissioner and Burt Kwouk as Cato the servant are introduced to the the series.
Fail-Safe - Sidney Lumet directs the serious version of Dr. Strangelove with Henry Fonda as a President facing nuclear war. Both films in black and white.
B Movies 1964
The Flesh Eaters
Mothra vs. Godzilla is the fourth in the Godzilla series and introduces the good monster Mothra who appears more often than any other over the Godzilla years. The same year
Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster comes out which places Godzilla as Japan's savior for the first time.
The Masque of the Red Death - Roger Corman and Vincent Price bring yet another Edgar Allan Poe story to the screen.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Face of the Screaming Werewolf
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