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The Yellow Canary (1963);
Assault on a Queen (1966)

The Yellow Canary (1963)
September 14, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Pat Boone.

The Yellow Canary (1963)

Directed by Buzz Kulik

Director Buzz Kulik and Serling collaborated on numerous classic "Twilight Zone" episodes and the 1972 dramatic TV special "A Storm in Summer."  Here, they create high drama around a profligate rock musician (Boone) on a mission to find his kidnapped son. Estranged from his wife (Eden) and most of his friends, the self-centered philanderer must martial his manhood to solve the crime, put his life in order and save his child.

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Producer: Maury Dexter. Screenwriter: Rod Serling, from the novel by Whit Masterson. Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby. Editor: Jodie Copelan. Cast: Pat Boone, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Jack Klugman, Jesse White.

35mm, b/w, 93 min.

Assault on a Queen (1966)

Directed by Jack Donohue

In this Ocean’s Eleven-style caper (with a Duke Ellington score), Frank Sinatra stars as a former submarine officer leading small band of misfit adventurers. When the gang’s attempt to locate lost treasure leads them to a sunken World War II German U-Boat, they recover and refurbish the vessel with an eye to high-jacking the Queen Mary on the open sea.

Paramount Pictures. Producer: William Goetz. Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Based on the novel by Jack Finney. Cinematographer: William H. Daniels. Editor: Archie Marshek. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Tony Franciosa, Richard Conte, Alf Kjellin.

35mm, color, 106 min.