tony curtis ?

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tony curtis ?

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:32 pm

In my becks induced memory The persuaders with tony curtis and roger moore was a GREAT show, but reading about tony curtis in the newspapers today they make it seem as though the series was a bit of a flop.

If any of you gents remember the show i would appreciate your comments....IE thumbs up or down on the series

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Post by Julius_Rodman » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:35 pm

fallingwickets wrote:In my becks induced memory The persuaders with tony curtis and roger moore was a GREAT show, but reading about tony curtis in the newspapers today they make it seem as though the series was a bit of a flop.

If any of you gents remember the show i would appreciate your comments....IE thumbs up or down on the series

clive

his cameo on the Flintstones as Wilma's slave boy was cool


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Post by Blue As A Jewel » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:44 pm

I'm a big fan of The Avengers (Emma Peel years), The Saint, The Prisoner etc., in comparison, I'm afraid the Persuaders was a flop... the chemistry wasn't there and seemed forced...
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Post by ichabod » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 pm

I loved the Persuaders at the time, as a kid. I haven't seen it since though, so I can't really comment other than in nostalgia mode. (I do have the theme music on my iPod. . . :lol: )
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Post by rsp1202 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:04 pm

I'm afraid both gentlemen were phoning it in. The improv dialogue was excruciating to listen to, and some of the plots rehashed from old Saint shows. Other than that, bitchin'.
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Post by KAV » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:08 pm

I remember the show from my last year in high school. Wikipedia has a nice write up. It was near the end of a genre including Man From U.N.C.L.E. ( anyone recall what the letters stand for?) Dangerman, The Avengers, Mission Impossible and a lot of factors played into it's success.
The pilot episode was fun.
More important, given current teevee's genres I would gladly watch all 12 episodes again.

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Post by fallingwickets » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:42 pm

The Saint, The Prisoner etc., in comparison
I guess that's where it must come from because we didnt get tv until about 1976-77 (for the first few years it was on in english only 2 hours a night out of 4) and so there wasn't much to compare to.

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Post by rsp1202 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:50 pm

KAV wrote:. . . including Man From U.N.C.L.E. ( anyone recall what the letters stand for?) . . .
United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. Battling the evil forces of THRUSH, for as many seasons as the sponsors would put out. Loved the first two. I dressed like Illya, back then; Mr. Waverly, now.

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Post by KAV » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:20 pm

I still had my secret agent radio that converted to a carbine until it became to valuable to keep. I was in Las Vegas, dropped into a gunstore and recognised the former owner from a store back home! He was known for being a bit loose with regulations.
He always had some interesting stuff. That time I came home with a T.V. prop silencer from M.F.U. It was actually a neat design that allowed a P 38 Walther to cycle 3 in 1 blanks.
Just about downtown L.A. there is a black and white mural of Tony on the freeway. That, his star and anothr mural on a tourist trap store on Hollywood BLVD are it as memory of his work. Hopefully TEEVEE will run SOME LIKE IT HOT soon.

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Post by jww » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:35 pm

Some Like It Hot -- classic. We have it on DVD -- and I love it - even if it is a tad long.

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I also always got a kick out of his Stoney Curtis cameo in the Flintstones -- ah yes, long before the Simpsons, there were The Flintstones. "Oh slave-boy!!"

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Post by 95% » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:04 pm

I go back a lot farther than you guys. I swear I saw the King Arthur-style movie in the early 1950's, in which he actually said "Yonda lies da castle of my fahda."
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Post by rsp1202 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:27 pm

Probably "The Black Shield of Falworth." I'm sure he held his role in the same esteem that Paul Newman did in "The Silver Chalice," or John Wayne when he portrayed Genghis Khan. :oops: But he redeemed himself in "The Vikings," and so many more.
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Post by jww » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:24 pm

I dunno -- I still like the slave boy slant on the flintstones --- classic cameos with heart I tell ya.
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Post by malocchio » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:57 pm

he was good,and you guys are right,the vikings and some like it hot were great..

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Post by Scrapyard Ape » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:12 am

rsp1202 wrote:p.s. To Tony: you'll always be the Great Leslie.
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Post by IanM » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:20 am

I remember The Persuaders. I was very young (single figures) and liked it. Perhaps that's a reflection of it's quality. Probably my strongest Tony Curtis memory.

I suspect that if I watched an episode now, I would think that it was awful.

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Post by offshoot » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:05 pm

95% wrote:I go back a lot farther than you guys. I swear I saw the King Arthur-style movie in the early 1950's, in which he actually said "Yonda lies da castle of my fahda."
Funny. Just caught that same line from documentary on Monty Python told by mr. Eric Idle.

The Persuaders had the best theme music ever.

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Post by Rufus » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:45 pm

I had dinner with Tony Curtis and six other people about 20 years ago at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto. He was exhibiting a few of his oil paintings, which were mainly of cats. It was a good evening and he was quite talkative.

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Post by ExecAccess » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:16 am

IanM wrote:I remember The Persuaders. I was very young (single figures) and liked it. Perhaps that's a reflection of it's quality. Probably my strongest Tony Curtis memory.

I suspect that if I watched an episode now, I would think that it was awful.

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I am with you. Loved it at the time, but wouldn't want to watch it now and spoil my memories. Did that with Beverly Hillbillies :(
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Post by ExecAccess » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:16 am

ExecAccess wrote:
IanM wrote:I remember The Persuaders. I was very young (single figures) and liked it. Perhaps that's a reflection of it's quality. Probably my strongest Tony Curtis memory.

I suspect that if I watched an episode now, I would think that it was awful.

Ian
I am with you. Loved it at the time, but wouldn't want to watch it now and spoil my memories. Did that with Beverly Hillbillies :(
Ooops, did I really admit to that in print?!
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