Monday, May 25, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Welcome to Part III of our Dungeon tribute to the one and only Carl Heinz Jaffé, enabled once again by his Grandson Michael, who was kind enough to provide us with all this material!
Isn't this a great portrait??
Isn't this a great portrait??
But let's get to the action, in 1957 Carl was in a short film called "The Case Of The Smiling Widow," one of 39 short films in the "Scotland Yard" series made between 1953 and 1961, and distributed as cinema B features! Carl had the role of an art dealer named Christopher Nicholls!
This poster is courtesy of The Radio Sounds Familiar Website!
"Here is a rare never before seen PR still from the episode" courtesy of Michael Jaffé!
In 1959, Carl was in season two, episode six of the TV series titled "The Third Man! This episode was called "Barcelona Passage," and his character was named Jahn! The star of the series was Michael (The Day The Earth Stood Still) Rennie!
In the 1960 Patrick McGoohan series titled "Danger Man," episode two titled "Time To Kill," Carl had the role of a Professor Barkoff!
In Michael's own words more or less - "CHJ starred in several brit cop-shows in the 50's that were also anglo-US TV station productions. He would usually be cast as the mysterious foreigner with a certain continental style, or sometimes as a suspicious, or even petty-criminal wise-guy."
"From 1961, here is "The Square Mile Murder" from the "Scotland Yard" - series of dramatic TV episodes introduced by ex-brit 'Scotland Yard" dick Edgar Lustgarten; doing a kind of Alfred Hitchcock mystery intro to each programme... all made at the English Merton Park studios (sadly demised since 1967)."
"The Spanish poster for the Scotland Yard Film "The Case of the Smiling Widow" is clearly important enough to the Spanish Cultural Attaché for it to have a place in the Spanish Cultural Archive...!"
Carl Jaffé was a fascinating man with 88 acting credits to his name, and over the last few weeks we've touched on only 11 of them, hopefully one of these days his autobiography will be released, and the whole story will be told! Thanks again Michael!
Friday, May 22, 2015
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It looks like I started listing them by character at first, Frankenstein movies, Vampire movies, Mummy movies etc!
Typewriters were obviously a lot more difficult to make corrections on than computers!
Still trying to keep things in categories, an effort that was doomed from the start!
A lot of these movies I saw on TV! We had a very limited amount of stations back then, like five! My grandmother used to get the L.A. Times newspaper, and every time we'd go visit, I'd look at the TV guide section of the paper, and drool over how many cool movies were playing every Saturday night on Los Angeles TV stations! We were lucky to get to see one on a weekend!
Most of these movies we've written about, but there are a couple on the list we still haven't gotten around to!