Tarzan the Fearless

Buster Crabbe as Tarzan in the 1933 film serial “Tarzan the Fearless”, with Jacqueline Wells (better known by her later stage name of Julie Bishop) as Mary Brooks, a character intended to take the place of the more traditional Jane, but with a different name to be different from the MGM Tarzan films with Johnny Weissmuller. 37 more words


The Giant Claw

One of the less embarrassing scenes from the 1957 film “The Giant Claw”, with Morris Ankrum, Jeff Morrow, Edgar Barrier and Mara Corday.

The cast were unaware of the terrible special effects and excessive amount of stock footage until they saw it on screen. 35 more words


Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough, who died yesterday (Sunday 24th August) aged 90, in a scene from his breakthrough film, “Brighton Rock”, in 1947.

Original B&W photo.


Food on The Home Front

A frame from a British Council film, made in 1942, and released in 1943, intended for an overseas audience, showing British life, and countering Nazi propaganda. 107 more words


Klaatu Barada Nikto!

Sam Jaffe as Professor Jacob Barnhardt and Michael Rennie as Klaatu in a scene from the 1951 film “The Day the Earth Stood Still“.

“Klaatu barada nikto” is a phrase in a language invented for the film, and used to bring the story to a close. 26 more words


Edmund Warwick - The Doctor's Double

In this scene from the 1965 Doctor Who story “The Chase”, Edmund Warwick played a robot double of the Doctor, made by the Daleks to confuse the Doctor’s companions and to kill the Doctor. 71 more words



A scene from the ATV series “Timeslip” that ran between 1970 and 1971, starring Cheryl Burfield and Spencer Banks. This shot is probably from the first of four stories, given the location and the clothes. 53 more words