Wendell Mayes


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Hanging Tree, The (1959) - Maybe Forever Vagrant Rune (Ben Piazza), seen stealing from a gold sluice in the new Montana mining town of Skull Creek, and shot by pursuing miners, meets Doc (Gary Cooper), who is new in town and whose background is so far unknown, early in Delmer Daves’ The Hanging Tree, 1959.
Spirit Of St. Louis, The (1957) - Rio Rita Opening sequence with prologue, introducing first friend Frank (Bartlett Robinson) then the hero (James Stewart), in Billy Wilder's hagiographic adaption of Charles Lindbergh's memoir, The Spirit Of St. Louis, 1957.
Advise & Consent (1962) - A Vice President Shouldn't Ask First scene for Washington hostess Dolly (Gene Tierney), joining senator Munson (Walter Pidgeon), who's managing a nomination fight, making time for anxious colleague Van Ackerman (George Grizzard), and visiting the timid Vice President (Lew Ayres), in Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent, 1962.
Hotel (1967) - I Detest You! Quick look at many in the all-star cast, Richard Conte as house detective Dupere looking into a car accident, Rod Taylor as his manager McDermott, Merle Oberon and Michael Rennie as the duke and duchess hiding we're-not-sure-what, Karl Malden the thief, in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
Hotel (1967) - I Need Men Like You Another intrepid single location shot by director Richard Quine, as buyout mogul O’Keefe (Kevin McCarthy, with aides Clinton Sundberg and Jack Donner) comes after New Orleans hotel manager McDermott (Rod Taylor) with an offer, in Hotel, 1967, from the Arthur Hailey novel that was also the basis for the 1980’s ABC TV series.
Hotel (1967) - Too Damn Good For That Vulture! Early scene, loyal young manager McDermott (Rod Taylor) visits his boss Trent (Melvyn Douglas), owner of the struggling St. Gregory in New Orleans. in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
Hotel (1967) - We Invoke Thy Blessing Character sketching from Arthur Hailey’s novel, as hotel buyout artist O’Keefe (Kevin McCarthy), on site in New Orleans, with assistants Clinton Sundberg and Jack Donner, and with cutaways to his disinterested French mistress (Catherine Spaak), goes biblical, in Hotel, 1967.
Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) - I've Seen Him In Action Hot-shot prosecutor Dancer (George C. Scott) entering the courthouse as the judge (Joseph N. Welch) briefs the jury, the local DA (Brooks West) and his defense attorney opponent Biegler (James Stewart) taking his measure, in Otto Preminger's Anatomy Of A Murder, 1959.
Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) - An Attractive Jiggle One of a tiny number of movie appearances by jazz pioneer Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, who wrote the score, with sidemen including Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Cat Anderson on trumpet, lawyer Biegler (James Stewart) sitting in, before he finds and berates Laura (Lee Remick), wife of the soldier he’s defending on murder charges, because he killed the man who raped her, in Otto Preminger’s Anatomy Of A Murder, 1959.
Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) - Six Hundred Pound Swordfish Priest Gene Hackman leads survivors toward the hull of the flipped ocean liner, Roddy McDowall the injured waiter, Shelley Winters and Jack Albertson the retirees, Pamela Sue Martin a frightened teen, Carol Lynley the lounge singer, Ernest Borgnine the surly cop, Stella Stevens his increasingly disrobed wife, in The Poseidon Adventure, 1972.
Enemy Below, The (1957) - Let's Go Get Him! Intensely technical from producer-director Dick Powell, the U-Boat captain (Curt Jurgens), whom we know to be highly disaffected, takes the bait from U.S. destroyer captain Murrell (Robert Mitchum), who impresses his crew and orders the chase, in The Enemy Below, 1957.
Enemy Below, The (1957) - It's Not My Private War On his first night in command of his new ship in the South Atlantic during WWII, Captain Murrell (Robert Mitchum) explains his instinct for tracking what we know really is a U-Boat, and his own back-story, to sympathetic "Doc," (Russell Collins) in The Enemy Below, 1957.

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