|Fair enough dubarry – Russian Natalie Wood is about as far from Puerto Rican as you can get, and, yes, Richard Beymer does indeed lack in the luster department, but nonetheless West Side Story still stands as one of the finest filmed musicals of all time. However, I can't help but wonder what the film would have been like had Wise's original choices been cast – Elvis Presley and Audrey Hepburn. For some reason I just can't picture Ms. Golightly belting out I Feel Pretty. (But then again, perhaps Marni Nixon would dub her as well.)|
That's Tucker Smith as Ice in front of that Citizen Kane-ish political poster that's seen throughout the film. Smith, as I only recently learned, has a minor part as a dancer in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (I believe he can be seen in the screen cap I used.)
This week: from the sublime to the unbelievably ridiculous. Yes, I own this on DVD. Why, I'm not so sure. Blame the drugs. If you recognize the guy in white, you'll be able to name the film. Submit your answers to this address. Good luck!