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Title: Laurence Harvey
Post by: aaronson on June 04, 2003, 04:25:17 AM
Somebody remember Laurence Harvey ?
      When I saw Alamo for the firts time (I was kid), I have been very impressed by this actor playing Colonel Travis.
     Cigar, Smart suit, large white hat .. Tall , thin,tough, .
. Five years after I met (unfortunatelly on a theater's screen only) a young beginner named Clint Eastwood and I got a feeling of "deja-vu".
       Has anybody shared this feeling ?

       Laurence Harvey played with Simone Signoret who received an Oscar for "les chemins de la haute ville" (High something in english) and after that .... No news.  

      Have Clint or Sergio never spoken about this guy ? 8)


Title: Re:Laurence Harvey
Post by: Rblondie on June 04, 2003, 03:26:35 PM
Laurence Harvey was in the film Room at the Top (1959) with Simone Signoret. His most famous role was the brainwashed assassin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) starring Frank Sinatra directed by the great John Frankenheimer, a classic.


Title: Re:Laurence Harvey
Post by: KERMIT on June 04, 2003, 11:04:24 PM
enybody remember peter sellers & ringo in
"the magic christian" ?  every body was in it
ck. imdb
laurence harvey did a striptease while reciting hamlet . natch. he was great !
yul brenner sang "I'm mad about the boy in a wig"
raquell welch  :P   10 stars.  she's whipping  guys down below  while the're rowing the boat ben-hur style.
richard attenbourgh
christopher lee
roman polanski
john cleese
many, many more.  8)
written by terry southern

greatest laurence harvey move ever ?
"the manchurian candidate"  w/ sinatra.    dir. john frankenheimer
you get to see  a great scene shot inside  jilly's
 bar where frank dangled.  what a joint !
anyone who has seen "manchurian candidate" help me out !  the behind the scenes just may reveal who killed JFK.

nickname:  "larry"
height:  6'1"


Title: Re:Laurence Harvey
Post by: aaronson on June 05, 2003, 02:02:48 AM
Thanks,

I just knew that he dead at 45 years old (cancer), He was for me the brother of Clint and the cousin of James Coburn : the "long legs" family.
 :'( :-\


Title: Re:Laurence Harvey
Post by: KERMIT on June 05, 2003, 05:24:03 PM
aaronson simply 5 words.

olny the good die young.

larry harvey  to me was one if no THE greatest talents ever to come down the pike never to collect his full dues owed to such a class act.

i'm sorry his life was cut short.  :'(

bless you for remembering him !!

thx,
kermit aka "little short legs"


Title: Re: Laurence Harvey
Post by: Tim on February 25, 2005, 01:53:45 PM
  His performance as Col. Travis in The Alamo was good.  The conflict between him and Richard Widmark's Jim Bowie provides for some tense scenes.

  And I can't forgot to mention the final battle sequence, one of my all-time battle/action sequences.
 
  Do this mean what I think it do?
  It do.


Title: Re: Laurence Harvey
Post by: Belkin on February 26, 2005, 07:36:28 AM
He was terrific in THE RUNNING MAN and the sadly neglected Paul Newman starrer THE OUTRAGE.