Monday, July 18, 2011

Murderer's Row (1966)

Director: Henry Levin
Writers: Herbert Baker (screenplay), Donald Hamilton (novel)
Stars: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret and Karl Malden

Number two in the Matt Helm collection.  A slightly toasty Dean Martin (are you surprised?) plays secret agent Matt Helm, the man with wacky gun, penchant for cocktails, and pretty ladies always by his side (or with a gun to his back).  I love, love, love the crazy fashion in the Matt Helm films and I especially love miss Ann-Margret as the frantic gogo dancing "Helm Girl" in this film.  She oozes adorable just as I'm sure Deano was oozing gin for sweat.  The bad guy has a metal skull plate and Karl Malden is as wormy as ever the super bad bad guy.  I want Matt Helms bar.

Monday, June 27, 2011

If You Don't Look Good...

No one did 60s asymmetrical bobs and five point cuts like the wonderfully innovative Vidal Sassoon.