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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


David Hemmmings

DAVID HEMMINGS (1941-2003) was a professional singer at age 9, and went on to a long career in front of and behind the camera in film and television.

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)Haven't you seen The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1968)? Hemmings plays Captain Nolan, the man who accidentally sent the Light Brigade down the wrong valley. Many subplots are fictitious, but the events leading to the actual charge are pretty close to what happened. Hemming holds his own with veteran scene stealers John Gielgud, Trevor Howard and Harry Andrews.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Blowup (1966) After several years acting in movies and television, this is the film that brought Hemmings to international fame.
Camelot (1967) Hemming's excellent portrayal of Mordred was the only thing worth watching in this dreadful adaptation of the Broadway hit.
Juggernaut (1974) Hemmings and Richard Harris are bomb disposal experts trying to disarm a series of bombs placed on an ocean liner. Richard Lester directed this neat thriller.
Murder By Decree (1979) Hemmings is a Scotland Yard inspector in the most convoluted Sherlock Holmes movie ever made.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Fri, Jul 21 2006 / 08:55:15 PST