Calvert managed to parlay his stage success to the big screen, appearing in a handful of movies. His most famous role was as the detective Michael Watling, better known as the Falcon, in 1948’s “Devil’s Cargo” and two more movies. He also worked as a Hollywood stuntman, and his hands stood in for Clark Gable’s in a card-playing scene in the 1941 movie “Honky Tonk.” As a technical advisor on “The Silver Chalice” in 1954, he taught Jack Palance the tricks of the trade for the role of a magician. In 1956, he produced, wrote, directed and starred in “Dark Venture,” an adventure tale about a reporter in Africa. Calvert was born in 1911 in New Trenton, Ind. When he was 8, his father took him to see magician Howard Thurston in Cincinnati. The young Calvert was smitten and started performing for friends almost immediately after. His career took off when an agent spotted him during a performance he gave while attending college. Calvert remained active well into his later years, traveling the country with his magic acts and entertaining audiences with a mixture of charm and storytelling panache. At 100 he appeared at the London Palladium. He accumulated numerous awards and was regarded by many in the field of magic as its most distinguished elder member. “God has been good to me,” he told the St. Petersburg Times in 1998. “People always ask why I don’t just retire.
“Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” (2004) 72% What’s your favorite Gwyneth Paltrow movie? Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center in New York. In this Monday, April 22, 2013 photo, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. pose for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. This film publicity image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Robert Downey Jr., left, as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in a scene from “Iron Man 3.” (AP Photo/Disney, Marvel Studios) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the world premiere of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) This cover image released by People shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of a special double issue. The 40-year-old actress tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful,” announced Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/People Magazine) U.S actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses for photographers during the Iron Man 3 premiere, in Paris, Sunday April 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and Robert Downey Jr. pose during a photo call to promote their new movie “Iron Man 3” in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) BRENTWOOD, CA – APRIL 04: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the opening of Tracy Anderson flagship studio at Tracy Anderson Flagship Studio on April 4, 2013 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images) Gwyneth Paltrow poses with her new book “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great,” before a signing at Barnes and Noble on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 18: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection at the Tiffany & Co.
5 Movies to Watch When The World Ends Friday
So with no further ado here are 5 movies to watch on Friday when yes no truly the world is really going to end this time. Dawn of the Dead You really can not talk about end of days movies and not include George Romeros original apocalyptic 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Night of the Living Dead his first film is another great choice but Dawn of the Dead has a soft spot with me and is a film I have seen no less then 30 times. I encourage those who have not seen it to check it out especially if you are a younger film fan who has only seen the recent remake by Zach Snyder which was a quite polished take on the original but still not the movie that started it all. Pontypool Go Canada! As a Canadian it warms my heart when a really great film comes out of the great white north. Pontypool is not for everyone as it leans more to wards a more intellectual horror fan but its the story of an apocalyptic event in a small town in Ontario that unfolds as a radio DJ is on air. There was a terrible American version starring Bill Moseley called Dead Air do not confuse the two. Pontypool plays out like a stage play and is a truly monumental apocalyptic movie with so many fine points from its script to its cast and its overall look and feel. Planet of the Apes What is scarier then the world coming to an end? Mark Wahlberg saving it? Ok I joke!