Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Boyd's Bunch

In ruminating over the filmography of Stephen Boyd, as we are often wont to do, we've decided upon a rudimentary categorization of his oft-illustrious co-stars. Therefore, we hereby declare the following:

THE BEST LOOKING BOOKENDS: Dorothy Dandridge and Joan Collins
Island in the Sun (20th Century Fox, 1957)
 
THE BEST POUT: Brigitte Bardot
The Night Heaven Fell (Kingsley-International, 1958)
 

THE MOST FRIGHTENING: Joan Crawford
The Best of Everything (20th Century Fox, 1959)
 
THE TOUGHEST: Susan Hayward
Woman Obsessed (20th Century Fox, 1959)

THE MOST SUPERIOR: Dolores Hart
Lisa (20th Century Fox, 1962)


THE SUNNIEST: Doris Day
Billy Rose's Jumbo (MGM, 1962)


THE MOST REGAL: Sophia Loren
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Paramount, 1964)

THE CLASSIEST: Eleanor Parker
The Oscar (Embassy, 1966)
THE MOST LIKELY TO STEAL FOCUS FROM BOYD'S BULGE: Raquel Welch
Fantastic Voyage (20th Century Fox, 1966)


THE BEST WIGLET: Yvette Mimieux
Caper of the Golden Bulls (Embassy, 1967)

THE MOST CLUELESS: Charlton Heston
Ben Hur (MGM, 1959)
 
 

8 comments:

  1. Great post! When I was scrolling down, and got to the photo with Doris, I thought "it is going to say 'the sunniest'," and I was right! Stephen really worked with so many great actresses.

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  2. And don't forget Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop! Simply awful.

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  3. Doris and Steve look mystifyingly alike in that photo of them schnuggled up together! And, um, Yvette's hair... that DEMANDS that I see that movie asap! Thanks!

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    1. Ha! You were actually the first person who popped into my head when I posted that photo! It's quite the marvel of construction.

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  4. Boyd and Bardot sizzled in the 1958 Vadim film when both were at their zenith. 10 years later in the 1968 Spanish western Shalako both were past their peak and used up. But they each had 10 good years ...

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    1. They weren´t past their peak and they weren´t used up. They were terrific in "Shalako".

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