06 January 2009

Sinatra and the Queen


Today in 1967, Assault on a Queen, starring Frank Sinatra, was released in West Germany, seven months after its debut in the United States. According to the Internet Data Movie Base (IMDB), the plot, from a script written by none other than Rod Serling, involves adventurers planning to rob the Queen Mary on the high seas. I haven't yet seen it, but I've put it on my TiVo wish list. Some of the reviews on Amazon.com indicate it's somewhat boring, but personally I still want to check it out just to see the Mary's interiors. Another movie worth seeing for its QM connection: Lord Jeff, starring Freddie Bartholomew and Mickey Rooney. Having been made in 1938, it offers one of the few chances to see the ship before WWII.

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