Victor Mature

Actor Victor Mature

Victor John Mature was an American stage, film and television actor.
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Rancho Santa Fe

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Stanley Kubrick & Jim Thompson Almost Fell Out Over Screenwriting Credits To ... - Indie Wire (blog)
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The studio originally wanted Victor Mature for the lead part that Sterling Hayden eventually took. They would only commit $200000 and when the film was budgeted for $330000, UA told Harris and Kubrick that they could invest their own money,
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Sinhué o la novela de los médicos - El Porvenir
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Sinuhé, el egipcio, vasta y faraónica construcción verbal, llevada a su momento a la pantalla, con el rostro de Victor Mature y la estética de Hollywood. La cinta tuvo gran eco en ese tiempo ampuloso de superproducciones, donde la antigüedad era
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No 1088: Sun Glitters - The Guardian
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Most likely to: Appeal to readers of Glitchfork, sorry, Pitchfork. Least likely to: Appeal to fans of Victor Mature. What to buy: Everything Could Be Fine is released on 5 September by LebensStrasse. File next to: Star Slinger, Gold Panda, Balam Acab,
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'Conan' more brawn than brains - Boston Herald
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C+ When asked about seeing Cecil B. DeMille's 1949 biblical extravaganza “Samson and Delilah” with Victor Mature and Hedy LaMarr, Groucho Marx famously observed that Samson's “bosoms” were bigger than Delilah's. That is also true of leading man Jason
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Stanley Kubrick fans rejoice! 'The Killing” & “Killer's Kiss” on Blu-Ray Today! - Examiner.com
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Trivia: Kubrick wanted Sterling Hayden for the lead in The Killing, even though bigger names like Victor Mature, Jack Palance, and Frank Sinatra either showed interest or were approached. Kubrick hired his old chess-playing buddy Kola Kwariani,
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Orson Welles Movie Schedule: CITIZEN KANE, MR. ARKADIN, THE IMMORTAL STORY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Victor Mature, Orson Welles, Folco Lulli. C-83 mins, Letterbox Format 7:30 AM TOMORROW IS FOREVER (1946) A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried. Dir: Irving Pichel. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles,
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Enigma y esplendor en el Ritz - Sur Digital (Andalucía)
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Esto sin contar nada de Hemingway, Alexander Fleming, Grace y Rainiero, Ava Gadner, Michelle Pfeiffer, Madonna...; ni de Victor Mature, James Steward o Sara Montiel, que no fueron admitidos en el Ritz por ser actores, contraviniendo una regla de oro
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
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4: 00 (39) >> The Last Frontier Victor Mature. Three scouts come to blows with arrogant fort commander. (2 hrs.) (43) >> Sleeping With the Enemy Julia Roberts. A woman takes drastic measures to flee her abusive husband. (2 hrs
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What's On Sunday
NYTimes - over 6 years
NOON (Fox Movie) NIAGARA (1953) Marilyn Monroe and Niagara Falls are both shining stars of this dramatic thriller. Honeymooners Polly (Jean Peters) and Ray Cutler (Casey Adams) arrive at their cottage by the falls to find that Rose (Monroe) and George Loomis (Joseph Cotten, above with Monroe) have not yet checked out. The Cutlers take temporary
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Get Out: Roller Girls, Little Italy, Pow Wow and More.. - Patch.com
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This week: "After the Fox," 1966 film directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam. Where/When: The Mornington Players at the Dundalk United Methodist Church, 6903 Mornington Road, Dundalk
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Little Italy hosts hilarious, offbeat Peter Sellers caper, 'After the Fox' - Baltimore Sun (blog)
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It's a series of low-comic riffs on hubris, whether that of criminal masterminds, chest-beating Papas, or Hollywood movie stars like Tony Powell (played by Victor Mature with priceless self-parody), a hunk of beefcake who tries to keep up his macho
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Le tube de l'été 1988 : "Essa moça tá diferente" (Chico Buarque) - La Provence
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D'autant que les garçons étaient également de premier choix, notamment le Victor Mature de service qui réussissait la prouesse de jongler avec une canette à la seule force du biceps droit. Il serait toutefois très réducteur de limiter cet énorme succès
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First Look: John Carter (of Mars) Trailer - Pajamas Media
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How about Robert Taylor or Victor Mature? Errol Flynn might have been OK too. I apologize if my cynicism is showing through but so many films have disappointed upon being transferred from literature to celluloid that I am fully expecting disaster
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Take a plunge into the past - Calgary Herald
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In-the-know girls (and boys) have been snapping the label's modest suits and trunks up (for the boys, think high-waisted belted trunks as worn by Victor Mature or Ricardo Montalban in one of Williams' aquatic extravaganzas -or Sean Connery in Dr. No)
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Fiction review: Doc - Richmond Times Dispatch
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In John Ford's 1946 film, "My Darling Clementine," the swarthy, broad-shouldered Victor Mature portrayed him as a black-clad, gun-slinging fatalist painfully aware of his mortality. It neatly captured Doc Holliday's iconic Old West persona
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Chris Isaak returns to Asheville for Orange Peel date - Asheville Citizen-Times
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“I love to act, but to be honest, I always relate to the words of the actor Victor Mature. He was denied entrance to a golf club because he was an actor, and his response was 'I'm no actor and I've got 50 films to prove it,'” he explained
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Victor Mature
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 86
    Mature died of leukemia in 1999 at his Rancho Santa Fe, California home, at the age of 86.
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  • 1980
    Age 67
    In 1980 he said he was "pretty proud of about 50% of my motion pictures.
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  • 1979
    Age 66
    His last feature film appearance was a cameo as a millionaire in Firepower in 1979, while his final acting role was that of Samson's father Manoah in the TV movie Samson and Delilah in 1984.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 58
    He came out of retirement again in 1971 to star in Every Little Crook and Nanny and again in 1976 along with many other former Hollywood stars in Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood.
  • 1968
    Age 55
    Mature was famously self-deprecatory about his acting skills. Once, after being rejected for membership in a country club because he was an actor, he cracked, "I'm not an actor — and I've got sixty-four films to prove it!" He was quoted in 1968 on his acting career: "Actually, I am a golfer.
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    In a similar vein in 1968 he played a giant, The Big Victor, in Head, a potpourri movie starring The Monkees.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 46
    Mature was reunited with producer Irwin Allen for The Big Circus, shot in early 1959.
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  • 1955
    Age 42
    In May 1955 Mature signed a two-picture contract with Warwick Productions.
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    In March 1955, while making Last Frontier, Mature announced he had also signed a contract with United Artists for them to finance and distribute six films over five years for Mature's own company.
  • 1954
    Age 41
    In 1954, Mature signed a two-picture deal with Columbia Pictures, giving him script and co-star approval, at $200,000 a film.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 40
    Back at RKO, Mature made Dangerous Mission for producer Irwin Allen. He travelled to Holland in September 1953 to support Clarke Gable and Lana Turner in a World War Two film made at MGM, Betrayed, another popular success.
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  • 1952
    Age 39
    The Robe had been in development in Hollywood for over a decade. In December 1952 Mature signed to play Demetrius in two movies, The Robe and a sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiator.
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  • 1950
    Age 37
    In September 1950 he was making a film in Montana about fire fighters, Wild Winds, for Fox with John Lund.
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  • 1949
    Age 36
    In late 1949 Mature was meant to fulfill another commitment at RKO, Alias Mike Fury (the new title for Mr Whiskers).
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  • 1945
    Age 32
    Mature was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard in November 1945 and he resumed his acting career.
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    In May 1945, Mature was reassigned to the Coast Guard manned troop transport, which was involved in transferring troops to the Pacific Theater.
  • 1944
    Age 31
    He assisted Coast Guard recruiting efforts by being a featured player in the musical revue Tars and Spars, which opened in Miami, Florida, in April 1944 and toured the United States for the next year.
    In 1944, he did a series of War Bond tours and acted in morale shows.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 29
    In July 1942, Mature attempted to enlist in the U.S. Navy, but was rejected for color blindness.
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  • 1941
    Age 28
    In November 1941 Fox bought out the four years remaining on Mature's contract with Hal Roach for $80,000. (This included loan out provisions to RKO.) Roach had not wanted to sell but he was in financial difficulties and his backers insisted.
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    The musical debuted on Broadway in January 1941 and was a smash hit, making a star of Danny Kaye and Macdonald Carey, and causing fresh appreciation for Mature's talents.
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  • 1939
    Age 26
    Mature signed a seven-year contract with Roach in September 1939.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Age 5
    An older brother, Marcellus Paul Mature, died at 11 in 1918 from osteomyelitis.
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  • 1913
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1913.
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