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Brigitte Bardot (également connue sous les initiales de « BB »), née le 28 septembre 1934 à Paris, est une actrice française de cinéma, mannequin, chanteuse et militante des droits des animaux.
Figure féminine des années 1950-1970, elle est une star mondiale, l’égérie et la muse de grands artistes de l’époque. Emblème de l’émancipation des femmes et de la liberté sexuelle, elle incarne des rôles de femme libérée, anticonformiste et parfois fatale.
Elle tourne avec plusieurs grands cinéastes, interprétant des personnages à l’élégante légèreté et à la sensualité photogénique. Elle devient rapidement un sex-symbol et acquiert une renommée internationale. Avec à son actif 45 films et plus de 70 chansons en près de vingt et un ans de carrière, Brigitte Bardot est l’une des artistes françaises les plus célèbres au monde.
En 1973, elle met un terme à sa carrière d’actrice pour se consacrer à la défense des droits des animaux, notamment avec la création de la Fondation Brigitte-Bardot.
Brigitte Bardot naît le 28 septembre 1934 au domicile de ses parents, 5, place Violet, dans le 15e arrondissement de Paris. Son père, Louis Bardot (1896-1975), est un industriel originaire de Ligny-en-Barrois, en Lorraine : issu « de la haute bourgeoisie catholique solidement implantée aux commandes de la Troisième République », il est le propriétaire des usines Bardot (appartenant aujourd’hui à Air liquide), dont le siège se trouve rue Vineuse, à Paris. Il descend aussi de la famille Oudinot dont est issu le maréchal d’Empire Nicolas-Charles Oudinot, duc de Reggio (1767-1847). Sa mère, Anne-Marie Mucel (1912-1978) est la fille du directeur d’une compagnie d’assurances, Isidore Léon Mucel (1881-1958). Artiste contrariée qui souhaitait être ballerine, sa mère, à qui elle dit « vous », reporte son ambition sur sa fille et la contraint à une discipline rigoureuse, n’hésitant pas à la gifler « si son corps s’affaisse », afin que sa disciple y gagne ce « port de tête altier », qui caractérisera l’actrice et sera perçu par certains comme de l’arrogance.
Dans son enfance marquée par une éducation très rigoureuse, Brigitte Bardot souffre d’une amblyopie, qui l’empêche de bien voir de son œil gauche. Elle étudie à l’Institut de la Tour, un établissement catholique situé au 86 de la rue de la Tour (16e arrondissement de Paris). Dissipée, elle souffre de la préférence de ses parents pour sa sœur cadette, Marie-Jeanne (dite « Mijanou », née le 5 mai 1938)13.
Elle se passionne pour la danse classique et fait ses premiers pas, à 7 ans, au cours de Marcelle Bourgat. En 1949, elle entre au Conservatoire de Paris et y obtient un premier accessit. Son père, dont un recueil de poèmes est primé par l’Académie française, est un passionné de cinéma et adore filmer : il existe ainsi de nombreux films de Brigitte enfant, ce qui est rare à cette époque. Hélène Lazareff, amie de sa mère et directrice de Elle et du Jardin des Modes, engage Brigitte Bardot en 1949 pour présenter la mode « junior ». À 15 ans, l’adolescente devient la « mascotte » du magazine Elle, dont elle fait la couverture dès 1949, sa silhouette élancée, la moue boudeuse et le regard sauvage enflammant la pellicule. Le réalisateur Marc Allégret, voyant une de ses photos sur le numéro du 8 mai 1950, demande à la rencontrer. Ses parents s’opposent à ce qu’elle devienne actrice, mais un de ses grands-pères la soutient dans son projet.
À l’audition, elle rencontre l’assistant d’Allégret, Roger Vadim, qui lui donne la réplique pour une scène du film Les Lauriers sont coupés. Le film ne se fait pas, mais ils tombent amoureux. Ses parents s’opposent à cette relation, désespérée la jeune femme fait une tentative de suicide. Son père consent alors à ce qu’elle l’épouse mais pas avant ses 18 ans ; ce qu’elle fait le 21 décembre 1952 deux mois après son dix-huitième anniversaire.
La vie privée de Brigitte Bardot fait l’objet d’une très forte médiatisation, notamment pendant sa carrière professionnelle. Disant avoir connu 17 hommes durant sa vie, elle se marie à quatre reprises.
Pour ses 18 ans, comme il le lui avait promis pendant son adolescence, son père l’autorise à se marier avec Roger Vadim. Le mariage est célébré à l’église Notre-Dame-de-Grâce de Passy (16e arrondissement de Paris) le 21 décembre 1952. Mais lors du tournage de Et Dieu… créa la femme, en 1956, elle tombe amoureuse de son partenaire, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Elle éprouve dès lors davantage d’amitié que d’amour pour Roger Vadim, qui réalise avec difficulté les scènes d’amour entre elle et Trintignant. Ce dernier quitte sa femme, Stéphane Audran, pour vivre avec Brigitte Bardot, qui fait de même avec Vadim. Elle écrit plus tard : « J’ai vécu avec lui la période la plus belle, la plus intense, la plus heureuse de toute cette époque de ma vie ». En 1957, alors qu’il effectue son service militaire, Jean-Louis Trintignant met un terme à leur relation, découvrant que Brigitte Bardot a une liaison avec Gilbert Bécaud ; brève liaison, précédant celle tout aussi éphémère avec Sacha Distel.
Le 18 juin 1959, elle se marie avec Jacques Charrier, qu’elle a rencontré sur le tournage de Babette s’en va-t-en guerre. Apprenant peu après qu’elle est enceinte, ne désirant pas d’enfant et effrayée à l’idée d’être mère, elle envisage un avortement (précédemment par deux fois enceinte de Vadim, elle eut recours à l’IVG), mais aucun médecin n’accepte d’interrompre sa grossesse. Le 11 janvier 1960, elle donne naissance à l’unique enfant de sa vie, Nicolas Charrier. Les conditions de son accouchement dans son appartement du 71 avenue Paul-Doumer dans le 16e arrondissement de Paris sont particulièrement difficiles, le logement étant notamment barricadé pour échapper à l’objectif des journalistes. Elle déclare par la suite : « Ma grossesse était neuf mois de cauchemar. C’était un peu comme une tumeur qui s’était nourrie de moi, que j’avais portée dans ma chair tuméfiée, n’attendant que le moment béni où l’on m’en débarrasserait enfin ». Elle ajoute (peu après dans un entretien) : « J’aurais préféré accoucher d’un petit chien ».
Le couple divorce le 30 janvier 1963, Brigitte Bardot entretenant une relation avec Sami Frey depuis le tournage de La Vérité (1960). Elle affirme : « Sami, un être rare, sensible, angoissé et érudit qui resta longtemps l’homme de ma vie ». Frey ayant mis un terme à leur histoire à l’été 1963, Brigitte Bardot a une aventure avec le musicien brésilien Bob Zagury.
En mai 1966, elle rencontre Gunter Sachs, qu’elle épouse le 14 juillet à Las Vegas. Rentré en France après un voyage de noce à Tahiti, l’actrice refuse de vivre dans l’appartement de son époux. Bardot tourne À cœur joie, Gunter veut produire un film et le présenter au Festival de Cannes ; les organisateurs acceptent à la condition que l’actrice soit présente, ce qu’elle refuse dans un premier temps. Afin d’éviter un divorce, elle consent à participer à l’évènement, où elle remet une récompense à Michel Simon. La star ne reviendra jamais à Cannes. L’entente du couple ne cesse alors de se détériorer. En parallèle, elle interprète la chanson Harley-Davidson (1967), composée par Serge Gainsbourg, dont elle devient la muse et avec qui elle entame une relation extra-conjugale qu’elle qualifie d’« immense passion ». Mais pour essayer de sauver son mariage avec Gunter Sachs, elle demande à Gainsbourg de ne pas sortir Je t’aime… moi non plus et chante pour lui Bonnie and Clyde ou encore Comic Strip. Brigitte Bardot tourne en Espagne, Gunter l’accompagne. Leur réconciliation ne dure qu’un temps et l’un et l’autre enchaînent les aventures extra-conjugales. Ils divorcent trois ans après leur mariage, le 1er octobre 1969.
Par la suite, elle noue une relation avec Patrick Gilles, puis avec Christian Kalt, Laurent Vergez, Mirko Brozek et Allain Bougrain-Dubourg. En 1992, lors d’un dîner organisé par son avocat, Jean-Louis Bouguereau, à Saint-Tropez, elle fait la connaissance de Bernard d’Ormale, industriel et conseiller de l’homme politique Jean-Marie Le Pen, « un coup de foudre mutuel » écrit-elle plus tard ; ils se marient le 16 août 1992.
C’est en 1962 que Brigitte Bardot engage son premier combat pour la cause animale, en militant pour le pistolet d’abattage indolore dans les abattoirs. En effet, après avoir vu des photos montrant les conditions dans lesquelles les animaux étaient abattus, elle décide de devenir pescétarienne. À sa demande, Pierre Desgraupes accepte de lui accorder — malgré ses réserves, trouvant que le statut de sex-symbol de la star correspond mal à un sujet aussi dur et si peu médiatique — un entretien dans son émission Cinq colonnes à la une, où elle inaugure la rubrique Avocat d’un soir. L’actrice apparaît en direct dans cette émission et affiche une réelle maitrise du sujet le 9 janvier1962. Conséquence du « plaidoyer » de l’actrice, Roger Frey, alors ministre de l’Intérieur, lui accorde une entrevue, où elle se rend avec trois exemplaires de pistolets d’abattage destinés à assommer le gros bétail, afin que la mort lente et consciente par saignement soit abolie dans la plupart des cas, grâce à la projection d’une flèche dans le cerveau qui paralyserait les centres nerveux, qu’elle abandonne sur le bureau du ministre avant de se retirer. La presse donne une large couverture à ce qu’elle nomme alors le « pistolet de Brigitte Bardot », présenté comme procurant à l’animal une mort instantanée et sans qu’il ait le temps de ressentir de la douleur. Le pistolet d’abattage sera généralisé dans tous les abattoirs conventionnés de France en 1972
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Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man, As They Made Us) opens up about his childhood, his time working as an attendant in a psychiatric facility, and going to acting school with fellow legendary actors Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall.
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Modern Family, ou Famille moderne au Québec, est une série télévisée américaine en 250 épisodes de 22 minutes créée par Christopher Lloyd II et Steven Levitan, et diffusée entre le 23 septembre 2009 et le 8 avril 2020 sur le réseau ABC et en simultané au Canada sur Citytv puis sur le réseau Global pour la onzième saison
Modern Family, ou Famille moderne au Québec, est une série télévisée américaine en 250 épisodes de 22 minutes créée par Christopher Lloyd II et Steven Levitan, et diffusée entre le 23 septembre 2009 et le 8 avril 2020 sur le réseau ABC et en simultané au Canada sur Citytv puis sur le réseau Global pour la onzième saison. Elle a le format de documentaire parodique dans lequel les personnages regardent parfois la caméra, brisant le quatrième mur, et les événements sont décrits lorsqu’ils se déroulent par les personnages à leur façon après montage. Sa filiation avec la série française Fais pas ci, fais pas ça est sujette à controverse, les producteurs de cette dernière affirmant avoir eu la primeur de l’idée.
En France, la série est diffusée depuis le 20 septembre 2010 sur Paris Première (saisons 1 et 2), le 20 juin 2012 sur M6, depuis le 8 mars 2014 sur W9 (saisons 1 et 4)et depuis le 23 février 2015 sur 6ter, au Québec, depuis le 11 janvier 2012 sur Télé-Québecet en Belgique, depuis le 17 septembre 2011 sur RTL TVI et sur Q2 et sur Netflix.
Modern Family is an American family sitcom television series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for the American Broadcasting Company. It ran for 11 seasons, from September 23, 2009, to April 8, 2020. It follows the lives of three diverse family set-ups in suburban Los Angeles, linked by patriarch Jay Pritchett.
Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own “modern families”. Modern Family employs an ensemble cast and is presented in mockumentary style, with the characters frequently speaking directly to the camera in confessional interview segments.
The series was renewed for an eleventh and final season on February 5, 2019, which premiered on September 25, 2019. The series finale aired on April 8, 2020.
Modern Family was acclaimed by critics throughout its first few seasons. Its critical reception became more mixed as it progressed, but it maintained a loyal fan base throughout its 11 seasons and was continuously popular. The final season received generally positive reviews, and the finale episode had 7.37 million first-run viewers. The retrospective documentary that aired before the final episode had 6.72 million first-run viewers.
The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in each of its first five years and the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series four times, twice each for Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell, as well as the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series twice for Julie Bowen. It won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2011.
The broadcast syndication rights to the series were sold to NBCUniversal’s USA Network, the stations of Fox Television Stations, and various other local stations in other markets for a fall 2013 premiere. The success of the series led to it being the 10th-highest revenue-generating show for 2012, earning $2.13 million an episode.
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My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical drama film adapted from the 1956 Lerner and Loewe stage musical based on George Bernard Shaw‘s 1913 stage play Pygmalion. With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor, the film depicts a poor Cockney flower-seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak “proper” English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.
The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins, with Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper and Wilfrid Hyde-White in supporting roles. A critical and commercial success, it became the second highest-grossing film of 1964 and won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. In 1998, the American Film Institute named it the 91st greatest American film of all time. In 2006 it was ranked eighth in the AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals list.
In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
In London, Professor Henry Higgins, a scholar of phonetics, believes that the accent and tone of one’s voice determines a person’s prospects in society (“Why Can’t the English?”). At the Covent Garden fruit-and-vegetable market one evening, he meets Colonel Hugh Pickering, himself a phonetics expert who had come from India to see him. Higgins boasts he could teach even Eliza Doolittle, the young flower seller woman with a strong Cockney accent, to speak so well he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. Eliza’s ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her accent makes that impossible (“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”). The following morning, Eliza shows up at Higgins’ home, seeking lessons. Pickering is intrigued and offers to cover all the attendant expenses if Higgins succeeds. Higgins agrees and describes how women ruin lives (“I’m an Ordinary Man”).
Eliza’s father, Alfred P. Doolittle, a dustman, learns of his daughter’s new residence (“With a Little Bit of Luck”). He shows up at Higgins’ house three days later, ostensibly to protect his daughter’s virtue, but in reality to extract some money from Higgins, and is bought off with £5. Higgins is impressed by the man’s honesty, his natural gift for language, and especially his brazen lack of morals. Higgins recommends Alfred to a wealthy American who is interested in morality.
Eliza endures Higgins’ demanding teaching methods and treatment of her personally (“Just You Wait”), while the servants feel both annoyed with the noise as well as pitiful for Higgins (“Servants’ Chorus”). She makes no progress, but just as she, Higgins, and Pickering are about to give up, Eliza finally “gets it” (“The Rain in Spain”); she instantly begins to speak with an impeccable upper-class accent, and is overjoyed at her breakthrough (“I Could Have Danced All Night”).
As a trial run, Higgins takes her to Ascot Racecourse (“Ascot Gavotte”), where she makes a good impression initially, only to shock everyone by a sudden lapse into vulgar Cockney while cheering on a horse. Higgins partly conceals a grin behind his hand. At Ascot, she meets Freddy Eynsford-Hill, a young, upper-class man who becomes infatuated with her (“On the Street Where You Live”).
Higgins then takes Eliza to an embassy ball for the final test, where she dances with a foreign prince. Also present is Zoltan Karpathy, a Hungarian phonetics expert trained by Higgins, who is an impostor detector. After he dances with Eliza, he declares that she is a Hungarian princess.
Afterward, Eliza’s hard work is barely acknowledged, with all the praise going to Higgins (“You Did It”). This and his callous treatment of her, especially his indifference to her future, causes her to walk out on him, but not before she throws Higgins’ slippers at him, leaving him mystified by her ingratitude (“Just You Wait (Reprise)”). Outside, Freddy is still waiting (“On the Street Where You Live (Reprise)”) and greets Eliza, who is irritated by him as all he does is talk (“Show Me”). Eliza tries to return to her old life but finds that she no longer fits in. She meets her father, who has been left a large fortune by the wealthy American to whom Higgins had recommended him, and is resigned to marrying Eliza’s stepmother. Alfred feels that Higgins has ruined him, lamenting that he is now bound by “middle-class morality”, in which he gets drunk before his wedding day (“Get Me to the Church On Time”). Eliza eventually ends up visiting Higgins’ mother, who is outraged at her son’s callous behavior.
The next day, Higgins finds Eliza gone and searches for her (“A Hymn to Him”), eventually finding her at his mother’s house. Higgins attempts to talk Eliza into coming back to him. He becomes angered when she announces that she is going to marry Freddy and become Karpathy’s assistant (“Without You”). He makes his way home, stubbornly predicting that she will come crawling back. However, he comes to the unsettling realization that she has become an important part of his life (“I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”). He enters his house feeling lonely, reflecting on his callous behaviour and missing Eliza so much that he turns on his gramophone and listens to her voice. Suddenly, Eliza reappears at the door and turns it off to catch his attention, with Higgins asking, “Eliza, where the devil are my slippers?”.
- Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle
- Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins
- Stanley Holloway as Alfred P. Doolittle
- Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Hugh Pickering
- Gladys Cooper as Mrs. Higgins
- Jeremy Brett as Freddy Eynsford-Hill
- Theodore Bikel as Zoltan Karpathy
- Mona Washbourne as Mrs. Pearce, Higgins’ housekeeper
- Isobel Elsom as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
- John Holland as the Butler
- Henry Daniell as the British Ambassador (in his last film role)
- Charles Fredericks as the King in Eliza’s fantasy
- Lillian Kemble-Cooper as Female Ambassador (in yellow dress) at the ball
- Queenie Leonard as Cockney bystander
- Moyna Macgill as Lady Boxington
- Alan Napier as Gentleman who escorts Eliza to the Queen of Transylvania
- Betty Blythe as Lady at the ball
- Marjorie Bennett as Cockney with pipe
- Philo McCullough as Ball Guest
- Barbara Pepper as Doolittle’s dancing partner
- Baroness Rothschild as the Queen of Transylvania
- Walter Burke as Cockney bystander telling Eliza about Higgins taking notes about her
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The Adam Project is a 2022 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay written by Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin. It stars Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Walker Scobell, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldaña. The plot follows a pilot who goes back in time and encounters his younger self.
Production on the film first began in 2012 with Tom Cruise attached to star. The film then fell into development hell until Netflix acquired the distribution rights. Filming commenced in November 2020 and wrapped in March 2021. The film was released on Netflix on March 10, 2022, and received generally positive reviews from critics.
In a dystopian 2050, fighter pilot Adam Reed steals his time jet and escapes through time on a rescue mission to 2018. However, he accidentally crash-lands in 2022 instead where Adam meets his 12-year-old self who is struggling with the recent death of their father Louis in a car accident. Adam reluctantly enlists his younger self’s help to repair his jet and reveals that he is looking for his wife, Laura, who was supposedly killed in a crash while on a mission to 2018.
Adam is being chased by Maya Sorian, the leader of the dystopian world and her lieutenant Christos who attempt to apprehend Adam and take him back to 2050. The Adams are rescued by Laura who reveals that she had escaped an assassination attempt on her and was left stranded in the past. Laura had learned that Sorian had traveled back in time and altered the past in order to give herself control of time travel and the future. Laura urges Adam to travel back to 2018 and destroy time travel, which was created by his father Louis, in order to set things right and save the future. Sorian attacks and Laura sacrifices herself so that the two Adams can escape. Chased by Sorian and with only enough power left for one time jump, Adam and his younger self jump back to 2018.
In 2018, the two Adams attempt to enlist Louis’ help, but he refuses out of concern for the scientific impact on the timestream. The younger Adam confronts his future self about his bitterness and anger and realizes that the source of it is his lingering pain over their father’s death. As the two launch an attack to destroy Louis’ particle accelerator, Louis changes his mind and joins the mission, having them instead retrieve the hard drive containing the only copy of his algorithm that enables time travel. A battle erupts between the Adams, Louis, Sorian, her younger self, Sorian’s soldiers and Christos, resulting in the particle accelerator overloading. Sorian attempts to shoot Louis with an armor-piercing bullet, but the magnetic field of the accelerator instead diverts the round, causing it to kill the younger Sorian, erasing the future Sorian from existence as the Reeds flee.
With time travel destroyed and the future set right, Louis chooses not to learn of his own fate and enjoys a game of catch with both versions of his son before the Adams are returned to their own times. In 2022, Adam lets go of his bitterness and anger and reconciles with his mother whom he has been distant with ever since Louis’ death. Years later, an adult and much happier Adam meets Laura for the first time in a situation mirroring their first meeting in the original timeline.
- Ryan Reynolds as Adam Reed, a time pilot who risks his life to try and uncover the truth behind his wife’s disappearance
- Walker Scobell as young Adam Reed, a bullied 12-year-old who suffers from asthma
- Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed, Adam’s father and a brilliant quantum physicist who wrote the algorithm necessary for controlled time travel
- Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed, Adam’s mother
- Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian, a businesswoman who funded Louis’ research and later took advantage of his death to monopolize it for her own benefit and create a future where she is the most powerful woman in the world. Keener also portrays her younger self through de-aging
- Zoe Saldaña as Laura, Adam’s wife and a fellow time pilot left stranded in 2018 after a failed attempt on her life
- Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos, Adam and Laura’s former colleague, now a ruthless security enforcer employed by Sorian
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The War Wagon is a 1967 American Western film directed by Burt Kennedy and starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. The picture has the form of a light-hearted heist movie. Released by Universal Pictures, it was produced by Marvin Schwartz and adapted by Clair Huffaker from his own novel. The supporting cast includes Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn, Joanna Barnes and Bruce Dern. The picture received generally positive reviews.
Rancher Taw Jackson returns to his hometown to settle a score, after being released early from prison for good behavior. Three years earlier, he was framed by corrupt businessman Frank Pierce and wrongfully imprisoned, while Pierce appropriated his ranch and lands, as well as the recently discovered gold on the property.
Jackson decides to steal Pierce’s largest gold shipment, worth $500,000 (approximately $12M-$13M today). Jackson learns the date of the shipment from Wes Fletcher, an elderly wagon driver employed by Pierce.
He then hires a marksman and safecracker known only as “Lomax” to assist him, even though Lomax had helped Pierce send Jackson to prison. The safe of gold dust is being transported in a “war wagon”, a heavily armored stagecoach surrounded by armed guards on horseback.
Lomax and Jackson rescue Levi Walking Bear, a Kiowa translator, from a gang of Mexican banditos. Lomax is then sent to pick up Billy Hyatt, supposedly an expert on explosives, and is dismayed to find he is a teenage drunkard. Jackson, Fletcher, Hyatt, Lomax and Levi meet up to discuss their next move, and Fletcher instantly objects to Hyatt’s presence around his teenage “wife” Kate.
Lomax rides into town and is confronted by Pierce, who offers him $12,000 for Jackson’s head. Lomax spends the night with Lola, an old acquaintance, at one point having to stop Hyatt, who has become drunk again, from spilling the beans about the robbery. Jackson and Levi return from negotiations with the Kiowas, during which the warriors agreed to help, since Pierce is starving the tribe out. Jackson sends Hyatt to wait at Fletcher’s farm. Kate, in Fletcher’s absence, reveals to Hyatt that she is not married and was actually sold by her abusive parents. Hyatt starts trying to defend Kate from Fletcher’s harsh behaviors, and Jackson has to stop Fletcher from killing Hyatt.
Levi, Jackson, and Lomax cause a disturbance in town to confuse Pierce’s men. The conspirators later sneak onto Jackson’s old ranch to steal some nitroglycerin from a safe in the mining shack. Jackson keeps Pierce distracted by pretending to collect some of his old things, while Lomax and Hyatt put the nitro in bottles.
The next day, Hyatt rigs a bridge to explode with the bottles of nitro, Levi blocks the normal route with a felled tree, and Lomax and Jackson set up a booby trap in a narrow gorge. Pierce reveals he has added a turret with a Gatling Gun to the war wagon, and he and his guards set out with the shipment. The Kiowa warriors create a dust screen and separate the guard riders from the War Wagon. The bridge explodes behind the wagon as it crosses, stranding the guards on the other side of the cliffs. Chief Wild Horse and some more Kiowa warriors attack the wagon and try to take all the gold for themselves, but many are killed by the Gatling Gun.
When the wagon is diverted into the gorge by the fallen tree, Jackson and Lomax spring their trap, killing the drivers. Pierce shoots the last two of his men when they try to desert him and the wagon, but one of them shoots back as he dies, killing Pierce. The wagon crashes into a gulch, and the conspirators quickly load the gold dust into some flour barrels on Fletcher’s cart. However, the Kiowa warriors kill Fletcher and attempt to take all the gold (and the flour) for themselves. Hyatt uses the last bottle of nitro to kill the chief and scare the warriors off, but the cart horses spook and run off. The flour barrels are lost and broken, with the Kiowa women, unaware of all that transpired, gathering up the flour to feed their families.
Jackson finds $100,000 worth of gold dust in a hidden compartment in the cart, where Fletcher had tried to steal it. Lomax angrily takes Jackson’s horse as payment, and Jackson gives a small amount of dust to Hyatt, who rides off with Kate while Levi returns to the Kiowas. They plan to meet in six months to divide the rest, when the robbery will be old news.
- John Wayne as Taw Jackson
- Kirk Douglas as Lomax
- Howard Keel as Levi Walking Bear
- Robert Walker Jr. as Billy Hyatt
- Keenan Wynn as Wes Fletcher
- Bruce Cabot as Frank Pierce
- Joanna Barnes as Lola
- Valora Noland as Kate Fletcher
- Bruce Dern as Hammond
- Gene Evans as Deputy Hoag
- Terry Wilson as Sheriff Strike
- Don Collier as Shack
- Sheb Wooley as Snyder
- Ann McCrea as Felicia
- Emilio Fernández as Calita
- Frank McGrath as Bartender
- Chuck Roberson as Brown
- Red Morgan as Early
- Hal Needham as Hite
- Marco Antonio as Chief Wild Horse
- Perla Walters as Rosita
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I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom television series, created by Sidney Sheldon, starring Barbara Eden as a sultry, 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman, as an astronaut with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired for 139 episodes over five seasons, from September 18, 1965, to May 26, 1970, on NBC.
In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle“, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson, United States Air Force, is on a space flight when his one-man capsule Stardust One comes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in the South Pacific. On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and a Persian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him.
They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie (a homophone of genie) could speak English, which she then does. Then, per his instructions, she “blinks” and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen in love with Tony at first sight after being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle and rolls it into Tony’s duffel bag so she can accompany him back home. One of the first things Jeannie does, in a subsequent episode, is break up Tony’s engagement to his commanding general’s daughter, Melissa, who, along with that particular general, is never seen or mentioned again. Producer Sidney Sheldon realized the romantic triangle between Jeannie, Tony, and Melissa would not pan out in the long run.
Tony at first keeps Jeannie in her bottle most of the time, but he finally relents and allows her to enjoy a life of her own. However, her life is devoted mostly to his, and most of their existential problems stem from her love for him and her often-misguided efforts to please him, even when he does not want her assistance. His efforts to cover up Jeannie’s antics, because of his fear that he would be dismissed from the space program if her existence were known, brings him to the attention of NASA’s resident psychiatrist, U.S. Air Force Colonel Dr. Alfred Bellows. In a running gag, Dr. Bellows tries over and over to prove to his superiors that Tony is either crazy or hiding something, but he is always foiled (“He’s done it to me again!”) and Tony’s job remains secure. A frequently used plot device is that Jeannie loses her powers when she is confined in a closed space. She is unable to leave her bottle when it is corked, and under certain circumstances, the next person who removes the cork becomes her new master. A multiple-episode story arc involves Jeannie (in miniature) becoming trapped in a safe when it is accidentally locked.
Tony’s best friend and fellow astronaut, United States Army Corps of Engineers Captain Roger Healey, does not know about Jeannie’s magic for the first 16 episodes, although they meet in episode 12. When Roger finds out she is a genie, he steals her bottle, temporarily becoming her master. Roger is often shown as girl-crazy or scheming to make a quick buck. He occasionally has hopes of claiming Jeannie so he can use her to have a lavish lifestyle or gain beautiful girlfriends, but overall he is respectful that Tony is Jeannie’s master. Both Tony and Roger are promoted to the rank of major late in the first season. In later seasons, Roger’s role is retconned to portray him knowing about Jeannie from the beginning (i.e., to him having been with Tony on the space flight that touched down, and thus having seen Jeannie introduce herself to Tony).
Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, mentioned in a second-season episode (also named Jeannie – since, as Barbara Eden’s character explains it, all female genies are named Jeannie — and also portrayed by Barbara Eden, in a brunette wig), proves to have a mean streak starting in the third season (as in her initial appearance in “Jeannie or the Tiger?”), repeatedly trying to steal Tony for herself, with her as the real “master”. Her final attempt in the series comes shortly after Tony and Jeannie are married, with a ploy involving a man played by Barbara Eden’s real-life husband at the time, Michael Ansara (in a kind of in-joke, while Jeannie’s sister pretends to be attracted to him, she privately scoffs at him). The evil sister wears a green costume, with a skirt rather than pantaloons.
Early in the fifth season, Jeannie is called upon by her uncle Sully (Jackie Coogan) to become queen of their family’s native country, Basenji. Tony inadvertently gives grave offense to Basenji national pride in their feud with neighboring Kasja. To regain favor, Tony is required by Sully to marry Jeannie and to avenge Basenji’s honor by killing the ambassador from Kasja when he visits NASA. After Sully puts Tony through an ordeal of nearly killing the ambassador, Tony responds in a fit of anger that he is fed up with Sully and his cohorts and he would not marry Jeannie even if she were “the last genie on earth”. Hearing this, Jeannie bitterly leaves Tony and returns to Basenji. With Jeannie gone, Tony realizes how deeply he loves her. He flies to Basenji to win Jeannie back. Upon their return, Tony introduces Jeannie as his fiancée. She dresses as a modern American woman in public. This changed the show’s premise: hiding Jeannie’s magical abilities rather than her existence. This, however, contradicts what is revealed in “The Birds and Bees Bit”, in which it is claimed that upon marriage a genie loses all of her magical powers.
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie
- Larry Hagman as Captain/Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson
- Bill Daily as Captain/Major Roger Healey
- Hayden Rorke as Col. Dr. Alfred Bellows
- Barton MacLane as General Martin Peterson (seasons 1–4, 35 episodes)
- Emmaline Henry as Amanda Bellows (seasons 2–5, 34 episodes)
- Philip Ober as Brig. Gen. Wingard Stone (season 1, episodes 1 and 4)
- Karen Sharpe as Melissa Stone (season 1, episodes 1 and 4)
- Henry Corden as Jeannie’s father (season 1, episode 2)
- Abraham Sofaer as Haji, master of all the genies (seasons 2–3)
- Vinton Hayworth as Maj. Gen. Winfield Schaeffer (seasons 4–5)
- Michael Ansara as The Blue Djinn (season 2, episode 1), also as King Kamehameha (season 3, episode 19), last as Major Biff Jellico (season 5 episode 12) and directed “One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind” (season 5 episode 25)
- Barbara Eden as Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, Jeannie II (seasons 3–5)
The role of Jeannie’s mother was played by several actresses:
- Florence Sundstrom (season 1, episode 2)
- Lurene Tuttle (season 1, episode 14)
- Barbara Eden (season 4, episodes 2 and 18)
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