Posted by: ralphm1999 | September 30, 2010
Tony Curtis – The Black Shield Of Falworth
One of my fondest memories is the final scene in the movie “The Black Shield Of Falworth”. I always liked working in period films. There is something magical dressing up in period costume and being on a period designed set. A moment to live in another time.
What was so memorable on this particular set was the incredible impact of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. They were such a perfect twosome, so young, vibrant, and filled with love for each other. Notice at the end when Tony gets ready to kiss Janet, the absolute look of love in her eyes. There was no acting in that kiss. It was superbly romantic. Long after the director yelled CUT, they remained locked in each other’s arms. The entire set erupted in warm friendly applause for the power couple who were so beloved by all of Hollywood. Tony with his usual boyish charm finally turned and gracefully bowed to his audience of extras, actors, grips, and directors.
I will soon post additional trivia from my recollections of the times I worked with Tony.