Jack Cummings and Barbara Walsh - Jack Cummings III and Barbara Walsh Wednesday 24th October 2012 Opening night of the Transport Group production of 'House For Sale', held at the Duke Theatre - After Party
Alexandra Silber, Kenneth Gartman, Jack Cummings, Victor Lodato, Polly Pen First, Inner Voices and New York City Tuesday 23rd October 2012 Alexandra Silber, Kenneth Gartman, Jack Cummings III, Victor Lodato and Polly Pen First rehearsal for Inner Voices, held at MTC studios. New York City, USA
Jack Cummings Monday 10th September 2012 Lori Fineman, Daniel Fish and Jack Cummings III Meet and greet with the cast of the Transport Group production of House For Sale, held at the New 42nd Street Studios. New York City, USA 1
Sakini is the audience's guide and master of ceremonies (he beckons the audience into the film by way of a direct address to the camera) in this sharp and funny comedy about American imperialism after the end of World War II. Sakini is the interpreter for the pompous American commander Colonel Purdy (played by Paul Ford, recreating his Broadway performance, a role he would later hone to perfection as the iconic Colonel Hall in Sgt. Bilko), a windbag idiot who makes declarations like, "I'm going to teach these natives the meaning of democracy if I have to shoot every one of them" (Donald Rumsfeld couldn't have said it better). Purdy orders the bumbling Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford, in a fine comic turn, channeling Charlie Ruggles) to lord it over a small Okinawan village and give the villagers a taste of benevolent American democratic dictatorship by making the villagers build a school and organize a "Ladies League For Democratic Action." Sakini goes along with him.
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Watching Stanley Donen's exuberant, musical masterpiece again gives me more reason to picket the next AFI event. This movie has aged better than Susan Sarandon. The songs are still great, the dancing still dazzles, and the whole family can enjoy it. Parents, forget whatever kid-friendly fare disguised as a toy commercial is playing at the multiplex this week, and go back to a simpler time.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.