Don Murray turns 91 today!
Star of the infamous Advise and Consent gay political blackmail potboiler. Spoiler alert: he kills himself. But the movie has some tremendously entertaining bits despite the kill-your-gays predictability. The gay bar and the portly pimp scenes are supreme.
Happy birthday Don! You were sweetly sexy in Bus Stop, and you ended up a hot daddy by the time you coasted into Endless Love and Knots Landing.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 37||08/01/2020|
How bittersweetly ironic since it's been 30 years since Steve Shaw, who played his son on [italic]Knots[/italic], died in a car accident.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 1||07/31/2020|
He was one sexy man back in the day.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 2||07/31/2020|
OP -- you just ruined the movie for all of us who haven't seen it.
You are an asshole.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 3||07/31/2020|
I saw him in a movie a few years ago (can't remember which movie) and they had him poured into the tightest pair of pants I've ever seen on a man. And he was sporting the biggest basket I've seen in a long time. His pants were so tight his crotch came into camera focus a full 30 seconds before the rest of him did. 😨😁
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 5||07/31/2020|
I thought he was fantastic and funny in the Twin Peaks reboot. And super sexy in a towel in Bus Stop.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 6||07/31/2020|
It’s from 1962, r3. Did you think he might NOT kill himself?
Besides, his character is incidental to the best parts of the movie. At one point there was an entire thread dedicated to the ass of his former lover from the army. Does anyone have his name?
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 7||07/31/2020|
Larry Tucker, as "Manuel" steals the fucking show in that movie. Manuel is consummate DL material. It's a pity they didn't put him into a caftan.
From the link:
As Manuel, the one man who can put a panicky U.S. Senator in touch with the central figure in a blackmail scheme, Tucker plays a gentle, soft-spoken, fey and immense gay man living in the West Village. At that time and in other hands, the role likely would have been played flaming, flouncing, and over the top, but Tucker plays it low-key and straight (so to speak) and once again fully realized. He also plays it with an air of quiet menace and mystery, divulging little as he hints around how and where the senator might find the man he’s looking for. In many ways his Manuel parallels Fat Ralph. Both characters are necessary go-betweens who try to be as courteous as possible while dealing with a very anxious type who just wants something and wants it now, and both busy themselves with other things while discussing business. While Ralph tended to his rats, Manuel, despite his massive girth, flows smoothly about the apartment preparing a cup of tea as he calmly explains the set-up to the senator, including the fee involved. But while Ralph was deeply hurt by Frank’s rejection of his hospitality, Manuel seems to accept it as a matter of course. It’s a quick but memorable scene, and even that late in the film, a pivotal one.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 9||07/31/2020|
The only thing I remember him from was Knots Landing. He was really excellent on that... the kind of old fashioned, kind paterfamilias that just doesn’t exist anymore.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 10||07/31/2020|
Don't forget The Hoodlum Priest, a movie he helped write.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 13||07/31/2020|
The title alone is brilliant.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 14||07/31/2020|
Late entry into the Planet of the Apes original franchise.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 15||07/31/2020|
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes is not the zenith of that series.
Don looked great in black, however.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 16||07/31/2020|
Let's all say a prayer for Sid.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 17||07/31/2020|
I want r17 blown up and hanging over my mantel.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 18||07/31/2020|
Don looks hot when he's enraged.
Zeffirelli could have really taken Endless Love with Martin Hewitt in another direction here.
I like to think these would be their fuck faces.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 19||07/31/2020|
This is a joke right? He can’t possibly still be alive?
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 20||07/31/2020|
He’s 91 years young!
He acted in the Twin Peaks Reboot last year!
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 21||07/31/2020|
He’s older then me bitches
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 22||07/31/2020|
Ascot with bulging sweater?
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 23||07/31/2020|
Co-star Otis Young was gorgeous.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 24||07/31/2020|
Wow! Didn't realize he was that old. I was a faithful viewer of Knot's Landing. Loved that show.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 28||08/01/2020|
With then wife Hope Lange as WML? mystery guests in 1958.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 29||08/01/2020|
I first thought OP said BILL Murray!
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 30||08/01/2020|
R30 wow. Bill murray looking old. Not ready for thT bit of truth
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 31||08/01/2020|
That commentary at OP's link is incorrect.
Charles Laughton was not playing a Joe McCarthy character.
If any character was, that would have been the Senator played by George Grizzard....
Spolier follows ...
who ended up being ignored by all the Senators when his part in the blackmail is discovered. This actor surely mimics McCarthy's censure by the Senate.
... Spolier ends
BTW, I remember seeing pictures in Look or Life Magazine when I was kid of the big party scene at the movie's beginning. As I recall, Fiddle and Faddle were mentioned in the photo captions.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 32||08/01/2020|
R5, in "Bus Stop," he comes out of the bathroom in his long underwear, sporting a sizeable basket and fine ass.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 33||08/01/2020|
^^^ That should have been "Spoiler" twice.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 35||08/01/2020|
The gays from the infamous gay bar scene from Advise & Consent.
Don Murray is looking down from a balcony of sorts into the basement. I think it's a metaphor for a descent into depravity.
All the gays are eyeballing Don. The bartender offers a friendly greeting which sends him into a gay panic tailspin. The old lover follows him onto the street where there is a scuffle.
We are definitely meant to interpret Don as cured of his sickness, but his past creeps back in. It is not a positive gay movie by any means. But the gay bar scene is pretty great.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 36||08/01/2020|
He talks about Advise and Consent at about 3:25.
|by Karen Fairgate||reply 37||08/01/2020|