Isn’t this over the top runaway wheelchair scene with Eleanor Parker just absolutely delicious?
Runaway Wheelchair! Eleanor Parker in Eye of the Cat
|by Anonymous||reply 78||February 13, 2023 5:22 PM|
I love this scene! Anything sinister involving wheelchairs sets my camp sense tingling. George C. Scott being chased by an empty wheelchair in 'The Changeling had me rolling in the aisles.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 1, 2023 1:00 AM|
Wait, is that Eleanor Parker in the wheelchair? Or is she the blond in the window?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 1, 2023 1:01 AM|
Eleanor never could drive a stick shift.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 1, 2023 1:18 AM|
What is that film????
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 1, 2023 1:27 AM|
Was this the inspiration for the Toonces sketch?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 1, 2023 1:47 AM|
Is that the guy from They Shoot Horses?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 1, 2023 2:13 AM|
Very well filmed, suspenseful. Before they used CGI or special f/x.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 1, 2023 2:19 AM|
Yes. 1969 was the Year of the Cat AND the Horse for Michael.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 1, 2023 2:19 AM|
R4 Eye of the Cat
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 1, 2023 2:18 PM|
How do I not know this film? But with thanks to OP, I'll try to remedy that.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 1, 2023 2:54 PM|
Thanks for my first good laugh of the year. I’ll have to seek this movie out.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 1, 2023 2:56 PM|
Thank you, OP
I'm watching "Eye of the Cat" now.
It's just as deliciously campy as you'd imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 1, 2023 4:26 PM|
She should have brought along her harmonica.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 1, 2023 4:32 PM|
According to Amazon, I just bought the last copy they had...
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 1, 2023 4:43 PM|
Eleanor is a long way from Salzburg. Serves her right for trying to send those kids to boarding school. There was a missing scene of Rolf and Uncle Max, who are now in a passionate S&M relationship, tampering with the controls.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 1, 2023 4:54 PM|
I just bought the Blu-ray. I’ve never seen the whole film before!
Apparently the original theatrical cut has a supernatural element with the cats and the television cut has more of a paranoia aspect. Interesting!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 1, 2023 5:00 PM|
It’s on YouTube in a pretty good transfer. Skipping through it Michael Sarazin had a shower scene and a bath tub scene. No actually nudity, but the bath scene is interesting as he’s having a conversation with his good looking friend perched on the side of the tub, who then dries his back as he stands in front of the mirror in the nude. Looking forward to watching the whole thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 1, 2023 5:01 PM|
Excellent horror film.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 1, 2023 5:10 PM|
San Francisco was a better city then. Cats would never attack purple dressed ladies in wheelchairs now.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 1, 2023 5:13 PM|
R2 The blonde in the window is Gayle Hunnicut, who had more than a passing resemblance to Linda Gray, which is perhaps why she was cast as JR’s love interest in late season Dallas.
She was also the female lead (along with Pamela Franklin) in The Legend of Hell House, which seemed as it played on television nearly every Sunday during the 1970s.
In real life she was, for a time, Lady Jenkins. She even managed to rate a mention in one of Edina’s throwaway, namedroppy comments in AbFab.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 1, 2023 5:14 PM|
Uh, why was the guy afraid of that gorgeous orange tabby? This scene is just beyond. I’m here for the tabby murdering multiple people.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 1, 2023 5:17 PM|
Mother, we have sinned.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 1, 2023 5:18 PM|
OP that was a romp! I must track down this film.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 1, 2023 5:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 1, 2023 5:43 PM|
[Quote]A man (Michael Sarrazin) afraid of cats plots with his girlfriend (Gayle Hunnicutt) to kill his rich invalid aunt (Eleanor Parker), whose house is full of cats.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 1, 2023 6:01 PM|
Full film. Thanks, r17.
I always found Michael Sarrazin sexy as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 1, 2023 6:49 PM|
Michael Sarrazin was truly hot. More to the point, he had a very sexual energy that told you he was screaming good in bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 1, 2023 6:52 PM|
^ His lips!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 1, 2023 7:04 PM|
Included in this mash...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 1, 2023 7:07 PM|
Thanks for reminding me of this movie, OP. I was in 6th or 7th grade when we saw it in the theater. It was definitely more of a terror film than psychological thriller as someone mentioned above. The cat was very creepy in the film though he looks like a garden variety tabby in this clip. Michael Sarrazin was my first movie star crush.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 1, 2023 7:18 PM|
R1, Trish Van Devere is the one chased by the wheelchair in THE CHANGELING, not Scott.
EYE OF THE CAT is one of the films where Universal decided to tone down some of the material for TV - the scene where Hunnicutt first visits Sarrazin, he's in bed with a woman in the film, but the TV version cuts any visual of her; the final sequence in the theatrical film has a horde of cats, but the TV version only has one, which makes the whole thing laughable.
I love the title sequence in this film - one of the best parts of it.
Is it time for a remake with Madison Cawthorn?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 1, 2023 7:24 PM|
The cat is adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 1, 2023 8:13 PM|
Greg Abbott needs to see this film (and so does anyone who might push his wheelchair)!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 1, 2023 8:20 PM|
If ya *really* wanna see the Baroness chewin' the scenery...
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 1, 2023 10:03 PM|
[quote]According to Amazon, I just bought the last copy they had...
It's certainly not an easy find on streaming services where I live. It's going to take some effort I'm afraid.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 1, 2023 11:36 PM|
I spoke too soon and too stupidly ar R35.
R26 has saved me -- many thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 1, 2023 11:38 PM|
The full movie is available on You Tube in the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 2, 2023 3:42 PM|
This movie is great (started it too late to finish last night, will finish it today). The scheming hairdresser who roles in Sarazin is one cold woman, and Eleanor Parker’s Aunt Danny must have invented resting bitch face. Aunt Danny is so mean to young brother Luke, who’s adorable and happy to do chores shirtless around the house.
The boys are in a state of undress in several scenes, so I looked up to see if the director might have been gay. His IMDB bio doesn’t mention a wife or children, but I saw that he was married on another page. Not that means anything, and maybe the studio was pushing Sarazin as an ingenue at the time. He’s too skinny by today’s standards of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 2, 2023 4:00 PM|
This movie always looked to me like it would be terrifying. Never saw it, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 2, 2023 5:39 PM|
In the initial scene with Salazar they film his nearly nude body from head to toe,
and repeatedly show Salazar and the other young male actor in various states of undress...
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 2, 2023 7:21 PM|
r39 I saw this with my parents when it first came out when I was 8. What I recall: -Cornelia Sharpe's huge nipples -Jennifer O'Neill's wooden acting -Margot Kidder playing the typical cunt she played well -Debralee Scott in a small but warmly memorable role -I barely recall Sarrazin, but... -the standout for every gayling and gay is uncredited model Tony Stephano (featured on the poster). His body was off the hook and either naked or in a Speedo. Here he is naked from one of his frequent pictorials. You're welcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 2, 2023 7:44 PM|
If you watch 'Eye of the Cat' critically, you can tell that the character Michael Sarrazin was playing, Wylie, was supposed to have been a gay prostitute catfishing the older woman (Eleanor Parker) for money, but the studio wasn't brave enough to front a film with that storyline. So they made Wylie a heterosexual. A pity.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 4, 2023 6:06 AM|
The fact that Judy Garland's 4th husband, Mark Herron, shows up briefly as Parker's hairdresser, Bellemondo, does help make up for that...
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 4, 2023 6:36 AM|
Parker was a stunning beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 4, 2023 8:22 AM|
Why do I feel like there’s some implied incest between Luke and everyone?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 10, 2023 3:35 AM|
All the men were so slim in those days.
Today everyone is FAT or MUSCULAR or both.
I prefer the way men looked in ca. 1968.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 10, 2023 3:40 AM|
Can we get Madison Cawthorn to re-enact this?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 10, 2023 3:44 AM|
I can confirm the Blu-ray has the edited for TV version with new scenes film. However, it looks like a copy of a copy of a VHS tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 10, 2023 5:22 AM|
This is actually a fascinating film, but I feel sorry for Eleanor Parker. Just four years before she had been playing the Baroness in "The Sound of Music," and here she was doing this silly horror film.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 10, 2023 5:26 AM|
Given Parker's WTF performance as a raging bitch in the 1966 An American Dream, I'd say that a silly horror film was right up her alley. She always tended to overact.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 10, 2023 7:27 PM|
Michael Sarazin was incredibly hot and I think he did a bathtub scene in "For Pete's Sake" with Babs
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 18, 2023 11:59 PM|
[R51] Wonder if he and Babs got it on.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 22, 2023 4:41 PM|
I recall seeing it when the movie was first released and it scared the shit outta me and turned me off cats for the rest of my life. There were dozens of cats in that mansion on Fillmore Street, and when it was finally shown on NBC on Saturday Night At The Movies, it had been edited down to one frickin' kitty. That scene with Sarazzin on the ladder is ludicrous with only a single pussy terrorizing him, but when it was lots of pussies, it was a lot scarier. I've never been able to find the original cut. They chopped it to shreds for tv, and the original was never seen again. And, btw, Sarazzin and Christopher Jones were my prime jerk-off fantasies back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 22, 2023 4:53 PM|
Looks cheesy, but I was wrapped up in the suspense of that scene, anyway! Like Pearl White, in a serial, tied to the railroad tracks. Film is the only art or craft where this could be done. Not in a book, or on the stage.
I kind of forgot EP was in The Sound Of Music.. She was past her major stardom at that point. She was somewhat older than Christopher Plummer. A lot of other people could have played her role. I wonder if she was cast by the original director, William Wyler, or by Robert Wise (they both had worked with her in previous films).
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 22, 2023 5:03 PM|
Parker was supposed to have appeared in a production of "Pal Joey" about 40+ years ago on Broadway with Edward Villella, but she walked, then Villella walked, and they were replaced with Joan Copeland and Christopher Chadham. A tortuous mess, but Dixie Carter doing "Zip" was well worth it.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 22, 2023 5:16 PM|
I didn't realize Joan Copeland could sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 22, 2023 6:18 PM|
R56-Honey, she couldn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 23, 2023 3:52 AM|
R57 Could Eleanor Parker sing? The only time I remember her singing was in the TV movie of Hans Brinker, when I was a kid. I don't remember what she sounded like.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 23, 2023 4:49 AM|
R20 How curious! You seem to know a lot about Gayle and that is very exciting to me. She is my father's cousin and will be delighted to hear that there was an online forum discussing her in 2023.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||February 9, 2023 12:41 AM|
Are there any pics out there before Gayle had her nose bobbed?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||February 9, 2023 8:07 AM|
R60 I haven't seen any. Possibly in her yearbook, Paschal High School in Fort Worth, class of ca. 1961. She had it done very soon after moving to LA, I believe. Many Hunnicutts have a prominent nose.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||February 10, 2023 12:00 AM|
Just finished this. A couple of questions:
Is the implication that Danny drowned the kittens? If so, I wish they had killed her.
Also, is there an implication that she sexually abused the nephews? And/or that the boys’ father left their mother for Danny?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||February 11, 2023 9:41 PM|
[quote]R53: I've never been able to find the original cut. They chopped it to shreds for tv, and the original was never seen again.
It can still be found, if you're sufficiently motivated. Try torrents.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||February 12, 2023 3:20 AM|
R53, the Blu-ray has the restored original cut.
And R62, incest is implied between Danny and the brothers as well as the brothers themselves. At least my take on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||February 12, 2023 7:23 AM|
You can watch the original version here. The site is safe. We've watched films here a few years now without any problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||February 12, 2023 8:23 AM|
Wonder if it inspired this zany scene from Naked Gun 2 1/2
|by Anonymous||reply 66||February 12, 2023 9:19 AM|
Scenery chewing at its finest. She was giving off strong Faye Dunaway vibes.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||February 12, 2023 10:07 AM|
This is great, but my all time favorite wheelchair scene in a movie involves Richard Widmark as a bad guy in a ghoulishly over acted performance. It was a Noir movie and I cannot remember the name of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||February 12, 2023 10:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||February 12, 2023 10:41 AM|
That's Danielle Steel's mansion on the right.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||February 12, 2023 10:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||February 12, 2023 11:09 AM|
There was another movie, an ET ripoff, where a kid in a wheelchair went flying over a cliff into a lake. It was posted here a few years ago and I chuckled all day after seeing it. Does anyone have any idea what the name of the movie is?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||February 12, 2023 6:51 PM|
For you, R72:
|by Anonymous||reply 73||February 13, 2023 5:58 AM|
R73, thank you for this….lol
|by Anonymous||reply 74||February 13, 2023 12:34 PM|
Favorite wheelchair movie
|by Anonymous||reply 75||February 13, 2023 2:19 PM|
[quote]Could Eleanor Parker sing?
She was Bacall lite, r58.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||February 13, 2023 4:34 PM|
the used wheelchair
|by Anonymous||reply 77||February 13, 2023 4:39 PM|
I read that Parker sung full voice to the playbacks (of Eileen Farrell) in Interrupted Melody (1955) - the biog. of Marjorie Lawrence (great Australian opera star stricken with polio). So she must have been able to sing, somewhat. I think she sang two solo numbers in the 1969 TV movie, Hans Brinker (as the mother).
|by Anonymous||reply 78||February 13, 2023 5:22 PM|