Friday, November 7, 2014
Apropos of nothing, here's a little bit of movie trivia that I just realized today.
There were two great male ensemble movies from the early 1960s that became a mainstay of American pop culture experience during the last 50 years: "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape." They always seemed related, of course, because Steve McQueen, Charlie Bronson and James Coburn appeared in both films.
The two, of course, were even better known as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin from "The Man From UNCLE."
Neither McCallum nor Vaughn made it out of their respective movies alive, but they are still happily with us today. — Lars Trodson
The Men From UNCLE
David McCallum|Illya Kuryakin|Napoleon Solo|Robert Vaughn|Steve McQueen|The Great Escape|The Magnificent Seven|The Man From UNCLE|