Hey pallies, just read in the blogg Republibot (clicks on tagg of this Dinogram to go there) that Mr. Karl Malden has passed from this life. All you Dinoholics will remember that Mr. Malden played the villian Julian Wall in the stellar Matt Helm caper "Murder's Row." Pallies can view the whole Dinocaper at youtube, but those who have posted the Dinoclips have disabled embeddin' so below is a stellar Dinotrailer from MR where you can get a glimpse of Mr. Malden, and of course our Dino.
I am grateful to the dude Republibot 3.0 for postin' his obit of Mr. Malden and his mention of his performance with our Dino in MR. However as you will read below, this guy is not a fan of the Matt Helm flicks in general, and MR specifically. Truly sad to still find folks who truly don't understand the stellar nature of our Dino's spy capers. So, in addition to postin' what Republibot 3.0 sez 'bout MR, you will find at the end my Dinopatter back at him that is also posted at the blogg.
We remember our Dino and Mr. Karl Malden and their amazin' work together on "Murder's Row." Dinolovin', DMP
The more laughable one was "Murderer's Row," one of the amazingly smarmy and cheezy Dean Martin "Matt Helm" movies. He was the main bad guy, and it's one of the very, very few times I've ever seen him give a bad performance. Functioning as the main bad guy, He's sadled with a terrible accent, and occasionally forgets to use. The movie is best known for Anne Margaret wearing the world's only turtleneck swimsuit, and an overlong hovercraft chase to pad the film out to barely feature length, and Between the incoherent plot, flaccid direction, and a scrip that was obviously being made up as they went along, it's a sad example of a great supporting player at his worst, but you know what? Even phoning it in as part of a crap movie that is clearly frustrating him, he's still better than anyone in it.
And my reply to this dude....
Hey pallie Republibot 3.0, no disrespect to the memory of Mr. Malden, but I certainly take offence at your comments on our Dino's stellar Matt Helm caper "Murder's Row," simply the best of our great man's spy quartet. While our Dino showcased his amazin' dramatic actin' ability in such flicks as "Rio Bravo," "Some Came Running," and "The Young Lions" to name just a few, in MR our Dino does what he does best.....play his ever cool, hip, and randy self to Dinoperfection. MR and the other three Matt Helm films are groovy parodies of the more serious spy films of their day. Your are obviously not a fan of our great man....and likes that is your loss. http://ilovedinomartin.blogspot.com/