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Tony Curtis

This boy from the Bronx became a matinee star in the 50’s after starring in swashbucklers such as “The Prince Who Was A Thief”, “The Black Shield Of Falworth”, “The Purple Mask” & “The Vikings”, before moving into light comedy roles such as “Some Like It Hot” (1959) & Boeing, Boeing (1965).

Fact File

Birth Name: Bernard Schwartz
Date Of Birth: 3rd June 1925
Place Of Birth:                      The Bronx, New York, USA
Height: 5’ 9”
Nickname: Boinie

Spouses:                          Janet Leigh (1951 - 1962) Christine Kaufman (1963-1967) Leslie Allen (1968 - 1982)     Lisa Deutch (1993 - 1994)      Jill Vandenberg (1998 - Present)

Debut Film:                          Criss Cross (1942) Uncredited

Personal Quote:                  "They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove."

Tony Curtis’ Top 10 Movies on DVD & VHS

Son Of Ali Baba(1952) VHS
Colorful adventure in Baghdad greets Tony Curtis, playing the dashing son of a wealthy former thief who gets wise to a scheme hatched by an evil Caliph to force beautiful kidnapped princess Piper Laurie into duping Curtis out of his riches. With Susan Cabot, Victor Jory and Hugh O'Brian. 85 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

The Black Shield Of Falworth(1954) VHS
Exciting medieval adventure saga stars Tony Curtis as the son of a disgraced English earl who trains to become a knight. Along the way Curtis also manages to defeat a conspiracy to dethrone King Henry IV, reclaim his family's honor, and win the hand of fair Janet Leigh. Herbert Marshall, David Farrar and Barbara Rush also star. 99 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

The Defiant Ones [DVD](1958) DVD
One of director Stanley Kramer's most important efforts was this provocative drama with a powerful anti-racist message. Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis, in Oscar-nominated performances, portray shackled escaped convicts who develop a mutual respect despite the deep-rooted hatred they once felt. Co-stars Lon Chaney, Jr. and Cara Williams. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

Some Like It Hot (Special Edition) [DVD](1959) DVD
Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are two musicians who witness a mob hit, then escape by disguising themselves as women and joining an all-female band. You'll roar with delight at the twosome's antics, and savor Curtis' attempts to woo the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe. Billy Wilder's classic co-stars George Raft, Pat O'Brien and Joe E. Brown. 120 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurettes; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Operation Petticoat [DVD](1959) DVD
The crew of a rundown submarine in the WWII Pacific theater rescues a group of stranded Navy nurses, and an undersea battle of the sexes soon follows. Slapstick service comedy stars Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill. 122 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English 2.0 Dolby Digital.

The Vikings [DVD](1959) DVD
Sweeping adventure saga of the Vikings' invasion of England features an all-star cast: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, and Orson Welles serving as narrator. Filmed on location in Scandinavia. 124 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette; theatrical trailer.

Spartacus (Special Edition) [DVD](1960) DVD
Stanley Kubrick's epic adventure, presented in a restored edition, stars Kirk Douglas as the heroic slave who fights to lead his people to freedom from Roman rule. Included in this new version is the infamous bathing scene between Roman general Laurence Olivier and poet-slave Tony Curtis. With Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton and John Gavin. 196 min. Restored 1991 Super Technirama version; Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Douglas, Ustinov, others; scene-by-scene analysis; additional score compositions; restoration demonstration; deleted scenes; newsreel footage; interviews; behind-the-scenes fo

Boeing Boeing(1965) VHS
Jet-setting bedroom farce stars Tony Curtis as a swinging bachelor who juggles three stewardess girlfriends from different airlines, much to the envy of pal Jerry Lewis. The arrangement works perfectly, until schedule changes lead to hilarious complications. With Thelma Ritter, Suzanna Leigh. 102 min.

Arrivederci, Baby!(1966) VHS
In this darkly humorous farce, Tony Curtis is a suave ladies' man who marries wealthy, beautiful women, then murders them for their inheritance. Filmed in gorgeous locales in England and France, the film also stars Nancy Kwan, Rosanna Schiaffino and Zsa Zsa Gabor. 100 min.

Don't Make Waves(1967) VHS
Way-out satire on Sixties lifestyles, Southern California-style, with Tony Curtis as a conniving tourist who gets a job selling pools to Malibu hipsters thanks to Claudia Cardinale, a woman who had run his car off the road. Soon, Curtis falls for her and sky-diving Sharon Tate, while trying to stay alive amidst houses sliding towards the ocean. With Robert Webber, Mort Sahl. 96 min.

 

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Tony Curtis Movies at Hollywood Teen Movies

The following Tony Curtis movies are featured at Hollywood Teen Movies
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The Black Shield Of Falworth (1954)
The Purple Mask (1955)
The Vikings (1958)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Spartacus (1960)
Don’t Make Waves (1967)
Tarzan In Manhattan (1989)

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