***BREAKING*** ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE SALLY KIRKLAND TO COSTAR WITH MEL ENGLAND IN LOVE ANONYMOUS
of human warmth and feeling... spectacular "
Mel England in "Swimming with the Polar Bears" Off-Broadway
Joanne Camp Stars in Hecuba
Little Big Top Movie Review
Hecuba, Off Broadway
"Not to be outdone, Mel England as the poor fool who stopped by her office (climbing through an honest-to-God trapdoor!) to get her signature, did some tap-dancing for himself. He even did a
...the talented Mel England who plays the determined Colonel Briton, the
Englishman abroad in search of a broad. This is a bold player, indeed. He
struts and pounces, as much an athlete as a gifted actor. His Colonel Briton
is a man with a mission. No Portuguese maiden is safe. Mr. England steals
the stage with his magnetic presence...
"ONE OF A KIND"
"A vaudevillian tour-de-force"
"England offers the evening's most touching performance, as the young, guilt-racked
THIS PICTURE'S GOT OSCAR WRITTEN ALL OVER IT... England's satire of Hollywood's version of the birth of a nation is, as we learn over the
course of the piece, also an elaborate metaphor for his own nativity... a
vision quest... the old MGM logo serves as backdrop for... this romantic
Western... a sweeping, time-traveling historical epic, encompassing
everything from the Conquistadors to Manifest Destiny... the story of a
Navajo princess (played by Elizabeth Taylor, of course; this is MGM) and
her love for a handsome American officer (played by Montgomery Clift)� with
an all-star supporting cast, including Bette Davis as Isabella of Spain and
Orson Welles as the Pope, and a juicy plot integrating the tangled family
trees of European royalty, religious conversions and one Native girl's search
for love and protection...