Chris Warfield

  1. Patrick O’Neal, King Rat, 1964. Blacklisted Hollywood writer Carl Foreman (High Noon) decided to film James Cavell’s tough book about his three years as a WWII prisoner of the Japanese. With the finest UK actors:  new guys Albert Finney, Peter O’Toole, veterans Trevor Howard, John Mills.  He then felt he had no more to say about war after The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone and The Victors. UK writer-director Bryan Forbes made it his Hollywood debut, bravely side-stepping Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra for the Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf  find, George Segal – as the titular wheeler-dealer-fixer-conniver who all but ends up running the jungle camp.  Acidic critic Rex Reed ingloriously call this “the worst thing that has happened to movies since Lassie   played a war veteran with amnesia.”

 Birth year: 1927Death year: 1996Other name: Casting Calls:  1