Edd Byrnes is best known for his performance as ‘Kookie’ in the popular TV series ‘77 Sunset Strip’ (1958-63). Edd started his acting career as a theatre artist. He made his screen debut in an episode of TV anthology ‘Crossroads,’ in 1956. After working in a few TV series, he moved to Hollywood. He then appeared in the TV series ‘The Adventures of Jim Bowie’ (1956-57). Over the years, he appeared in many TV series and programs, including ‘Maverick’ (1957-60), ‘Love, American Style’ (1970), ‘The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries’ (1978), ‘Fantasy Island’ (1978-82), and ‘Murder, She Wrote’ (1990-95). His first credited film performance came in ‘Johnny Trouble’ (1957). Some of his successful films include ‘Johnny Trouble’ (1957), ‘Marjorie Morningstar’ (1958), ‘Life Begins at 17’ (1958), ‘Grease’ (1978), and ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ (1989). Some of his failed films are ‘Beach Ball’ (1965), ‘Wicked, Wicked’ (1973), and ‘Mankillers’ (1987).
Grease is the story of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student, Sandy Olsson in the 1950s. The two fall in love during summer but break up when Sandy has to move back to Australia. However, she doesn’t move back and misunderstandings develop between the two. The two eventually find their way back to each other.
The film, which is a sequel to That’ll be the Day, shows how rock-star, Jim MacLaine, rapidly climbs the ladder of success while he loses almost everything on personal front. Jim’s supposed best friend and manager Mike is largely the root cause, though he pretends to do everything for Jim’s good. Ultimately, the star ends up with drug addiction and other issues.
Released in the UK as The Young Invaders, the film is based on the 1945 book by Major James J. Altieri. It begins with the formation of the First Battalion Rangers, an elite strike force similar to the British Commandos and then goes on to depict their training in Scotland, their romances with British lasses and finally their battles.
This American Western film takes us back to the 1870s, to the Sioux territory, south of the Missouri. The story follows Luther Yellowstone, a trapper and Indian scout who gets in trouble with the Sioux chief, after he saves the life of a woman.
Marjorie Morgenstern, a conservative Jewish girl decides to join the acting profession after falling in love with Catskills entertainer Noel Airman. They begin a relationship and he renames her Marjorie Morningstar, even though Airman’s writer, playwright Wally Wronkin is romantically interested in Marjorie and is more suitable for her.
The Deep Six is a war drama film, which revolves around Navy Lieutenant Austin, who struggles to perform his duties while also observing his Quaker beliefs, during the Second World War.
For a highly treacherous operation behind the enemy lines, the Allies recruit a group of 5 tough criminals against a promise of early pardon. Their mission is to rescue an Italian general held captive by the Nazis at a fortress in Dubrovnik. The felons collectively use their dark skills to achieve the impossible task. Can they succeed in this infiltration operation?