|At times the (admittedly rather wooden) Hardin looks like the living embodiment of an early Ken doll.|
|I'm not kidding... this is 1961 Ken!|
Now the climactic race begins, with Provine stuck in the stands with the lecherous Oakland...
The Birds (1963.)
|Raven-haired Pleshette was often paired with blond men on screen.|
|Pleshette with Missy during filming.|
|This is how our lovers looked in color.|
|Hardin on his cycle, which he drove to work each day.|
right here. Adept in his later years at portraying crooked-mouthed big shots and assholes, he was quite a handsome gent in his youth. Meeker passed away in 1988 at age sixty-seven of a heart attack.
|Ralph jr makes a cameo in the top picture (from Code Two, 1953!) In Wall of Noise, Meeker is still "dressed-left" in a shiny dark suit, but I wasn't able to get a good capture of it.|
I'll end with a couple of striking foreign posters that really play up the romance aspect of the movie, with wonderfully torrid artwork. Overseas, the movie was called "Two Women for Joe" and "Wall of Dollars!" The horseplay aspect was minimized in promotion.