March 21: Cinema

Flash_Gordon's_Trip_To_Mars80 years ago to today in US cinemas, Larry “Buster” Crabbe reprised his role as Flash Gordon in Flash Gordon’s Trip To Mars


Investigating a mysterious beam of light starts disrupting and destroying the Earth’s atmosphere, Flash Gordon, Dr. Zarkov, Dale Arden and stowaway reporter Happy Hapgood swing into action in Zarkov’s rocketship, believing that it could be coming from the planet Mongo. Once in space, however, they discover that the ray is originating from Mars.

The_Jungle_Book-196750 years ago today in UK cinemas, Disney’s The Jungle Book

The Jungle is JUMPIN’!

Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, is warned by his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear to leave the jungle before the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives.



The_One_and_Only,_Genuine,_Original_Family_Band50 years ago today in US cinemas, Disney’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

Get ready to hear! Get ready to cheer!

An American musical film from Walt Disney Productions based on a biography by Laura Bower Van Nuys,with original music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers. Set against the backdrop of the 1888 presidential election, the film portrays the musically talented Bower family, American pioneers who settle in the Dakota Territory.

Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren and John Davidson head the cast. Kurt Russell is also featured, and, in a bit part, Goldie Hawn makes her big-screen debut.

Other films released this day in movie history

  • Our Man Flint (1966, UK)
  • The Cowboys (1972, UK)
  • Godspell (1973, US)
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (1975, US)
  • Young Sherlock Holmes (1986, UK)
  • Madame Sousatzka (1989, UK)

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