Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Frank Sinatra, Howard W. Koch and William H. Daniels.
Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Nelson Riddle||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn||Nominated|
Musical Monday: Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)on Feb 17, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)... Read full article
Robin and the 7 HoodsBy Amanda Garrett on Jun 7, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm celebrating Dean Martin's 100th birthday with a review of the gangster film/musical Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). The photo above shows Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin behind a portrait of Edward G. Robinson. This article is part of The Dean Martin Centenary Blogathon ... Read full article
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Making this film should have been fun. Instead, by more than one account, it was a waking nightmare for all involved. John F. Kennedy was assassinated soon after filming started, casting a pall over the entire set. Not long after that, Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped from his dressing room at Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Upon payment of a large ransom, he was released, unharmed, a few days later). Victor Buono, who played Deputy Sherrif Alvin Potts, later observed that it was a minor miracle that filming was completed at all.
Peter Lawford was supposed to be in this film, but due to the John F. Kennedy/Frank Sinatra falling out, Lawford - Kennedy's brother-in-law - took the brunt of the wrath from the "Chairman of the Board".
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