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The Diana Dors Story

Diana Dors was billed as Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, but she was a distinctive personality in her own right. While she never quite found a niche in the U.S., she nonetheless created memorable performances on both the cinema and television screens. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor/writer Joe Mannetti discusses Diana Dors’ remarkable life and the circumstances that kept her from fulfilling her fullest talents.

The episode can be heard here.

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The Best in Movie Miscasting

John Wayne as Genghis Khan? Lucille Ball as Mame? On this episode, we celebrate some of the most wonderfully misguided examples of movie miscasting, including some still-controversial casting decisions (Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Dolittle, Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi) and some noble endeavors that went awry (Marlon Brando’s Fletcher Christian, Jane Fonda as Ibsen’s Nora). Actor/writer Joe Mannetti returns to “The Online Movie Show” to give praise to the actors in the wrong roles.

The episode can be heard here.