Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sir Stanley's Syrups

Stanley Baker plays Bain in 'Sands Of The Kalahari', a scruffy, likeable drunk who seems pretty irrelevant for long periods of time but emerges as the true hero about three quarters of the way through.

Perhaps in order to contrast him from dark haired co-star Stuart Whitman, Stan is given a floppy, slightly errant blonde toupee which neither suits his complexion or helps him in the fight scenes. I suppose he does look prettier than usual, although I wouldn't step over Susannah York to get to him. Good film, though, and Sir Stanley is, as ever, brilliant.

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