Friday, November 16, 2007

THIS IS NOT A TEST - Greig McRitchie - "Theme & Credits" (1962)

You know, a lot of this really is an unsung song about musical genius. Here's a small tale of Mr. Greig McRitchie, born on September 28, 1914. His first major work as composer and conductor was on this 1962 film, "This Is Not A Test," then it seems the man needed to take some time off, maybe doing that first movie was a real son of a gun, but he doesn't have any more credits until 1974. From then on he worked on an amazing array of films that is way beyond imagination as orchestrator & composer. "Conan", "Krull", "Off Beat", "Aliens", "Project X" and the list goes on and on til it ends with "Starship Troopers" in 1997. I'd say Mr. McRitchie passed this test just fine!
Test Theme
Test Ending Credits

Seamon Glass went on to be the first grinner hillbilly in "Deliverance!"

Ron Starr played Heck Longtree in "Ride The High Country."

The lovely Mary Morlas never acted again!

Mike Greene continued acting til 2001!

Norman Winston never acted in TV or films again!

For reasons unknown, the ravishing Aubrey Martin only acted in a couple of TV shows after this film!

Alan Austin's career started in 1931 & ended with this movie!

Carol Kent's acting career ended in 1962, the same year this film was made!

Don Spruance ended his career in "The Streets of San Francisco", the 1977 TV series entitled "Monkey Is Back!"

The Looters are still active today & coming to your town soon, this is not a test!!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a despairing, distressing movie!

-- Greg Goodsell

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