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Ron Pierce

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From: Tustin, CA
Registered: Feb 2003

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“The Silver Chalice”
Studio: Warner Bros
National release date: December 20, 1954
Opened in Fresno, California: January 28, 1955 at the Stanley Warner Theatre.
Length of engagement: One week
Paul Newman had fourth billing after Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli and Jack Palance.
“The Silver Chalice” was Paul Newman’s first theatrical film after many television roles. This story has been told before but the LA time notes that when “The Silver Chalice” was shown on television in the 1960’s, Newman took out an ad in the trade publications “in which he not only apologized for his wooden performance but, urged viewers not to watch. Of course, it was a ratings blockbuster.” As my memory serves me I remember seeing an ad but since I didn’t read the trades, it must have been in the LA Times.
My earliest memory of Paul Newman was seeing the theatrical trailer for “Somebody up There Likes Me”
Memorable Newman roles for me: “The Hustler” and “Hud”

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Roger Chinnici
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From: Rock Hill, MO
Registered: Apr 2008

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If Mr. Newman had know one handed push ups would ingratiate one to movie goers, he could have done a few and stolen the thunder of Jack Palance. Surely, I jest!

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Dave Felthous

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From: Seattle, WA
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If "The Silver Chalice" was shown on TV in the 60s it probably was a pan-and-scan version, which would have made this CinemaScope film even worse.

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