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Steven Jay Rubin’s Saturday Night At The Movies
Welcome To Saturday Night At The Movies With Steven Jay Rubin! The podcast that celebrates film past present and future!
4 days ago
Nicholas Meyer on ”Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Steve interviews writer/director Nicholas Meyer about what is arguably the best Star Trek movie of all time.
1 hr 1 min
Sep 18, 2023
Brian Trenchard-Smith: Master Maverick
Steve interviews prolific indie filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, focusing on three of his best: "The Man from Hong Kong," "The Siege at Firebase Gloria," and "Britannic."
1 hr 5 min
Sep 11, 2023
Episode 83: A Deep Dive into 1972’s ”The Heartbreak Kid”
Steve and his comedy writing partner, Billy Riback, now on video, analyze one of the great comedy films of all time, 1972's "The Heartbreak Kid," directed by Elaine May and written by Neil Simon from a Bruce Jay Friedman short story.
Sep 4, 2023
Episode 82 Gregory Kulon on The Valley of Gwangi
Steve interviews author and film historian Gregory Kulon on the making of the 1969 cowboys vs dinosaurs movie, "The Valley of Gwangi."
Aug 28, 2023
Episode 81: Kat Kramer on ”It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”
Steve interviews actress and film historian Kat Kramer about the legacy of her father, director Stanley Kramer, and his epic comedy, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year.
Aug 21, 2023
Episode 80: Justin Humphreys on George Pal
Steve interviews author Justin Humphreys, whose new book is the extremely well-researched George Pal: Man of Tomorrow.
Aug 14, 2023
Episode 79: Frank Thompson
Steve speaks with author Frank Thompson, author of “Alamo Movies,” discussing many of the terrific films about the famous 1836 siege.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 8, 2023
Episode 78: Peter Sherayko
Steve speaks with veteran Hollywood Western specialist Peter Sherayko about how he became the go-to guy for supplying western programming with everything they need, and how he came to take a good role in one of the greatest westerns ever – “Tombstone.
1 hr 7 min
Jul 31, 2023
Episode 77: Spy Film Night
To celebrate the history of spy movies, Steve brings together a unique group of spy movie aficionados, including: Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist and producer Robert Short, 007 super collector and international litigator Malcolm McNeil, spy culture prop collector and museum creator Danny Biederman and thriller author Steve Kobrin.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 24, 2023
Episode 76: Robin Cowie
Steve interviews producer Robin Cowie, who helped engineer 1999's "The Blair Witch Project," the most successful horror film in history.
Jul 17, 2023
Episode 75: Bruce Greenwood
Steve interviews actor Bruce Greenwood about his eclectic career, including key roles in Double Jeopardy, Thirteen days (as JFK), Star Trek (as Captain Pike) and National Treasure (as the President).
Jul 8, 2023
Episode 74: Bob Burns
Steve speaks with one of Hollywood's most renown prop preservationists, film historians and Halloween showmen - Bob Burns - the man who owns the original "Time Machine" (1960)
Jun 20, 2023
Episode 73: David Ansen
Steve interviews longtime Newsweek critic David Ansen about the state of storytelling today and how he got to be one of America's most celebrated film reviewers.
Jun 12, 2023
Episode 72: Dwayne Epstein
Steve speaks with author and Lee Marvin biographer Dwayne Epstein about his latest book, Killing Generals: The Making of "The Dirty Dozen, the Most Iconic WW II MOvie of All Time.
1 hr 4 min
Jun 5, 2023
Episode 71: John Ford Night
Steve celebrates John Ford night by interviewing Ford biographer Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford), the author of 24 film books, many of them on prominent film directors.
May 29, 2023
Episode 70: Sam Fuller Night
To celebrate Sam Fuller night, Steve speaks with the iconic maverick filmmaker's wife Christa and daughter Samantha who co-produced the terrific documentary "A Fuller Life" (currently on AppleTV+)
1 hr 2 min
May 22, 2023
Episode 69 - Hollywood impersonators
Steve introduces four talented Hollywood impersonators - Joel Gibbs, Allan Murray, Tom Stern and Avie Hern - who bring a host of famous actors to life for an old fashioned Hollywood party
May 16, 2023
Episode 68: Robert Florczak
Steve interviews author and film historian Robert Florczak, the world's leading authority on actor Errol Flynn, about his extraordinary new coffee table book, Errol Flynn:The Illustrated Life Chronology.
May 9, 2023
Episode 67: Peter Bart
Steve speaks with Peter Bart, the former editor and chief of Variety, who also served as a production executive at Paramount Pictures, and is also a celebrated author, columnist and commentator.
May 1, 2023
Episode 66: Lorraine Gary
Steve interviews actress Lorraine Gary about her long association with the "Jaws" film series - as Ellen Brody - her sixty plus years as the wife of Universal Pictures mogul Sid Sheinberg and her origins in Hollywood.
Apr 24, 2023
Episode 65: Julian Schlossberg
Steve speaks with producer, indie distribution executive, major studio honcho, Broadway producer, talkshow host and author Julian Schlossberg about his fascinating show business career.
Apr 18, 2023
Episode 64: Joel Thurm
Steve speaks with uber casting director Joel Thurm whose many credits include "Grease," "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Airplane," and who's authored a new book “Sex, Drugs and Pilot Season: Confessions of a Casting Director.”
1 hr 20 min
Apr 10, 2023
Episode 63: Nancy Olson
Steve interviews actress and author Nancy Olson Livingston about her amazing film experiences on "Sunset Blvd," "Battle Cry" and "Union Station," as well as her new autobiography "A Front Row Seat.
Apr 3, 2023
Episode 62: Andrea Eastman
Steve goes inside "The Godfather" with Andrea Eastman, who was in charge of casting the epic story of the Corleone family. She also discusses casting "Love Story" and her origins that eventually led to her becoming one of the most powerful talent agents in Hollywood.
Mar 28, 2023
Episode 61: Funny Man Eddie Deezen
Steve speaks with comic actor Eddie Deezen about his experiences working on such film classics as "Grease," "War Games," and "1941."
Mar 20, 2023
Episode 60: Billy Wilder Tribute
Steve and media specialist Stan Rosenfield celebrate the dazzling directing career of Billy Wilder, focusing on "Sunset Blvd," "The Apartment," "Some Like It Hot," "Sabrina" and "One, Two, Three."
Mar 14, 2023
Episode 59: Constance Towers
Steve speaks with stage, screen and television actress Constance Towers about her origins in show business, her co-starring role opposite John Wayne and William Holden in director John Ford's Civil War drama "The Horse Soldiers," her subsequent co-starring role in Ford's "Sergeant Rutledge," and her work with maverick director Sam Fuller on "The Naked Kiss."
1 hr 1 min
Mar 7, 2023
Episode 58: Alan Rudolph
Steve speaks with maverick film director Alan Rudolph (The Moderns, Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle) about his origins, his father, director Oscar Rudolph, his association with director Robert Altman, and the influences that made him one of Hollywood's most interesting storytellers.
1 hr 11 min
Feb 28, 2023
Steve interviews Australian George Lazenby, the man who, despite no acting experience whatsoever, replaced Sean Connery as James Bond, and starred opposite Diana Rigg in one of the greatest Bond movies ever - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
Feb 20, 2023
Episode 55: Stefanie Powers
Steve speaks with actress Stefanie Powers about the origins of her long career in film and television, her Blake Edwards thriller Experiment in Terror, her John Wayne movie, McClintock, and how she almost became part of the classic West Side Story
1 hr 9 min
Feb 13, 2023
Episode 55 Gary King
Steve speaks with special effects maestro Gary King - part of the King family of special effects experts - his entry into the business, and his work on such classics as Young Frankenstein, The Towering Inferno, The Final Countdown and Endangered Species.
Feb 6, 2023
Episode 54: George Stevens Jr.
Steve speaks with legendary producer, director, writer, documentarian, playwright and founder of the American Film Institute, George Stevens Jr., who shares details about his dad's directing career and World War II service, "The Diary of Anne Frank," the Hollywood blacklist period, the documentary "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey" and the beginnings of the AFI.
Jan 30, 2023
Episode 53 Wayne Kramer
Steve speaks with director Wayne Kramer, whose 2003 drama, The Cooler, starring Wiliam H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Paul Sorvino, and Maria Bello, is one of the best Las Vegas films ever.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 23, 2023
Episode 52: Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns
Steve is joined for an eclectic evening by pop culture historians Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns, authors of the book "The Show Won't Go One: The Most Shocking, Bizarre and Historical Deaths of Performers Onstage." In addition to discussing the book and its upcoming sequel "Hollywood Endings," they go deep on Jerry Lewis's "The Errand Boy" and the life and career of actor Lawrence Tierney, the subject of Kearn's new book, "Lawrence Tierney: Hollywood's Real Life Tough Guy."
1 hr 7 min
Jan 17, 2023
Episode 51 Derek Sculthorpe
Steve speaks with British film historian and author Derek Schulthorpe about his books on such iconic character actors as Edmond O’Brien, Van Heflin, Sidney Greenstreet, Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy and Ruth Roman.
Jan 9, 2023
Episode 50: Gary Gerani
Steve speaks with author, screenwriter, Blu-ray commentator and trading card expert Gary Gerani, as they discuss his career, his cult classic Pumpkinhead, and the 1957 courtroom classic 12 Angry Men.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 2, 2023
Episode 49: Rory Aylward and Romano Orzari
Steve joins fellow producer Rory Aylward and actor Romano Orzari to dive into the behind the scenes details of "Silent Night," the true World War II drama they produced for the Hallmark Channel twenty years ago.
Dec 26, 2022
Episode 48: Eddie Muller
Steve chats with Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir from Turner Classic Movies' Noir Alley, focusing on two classics, "The Killers" (1946), and "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950).
1 hr 2 min
Dec 19, 2022
Episode 47: Stan Rosenfield
Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Stalag 17's, production (it was released 69 years ago in 1953), Steve does a deep dive on this classic Billy Wilder dramedy with media specialist Stan Rosenfield.
Dec 10, 2022
Episode 46: Peter Hyams
Steve does a deep dive into 1978's Capricorn One with its director Peter Hyams.
Dec 3, 2022
Episode 45: Tommy Cook
Steve speaks with veteran radio, television and film actor Tommy Cook whose career stretches from The Adventures of Red Ryder serial from Republic Pictures (he was the Little Beaver) to Tarzan and the Leopard Woman opposite Johnny Weissmuller to films with Victor Mature, Audie Murphy, Richard Widmark, Tyrone Power, Jimmy Stewart and Van Heflin. He also wrote and produced Rollercoaster (1977).
1 hr 10 min
Nov 26, 2022
Episode 44: Bud Moss
Steve speaks at length with retired talent agent, author and film packager Budd Burton Moss who relates stories of working with a constellation of actors in the 1950s and 1960s, including Rita Hayworth, his long time friendship with Sidney Poitier, his marriage to actress Ruth Roman (Strangers on a Train), her harrowing tale of survival on the sinking Andrea Doria luxury liner, and much more. A very rich interview.
1 hr 11 min
Nov 20, 2022
Episode 43: Guy Manos
Steve speaks with motion picture technology entrepreneur and ex-stuntman and champion sky diver Guy Manos of CineLogic, who explains how the insane costs of epic motion pictures can be cut dramatically using pre-visualization technology aka Pre-Viz.
Nov 12, 2022
Episode 42: Ron Shelton
Steve explores the classic “Bull Durham” with its writer-director Ron Shelton who documented his memories in the recent book “The Church of Baseball.”
1 hr 3 min
Nov 5, 2022
Episode 41: James Chapman
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, Steve interviews author James Chapman, author of the fine forensic history of that film: "Dr. No: The First James Bond Film."
1 hr 1 min
Oct 31, 2022
Episode 40: Veronica Cartwright
To celebrate Halloween, Steve interviews three-time Emmy-nominated actress Veronica Cartwright who screamed her way through such genre classics as The Birds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Alien.
Oct 22, 2022
Episode 39: Karen Kramer
Steve chats with actress/producer Karen Kramer, who acted under the name Karen Sharpe, and is the last surviving adult cast member of the terrific Wiliam Wellman airline disaster drama The High and the Mighty, and was also married to the late epic filmmaker Stanley Kramer (On the Beach, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World).
1 hr 10 min
Oct 16, 2022
Episode 38:Rory Aylward
Steve is joined by motion picture technical advisor Major Rory Aylward to discuss classic World War II movies, including A Walk in the Sun (1946), Battleground (1949), Twelve O'Clock High (1949), Hell is for Heroes (1962), and Patton (1970).
Oct 1, 2022
Episode 37: Brett Cullen
Steve explores the making of Apollo 13 through the eyes of Brett Cullen, one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, who portrayed CAPCOM1, the mission control specialist who hears Jim Lovell say "Houston, we have a problem!"
Sep 24, 2022
Episode 36: Jeramie Rain and Marc Sheffler
Steve interviews actors Jeramie Rain and Marc Sheffler who co-starred in the very disturbing horror film "The Last House on the Left," which marked the directing debut of future horror maestro Wes Craven, and which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary
Sep 17, 2022
Episode 35: Avie Hern
Steve is joined by film historian Avie Hern as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the MGM classic costume epic, Ivanhoe, which starred Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders.
Sep 10, 2022
Episode 34: Jimmy Hunt
Steve speaks with actor Jimmy Hunt, who, at 13, starred in one of the most atmospheric science fiction films of all time, 1953's Invaders from Mars,
1 hr 6 min
Aug 27, 2022
Episode 33: Robert Skotak
Steve speaks with two-time Academy Award-winning visual effects artist and film historian Robert Skotak who discusses his formative years, and, later, the making of director Jim Cameron's action-packed "Aliens," the sequel to Ridley Scott's "Alien."
1 hr 22 min
Aug 21, 2022
Episode 32: Robert Short
Steve interviews Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist Robert Short whose career includes such titles as "Halloween," "Piranha,"ET" and "Beetlejuice," for which he won his Oscar.
Aug 13, 2022
Episode 31: The Archives : Richard Eyer
Steve delves into his archives for this 1980s interview with former child actor Richard Eyer, whose credits include the part of the Genie in "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad," as well as important roles in direction William's Wyler's "Friendly Persuasion" and director Herman Hoffman's "The Invisible Boy."
Jul 30, 2022
Episode 30: Bruce Scivally
Steve interviews author, screenwriter, film historian and documentarian Bruce Scivally about his book "Booze, Bullets and Broads," which chronicles the making of the colorful Matt Helm spy spoof film series that starred Dean Martin.
Jul 24, 2022
Episode 29: Alison Macor
Steve's guest is author and film historian Alison Macor, whose wonderful book ,The Making of The Best Years of Your Lives, expertly chronicles the behind-the-scenes history of an American classic.
Jul 16, 2022
Episode 28: Remembering James Caan, Marty Norman, LQ Jones and Larry Storch
In the wake of so many movie and TV celebrity passings this week, Steve devotes time to the careers of actor James Caan, composer Monty Norman, actor LQ Jones and actor Larry Storch.
Jul 9, 2022
Episode 27: Steve Guttenberg
Steve chats with actor Steve Guttenberg about the experience of making his film debut in "The Boys from Brazil" and his co-starring role in the wonderful 1985 science fiction classic "Cocoon."
Jul 2, 2022
Episode 26: Joby Baker
It's guilty pleasure week at Steve Rubin's Saturday Night at the Movies as Steve interviews former film and TV actor Joby Baker about, amongst other things, his 1960 service comedy opposite Jack Lemmon and Ricky Nelson - The Wackiest Ship in the Army.
Jun 25, 2022
Episode 25: Jobeth Williams
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the horror classic "Poltergeist," Steve interviews actress JoBeth Williams, who portrayed embattled housewife Diane Freeling, and who shares some fascinating behind the scenes stories about the film's making.
Jun 18, 2022
Episode 24: Nick Parisi
Steve chats with author Nick Parisi (Rod Serling: His Life, Work and Imagination) about Rod's film output, which includes Seven Days in May and Planet of the Apes.
Jun 11, 2022
Episode 23: Steve Mitchell & Dwayne Epstein
Steve sits down with film historian/documentarian Steve Mitchell ("King Cohen") and author Dwayne Epstein ("Lee Marvin: Point Blank") to discuss the endlessly entertaining 1967 war adventure film, "The Dirty Dozen."
1 hr 3 min
Jun 4, 2022
Episode 22: Aljean Harmetz
We're off to see the Wizard as Steve interviews film historian and author Aljean Harmetz about her seminal book "The Making of The Wizard of Oz." Aljean is a true delight as she describes how she pieced together the history of the MGM classic from 1939. I mean, come on, she interviewed Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger and so many others.
1 hr 13 min
May 28, 2022
Episode 21: Leonard Maltin
Steve speaks with legendary film historian Leonard Maltin about how he came to write his seminal Film Guide, and many of his other film books, as well as discussing his work as a critic for Entertainment Tonight, and the general state of storytelling in movies today. about how he came to write his seminal Film Guide, and many of his other film books, as well as discussing his work as a critic for Entertainment Tonight, and the general state of storytelling in movies today.
May 21, 2022
Episode 20: The Archives - Alfred Hitchcock
Tapping into his archives, Steve shares his 1976 interview with the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, who discusses his 1963 classic, “The Birds.”
May 14, 2022
Episode 19: Frank Griffin
Steve interviews veteran makeup artist Frank Griffin, brother of actresses Debra Paget, Teala Loring and Lisa Gaye. Frank, known for his long professional relationship with actor Steve Martin, has worked on scores of films and television shows, including the original Westworld feature, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Midnight Run, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
May 7, 2022
Episode 18: Debra Paget
This week, Steve interviews actress Debra Paget who offers a fascinating window into 1950s filmmaking, focusing on her amazing career and many of her films, including "Broken Arrow," "The Ten Commandments," "Omar Khayyam" and "Love Me Tender."
Apr 30, 2022
Episode 17: Steve Stoliar
Steve is joined by author Steve Stoliar who turned a lifelong love of the Marx Brothers into a job as Groucho Marx’s personal assistant and archivist during the latter years of the great comic’s life.
Apr 23, 2022
Episode 16: Paul Anka
Steve interviews singer/songwriter, actor and pop superstar Paul Anka about two of his 1962 films - the epic The Longest Day, in which he played a nimble Ranger who climbs Pointe du Hoc in Normandy; and Look in Any Window, where he plays a troubled teen in tawdry suburban California.
Apr 16, 2022
Episode 15: Peter Winkler
Steve discusses the life and lasting legacy of iconic actor James Dean with author and film historian Peter L. Winkler (The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories From Those Who Knew Him)
Apr 9, 2022
Episode 14: Brooks Wachtel
This week Steve is joined by screenwriter, Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer and author Brooks Wachtel, as they celebrate two timeless science fiction classic produced by George Pal: “War of the Worlds” and “The Time Machine.”
Apr 2, 2022
Episode 13: Tony Bill
This week, host Steve Rubin speaks with director/producer/actor Tony Bill, focusing on his early career, his film debut opposite Frank Sinatra in Come Blow Your Horn, and his work with Steve McQueen in the adaptation of William Goldman's dramedy Soldier in the Rain.
Mar 26, 2022
Episode 12 - Mark Herrier
On tonight’s episode, Steve interviews actor Mark Herrier, one of the stars of “Porky’s,” the first American comedy to gross over $100 million at the box office, and which spawned two sequels.
Mar 19, 2022
Episode 11 - Kym Karath
On this episode, Steve interviews Kym Karath from the legendary film The Sound Of Music!
Mar 12, 2022
Episode 10 - Nicholas Meyer
This week, Steve interviews writer/director Nicholas Meyer about his classic science fiction adventure film, "Time After Time."
Mar 5, 2022
Episode 9 - Billy Gray
On this episode, Steve interviews TV and film veteran Billy Gray about his involvement in the classic science fiction film “The Day the Earth Stood Still”
Feb 26, 2022
Episode 8 - William Reynolds
On this episode, Steve dives into actor William Reynolds’ film career as a contract player at Paramount, Universal and Fox, long before his lengthy run on “The FBI” series for producer Quinn Martin.
Feb 19, 2022
Episode 7 – Mark Wolf on the History of Stop Motion Animation
On this episode, Steve interviews author, producer and special effects supervisor Mark Wolf on the pre-digital FX world, from Willis O’Brien (“King Kong”) to Ray Harryhausen (“The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”)
Feb 12, 2022
Episode 6 – Paul J. Davids and the cult film “Roswell.”
On this episode, Steve interviews author/producer/fine artist Paul J. Davids on the Showtime Original Film “Roswell,” and the history of the purported crash of a flying saucer in New Mexico in 1947.
Feb 5, 2022
Episode 5 – Barry Taff on the history of the horror classic “The Entity” and the paranormal world.
On this Episode of Steve Rubin's Saturday Night At The Movie's Steve sits down with Dr.Barry Taff a expert on the paranormal. Known for his work on the 1970's film The Entity.
Jan 29, 2022
Episode 4 – Director William Malone and the 1956 sci-fi classic “Forbidden Planet.”
On this episode, Steve interviews renown horror film director William “Bill” Malone (“House on Haunted Hill”) about the classic science fiction film “Forbidden Planet” and the famous Robby the Robot.
Jan 22, 2022
Episode 3 – Scott Tracy Griffin on the history of Tarzan in the movies.
On this episode, Steve interviews author and Tarzan expert Scott Tracy Griffin on the legacy of the ape man and his many screen iterations. He also discusses author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the original creator of “Tarzan.”
Jan 17, 2022
Episode 2 – Steve Mitchell on “Chopping Mall,” Dwayne Epstein on Lee Marvin and the making of “The Professionals” (1966)
On this episode, Steve interviews screenwriter Steve Mitchell on the making of the cult classic “Chopping Mall,” and together Steve and Steve chat with author Dwayne Epstein on the life of the super manly actor Lee Marvin and his classic western “The Professionals.”
1 hr 8 min
Jan 8, 2022
Episode 1 - Donna Anderson and the making of 1959’s nuclear war drama “On the Beach”
On the episode, Steve and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Brooks Wachtel chat with Donna Anderson, the last surviving star of the classic anti-nuke film “On the Beach.”