Rare Stephen Boyd Clips on BritishPathe.com!

I love when a generous fan out there shares something amazing concerning Stephen Boyd! I want to thank Annette in the UK for pointing out a great website I had never perused before…www.britishpathe.com! Be sure to go to this website and search for Stephen ‘s name. You will find these video clips!

There are some great Stephen Boyd clips on this page!

*Stephen acting as guest-host on a British TV show Film Fanfare from 1957

*An interview of Stephen on the set of Shepperton Studios talking about “Seven Waves Away” and Tyrone Power!

*Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh visits the set of Cleopatra in 1960 and talks to Stephen Boyd

*The premiere of “Shalako” in London, December 1968. Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Diane Cilento and Stephen Boyd meet Princess Margaret. Stephen arrives with a beautiful, elegant Black woman – does anyone know who this mystery woman is?

*A quick video of behind-the-scenes of The Fall of the Roman Empire in Spain. The video features Sophia (sitting in Stephen’s on set chair), and Stephen Boyd and Christopher Plummer enacting a scene which was eventually cut from the film! It’s a scene where Commodus and Livius dash wine (rather cruelly) on captive German prisoners below. You can see the 2 captive girls in the crowd (one of them, Lena Von Martens). This whole storyline was cut from the film, but you can read excerpts from the novel of The Fall of the Roman Empire on this tag here, https://stephenboydblog.com/category/harry-whittington-novelization-of-the-fall-of-the-roman-empire/

I always wondered what this scene was from! It was (wisely) replaced by the ‘drunken’ Livius/Commodus scene instead.

Stephen Boyd and Tyrone Power in “Abandon Ship!”

Stephen Boyd was fortunate enough to get to work with one of Hollywood’s most renowned matinee idols Tyrone Power (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone_Power) in 1957 when he filmed “Abandon Ship!”.

Tyrone Power was one of 20th Century Fox’s biggest stars. “Abandon Ship!” is a very exhilarating movie about a group of people who are stuck on a tiny little boat after a large ship wreck. Tyrone does a great job as the man in charge who is forced to make very serious and not so popular decisions concerning the lives of everyone on board. The was one of Stephen’s first roles after “The Man Who Never Was”. He looks dashing in his sailor suit!  Richard Sale, the man who would pen the novel for Stephen’s later movie “The Oscar”, was the director of this film.

Sadly, Tyrone Power would pass away about a year after making this movie. He, like Stephen, would also die young (44) from a heart attack. He is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California.

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