1957 - Raintree Country
- uncredited - 2h46 (Color) -.Drama directed by Edward Dmytryk, from Ross
Lockridge Jr.'s novel, with Elisabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift,
Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead
(what a beautiful list!). A love story with the Civil War as background,
which reminds "Gone with The Wind" and cost $6 millions, a record
for MGM in those days!.- Gardner McKay made an appearance as a
beared solder... - picture right - (To me, it seemed I saw him
just in the first scene in a group of youngsters gazing at Eva Marie Saint?)
- Boots and Saddles - 2 season run TV series (1957/58)
in 39 episodes in B&W of 30 mins each, shooted at Kanab (Utah) : Gardner
kept his uniforme as he played the role of lieutenant Kelly in a series
which tells the adventures of the 5th Cavalry and the indians in the years
1880! (See left McKay fighting an indian). He appeared in 17 or
18 of the 39 episodes.
- Adventures in Paradise, TV series boadcasted by ABC Channel,
as captain Adam Troy. His first leading role.
- The Pleasure Seekers (pictures on right & movie posters)
- 20th Century Fox musical comedy in color of 107 mins, directed by Jean
Negulesco, with Ann-Margret, Antony Franciosa, André Lawrence,
Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin and Gene Tierney (her last movie).
Music:Alexandre Courage, Lionel Newman and James Van Hesen.
Choregraphy:Antonio Gades and Robert Sidney.
A remake of Warner's Bros. 1954 "Three coins in The Fountain",
inspired from John H. Secondari's novel and written by Edith R. Sommer.
The story: Three young american girls (Ann-Margret, Lynley, Tiffin) arrive
in Spain looking for adventure and romance. Each of them fall in love
with respectively Lawrence, Pete Stenello (McKay) et Franciosa, but misunderstandings
comes along when a married man is dicovered...
One can notice that the film received an Oscar nomination for the best
1968 - I sailed to Tahiti with All Girl Crew
A light comedy in color of 95 mins by Richard Bare, with Fred
Clark, Pat Buttram, Diane McBain, ... A $20,000 bet story of a race between
two sailors, but Gardner McKay will make it with an all girl crew... Again
a role for a sailor and occasionally a deep-sea diver in the warm seas.
(see photo on the right from the film).