Genevieve Bujold in Alex & the Gypsy

In 1976, Genevieve Bujold co-starred with Jack Lemmon and James Woods in Alex & the Gypsy. The film received incredibly mixed reactions from critics. Some praised it for being quirky, while others panned the movie for being trite. Regardless of the range of feelings expressed by critics, audiences didn't turn out in droves, perhaps because of the lack of strong advertising or maybe people just didn't think it looked very good. Whatever the reasons, Alex & the Gypsy has remained somewhat of a curiosity since its 1976 release. It exists to be seen but even now people just aren't drawn to the film.

Alex & the Gypsy boasts a very solid cast led by Jack Lemmon and Genevieve Bujold, with a young James Woods supporting. These talented performers bring a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to their respective roles. The film deals with somewhat esoteric topic of gypsy communities in North America and it bounces back and forth between two time periods years apart (sometimes confusingly so). Despite all of these unique elements, Alex & the Gypsy is most likely a love it or hate it affair for most people...just as some professional critics found it cloying while others found it charming. Good or bad, fans of any of the actors featured in the film should probably take a look at it.

Check out some promotional photos from Alex & the Gypsy here.

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Karen Allen and The Creeper

Between 1984 and 1987, movie star Karen Allen had no films released but the actress did have a very good guest role on a television anthology series, the revamped edition of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

In a nice bit of urban paranoia titled "The Creeper," Karen Allen plays a lady living in an area of a city where a killer has been murdering women. Tensions rise when her neighbor is murdered and an ex-boyfriend begins making weird phone calls and dropping by unexpectedly. However, the murder may be the person she least suspects.

Karen Allen looks great on this episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and turns in a solid performance (as usual). She even gets to have some fun acting terrified during a nightmare sequence towards the end of the episode. Even though Karen Allen has seemingly always favored working in movies throughout her career, the actress has always done very well with her occasional forays into series television. This particular guest appearance is quite enjoyable and one wishes that she had done a few more TV guest spots during her prime.

Doran Clark on Houston Knights

Doran Clark spent most of the 1980s on television. She was a cast member on three shows early in the decade and the actress spent a lot of time doing guest roles on various series. One such guest spot was on the fantastic cop show Houston Knights.

Houston Knights was one of those shows that was cancelled way too soon. This series, in terms of overall quality and entertainment value, towered over the bulk of similar shows during the time period. In one of the first episodes of Houston Knights, Doran Clark was the special guest star and many viewers could tell right away that this was going to be a great show.

Female guest stars on Houston Knights typically fit in to one of two categories: wealthy debutantes or down-home girls. Doran Clark appeared on the show in 1987 as a down-to-earth woman from Texas and she did a very job. Not only did she look quite lovely, she handled her role with great ease.

Kay Lenz on Houston Knights

Chances are that if you were watching evening television in the mid-1980s then you probably saw Kay Lenz guest starring on one of your favorite shows. The actress maintained a nearly ubiquitous presence on TV during one of it's greatest decades, appearing on sitcoms and hour-long dramas and everything in between.

Houston Knights was one of the best shows of the late '80s, deftly combining drama and comedy with cop action and high production values. The show had two highly charismatic lead actors (Michael Beck and Michael Pare) who had some of the best acting chemistry seen on television in a long time. When Kay Lenz came in for a guest role during the second season, it was bound to be terrific.

In this episode of Houston Knights, Kay Lenz plays a hard-working mother of three who struggles with homelessness. One of the reasons that this was such a great role for her wasn't so much the character (she could play this part in her sleep) but the fact that the role calls for her to appear, since she is supposed to be poor, more natural. This allows for her natural beauty to shine through without being marred by heavy makeup or a bad hairstyle.

Kay Lenz & Michael Beck