Ian Hendry + Roy Thinnes + Lynn Loring – Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun AKA Doppleganger (1969) Universal Pictures Rare Promotional Photograph
Picture above (l-r): Roy Thinnes, Lynn Loring and Ian Hendry
The still (see above) formed part of a series of black and white photographs taken for promotion of the film. Whilst many of the others are much more frequently seen, this is the first time I have come across this particular one – a much more relaxed and candid shot.
Picture (l-r): Ian Hendry + Roy Thinnes
Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)
Doppelgänger is a 1969 British science fiction film directed by Robert Parrish and starring Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Lynn Loring and Patrick Wymark. Outside Europe, it is known as Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, which is now the more popular title. In the film, a joint European-NASA mission to investigate a planet in a position parallel to Earth, behind the Sun, ends in disaster with the death of one of the astronauts (Hendry). His colleague (Thinnes) discovers that the planet is a mirror image of Earth.
The first major live-action film of Century 21 writers-producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson,noted for Thunderbirds and other 1960s “Supermarionation” puppet television series, shooting for Doppelgänger ran from July to October 1968. Using Pinewood Studios as the principal production base, Parrish also filmed on location in both England and Portugal. The professional relationship between the Andersons and their director became strained as the shooting progressed, while creative disagreements with cinematographer John Read resulted in his resignation from Century 21.
Video: Original Trailer
Picture: Poster – Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)
Picture: Lobby Card – Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)
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Editor, Official Website of Ian Hendry
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