The Rocketeer,

Minute 023: O My Prince

May 24, 2017

Guest Host: Billy Campbell

Best known for his television roles as Rick Sammler on Once and Again, as Det. Joey Indelli on Crime Story, as Jordan Collier on The 4400, and as Dr. Jon Fielding on the Tales of the City miniseries. He is also known for his recurring role as Luke Fuller in Dynasty which was his first prominent role. His most notable films include Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Enough. He portrayed Darren Richmond on the AMC television series The Killing, and played Dr. Alan Farragut in the SyFy series Helix.

And he was the title character in a little film called The Rocketeer.


Cliff and Jenny are on their way to a movie theater. Jenny is telling Cliff about how the director “said he liked my reading the best.”

“Oh, you mean you have lines this time?” asks Cliff.

“Just one,” replies Jenny, “but it’s to Neville Sinclair.”

“Ohh-kay,” says Cliff, turning around and facing her. “Let’s hear it.”

Jenny looks up to the sky and says, “O, my Prince! Would that you would drink of my lips as deeply.”  She leans forward toward Cliff.

“And then he kisses you,” says Cliff, frowning.

“No,” says Jenny. “He’s too busy killing someone.” They walk down another flight of steps.

“Now you tell me,” says Jenny.

“What?” asks Cliff.

“The maiden voyage!” replies Jenny. “How did she fly?” Cliff pauses.

“She flew great,” says Cliff. “Landing had… a few bumps.” They walk down another flight of steps.

“Hey,” says Cliff, changing the uncomfortable subject. “We’d better scram if we’re going to catch this Cagney movie.”

“Uh-uh-uh,” says Jenny, ” It’s my turn to pick.”

Cliff looks at her. “Uh-oh,” says Cliff.

“There’s a new Neville Sinclair movie…” begins Jenny.

Cliff sighs. “Aw, Jen, ” says Cliff, “you know Cagney’s better!  I mean, come on, you won’t catch Cagney lounging around in his penthouse, in his underwear, or walking poodles in the park, or  doing any of –”

“… or getting shot down behind enemy lines?” asks Jenny.

“What are you talking about?” replies Cliff.

“A movie,” says Jenny. “Wings of Honor?”

“Neville Sinclair?” asks Cliff.
In This Minute

Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord
Jennifer Connelly as Jenny Blake



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