Michael Caine Interview (Merv Griffin Show 1965)

Just another WordPress site

Michael Caine Interview (Merv Griffin Show 1965)

his name is Michael Caine he’s a charming fella and what you’re about to see is his very first appearance ever on American television and I promise you within the next month you are going to be seeing him many times because he’s about to take a trip over here and be on shows that are on opposite us but we got him first he that’ll get him here is the interview with Michael Caine now I’ll show you exactly where he lives would you roll the film please Kirk that way it’s an amuse that’s ME WS in the heart of London and these townhouses are converted stables and they yes I’ve never personal former home or the name of they’re very famous in England we throw them at beetles they throw them at the Beatles once that one of the Beatles said I like jelly babies and ever since then they throw them I’m sure they threw them in America they probably want jelly babies if you don’t know them they’re very popular of course all of you English and you’re gonna be about the most popular actor in America after in-person farmers yeah seen the funny name that I don’t understand it I should do with intelligence counterintelligence here at British isn’t it it’s a sort of shortening of words it cress stands for a form of brain washing washing well only brain washing it’s called the induction of psychosomatic condition reflex by stress like sinus well we couldn’t call a picture the induction of psychosomatic condition reflexes by stress file that’s worse and impresses yeah it was like how to succeeding yeah oh really but that really does anything try the Oh Michael what’s the last movie star to wear glasses well meeting man leading man well there’s one a comedian Harold Lloyd and the other one is Clark Kent Superman Superman yeah I leaned in Ipcress file I stay is Clark Kent all the time I never say she’s I’m already 15 I don’t turn into Superman that’s not what it’s about the role you play in Ipcress file has been compared to a kind of James Bond because and most is by the same man yeah well it’s produced by one of the same men mmm producer James Bond a broccoli and Saltzman Saltzman produced this but is James Bond is Clark Kent after recessions a it is silver well I see that real spies are Clark Kent all the time I see and that’s what we made our story about the real spy we hear a lot on our show in time-to-time turret stamp was on recently are you serious : yes was called in the New York papers a charming cockney yet I detect a bit of cockney do you know it has never been explained to our audience and never really fully to me although I once did a recording of a cockney song in America and I went it was number one I had the number one record in America called coconuts coconuts yes oh I’ve got a lovely bunch of thanks yes if we lean on my record here no now is never released here that was part of the deal yes and that of course is down there coming what what is it cut a cockney is literally someone who’s born within the sound of Bow Bells but it’s much wider than that cockney is a I don’t think it’s a race or a section of society they’re all working class or they’re not poor but a working class but they’re it’s it’s a frame of mind in actual fact companies are known for and I haven’t seen much of this from me but they’re known for their wit quick-wittedness humour and none of these things I have I think I’ve been trained out of me doing all right but this is what they’re known for they’re all very cheerful guys but rough very very tough tough very tough yeah where I come from in other words if there is any kind of a crying problem in London will they blame the cockneys for it uh that the companies are quick-witted enough not to be blamed for it but they usually did it I like it I like not even new America yeah I’ve been to America once about two months ago I went to New York for mayor nobody knew no I was on holiday I was completely anonymous even if I hadn’t been on holiday at anonymous I’m sure disc this has to see America yeah well I saw New York or Miami which it is you know what it’s like going on holiday and taking New York with you in shorts insurance yeah or then you never got to the Chicago the Middle West unum no I never went anywhere I went straight line down a lot of impressions after eight days Michael uh yes um it’s sort of lack of impression I I don’t seem to seen a bed and I never went to sleep at any time yeah a lot of the monthly I’m sure there are beds in New York what would you do the ketchup all night

I don’t know their wishes to be one more place to go yes and you wind up having a falling asleep in a sleeper having breakfast or something and that’s a strange experience I watched Brighton Rock which is a movie that they made an England long time ago at breakfast and so for an Englishman to see movies a breakfast is beneficial because here the television doesn’t start until 11 o’clock in the morning and then it’s educational programs or cricket Michael I hope you do and I know you’ll come to America your charming guy good sense of humor oh really Thank You Bethenny you’re a cockney yes and I’m sure if Chris file and I’m glad I that’s very that’s it’s a good integrity of speech that’s like the rain in Spain yes all’s me I’ll put it in eventually drama school little Chris file yes will be a smash because no II don’t know how to say it yes Heather so you got to see it because I can’t tell you what it’s you have what is called leavin Michael thank you very much thank Michael Caine yeah Libby knows him he is gonna be a big star there oh I think he’ll be a tremendous turn glasses alone will make him a hit that’s right you