Thursday, August 21, 2014

RIP Michael A. Hoey

Michael A. Hoey, who wrote the screenplays for a pair of Elvis Presley films and was the architect behind the 1966 cult science-fiction movie The Navy vs. the Night Monsters, has died. He was 79. Hoey, the son of English actor Dennis Hoey — who played the bumbling Inspector Lestrade in the 1940s Universal Pictures series of Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce — died August 17, 2014 of cancer at his home in San Clemente, California. Hooey was the film editor for the 1996 Euro-western “The North Star” starring James Caan and Christopher Lambert.

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