KELLY in CUTTING EDGE
!! TO my page dedicated to Moira
Kelly (CHAPLIN) whom I think is one of the most under-rated
actresses of our time.
My name is Ron and I hope that enough people will visit my page
and realize what a truly versatile actress Moira is.
question: Who is Moira Kelly?
on the 6th of March, 1968 Baby Girl Moira was destined for a role
as an appealing actress who could play many different parts and
duly enhance the role with her facial expressions as well as her
emotions. This my friends is what really sets Moira above many
have selected the movie "THE CUTTING EDGE" released in
1992 when she was 24 yrs old. This particular edition was made available on Home Video 1999 from
MGM UA but first a little background on "The Cutting Edge"
Cutting Edge follows the story of a world class figure skater (
KATE MOSLEY) who is at the proverbial end of her career unless
she can find a partner that will put up with her fiery temper
tantrums and her (at times) acid tongue. Enter DOUG DORSEY played
by D.B.SWEENEY(MEMPHIS BELLE). Doug is a recently benched ice
hockey player; who after suffering peripheral vision loss due to
ill tempered opponents (excessively slamming him against the boards)in a prior hockey game, finds out that his hockey career as a possible professional is through
but Kate Mosley's (MOIRA) coach thinks that Doug just could be what Kate
needs in a partner to grab a chance at Olympic Gold.
is a spoiled little rich lady whose dad is a well off tycoon and
owns a mansion with private ice rink. Doug
is a hard core, crude (sometimes downright crass) hockey player
who worked for what he had (get the picture?) and when these two meet; the clash of
two personalities make for an entertaining, witty,story that will
make you laugh and cry, frown and groan. It's a real tear jerker at
this photograph, Kate (Moira) sees her prospective partner for
the second time. The first time Doug (Sweeney) rolled her over at the '88 Olympics
when he was trying to make it to the ice for what would be his
final hockey game.
a sneering, what are you? type voice Kate says "Oh, You're
that Hockey Player!" Kate looks at her coach and accuses him
of playing a crude alcohol induced joke and orders Doug off of
the ice and out of her building. Doug, of course is determined to make a go of this prospactive partnership.
the fun really starts.
intends to torture this hockey player until he finally gives up.
Remember that Kate wants things her way and no other. If you
have seen this movie then you know what a miserable wretch she
plays and if you haven't seen it...Rent or buy it. She will
definitely be the person you'll just love to hate and that is what
versatility is all about.
challenges Kate to play a round of hockey with him in his own
crass way and Kate replies "ANYTIME" The Ice Queen just
made her first mistake. After Doug skates rings around her and by
taking the puck from her stick, makes her look a total fool...Kate;
gets really angry. In her temper tantrum she slams the puck on a beeline
course to Doug's face.
the facial expressions that MOIRA produce in this next photo. You
don't need to hear her yelling in spoiled brat anger to get her
I said " The versatility of this young lady is incredible.
is brought to the hospital for treatment of his injury and here
is the firs peek that you get of Kate experiencing fear and
confusion. As they sit in the waiting room at the hospital, Kate
tries to convince herself that she doesn't care for this roguish
hockey player but the doubt definitely shows in these pictures.
In the second photo she expresses concern for someone else for
the first time in her life. Notice the serious expression echoed
in her facial features.
As the months progress in working together; Christmas comes around. Kate has just come out of the shower and there is a knock on her door. In barges Doug, leaving Kate barely time to wrap a towel around herself.After a few harsh words and eventual understanding, Doug gives Kate a Christmas present which is a Hockey shirt worn by a professional player at his best played and most famous game. What do you give a rich girl who has everything but your most prized possession. The Ice Queen is melting as showed by this dynamic smile.
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