Favorite Actors From Hollywood's Golden Era

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notthesharpest wrote: How long before 2010 will be viewed as a golden age of something?
Not in my lifetime!
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GA Russell wrote:
notthesharpest wrote: How long before 2010 will be viewed as a golden age of something?
Not in my lifetime!
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Least we forget the wonderful character actors of that generation (pick any John Ford, William Wellman or Howard Hawks movie). This also goes for the English actors/actresses whose names I've never memorized but would recognize their faces instantly.

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All of them!

But if I had to pick one actor and one actress that I will always stop and watch whatever move they are in it would be Van Johnson and Dorris Day.

As for movies, I can watch "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara over and over again.
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GA Russell wrote:
notthesharpest wrote: How long before 2010 will be viewed as a golden age of something?
Not in my lifetime!
Maybe 2010 will be considered the Golden Age of Multi-Blade cartridges!
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No love for Charles Laughton? His Hunchback was one of the most complex characters I've ever seen: tragic, comic, cruel, and compassionate. He also delivered one of the greatest lines to end a move ever, in my opinion:

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Joel McCrea's 3000 acre ranch was in my area growing up, accessable by a short, handcut road called the norwegian grade after the immigrant farmers who built it and founded nearby Cal Lutheran College. If you left gates closed Mr McCrea let you ride horses across his land.
I'm in high school, looking at stolen Playboys and not telling my mom about the sex scenes in Clockwork Orange or what the lyrics in LOLA by the KINKS meant.
I was home sick one summer watching the T.V. with nothing on the 13 channels. This old BW movie came on. I saw Mr McCrea's name and thought 'why not?'
There was a scene with Jean Arthur sitting on the front steps. McCrea is playing with her shoulder and Arthur is getting all 'hot and bothered.'
I WAS GETTING HOT AND BOTHERED :oops: Hey, I never saw this stuff in all the sex scenes starting to become de riguer :?
I tried it later at the Simi Drive in with Roseanne Miller. She socked me first and then surrendered about the same time Dennis Hopper was telling Jack Nicholson to keep quiet in their cell.
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fishgutmartyr wrote:No love for Charles Laughton? His Hunchback was one of the most complex characters I've ever seen: tragic, comic, cruel, and compassionate. He also delivered one of the greatest lines to end a move ever, in my opinion:

"Why was I not made of stone--like thee?"
............................."the suspect" remains one of the greatest film noirs and the "canterville ghost" one of the best comedies
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William Holden and Glenn Ford are a couple of my favorites. Ford's part in the original "Ransom" is really nice. I really enjoy Robert Taylor's movies also, everything from his earlier mysteries to his later westerns.
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Not really old enough but...
John Phillip Law (Barbarella, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad). Only because I bought his shaving brush at the estate auction. :)
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I could more easily list films rather than players but one whose roles I always enjoyed was Ronald Colman.
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I have often played a quiz in which one tries to guess the name of a film in which certain actors and actresses were seen together. These days one can cheat with IMDB, but that would be against the spirit of the game and spoil all the fun - so no cheating! Let's try a couple, both picked for the remarkable cast and relative obscurity of the end product.

1. Trevor Howard, David Hemmings, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Peter Bowles, Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave, Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson. A bomb on the set would not only have wiped out an extended family (including the director not in the list above), but also a future political party. What was the film, and what was the party?

2. Faye Dunaway, Sam Wanamaker, Wendy Hiller, Jonathan Pryce, Max von Sydow, Malcolm McDowell, Donald Houston, Orson Welles, James Mason, Katharine Ross, Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott & Leonard Rossiter. Hard to believe they were all in one movie, and it's out of print (I eventually found an old VHS at a ludicrous price). A Lew Grade vanity production perhaps, but an important and true story, despite which it sank without trace. What was the movie?

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Chris, was the second one about a cruise on a boat, called something like The Last of Sheila?
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A cruise that went on a bit longer than expected, but rather more dramatically entitled.

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1) a) The Charge of the Light Brigade
b) THe Workers Revolutionary Party

2) Voyage of the Damned
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Excellent! We have a winner (bet you used IMDB!)

Two under-appreciated movies with remarkable casts.

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Close- Google.
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The closest I can come to number one is The charge of the Light Brigade.
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I see I wasn't the first to chose the Light Brigade and, no I didn't look it up.
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