Saturday, June 3, 2017

Second Feature - Wet Saturday



Charles Laughton and Hans Conried are the only two actors identified.  Charles Laughton was such a great actor.


Update:  Dennis Hoey was one of the other actors.  Looking for the rest of the cast, I found this source of more information about this and other radio productions of the play, which was based on a short story by John Collier.

10 comments:

  1. "Cornell absolutely refused to appear in movies - probably wise if artistic quality was her goal "

    "Charles Laughton was such a great actor."

    And you know this about Laughton other than from seeing his movies?

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    1. Laughton played in lots of crap, such as that undying opus, Abbot and Costello Meet Captain Kidd and The Strange Door.

      That was his choice, he was a great actor who, like most great actors, play in crap for money. Apparently, from what I've rea. about her Cornell didn't choose to have a record made of the crap she, also, appeared in.

      Me, I'd never want to be an actor because I doubt I'd ever have been in the position to choose what I appeared in.

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  2. So yes, you're a perishing snob. Got it.

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    1. Oh, did someone in The Village Voice say Abbot and Costello Meet Captain Kidd was a great work of art?

      I have a feeling if you were from Paris you'd be defending Jerry Lewis's oeuvre and I'd have to answer in French.

      Laughton was in a lot of crap, most actors in that period were, it's how they made money in Hollywood.

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    2. I recently read something about the making of Myra Breckinridge and what a total friggin' disaster that was. I especially liked how the second John Houston's contract to play Buck Loner was up, he fled without scenes shot. THAT'S a pro!

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    3. I should add that I felt sorry for Raquel Welch, the poor girl thought she was going to finally get to play something high class by the high class Gore Vidal only to find out what a total phony he was.

      I have to say, Mae West was a real asshole from what I've read. But, then, so many are beneath the glamour.

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  3. BTW, the great Hans Conreid played Snidely Whiplash and Uncle Toonose and a scientist in THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD. I'm sure you think those roles were beneath him. Because, you know, you're a perishing snob asshole.

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    1. Are you so stupid you don't realize you've confirmed my point?

      That's a rhetorical question.

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  4. He overlooked"The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T."

    And the other voice work Conried did for Seuss.

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    1. Simps doesn't so much make arguments as he throws everything he can think of against the wall figuring something might stick.

      I'd really have hated being an actor, I remember sitting in the audience of The Lady Is Not For Burning and thinking of how much I'd hate having to be in something I really didn't like over and over again and then going on to another show like that. It must be a really discouraging way to try to do something in the arts. I think I'd probably have to kill myself if all I could do was stuff like some of them have resorted to.

      I talked to a young woman I know who just graduated with a degree in film earlier today. She's got huge loans to pay off and will have to take whatever she can get and she'll probably feel she's lucky to get that. She's such a smart and nice kid. It depressed me profoundly.

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