Which Golden Age Actors/Actresses Can You Watch In Whatever Movie They Are In?

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  1. Fletch

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    Joseph Cotten
    Richard Widmark
    Rosalind Russell
    Jean Arthur
     
  2. Chasseur

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    Ingrid Bergman (I have watched Saratoga Trunk a couple of times...), Cary Grant (I suffered through Kiss them for Me...), Jean Gabin (some bad 1960s films...), Louise Brooks (some mediocre silents...), and some others...
     
  3. The Good

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    Maybe not a creative choice, but I would say Humphrey Bogart. I have seen a few of the films he was in, and he was great during every performance. Bogart's one of my favorite actors. Other possible candidates include John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Cagney, also great actors.
     
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    Clara Bow (I love the bad ones too!)
    Jean Arthur
    Cary Grant
    Robert Young (came across The Second Woman, a shameless rip off of Rebecca yet very entertaining. Love a brooding Robert Young best)
     
  5. Chicago Jimmy

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    How about Loretta Young !
     
  6. KY Gentleman

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    Linda Darnell
    Gene Tierney
    Louise Brooks

    Sterling Hayden
    Humphrey Bogart
     
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    Clark Gable
    Errol Flynn
    Humphrey Bogart
    Ronald Colman
    Elvis Presley (not the best actor, nor the best films, but somehow they're all enjoyable because of him)
     
  8. Those are both great lists (even including Elvis...).
     
  9. atomjet58

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    Edmond O'Brien, Richard Basehart, Richard Widmark, Robert Mitchum.
    Jan Stirling, Lisabeth Scott, Anne Francis, Gene Tierney.
     
  10. ^^Edmond O'Brien adds "flavor" to whatever film he's in (DOA is his showcase); I can watch almost anything he's done from about 1945 to 1955. Mitchum is an icon, as are Widmark, Tierney, and Scott (she's still around kickin') in the Film Noir hall of fame. Baseheart did some great roles in the years just after WWII (check him out in The Black Book).
     
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    Cary Grant, William Powell and Vivien Leigh
     
  12. Doctor Strange

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    I don't know if this has been posted on the FL before, and it's not exactly an answer to the question on this thread... but it's a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood (and on up to contemporary) actresses!

    [video=youtube;Q5XetQeFu-0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5XetQeFu-0&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
  13. ^^Great video!
     
  14. Gregg Axley

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    William Powell.
     
  15. cm289

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    2 years too late on the reply, but if have to agree with William Powell- I've yet to find moments his movies I don't enjoy, especially with Myrna Loy as a co-star.


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    As Stymie would say..."ah 'till hungry 'panky"
     
  17. Benzadmiral

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    Cary Grant; and Ginger Rogers. I'd never realized until I'd seen more of her movies that she was more than a dancer, but a comedienne as well. (I've never caught her dramatic roles.) Grant and Rogers together in Monkey Business -- dynamite.
     
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  18. Fading Fast

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    Just watched "Having Wonderful Time" yesterday with Ginger Rogers (and Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Jack Carson and Red Skelton). Rogers shines in a not great movie, Fairbanks is wooden and Skelton was so cheesy Vaudeville that I had to fast forward through his scenes that were really routines. (Will cross post an expanded comment to the "What is the Last Movie..." thread.)
     
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