"The Actress" - George Cukor - 1953 -
Tony Perkins' film debut - he is totally charming - you can only wonder, though, if George Cukor appreciated him enough - after this unexpected coup, he went to New York and auditioned for Elia Kazan to replace John Kerr in the long-running Broadway hit, "Tea and Sympathy" - he got the role of Tom Lee and his co-star was Joan Fontaine -
the film is a beautifully-realized study of a young girl who has fallen in love with "the theater" -
somehow, this one has fallen through the cracks -
but it was a fine beginning for the Tony Perkins Tribute -
his second film, "Friendly Persuasion", was a true triumph for him -
he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor -
(Jean Simmons was just 24 (playing 17) and Tony Perkins was just 21 (playing a student at Harvard).