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Sadly Neglected Performances by Children

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Brad Stoll as Jay Kurmitz and Mike Damus as Arty Kurmitz in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" (1993) -

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20 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

British child star Jon Whiteley with Dirk Bogarde in HUNTED (1952)

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Jon Whiteley is also terrific in MGM's 1955 film, "Moonfleet" (as John Mohune) -

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Jon Whiteley & Dirk Bogarde reunited on screen in 1956's THE SPANISH GARDENER.

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It's obvious Bogarde enjoyed working with the lad.

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Lee Aaker as J.B. Dorset (aka Red Chief) in "The Ransom of Red Chief" segment from the 1952 film, "O. Henry's Full House" -

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11 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Jon Whiteley & Dirk Bogarde reunited on screen in 1956's THE SPANISH GARDENER.

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It's obvious Bogarde enjoyed working with the lad.

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They were a memorable team.

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1 minute ago, rayban said:

They were a memorable team.

Yes, these two films -- HUNTED and THE SPANISH GARDENER-- would make a good double feature one evening on TCM.

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1 minute ago, TopBilled said:

Yes, these two films -- HUNTED and THE SPANISH GARDENER-- would make a good double feature one evening on TCM.

What's the old cliche - "From your mouth to God's ears."

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I wouldn't call Barry Gordon "neglected" for most of the 60's--not least as the wisecracking chip off of the ol' Jason Robards in A Thousand Clowns (1965)--but it was years before I found out his name.

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DRIFTWOOD (1947)

After her grandfather dies little Natalie gets picked up along the road.

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Fortunately she's taken in by a nice couple played by Ruth Warrick and Dean Jagger.

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This happens especially if the child actor(s) are unknown.

Both Kristian De la Osa and Hatty Jones from "Madeline" (1998) 

Loved Kristian's little guillotine he built. :lol:

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Both Rebecca Harrell and the movie itself "Prancer" seems to get little attention like other Christmas films.

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8 minutes ago, hamradio said:

This happens especially if the child actor(s) are unknown.

Or if a well-known child actor is in an unknown film.

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4 minutes ago, hamradio said:

A weird name like Engineer can be a turn off. :blink:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2954597/?ref_=nmls_hd

(One of Imdb's top highly under rated child actors, these are names never heard of before.)

Sound like the daughter of one of these guys. :P

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Interesting. But it seems like you are focusing on neglected child stars. The thread is about neglected performances.

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2 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Interesting. But it seems like you are focusing on neglected child stars. The thread is about neglected performances.

Isn't that about the same? Having people neglect heir performances can lead to them being forgotten.

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7 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Isn't that about the same? Having people neglect their performances can lead to them being forgotten.

I don't think it's the same. I mentioned a forgotten performance of Natalie Wood's in DRIFTWOOD, a forgotten film. But of course, Natalie is not forgotten.

I'm sure Ray doesn't mind the topic expanding to include different examples.

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6 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

I don't think it's the same. I mentioned a forgotten performance of Natalie Wood's in DRIFTWOOD, a forgotten film. But of course, Natalie is not forgotten.

I'm sure Ray doesn't mind the topic expanding.

What about Natalie in "Tomorrow is Forever" (1946)

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13 minutes ago, hamradio said:

What about Natalie in "Tomorrow is Forever" (1946)

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Yes, a very good performance from her in one of her very first movies.

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2 hours ago, GordonCole said:

I admire Brigitte Fossey in Jeux Interdits.

Yes, but it is not really a neglected performance.

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1 minute ago, rayban said:

Yes, but it is not really a neglected performance.

Please tell us your definition of "neglected" work...to be clear. 

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