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Everything posted by iamanoirfan

  1. No one in the history of film has ever taken off a glove like the way Rita Hayworth does in "Gilda." Hats off to her. I read that someone mentioned Rita in comparison to Ingrid Bergman, but that's comparing apples to oranges. Hayworth would not have been suited for "Casablanca" as much as Bergman would have failed in the lead role of "Gilda." It's hard watching this, watching her get slapped by Ford, knowing her struggles in her personal life, career, romances, and marriages.
  2. It seems that a lot of people are getting caught up in the plausibility or suitability of Dick Powell in the role of Marlowe. I can understand why, after all, in the 1930s, Dick Powell played the part of the juvenile lead in myriad musicals like the "Goldiggers of 1933", "Footlight Parade" and "Varsity Show." He then made the big leap to more hard-boiled characters in the 1940s forward. Watch him in "Pitfall" or "Cry Danger" --he's not such a lovable, nice guy. Not at all. Ironically, Humphrey Bogart started his career as a juvenile lead, too, in Broadway plays like "Meet the Wife." In fact
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