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Charles Laughton is awesome!


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Big Laughton fan here. He could do it all, Mutiny On The Bounty, Hunchback of Notre Dame (should have gotten the Oscar), Witness To The Prosecution, and so on. I haven't seen It Started With Eve for a long time, with Deanna Durbin and Robert Cummings. Laughton was very funny in that one.

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I have two films Paul Gregory made of Laughton's readings during his "Storyteller" tour. He was a great reader as well as a great actor.

 

While he was good in CAPTAIN KIDD, I thought he had a lot of fun with ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD. He loved working on it, learning how to do double takes and such. What a gas.

 

His most sublime appearance has to be his brief bit in IF I HAD A MILLION. Haven't we all wanted to give our boss the raspberry at one time or another!

 

And, as I may have mentioned here before, I loved him in THE CANTERVILLE GHOST. And everything else!

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