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Claude Rains, A Touch of Class


TomJH
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We all have our favourites, those actors or actresses who never seem to let us down, those performers who, even when they are not at their best, seem to still bring a little something extra to the table.

 

Whenever I see that Claude Rains is listed as a member of the cast, no matter what the reviews of the film may be, I HAVE to see the production. Whether he was playing it nasty or sentimentally kind, whether as a corrupt senator or a benevolent father-figure psychiatrist, an ambitious prince conniving to be king, or even as an invisible man, Claude Rains' rich voice and remarkable vocal delivery, his aristocratic bearing at times (no matter what his short height), and obvious intelligence combined to bring almost unmatched joy for me in performance after performance.

 

This was particularly true during his period under contract to Warners Brothers, 1936 to 1947. As smooth and sophisticated as Casablanca may be as an entertainment, there is no one else in that film that can touch Rains for the deft touch of his witty dialogue delivery. Rains' Louis Renault must surely rank as one of the most suavely charming personifications of corruption that the screen has ever seen.

 

At the same time, though, Rains could bring great humanity to his roles as well. I suspect there are many viewers watching Hitchcock's Notorious who feel more empathy for Rains' sympathetic villain at the film's end when he must return to his home to face his fate, than they perhaps do for the films two nominal leads (Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman) as they make an escape driving away together. (A happy ending for them, yet that ending's happiness compromised by the viewer's conflicted feelings about Rains' character).

 

Much of that is Hitchcock, of course, who wanted his audiences to have mixed feelings about his villains, but also with the often ideal casting in those roles, such as with a master like Claude Rains.

 

Watching Rains' earliest screen work, in films like Mystery of Edwin Drood or Anthony Adverse, Rains' theatrical background is quite evident. By 1939, however, working with Capra in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, I marvel at the subtlety of Rains performance. Theatrically trained Rains would later flippantly refer to his toning down for the movies as "mumbling through his roles" but the result was often a memorable mumble.

 

Here's a brief rundown of just a few of the highlights, in my opinion, of this most remarkable actor.

 

*Invisible Man (1933)*

 

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Rains second film appearance (after a long forgotten silent), with the actor giving largely a radio performance as his face is not visible until the film's final scene. James Whale directed this special effects marvel, noteworthy for Rains rich, fruity dialogue delivery, as well as the eccentric humour to be found in a number of Whale's best works. (Did anyone else ever scream in the movies with quite the same over the top hilarity as Una O'Connor in this film?).

 

*Crime Without Passion (1934)*

 

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A little remembered independent production, produced by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, released through Paramount, with Rains as a dapper egomaniacal lawyer who gets involved with a killing and tries to cleverly cover his own tracks.

 

Rains is a marvel in this decidedly off beat production, which contains one of the most bizarre opening sequences in Golden Era cinema history - a succession of images of ghoul-like Furies borne from the blood drops of murder victims and flying in diaphanous gowns over a metropolis, while smashing windows and laughing maniacally.

 

This movie gem in now available on You Tube. If the first five minutes of this production doesn't capture your attention, nothing ever will:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngSIEP_F4h8

 

*Antony Adverse (1936)*

 

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A mammoth Warners' adaption of the best selling novel, with a great cast of stars, even if many of them seem miscast. Rains' villainous Don Luis is a theatrical tour-de-force, not exactly the actor at his most subtle, but even when Rains was over the top, he was a joy to behold.

 

*They Won't Forget (1937)*

 

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A memorable indictment of mob justice, with Rains in fine courtroom theatrical form as an ambitious attorney ready to prosecute a potentially innocent man into the death house.

 

*Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)*

 

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Rains brought an amusing effeminate touch to his portrayal of Prince John, conniving against his brother and the people of England, as he seeks to become king in the absence of Richard the Lion Heart. Rains and Basil Rathbone were perhaps the most dynamic costume villain combination in movie history.

 

*Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)*

 

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On loan to Columbia, Rains brought great subtlety and humanity to his villainy role, as silver haired distinguished Senator Joseph Payne, part of a corrupt political machine, eventually exposed by naive but idealistic newbe senator Jimmy Stewart. SPOILER ALERT: the climactic scene in which Rains breaks down on the Senate floor, confessing his sins, was forced upon the screenwriter by director Frank Capra, who knew what his audience liked, and was looking for a happy ending.

 

*Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)*

 

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Another one of Rains better remembered films on loanout to Columbia, this time bringing a warm humour and understanding to this fantasy comedy as a heavenly advisor to boxer Robert Montgomery, the latter, after dying, briefly returned to Earth in a new bodily form.

 

*Kings Row (1941)*

 

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Rains brought an intelligence, compassion and sense of tragedy to his role as a small town doctor, mysteriously living in his gothic home with his strangely sheltered daughter (Betty Field), in this handsome Warners adaption of Henry Bellamann's best selling novel. Wonderful ensemble cast delivering rich performances, marvelous musical score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, beautifully photographed, one of the great highlights of director Sam Wood's career. This soap opera has early elements of film noir in its story and presentation, making it a fascinating as well as disturbing experience.

 

*Now Voyager (1942)*

 

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One of Rains most popular performances, as insightful, compassionate Dr. Jaquith, overseeing ugly duckling Bette Davis during her emotional and physical transformation. As a performer, Rains was the dynamic Davis' match. The actress adored working with Rains. Curiously, Rains and leading man Paul Henreid had an intense dislike of one another.

 

*Casablanca (1943)*

 

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Rains at his most suave and debonair, with his incisive delivery of some of the wittiest dialogue of his career. As Captain Louis Renault, he enjoys an extraordinary rapport in his bantering scenes with cynical saloon owner Bogart. Rains' delightfully corrupt character who finally sees "the Allied light" at the end, leading to a beautiful friendship with Rick, remains one of the great highlights of Rains' career and, arguably, his most popular performance.

 

*Notorious (1946)*

 

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Rains' debonair qualities play a large role in the attractiveness of his Hitchcock villain, as part of a ring of Nazi agents operating in South America after the war. He succumbs to the charms of American infiltrator Ingrid Bergman. How long, however, before he and his cohorts start to suspect her? Romantics love the scenes between Bergman and Cary Grant, but it has always been the Rains scenes that have been many of my favourites here.

 

*Deception (1946)*

 

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Rains is grandly glorious as Alexander Hollenius, musical genius, who's also equally ruthless at destroying his perception of competitors. It's a larger-than-life florid turn by the actor, that co-star Bette Davis freely admitted (damnit!) stole the picture from her. By the way, the memorable scene in the restaurant, in which Rains plays cat-and-mouse with Davis and Paul Henreid, was done in one take by the actor, with the set's crew bursting into applause at its completion.

 

There are many other films in Rains career that I could also site. It was a career honoured by four Oscar nominations (Mr. Smith, Casablanca, Mr. Skeffington, Notorious) though, surprisingly, no wins.

 

After Rains left Warners and went independent, the films sadly declined in quality. Rains was always professional in his performances but the results, unfortunately, were less memorable in less distinguished work. There would be some television work, as well as an occasional return to the stage including a 1951 triumph with Darkness at Noon.

 

Towards the end of his life Rains would have small parts in two large '60s epics, David Leans' Lawrence of Arabia, as a diplomat, and George Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told, his final film role, as King Herod.

 

Rains' final years were quiet ones, living in a large home in New Hampshire, where he passed away May 30, 1967. He had been married six times, his last wife, much younger than him, succumbing to cancer a few years before him. There are indications that Rains, a very private man, was probably lonely at the end.

 

If only life could be as kind and memorable in its final curtain call as it sometimes is for its players in the movies.

 

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Thanks, lavenderblue. And I agree that Mr Skeffington could be on the list, too, as well as Phantom of the Opera, which I omitted.

 

By the way, if you've never seen Crime Without Passion, I recommend taking a look at it on that You Tube link (not the best way to see a film, I know, but better than nothing). The film is quite stunning in many respects.

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Well as you said "brief rundown of just a few of the highlights": I'm sure many of us could list many other movies Rains was great in.

 

Yea, I know I'm a broken record here, but if only an actor like Rains was featured with Rathbone in The Mark of Zorro, how much stronger of a movie would it have been? Actors like Rains are rare and regardless of the size of his role he always elevated the films he was in.

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Thanks, faceinthecrowd. Rains most certainly is a lot of fun to watch in The Unsuspected, the last film on his Warners contract.

 

As far as who his character in Deception is based upon, Rains said the following:

 

"A friend of Stokowski came on the set one day and said, 'I know who that is, that's Stokowski. And then another day someone who knew Toscanini said, 'I know who that is, that's Toscanini.' I was told the man resembled Sibelius a little. But I know nothing about Sibelius, and Hollenius is certainly not based on him. John Collier, as good a writer as there is, did a wonderful character on paper. If the character is based on anyone, it's based on John Collier's."

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Tom, Thanks for this tribute to one of my favorite character actors. Claude is so eminently watchable, and while I'm a Bette Davis fan, I must admit Deception loses interest when Hollenius' character is not on the screen. The restaurant scene is terrific, every waitperson's nightmare.

 

One of my fantasies is that Charlotte dumps Paul Henried in Now Voyager and ends up with Claude.

 

One of my favorites is Stolen Holiday, in which Raines plays a suave European Bernie Madoff type. This film is crisply directed by the usual suspect, Michael Curtiz, and I have to admit that if all the villains in the recent U.S. financial crisis were as charming and clever as Rains, we'd still be in a mess (although some folks think we still are).

 

Mark of Zorro with Rains and Rathbone -- sorry, but at that point, Ty Power would be just another pretty face, as those guys would have "Madoff" with the picture.

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>One of my fantasies is that Charlotte dumps Paul Henried in Now Voyager and ends up with Claude

 

Rosebette, you're not the first to think that Charlotte would have been well off if she had ended up with Dr. Jaquith.

 

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Rains was one of Davis' favourite co-stars, though she admitted that a fierce look that he gave her while in character playing Napoleon III in Juarez actually intimidated her. And intimidating Bette Davis was not an easy thing to do.

 

Of a ferocious stare that Rains as Napoleon gave Davis on the set, the actress said, "His performance was so real I thought he found me an inferior actress. He scared me to death. That was our initial contact and that I got through it at all was a miracle. When Claude played a character, he was the consummate actor. It was always monumental theatre with him."

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Rains as Napoleon III and Gale Sondergaard as the Empress Eugenia were a pretty intimidating pair of villains. Another reason why Rains in Mark of Zorro would probably not help that film -- with the trio of Rains, Sondergaard, and Rathbone, Zorro wouldn't have a chance!

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It's been a while since I saw Juarez, Rosebette, but my memory seems to tell me that Sondergaard was not a villainous in the film. I thought she was actually sympathetic to Davis' Carlotta.

 

The film was a reunion of Sondergaard and Rains from Anthony Adverse, a film in which they were most certainly a despicable teeth flashing pair.

 

At one point in Adverse Claude, as Don Luis, looks directly at the camera and does hysterical over the top laughter. If ever Rains had a moment of unexpected pure ham, that was it.

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A wonderful tribute Tom. As a Rains fan I have managed to see all of his films (it took a few years), and I can recommend a few other little gems that are often overlooked. *Angel On My Shoulder* featured Rains as a puckish Devil with a sense of humour, and his portrayal of producer David Belasco in *Lady With Red Hair* made it worth sitting through the rest of that movie. :) TCM sometimes plays *The Clairvoyant*, which features a warm and playful relationship between Rains and Fay Wray. His performance as Ann Todd's cuckolded husband in David Lean's *The Passionate Friends* is truly masterful. Although I always adore his suave and amoral cads (*Rope of Sand* comes to mind), it's great to see films like *Daughters Courageous* where he got to be truly charming. Easy to see why he had six wives, and why Bette Davis would have liked to have been 'more than friends'.

 

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Mad66, thanks very much for your comments, and further Rains recommendations. I've seen four of the five titles you've mentioned and completely agree that he makes solid contributions to those productions.

 

Playing Satan in *Angel on My Shoulder* makes that role an intriguing reverse of his more heavenly character in Here Comes Mr. Jordan.

 

Rains was a great admirer of David Lean while making *Passionate Friends* but couldn't stand prima donna co-star Ann Todd, who was having an affair with the director at the time and tying him in emotional (and financial) knots. Lean and Rains got along famously, the director considering Rains, known for his professionalism on the set, as well as his flexibility to take a director's suggestions about a scene, to being a consummate actor.

 

I've always had a far greater affection for *Daughters Courageous* than its more famous predecessor, Four Daughters, because it provides Rains with such ample opportunity to demonstrate his tremendous charm as the wanderlust husband/father returned home after 20 years. I think, in fact, that it is one of Claude Rains most engaging and likeable characterizations, successfully stealing the film in the process from an outstanding cast (John Garfield, Fay Bainter, Donald Crisp, May Robson, among them).

 

Rains also brings a palpable vulnerability to his character, tremendously poignant towards the film's honest and affecting ending. TCM fans are fortunate that so many of Rains films are available to them are a fairly regular basis. Anyone who loves Claude Rains should see Daughters Courageous, I feel.

 

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Rains as the wanderlust husband returned home in Daughters Courageous. A beautiful, sensitive demonstration of the artistry of an actor displaying charm and vulnerablity. Will his family accept him once again? The final resolutiuon of this Michael Curtiz-directed film will surprise many viewers, I suspect.

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"I'm married to an American agent."

 

Claude Rains, as a mother dominated Nazi, in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious.

 

A wonderful performance by Rains, the sympathy for his character all the greater because hero Cary Grant plays his part as such a smooth cold blooded b-----d for so much of the film.

 

Clifton Webb was originally envisioned in the role of Mama boy villain Alexander Sebastian in the film. He would have been an interesting choice except that the role calls for him to be obsessed with Ingrid Bergman. Yes, I know he did it with Gene Tierney in Laura. Wonderful as Webb is as Waldo Lydecker, finding that particular actor obsessed over any woman takes more of an effort that would be the case with Claude Rains.

 

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faceinthecrowd, I'm sorry you're having sound audio problems with the YouTube broadcast of Crime Without Passion.

 

I have none when I listen to it. Did you try adjusting the YT volume (the second icon on the left under the picture)? If you click on the far right end of the scroll bar that pops up when you touch that icon the sound will be at its loudest.

 

I recommend you try it. Crime Without Passion is an intriguing, at times even fascinating, melodrama, with, as I earlier stated, one of the most bizarre opening sequences that I've ever seen in a film. And it's also a gratifying film for Claude Rains fans. Not only is he the star of this film but he delivers an impeccable performance in it, as well, as a slimy lawyer who gets accidentally involved in a killing, and tries to cover up.

 

Here's the YT link again:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngSIEP_F4h8

 

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As I said, as bizarre an opening as you're likely to see

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I've just found out (from my January *Now Playing*) that TCM will be showing *Stolen Holiday* on January 13th. It was a thinly-veiled drama of the real-life Alexandre Stavisky affair (later a 1974 movie with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Charles Boyer). I agree with rosebette that it's a must-see for Rains fans - one of his best charming cads. (Why Kay Francis chose Ian Hunter, I'll never understand. :) ) It's also a rare gem in that it's only shown on TCM.

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>Webb was too "American" for that role. Rains had more of a "foreign" persona, consistent with the others in his circle.

 

That's an interesting observation, finance, and I think a valid one.

 

Amazing how many times audiences seemed to accept Rains as a Frenchman, too, in the movies, once even playing Napoleon.

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Stolen Holiday is one of Rains' lesser known performances. I can say I perfectly understand Francis' choice of Hunter in the movie, since Rains is a perfect scoundrel, but a delicious one! I feel about that movie the same way as I feel about Deception -- the movie loses interest and momentum when Rains is offscreen, unless you're a fashion enthusiast and enjoy Francis' wardrobe, which is always a treat!

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I don't believe that Claude Rains's 1943 version of Phantom of the Opera has been broadcast on TCM. It is, however, available on DVD.

 

Rains had initially been reluctant to play the title character in the second screen adaption of Gaston Leroux's novel. For starters, he would have to accept third billing beneath Nelson Eddy and Susanna Foster. Secondly, Rains was concerned with his facial makeup once the unmasking scene occured.

 

Unlike Lon Chaney, who wanted to enhance the horror aspect of the production with his legendary skull face makeup as the Phantom, Rains wanted the makeup to be played down. Rains had no desire to be strongly associated with the horror genre, for fear that it could impede his employment opportunities.

 

Unlike Chaney's Phantom, Rains version would have his facial disfigurement as the result of an acid burn. The makeup for this burn probably caused Rains some discomfort. A well kept secret of the actor was that he was almost totally blind in his right eye as a result of a mustard gas attack at Vimy Ridge in 1917. His Phantom acid burn makeup was quite similar in appearance to the typical effects of a WWI gas attack.

 

Rains also insisted that the unmasking scene not occur until the picture's end. As a result of this the actor wanted the mask he wore through much of the film to be complimentary to his features. The final mask created (apparently by Bud Westmore) must have pleased him, so close to the contours of his own face that there could be no doubt as to the identity of the actor behind it.

 

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Lon Chaney Jr., a Universal contract actor of the studio producing the 1943 Phantom, was severely disappointed that he was not allowed to follow in his father's footsteps in the title role. In the mid 30s Universal had considered casting Boris Karloff in a remake before those plans were shelved. After their on screen success at the studio in a 1941 comedy, It Started With Eve, even Charles Laughton and Deanna Durbin had been discussed for a potential reunion in Phantom.

 

Speaking of Laughton, he had been a student of Rains during the 1920s when the latter was scratching out further income working as an acting teacher in England. Laughton had been a remarkable pupil and it was apparent to all who watched him, including Rains, that he was an extraordinary actor.

 

Rains and Laughton had gotten along very well at that time, though Rains had mistakenly believed that his pupil was destined for a career in comedy. Later, when teacher and pupil were both cast in the same play, The Government Inspector, Rains was incomfortable at the thought.

 

"I was afraid, when we played together," he said, "that he would act me out of the theatre. He was so damned good. He had that extraordinary face that you could do so much with."

 

By the time that both actors were making a living in Hollywood, they had seen little of one another and, for whatever reason, the pupil, who had been exceedingly modest in Rains's presence in their early days together, became quite imperious with his former teacher.

 

When casting for Laughton's Hunchback of Notre Dame was in progress, director William Dieterle made it known that he wanted Claude Rains to play the film's villain, Archdeacon Frollo. Rains was receptive to the idea until one day he happened to encounter Laughton on the Universal lot.

 

"Hello, you little ****," Laughton greeted him, with a sneer. As a result of that Rains refused to be in the production, the role eventually played (impressively) by Cedric Hardwicke. Rains and Laughton never saw one another again, and I can't think that Rains was unhappy about that fact.

 

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Jack Pierce applying the acid burn makeup to Rains for Phantom

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