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Lowell Sherman


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now THIS is an actor who deserves to be remembered. He died in 1934. Just saw The Pay-Off (1930)... Have also seen him in What Price Hollywood and Bachelor Apartment (and several silent films including Way Down East). He also directed films, including Katharine Hepburn in Morning Glory. Wouldn't Lowell Sherman be a terrific Star of the Month ?

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Absolutely, I agree! I've also seen him in the 1928 silent film A LADY OF CHANCE w/Norma Shearer, THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR THEM, with Joan Blondell & Ina Claire, and the fabulous WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD with Constance Bennett. He never disappoints--and what a pity his career was cut short.

 

Incidentially, I love the scene in WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD where he stands at the mirror, all washed up & drunk, and strikes the match...and sees himself for what he really is. It is a scene that rivals the Barrymore scene in DINNER AT EIGHT.

 

I'm wondering for which studio he worked? If it's MGM, then it'd be wonderful to see more of his work. If it's Universal or Paramount, I'm afraid we may be disappointed.

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not sure he was with one studio but my guess would be MGM.... Yes Sherman and Bennett got robbed of Oscar nominations for What Price Hollywood. He was not a typical leading man, but I just love his world-weary roue persona but always with a touch of humor. Just wonderful. Even in The Pay-Off which was totally unbelievable, Sherman was a wonder to watch. All the other actors were stiff, but Lowell Sherman was his usualy self--smooth, funny, charming. I actually liked Hugh Trevor in this film. He's another one who died too young and is now forgotten.

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If they don't make him Star of the Month, he at least deserves a morning spotlight. Would love to see High Stakes and Lawful Larceny again, and have always wanted to see He Knew Women. Never disappoints as an actor. He directed and starred in several films at RKO in 1930-31, so they're part of Turner's library. I keep hoping the programmers will schedule some of these.

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I have only seen him three times on film: in the great Silent "The Garden of Eden" and in the amusing farces "Bachelor Apartment" & "The Royal Bed", and he's really, really gifted. He was also a very talented director

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