Eugene Pallette:WHAT A CHARACTER

Eugene Paulette:WHAT  A CHARACTER

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So today I talk about  Eugene Paulette for What A Character! blogathon hosted by Once Upon a ScreenOutspoken and Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club. This post is written in conjunction with the What a Character! blogathon for it to honor the wonderful Character actor Eugene Paulette i talk about him for my tribute today.  If you want to check out others form event please do so. Once Upon a ScreenOutspoken and Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club.  So let’s begin to honor this wonderful Character actor.

The Adventures of Robin Hood  

The adventures of robin hood is one of greatest most colorful costume dramas, swashbucklers, and romantically-tinged adventure films in film history. Its slash-bucking tale can be said to one of the most fun movies you can watch ever.

Errol Flynn shines as robin hood as he plays the definitive Robin Hood. It expertly tells the story of the heroic Robin and his Sherwood Forest followers, who saved England from royal treachery by scheming nobles during the absence of the crusading and captured-ransomed King Richard the Lion-Hearted. And it tells the fairy-tale romance with nostalgic chivalry, colorful pageantry, simple righteousness triumphant over villainous and evil might, and spectacular action. The film would not be a masterpiece without the casting–not just of Flynn and de Havilland, who are indispensable, but also of such dependable Warners’ supporting stars as Claude Rains, as the effete Prince John; Basil Rathbone, as the snaky Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette plays little john in one of his fine roles.  It has fine acting by everyone in its cast.

Unlike modern films where superstars dominate every scene, the Hollywood films of the golden era have depth in writing and casting, so the story can resonate with more than one tone. The movie was initially directed by William Keighley (“Each Dawn I Die”), but Hal Wallis at Warner Bros thought the Sherwood scenes, filmed on location in Chico, California, lacked vitality, and they replaced him with Michael Curtiz (“Angels with Dirty Faces”; “Casablanca”), who added just that. He filmed additional scenes of the merry men preparing for and then attacking the caravan, and all of that climbing, running and jumping, sometimes directly at the camera, feel like primers for the masculine energy of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It is one of those charming classic gems that anyone can enjoy.

The Lady Eve (1941)

It’s no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles’ fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles’ life. With love and payback on her mind, she reintroduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

The Lady Eve is one of my favorite movies of the 1940’s. It is one of the best movies that Barbara Stanwyck starred in too. This comedy treat truly always delights me. Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck truly shine together as a duo as both acting legends give us their finest performances all time.  brilliant writing and direction provided by Preston Sturges.Mr. Sturges  Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda make the ideal players for Jean Harrington aka Lady Eve Sidwish, and Charles Pike. Eugene Pallette plays mr pike whom is a another wonderful role for him.  The saying that opposites attract is well demonstrated in the film when we watch these two different characters fall for one another. Ms. Stanwyck shows in this film her great timing. The tight direction of  Preston Sturges. It is a comedy treat you must see today.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is another quality product from the notable filmmaker that skilfully presents its support of democracy & is now counted amongst the great American films of its era. This movie is wonderfully acted by everyone in its cast. James Stewart’s brilliant performance is perhaps among his best performances ever on the screen.  Claude Rains as the Senator Joseph Paine and Edward Arnold as Jim Taylor both are truly wonderful in their roles. Jean Arthur plays the educated and cultured female figure of the nation, and her performance is extraordinary, among the most complete female performances of cinema. Eugene Pallette  plays Chick McGann in one of his wonderful roles. Its cast all give out such wonderful performances.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a classic that you must see today.

The wonderful Character actor Eugene Paulette whom i talk about some of his classic roles out the many wonderful roles he played as he simply was a marvelous actor in any role in his many roles he played always managed stand out among its cast of legends each role. I hope you enjoyed this tribute to this wonderful legend.

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6 thoughts on “Eugene Pallette:WHAT A CHARACTER

  1. Silver Screenings says:

    Great choice for this blogathon! Eugene Pallette is one of my faves. Movies are always better with his presence, in my opinion.

    I liked what you said about modern films being dominated by superstar actors, leaving less room for the really wonderful character actors like there were in Classic Hollywood. It’s a shame, really.

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