Sunday, May 8, 2011

Top Ten Most Underrated Movie Characters of the Studio Era

10) Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck in "The Gunfighter")........9) Sophie MacDonald (Ann Baxter in "The Razor's Edge")....... 8) Rocky Papasano (Steve McQueen in "Love With the Proper Stranger")....... 7) Alva Starr (Natalie Wood in "This Property is Condemned")....... 6) Charles Oakley (Joseph Cotten in "Shadow of a Doubt")....... 5) Myra Lester (Vivien Leigh in "Waterloo Bridge")....... 4) Kyle Hadley (Robert Stack in "Written on the Wind")....... 3) Perce Howland (Montgomert Clift in "The Misfits")....... 2) J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster in "Sweet Smell if Success")....... 1) Maish Rettig (Jackie Gleason in "Requiem for a Heavyweight")...................................................................................................This is simply my opinion, folks. And, yes, the whole list could in fact be different tomorrow....For now, though, it'll just have to do.

9 comments:

Beach Bum said...

Just for me I would have to add Brock Peters as Tom Robinson from the movie version of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Individual) said...

Of the ten movies you've listed I have only seen "The Misfits". I've also seen "To Kill a Mockingbird". I'd only rate them as being OK.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Good addition, double b. It was real hard to be a black character actor back then and that guy was an extremely good one.......What classic films do you enjoy, wd? I'm thinking "The Wizard of Oz".

Rusty Shackleford said...

I'm guessing WD would give a big thumbs up to any films directed by Leni Riefenstahl.

Beach Bum said...

LOL!!! Rusty

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Individual) said...

Rusty's comment wasn't worthy of an LOL. It was simply standard in regards to what passes for Reich-wing humor. If you liked Rusty's joke I suggest you check out "365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy", by Libertarian Conservative dumbass James Delingpole.

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Individual) said...

My list would be the top 10 classic film score composer and actor combos. Number one would be Bernard Herrmann and Cary Grant for "North by Northwest". I'd have to think about it to arrive at the other rankings. Also on the list would be Adolph Deutsch and Jack Lemmon for "The Apartment" and "Some Like it Hot".

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I would watch "North by Northwest" for Eva Marie Saint alone. And "The Apartment" is a terrific film.

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Individual) said...

My guess regarding films Rusty would give a big thumbs up to would be anything directed by Giovacchino Forzano.