1. Counsellor at Law (1933)

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    March 22, 2015 by smumcounty

    I really like John Barrymore, that resonant vibrato, that great profile (the great profile), that thick shock of hair. But …
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  2. Know Your Character Actor – Ruth Donnelly

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    February 22, 2015 by smumcounty

    Ruth Donnelly was born on May 17th, 1896 in Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter of a newspaper editor and music …
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  3. The Wild Bunch (1969)

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    January 21, 2015 by smumcounty

    It’s 1913. A band of outlaws in Texas headed by Pike Bishop (William Holden) are looking to make one more …
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  4. Know Your Character Actor – Frank McHugh

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    December 14, 2014 by smumcounty

    Frank McHugh was born Francis Curray McHugh in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Edward and Catherine McHugh on May 23rd 1898. His …
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  5. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

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    November 26, 2014 by smumcounty

    Woodrow (Eddie Bracken) comes from a long line of war heroes. His father “Hinky Dinky” Truesmith was a hero who …
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  6. Know Your Character Actor – Aline MacMahon

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    October 22, 2014 by smumcounty

    Aline MacMahon was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1899 of an Irish father and a Russian mother. The family soon …
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  7. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

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    September 21, 2014 by smumcounty

    Between 1929 and 1939 more than 250,000 men left their homes and took to the road to ride the rails …
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  8. Know Your Character Actor: Guy Kibbee

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    August 18, 2014 by smumcounty

    Guy Bridges Kibbee was born in El Paso, Texas in 1882. He got his start as an entertainer at the …
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  9. Cluny Brown (1946)

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    July 28, 2014 by smumcounty

    It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon in London in 1938. Hilary Ames (Reginald Gardiner) is preparing for a dinner party in …
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  10. Know Your Character Actor: ZaSu Pitts

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    June 22, 2014 by smumcounty

    ZaSu Pitts was born Eliza Susan Pitts in Parsons Kansas on January 3rd, 1894. She was named after her father’s …
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