MissGoddess wrote:Wow! I may have to watch this just out of curiosity after reading your post. I was going to record it anyway. I like Yvette and Efrem, as well as GR of course.
MissGoddess wrote:Your descriptions of Von Sydow's expressions made me laugh!
MissGoddess wrote: Maybe Fernandez suggested he copy Henry Fonda's tortured gazes from The Fugitive (1947), a movie Fernandez worked on. this may be one of those examples of a production in which much more of interest happened on location than landed on the screen. Wish we knew for sure.
moirafinnie wrote:I thought you guys would like those images! Here is a bit more for those who are interested in Buster Keaton as well as GR. (Jacks, are you listening?)
From The New York Times in 1929:Christmas at the Keatons, 1929:
“Although the sun shines at Christmas in Hollywood, and thin dresses are worn, the good old Christmas spirit is not lacking in the homes of film stars. Parties are given on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day. In the houses of Jack Holt and Buster Keaton, for instance, where children form such an important part of the festive season, the decoration of a Chrimstas tree for the kiddies is made an excuse for a Christmas Eve party for the grown-ups.
Mrs. Keaton, who was Natalie Talmadge, always invites ten or twelve friends to help her and Buster to decorate their Christmas-tree. The guests arrive about 8 o’clock when Joe and Bob Keaton are in bed dreaming of Santa Claus. Natalie gives all the girls a big overall, while Buster produces green baize aprons for the men. Then the serious business of the evening begins.
The tree is carried into the hall: a tall ladder is produced; and on a table, box after box of glittering baubles for the tree stand waiting to be used. Up the ladder goes Constance Talmadge, while Norma helps her brother-in-law to blow out a string of coloured balloons.
As a rule, the Keaton’s guests include, in addition to Mrs. Talmadge, Norma and Constance, such cheery people as William Haines, Dorothy Sebastian, Marceline Day, Gilbert Roland, Louis Woldheim—who is a tower of strength on these occasions—and probably John Gilbert.
While half the party concentrates on the tree, some of the others tie up dozes of parcels in gay holly-patterned paper, with huge bows of scarlet ribbon. The remainder get very busy with evergreens and mistletoe, making trails and those big green rings that hang in every Californian house at Christmas. The wireless set provides music, also the gramophone, and most of the workers sing while they toll.”
Gilbert Roland and his friend Buster Keaton in The Passionate Plumber (1932).
Norma Talmadge, GR, and Buster in the swim of things.
GR and Buster in Spain, where they vacationed together after making The Passionate Plumber. Is everybody happy?
feaito wrote:Hi April, I've watched four of the films that Emilio Fernández directed and in which Gabriel Figueroa was the cinematographer and by far, far, far the best is "La Perla" (The Pearl) (1947), a true masterpiece starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Elena Marques (who appeared opposite Gable in "Accross the Wide Missouri" (1951)).
The others I've seen are "Flor Silvestre" (1943), "Las Abandonadas" (1944) and "Bugambilia" (1945), all starring Dolores Del Río and Pedro Armendáriz are interesting but just of medium quality -maybe too melodramatic for my taste. In Flor Silvestre Emilio Fernández has the third lead. I have also seen "Distinto Amanecer" (1943), directed by Julio Bracho, cinematography by Figueroa and starring Andrea Palma and Armendáriz, which is more interesting than the former IMO.
charliechaplinfan wrote:I don't know how I missed this first time around, what a lovely account and lovely pictures.
Did GR and Buster escape the clutches of the Talmadge family at the same time?
charliechaplinfan wrote:Was GR ever married to Norma? I know they had a heated affair.
MissGoddess wrote:I have a question...did GR make any Mexican movies? I mean locally produced, in Spanish, not American productions filmed in Mexico.
feaito wrote:Hi April,
I think Pedro Armendáriz Jr.'s presence differs from his father's and I mainly remember him for his role in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (1973-TV Movie); I seem to recall that he appeared in some Mexican Telenovelas (TV Soap Operas). Pedro Armendáriz (Snr.) was one of the best Mexican actors of the Golden Era.
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