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 in my artcle today.  If you want to check out posts form this event please do so anytime at  Once Upon a ScreenOutspoken and Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club.  So let’s begin to honor this wonderful Character actor today.

The Adventures of Robin Hood  

The adventure of Robin Hood is one most colorful costume dramas, swashbucklers, and romantically-tinged adventure films in film history that you will simply to adore watch anytime.

Errol Flynn shines in his performance as robin hood as he plays the definitive Robin Hood on screen.  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 and 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 such wonderful joys to watch on screen. The  supporting stars of this movie such as Claude Rains, as the effete Prince John; Basil Rathbone, as the snaky Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette playing little john in one of his finest roles on the screen. The entire cast gives out marvelous performances. 

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. Jean is 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 ever on the screen. This comedy treat truly always delights me anytime I watch it on the screen. Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck truly shine together as a duo as both acting legends give us their finest performances all time on the screen. It has brilliant writing and direction provided by Preston Sturge whom crafts a wonderful comedy classic.  Eugene Pallette plays mr pike whom is a another wonderful performance for this wonderful actor on the screen. This is a marvelous comedy classic that will delight you today.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a classic for good reason. It reinforces qualities that many of us have lost along the way: idealism, strong, unshakable belief, never quitting, honesty and patriotism. Frank Capra’s knack for getting the best out of JAMES STEWART and JEAN ARTHUR is demonstrated here with both stars giving superb performances on the screen. The supporting casts of actors all give out marvelous performances on the screen. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a wonderful movie that you should see today.

The wonderful Character actor Eugene Paulette whom i talk about some of his classic roles he played on the screen. He was a marvelous actor that played many wonderful roles on the screen. I hope you check out other posts form this wonderful blogathon honoring wonderful legends of the screen. I would love to thank the hosts to this wonderful blogathon. I hope you join me in the future for another review on my blog.

6 thoughts on “Eugene Pallette:WHAT A CHARACTER

  1. Pingback: It’s here! 6th Annual WHAT A CHARACTER! Blogathon: Day One – Outspoken and Freckled

  2. 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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