All Twisted Up Inside:  Arthur Kennedy and Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running (1958)

All Twisted Up Inside: Arthur Kennedy and Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running (1958)

This is about Kennedy’s performance in Some Came Running (1958), directed by Vincente Minnelli. Kennedy scored his fourth Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of Frank Hirsh, the embodiment of small-town small-mindedness and hypocrisy.  I am...
Love Letters: Dear Thomas Mitchell

Love Letters: Dear Thomas Mitchell

“I didn’t know I was that good” —what you said upon accepting your Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Stagecoach (1939) Dear Tom, or Dear Kid Dabb (Only Angels Have Wings, 1939) …Diz Moore (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939) …Doc Boone...
“Acting is a ridiculous profession…” —notes on Peter Lorre

“Acting is a ridiculous profession…” —notes on Peter Lorre

This post is part of the 2014 What a Character! blogathon. To see more, click graphic (above).  “Acting is a ridiculous profession unless it is part of your very soul.”  —Peter Lorre Even people who have never seen Peter Lorre in a movie know his nasal, dreamy voice...