I had never heard about this film and even though, as the blurb on the
sleeve says, that Ronald Colman won an Academy Award
for this role, it still seems to have been strangely forgotten. Ronald
Colman, who's that guy, not an actor i've seen before, i think?
This is a Crime Drama from the theatre world of New
York and it has got some great actors in it, aaaah, what a joy to behold
really talented actors interact and create some cinematic magic for
us viewers to enjoy.
Ronald Colman is the eccentric Method actor and late middle-aged
theatre actor Anthony John and he's Fantastic, just sublime,
and much deservedly won an Oscar Award for his portrayal of the unhinged
Colman (1891-1958), a Brit, started out as a silent film actor and often
acted in popular adventure movies, so i had never seen him
before watching this film. Strangely enough he only made a few films
more after this success until his death.
Signe Hasso, our greatest Hollywood actress export
regarding acting abilities, plays his ex-wife and co-player on the stage,
she worries as she knows how deeply her ex-husband tends to immerse
himself into his role figures.
Hasso, was a very fine Swedish character film- and theatre actress who
had a slightly nervous and captivating intensity when
performing her roles and it's a pity that she's not that known today.
She suffered the same fate as all great character actresses in
Hollywood i guess and only had smaller parts, and the big parts went
to the Bimbos who sucked the producers cocks.
Miklos Rozsa was also awarded an Oscar for his soundtrack.
Shelley Winters plays the waitress Pat, unlucky girl, and, we can
hear Signe Hasso (by mistake?) speak some Swedish too, ha, ha, just
as Greta Garbo in her last film, the doomed comedy, as i
remember she fell of a bed and blurted "hoppsan", and that's
the same as Oops!
Story: The Great actor Anthony John is about to play
Othello, the tragic Moor in a theatre performance of the Shakespeare
and he makes a huge success, but .... he has a tendency to really immerse
himself in his roles and to stay in character even after
the curtains have fallen, and he finally starts to lose the grip on
Presented in 4:3 fullscreen original ratio, black & white, english