TCM has Movie News up on the Lady in the Lake DVD, by David Kalat. An interesting blurb yanked from the article:
Robert Montgomery had first come to Hollywood with the desire to be a screenwriter. "Yeah, I'm a top-billed movie star, but I really want is to write!" With his bland, somewhat doughy, good-looks and a vocal delivery that sounded like Cary Grant minus his distinctive accent, Montgomery racked up roles in over 50 films prior to 1945, settling happily into a rut as one of Hollywood's less-interesting performers. 1945, though, was when Fate struck a surprising blow: on the set of They Were Expendable, John Ford got sick. Montgomery filled in for him, secretly. He enjoyed the taste, and wanted more.
Can someone explain what the heck "doughy, good looks" means?
Related, Lileks.com has some fun comments on Audrey Totter's "in camera" glare.
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