Just a reminder that Mr. X will be shown on TMC this Thursday at 7:15 a.m. Eastern/4:15 a.m. Pacific. If you don't already have it, it's definitely worth setting up your recorder for this one so you can see Bob in one of his better movies. He plays a suave London jewel thief who sets out to prove he is not a serial killer and, along the way, captures the heart of the Police Commissioner's daughter. A movie with comedy, romance and a suspenseful story...most enjoyable.
Ahh...should all bosses be like Robert Montgomery. The lady with Bob is Claire Du Brey, a very busy character actress from the 1930s to 1950s. She does a nice bit with Bob in the movie, playing the smart, wise-cracking secretary, the kind of role at which she excelled. She lived until 1993, sixty years after this movie, just missing her 101st birthday. Now, that's one long run.
Another Ross Verlag, this time with a still from Inspiration. The Bob and Garbo on-screen pairing did not exactly work out, two very different people. Perhaps it would have worked at a later time in Bob's career when he could have been as cold and edgy to Ms. Garbo as she was to him. Think Bob and Bette in June Bride, wherein the edginess worked well as their characters were constantly at war. Of course, it did not help that Garbo, who was actually a year younger than Bob, looked more like his big sister than lover.
Director Bob and Actor Jimmy ... would love to have heard the discussions between the two old pros on the set of The Gallant Hours. Below is the finished scene from the movie. I think Jim is doing an excellent job of standing and looking. Excellent directing by Bob, I'm sure.
Just found two more Bob movies to be shown in May! Not just TEN, but TWELVE movies in one month on TCM. I overlooked The Mystery of Mr. X on May 2nd and Here Comes Mr. Jordan on the 19th. Two more big hugs go out to the TCM programmer!
2. Photobucket has finally added back Custom Sort as an option for organizing albums!! My, but my photos have been in such a mess since they made their format change.
3 - 12. TCM is showing TEN Bob Montgomery movies in May!! Six on Bob's birthday May 21st, two on the Thursday after and two more Memorial Day weekend. Ten big hugs go out to the person who made the programming choices. In the order shown, they are: The Easiest Way, Hide-Out, Night Must Fall, Three Loves Has Nancy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Big House, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The Divorcee, Hell Below and They Were Expendable. It is a great sampling of his work. They are all good, but DO watch/record Hide-Out if you haven't already. Makes me feel good just thinking about it.
Bob & Maureen O'Sullivan on the set of Hide-Out (1934)