Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2 Very Young Bobs and 1 Very Handsome Bob

TCM is showing three of Bob's movies this weekend:  

     Untamed (1929) on Friday, 22nd at 9:00 a.m. EST/6:00 a.m. PST
     Hell Below (1933) also on Friday at 2:45 p.m. EST/11:45 a.m. PST
     Love in the Rough (1930) on Sunday, 25th at 5:00 p.m. EST/                       2:00 p.m. PST. 

Untamed and Love in the Rough are hardly great movies, but both have some fun moments.  Bob's amorous duet with Joan Crawford in Untamed is a hoot, and his fight scene at the party is great fun ... a rare shirtless Bob!  In Love in the Rough you get to see him pantless (egads!) in an early musical number. 

By 1933, we've gotten away from the "all singing, all dancing" approach to movies.  However, Hell Below gets bogged down with gratuitous "humor" scenes.  If you can survive the Jimmy Durante bits, Hell is a decent enough action movie for the time. 

                                 Bob and Madge in Hell Below

                                   ... and a tad closer up.

Bob gives a good, totally serious performance in Hell.  It really is a shame he was given only a few dramatic roles.  

Hey, this gives me the excuse to revisit one of my favorite Bob photos!  29 and ever so handsome ...

                  Bob and Walter Huston on the set of Hell Below

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