Thursday, November 04, 2021

At Least Frenchie was in Technicolor

 Happy Birthday, Joel McCrea!  Well, almost, his birthday is this Friday the fifth.  And, yes, he is one of my 'other' men ... gorgeous, tall, athletic build and thick wavy hair.  Rrrff.  The still below is from Bed of Roses (1933) starring Constance Bennett.  Lucky Constance!

Between 1946 and 1959, Joel was in a whole lot of movies and only one was not a western.  Great career move.  A cowboy can be middle-age, no having to look younger for his 20-year-old leading lady, his horse.  He was still one handsome cowboy as in 1950s Frenchie.  His co-star was Shelley Winters.  I personally don't see that pairing work all that well.  1950 was a bad time for the industry as a whole.  Our Mr. Montgomery was wise to bail out and go into television.  A Great career move as well.


Allison said...

I liked him in Foreign Correspondent

Kathy said...

Yes, a good one. If you have the opportunity, you need to watch "The More the Merrier" (1943) and "Ride the High Country" (1962). The Merrier is just a delightful movie and High Country is a Western classic with co-star Randolph Scott. Mr. McCrea at his best.

Allison said...

I could not get into The More the Merrier but I definitely want to see Ride the High Country. I really like a good western. I should see if our library has it, it has a really random selection of old movies.