Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Mr. Cagney Politely Listens to his Director, Mr. Montgomery

 "Robert Montgomery (right) does his first acting in 11 years, a bit in The Gallant Hours, Admiral Halsey's story, which he is producing and directing.  Here, it's direction that demands his time, setting up a scene with James Cagney, as Halsey, and Dennis Weaver (center)."

Gee, but I wish Bob had done 'a bit' in The Gallant Hours (1960).  He was in the line of ship officers shaking hands with the retiring Halsey (Cagney) as he exits the ship.  They even cut that out, can only see him from behind briefly as Cagney shakes his hand.  (See the May 20, 2014 post for shot of Bob/Cagney.)

I like how the photo captures Bob using his hands to help with his direction.  I am glad they finally got the chance to make a movie together.   

I don't know, but is that the Montgomery smirk?


Allison said...

Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall with those sometime.

Kathy said...

Yeah, me too. And they never talked about their movie careers. Well, The Gallant Hours would be the exception. Interesting gents.