Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English-American stage and film actor, screenwriter, producer and director.
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The noise.. the drills.. the inconsideration.. made Charles Laughton's caricature mad/deaf
Child actress Sally Jane Bruce and director Charles Laughton on the set of "The Night of the Hunter", 1955.
The way I do him, he sounds a bit like Charles Laughton & Alec Guinness as well
could you tell he doesn't look like Charles Laughton I would myself although Idky but he blocked me.
Ser 14 epi 54, Charles Laughton also stared in Mutiny of The Bounty as Captain Bligh.
Charles Laughton also acted of Mutiny on the Bounty as Captain . Bligh.
"The night of the hunter" extraordinary single directorial entry in Laughton’s career by C&B
Compare to Charles Laughton. Have you seen "Ruggles of Red Gap?"
Charles Laughton casually strolling about, quietly chewing scenery. And this scene has some stunning lighting going on.
watched Hobson's Choice dir. by David Lean. What a brilliant, comic movie. Charles Laughton is a fantastic drunk. We don't…
Charles Laughton staggeringly running up the stairs drunk in Hobson's Choice is still completely hilarious. Needs to be m…
Charles Laughton in Hobson's choice is some of the finest drunk acting ever.. Perfect teetering and leaning. Plus a dash of unfocusedness..
. Mezut ozil driving, Charles Laughton in front seat
I liked a video Spike Lee TCM 2012 2 on Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter
Charles Laughton the best performance at the Quasimodo's role
Dear Sir Roger, I just watched DVD of Witness for the Prosecution. Charles Laughton had great diction, don't you think so? RP
The wonderful Charles Laughton with his wife of over 30 years Elsa Lanchester.
While we're at it, let's lobby for Timothy Spall to play Charles Laughton!
Charles Laughton at the original Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA
The wolf man1941,Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde the Fredric March version.Island of Lost Souls with Charles Laughton. Mad Love
Charles Laughton and Robert Mitchum on the set of 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955) directed by Charles Laughton
Elsa Lanchester was actually married to Charles Laughton. Talk about type-casting.
Robert Mitchum in "The Night of the hunter" directed by Charles Laughton, 1955.
Fact: In the 1928 play "Alibi", Charles Laughton became the first actor to play Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Po…
with (neo)medieval Charles Laughton's . The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939
I keep thinking Charles Laughton will swing down and protect - oh wait a minute that's a bell tower not a windmill---
...but Charles Laughton creates a memorable character and even an admirable one, as during the open-boat voyage to Timor.
"Ni con perros, ni con chicos... " an Argentinian musical about Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester
of Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter from
Halloween - Charles Laughton turns beasts into men in ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, today at Lightbox.
Just watched "Jamaica Inn" 1939, Charles Laughton is truly disturbing in it.
Charles Laughton is the definitive Dr. Moreau. He brings a complexity to his performance you don't often see in early talkie horror films.
It was the great Elsa Lanchester's birthday this week. Here she is with her husband, maestro Charles Laughton.
Now, a good horror movie, the original, Island Of Lost Souls, 1932. Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi. The house of pain. lol
Re Maureen O'Hara...note that she passed just a few hours after TCM showed her in Hunchback of Notre Dame w/ Charles Laughton
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955) - A cacophony of evil, and horror cinema at it’s most...
I have a man crush on Charles Laughton
Moreau is a great creature feature..that features Val Kilmer impersonating Brando impersonating Charles Laughton. 😆
.It happens to the best of them such as Charles Laughton for Night of the Hunter
Love this photo of Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester. Both great actors!
The film stars Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, and Charles Laughton, with Ian Keith and Arthur Hohl.
A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY VINTAGE:. Happy birthday Elsa Lanchester. Here with her husband, the great Charles Laughton. http…
I love her voice. 2nd album has Charles Laughton introducing each song & joining in once:
Elsa Lanchester embraces husband Charles Laughton as they receive US citizenship April, 1950
This is the only movie directed by Charles Laughton. It stars Robert Mitchum as a scary drifter.
One of golden era most unique couples-Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester.
Charles Laughton as Quasimodo Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 movie photo 3 275
1958 Marlene Dietrich Charles Laughton photo Witness for the Prosecution ad
She was married to Charles Laughton who came from Scarbrough he brought his brother a hotel which fell of a cliff I stayed.
Sanctuary cries for illegals, derelicts, animals, criminals The problem is they never reform or conform.
"The Big Clock" with rs Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan. Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton (1948) a big movie.
. He really does look a lot like Charles Laughton in that picture.
DAMMIT! My plastic surgeon was a Charles Laughton fan, especially his Quasimodo role…
Great write up from on Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter, a film you can't escape from.
I'd just play Charles Laughton in RUGGLES OF RED GAP. Can't be topped
"Method actors give you a photograph. Real actors give you an oil painting." -Charles Laughton, born this week 1899.
HOBSON'S CHOICE a key piece of evidence in the case for Charles Laughton being the screen's greatest drunk
A: Charles Laughton hosted the Ed Sullivan Show during Elvis Presley's first appearance.
(1935). Charles Laughton's recitation of the Gettysburg Address. They didn't know then and most don't now! Of, By, For
The night of the hunter 1955 by Charles Laughton. 4 July 2015. At times it felt like a theatre piece
A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY VINTAGE:. Charles Laughton with his wife, Elsa Lancaster, in The Private Life of Henry 8th. http:…
When Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Ed was recuperating from an arm injury and the host was Charles Laughton.
1 July 1899. Acting legend Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough.
I have a face like the behind of an elephant. Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton during his first & only turn in the director's chair, the brilliant 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955) http:/…
Robert Mitchum e o diretor Charles Laughton no set de O mensageiro do diabo (The Night of the Hunter, 1955).
I bet Charles Laughton had so much fun making The Bribe - skulking around and being creepy. He makes everything better
Charles Laughton films his masterpiece “The night of the hunter"
he was just the heavy. That's his job, well that and rubbing oil on Charles Laughton
Hubby just called Charles Laughton Peter Lawford and when corrected said "Laughton, Lawford, same thing."
Sometimes on nights of days I skipped I swear I can hear the heavy post pork chop supper breathing of Charles Laughton.
Elsa Lanchester & Charles Laughton must have been a great match.
“Col Sherman Potter is massaging Charles Laughton!! My eyes are bleeding..
Charles Laughton! How can anyone be so cool after having killed someone!
"The Big Clock" (John Farrow, 1948) Ray Milland works for tyrannical publisher Charles Laughton, whose mistress is murdered and...
Two sets of mates involved in The Big Clock: John Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan/Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester.
ICYMI, Earlier this week, aired "Payment Deferred" w/ Charles Laughton and Ray Milland. Great timing for
Publicity still of Charles Laughton & Ray Milland in "The Big Clock" (1948)
TCM Summer of Darkness continues with The Big Clock with another perfect performance by Charles Laughton Watch Now!
Darn.. missed the first few minutes but.. .. hey look there is Charles Laughton!
Robert Mitchum as Harry Powell in Charles Laughton's 1955 film, The Night Of The Hunter. Mitchum was
Fact: Irving Thalberg wanted Charles Laughton to play Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette (1938), but he declined. Robert Morley won the role.
Listened to on Island of Dr Moreau which is an argument for watching Isle of Lost Souls w/ Charles Laughton & Bela Lugosi
At 2.20pm, we're off to 1880s Salford in David Lean's classic comedy Hobson's Choice, starring Charles Laughton.
"All the tough talk is blind. He's a literate, gracious, kind man," Charles Laughton on Robert Mitchum.
Robert Mitchum in publicity still for Night of the Hunter,1955, dir. Charles Laughton
Happy Friday! . Deanna Durbin and Charles Laughton (dressed as an elderly fellow) rumba in "It Started with Eve"...
Can't sleep..will have to watch an old movie. I'm torn between James Cagney and Charles Laughton
“Welles' restored 'Chimes at Midnight' today at hope you are seeing this!
Terrific overview by David Noh at on current CHARLES LAUGHTON retrospective:
“Welles' restored 'Chimes at Midnight' plays today
Orson Welles' restored 'Chimes at Midnight' plays today at
Woody Allen's 'Manhattan' screens in 35mm at this weekend:
Jamaica Inn: Frequently messy but the comedy works. Charles Laughton really knew how to make an exit.
Cronenberg on the set of 'History of Violence,' screening at in 35mm this weekend:
De Niro and Foster at Cannes in 1976 for 'Taxi Driver,' now screening at
A pair of overlooked Hitchcock films screen at this weekend:
Vertov's iconic 'Man with a Movie Camera' & more screen at this weekend:
Essential cinema from female filmmakers screens this weekend at
Classics from Preston Sturges and Steven Spielberg screen at this weekend:
Have you ever seen Witness for the Prosecution? 1957, one of my faves! Stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
I'm recommending a 1950s David Lean film called Hobson's Choice to all my friends. Charles Laughton, John Mills, & more. Hulu+
Can't sleep. Turn on TCM, old friends Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh, Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian.
Charles Laughton e Robert Mitchum em O mensageiro do Diabo (The Night of the Hunter, dir. Charles Laughton, 1955)
Charles Laughton y Robert Mitchum en el set de Night of the Hunter (1955)
love the Cantervile ghost with the great Charles Laughton and TV Marcus Welby Robert Young.
Elsa Lanchester talks w/ Cavett about her husband Charles Laughton & Isadora Duncan, "that untalented bag of beans."
easy. Charles Laughton. Cast her in Jamaica Inn--her first movie. She was really an opera singer in Dublin.
July 1st Horoscope Use the everyday reality around you as energy for the ideal world of your imagination and you'll find yourself a general inspiration to all. When hope and belief are applied hands-on to the real world, the inner self can make its mark on the outer and the idea of dreams coming true becomes your manifestation for the future. Wellness:1% Intellect:4% Love:47% Emotions:51% Intuition:19% Creativity:71% Work:32% Money:14% Power Numbers: 23, 46, 18, 39, 19, 36 Born Today: Wilhelm Leibniz, George Sand, Susan Glaspell, Charles Laughton, William Wyler, Estee Lauder, Leslie Caron, Karen Black, Dan Aykroyd, Princess Diana, Pamela Anderson Cancer Love Horoscope It is a good time for social activities and for getting in touch with friends. There is a friendly, cooperative, harmonious tone to the interactions you have now. You avoid heavy discussions and do not want to focus on dry, practical matters. Simply sharing a pleasant time with someone you like is more in tune with your feelings now.
Bakersfield's entertainment hot spots of the 1950s By: George Gilbert Lynch Topics: local history, entertainment, night clubs, hot spots, 1950s Posted by Contributor Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:10:46 PDT Viewed 7795 times 0 responses 0 comments larger view Yes, before television and drive in theaters dominated the local night life, old Bakersfield had some really great "hot night spots". Spawned by the heavily traveled Golden State Highway, motels and restaurants began springing up in the 30's when motorists traveling between Los Angeles to San Fransisco found our city a convenient all night rest stop and watering hole. The pioneer of them all was "The Bakersfield Inn" was built in 1929 and located at California and Union Avenues. This beautiful Spanish style motor hotel was the beginning of "motel row" or "Union Avenue Strip", as the area of the neon encrusted showplaces were called back then. The reason this strip of highway through Bakersfield was graced with these night spots was that Union Avenue was the onl ...
-- Night of the Hunter by Charles Laughton (just to give Welles a break...)
A2. Night Of The Hunter. Charles Laughton. It's a shame he never directed again.
A2. The Night of the Hunter. Charles Laughton's first and last film. A masterpiece.
Prince George to top charts: Charity birthday lullaby backed by Kate UGLY KID LOOKS LIKE CHARLES LAUGHTON
Another One and Done idea: The Spirit, for Gabriel Macht. . Or you could go with Night of the Hunter for Charles Laughton.
Carole Lombard ~ Chameleon Lombard was eager to win an Academy Award, and selected her next project—from several possible scripts—with the expectation that it would bring her the trophy. Vigil in the Night (1940), directed by George Stevens, featured Lombard as a nurse who faces a series of personal difficulties. Although the performance was praised she did not get her nomination, as the sombre mood of the picture turned audiences away and box-office returns were poor. Despite the realization that she was best suited to comedies, Lombard completed one more drama: They Knew What They Wanted (1940), co-starring Charles Laughton, which was mildly successful.
A couple of nights ago I watched a movie about Rembrandt starring Charles Laughton. He was brilliant.
So what's your favorite Charles Laughton movie? Mine is The Canterville Ghost.
Is it weird that Charles Laughton's performance in RUGGLES OF RED GAP reminded me of Forest Whitaker?
Captain Kidd on TCM with Charles Laughton and Randolph Scott. A gem.
The only film Charles Laughton directed. Robert Mitchum is perfect as an evil preacher. Let me know how you like it.
Charles Laughton is impressively demented in The Islands of Lost Souls.
"An amazing photo from the making of NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. h/t Charles Laughton!
The making of Charles Laughton's brilliant 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)
Check out PRIVATE LIVES of HENRY VIII. I features both her and Charles Laughton. Also, really great movie.
Charles Laughton directs The Night of the Hunter, plus Stanley Cortez on shooting & working w/ Laughton:
one of my all time favourite films. Charles Laughton only directorial film too.
The Night of the Hunter 1955. Another favorite film of mine. Directed by Charles Laughton, Cinematography by...
When Charles Laughton was a star, did that mean we weren't obsessed with beauty? It just means once in a while, Hollywood allows for it.
Ethmewelda ;) (Charles Laughton version is still my fave!)
my quintessential childhood film is the Charles Laughton version of hunchback of notre dame i
Based on Agatha Christie's Play and directed by Billy Wilder, so hard to go wrong and with fantastic acting by Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton, & Marlene Dietrich, fool you good by a big surprise twisting ending !
"One must always attempt the impossible if one is to grow as an artist." Charles Laughton to Bette Davis
Tuesday, June 17th on TCM is someone we haven't seen for a while. Guest movie programmer is Gene Wilder. His 4 picks: Greer Garson in Random Harvest (1947), Maurice Chevalier in The Merry Widow (1934), Charles Laughton in Witness for the Prosecution (1958), and Bette Davis in Dark Victory (1934).
If you are interested, here are my takes on three Alfred Hitchcock classics that I’ve recently investigated. - The lady does indeed vanish for a period of time in The Lady Vanishes. She is an embodiment of the nicest kind of middle-aged or elderly British women (of that generation) one could possibly meet (indeed, I cannot deny that they are such dears). Now, based on my research, in the original story, she’s not quite the MI6 figure that we encounter in the film. I wonder why Hitchcock didn’t make an aerial panorama for the opening. For viewers of our time, the painted image and the model aren’t very convincing; but, they hold a period charm of sorts. In the opening scene, I was annoyed by the concocted gibberish language they created for the film (I am very familiar with how each European language sounds). It nevertheless sounds like a mix of elements from several central European languages. After that, when Italian, German and French were spoken by the concierge, they sound absolutely awful, wh ...
Sarah asked me to think of a really "obscure" actor to link to Rudd. I answered Charles Laughton. :) She meant someone current. Oops. Maybe Charlie Day?
Went to the hospital, scared my wife way too much,got antibiotics,and for now,I still look like I'm wearing half Charles Laughton face , but at least it's not anything super serious.
Wonderful movie, directed by James Whale. Karloff, Stuart, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and that old camp, Ernest Thesiger ("Have a potato...").
A charity record released on behalf of the Cinematograph Trade benevolent fund: contributions from a host of stars including Charles Laughton, Shirley Temple, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Richard Tauber. Other people involved with the charity through the years were Deborah Kerr Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh: further volume followed in 1938.
In 1974, BRIAN SIBLEY took it upon himself to write to his favorite author: science-fiction novelist RAY BRADBURY. In his letter, Brian, also a writer, spoke of his deep admiration for Bradbury's books and posed some questions related to Disney, a subject close to his heart. Brian explains: "If I remember rightly, I expressed doubts about Disney's use of Audio-Animatronic creations in Disneyland. At the time, I had still to visit a Disney theme park and had probably read too many sci-fi stories about the danger of robots taking over our human world – including, of course, some by Ray – and so saw it as a sinister rather than benign experiment. But what joy to have one's ill-formed and prejudiced views exploded by such a wordsmith. How wonderful that he bothered to take the time to ignite that explosion and how miraculous that its aftershock was a more-than-thirty-year friendship!" Below is the fascinating reply Bradbury soon sent, in which he heaps praise on his good friend WALT DISNEY and, by way of ...
It is really scary - kinda reminds me of that old Charles Laughton movie "The Night of the Hunter". No sounds last night. :)
Charles Laughton made out like a bandit!
Watching "Hobson's Choice" recorded off Charles Laughton was a wonder, and wasn't Prunella Scales young!
about him.It makes mestop and think about some people that have never had children,such as Raymond Burr,Charles Laughton,and Kathryn Hepburn
George Jepson looks at a “fairytale” reinvention of film noir, Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955)
I enjoyed watching This Land is Mine. It's a superb film. Charles Laughton's courtroom speech against tyranny and oppression is magnificent.
You've piqued my interest. I have to see it. I had no idea Charles Laughton ever directed. Is it on TCM right now?
Mitchum is a great baddie! This was the only film Charles Laughton ever directed, a huge shame; he had a really unique style.
In researching a story, I get to revisit my love of Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
. Charles Laughton directed The Night of the Hunter, is a film more people should watch. Beauty.
'Ruggles of Red Gap' starring Charles Laughton is today's Hollywood Stage Classic on ABR at 6.00PM UK Time.
Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich are amazing in Witness for the Prosecution. Just wanted to be clear on that.
"Children are man at his strongest". Charles Laughton, The night of the hunter.
Watching a classic movie, 'Spartacus', a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave of the title. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life story of the historical figure Spartacus and the events of the Third Servile War. The film also starred Laurence Olivier as the Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Tony Curtis. The film won four Oscars in all.
Directed by David Lean. With Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson. Henry Hobson runs a successful bootmaker's shop in nineteenth-century Salford. A widower with a weakness for the pub opposite, he tries forcefully to run the lives of his three unruly daughters. When he dec...
Hobson's Choice with Charles Laughton, Brenda DeBanzie and John Mills. Wonderful film directed by David Lean.
Directed by Billy Wilder. With Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester. Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.
Movie title from the film 'Witness for the Prosecution' (1957), directed by Billy Wilder, starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton
Just finished watching "Witness for the Prosecution" on Turner Classic Movies. You ever want a see a great plot twist check this movie out. It is off the hook. Cast: Directed by Billy Wilder. Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Una O'Connor, Ian Wolfe. Tyron Power is one of the most underrated actors of his time. Ms. Dietich is gold! Charles Laughton is Charles Laughton. Watch it if you can.
is watching WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. It's not a movie, it's a character-actor slug fest! The character of Scottish Janet MacKenzie was played by the very Irish Una O'Connor, who says ""Bah" a lot. There's Henry Daniels (who was Moriarty in the Rathbone Holmes films), Elsa Lanchester and of course that tank made out of rubber Charles Laughton. Tyrone Power and Marlene D are the cherry on the Billy Wilder cheesecake. THIS is why movies are magic!
I never get tired of watching "Witness for the Prosecution"! Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Elsa Lanchester & Charles Laughton!
Charles Laughton, Marlene. Dietrich & Tyrone Power in. "Witness for the Prosecution",. on TCM right now.
Witness for the Prosecution is such a great film! Just starting. Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, & Charles Laughton.
I feel like there's a little Charles Laughton in Alec Guiness' performance in THE LAVENDER HILL MOB.
If you're a film buff, 1899 was a good year for you: Fred Astaire (May 10), Charles Laughton (July 1), James Cagney (July 17), Alfred
Dan Callahan links to this very rare comedy THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED. Charles Laughton and Carol Lombard.
On the Ides of March, I watched Charles Laughton in "Ruggles of Redgap". From that script, delivered with pathos and understanding by Mr. Laughton: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." "Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this." "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget ...
I really need to watch Charles Laughton in “Mutiny on the Bounty” again. He apparently despised Clark Gable.
Mary Pickford visiting Alexander Korda and Charles Laughton on a break from filming I, Claudius (1937).
Our next film on Monday 3rd is Charles Laughton's haunting film-noir, The Night of the Hunter starring Robert Mitchum
John Gavin, Charles Laughton and Stanley Kubrick on the set of Spartacus.
Mitchum film series continues on Valentine’s Day The Churchill Arts Council’s series of Robert Mitchum thrillers will continue tonight at the with a screening of the 1955 film, “Night of the Hunter.” In addition to Mitchum, the film stars Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish and Peter Graves. It was directed by Charles Laughton, the only film he helmed as director. It is based on the debut novel by Davis Grubb—based on true life murders that occurred in West Virginia—and the screenplay was written by James Agee. It is an overlooked and under-appreciated film that has never gotten the critical attention it deserves. Tickets are $7 for CAC members, $10 for non-members and will be available in the Center’s Art Bar starting at 6 p.m. and the film will begin at 7 p.m. The series will conclude with a screening of Mitchum’s classic 1962 film “Cape Fear” on February 21. Coming up on March 1 is an “Evening with the Arts,” CAC’s popular fundraising dinner and silent auction. Seating for this even ...
Charles Laughton directed this epic poem by Stephen Vincent Benet starring Tyrone Power. From this date, 1953.
I'm a Netflix subscriber, and for the past 3 days I have watched the DVD I received on Friday. "Hobson's Choice" filmed in 1954, starring Charles Laughton and John Mills. Have seen it probably 6 times since Friday (sick and cooped up) and have laughed every time. John Mills was fabulous as the illiterate bootmaker in Henry Hobson's boot shop (played by Charles Laughton). Just ordered my own DVD from Amazon. The English dialect is sort of hard to understand, so the first couple of times I watched it with captions on. Delightful comedy of English folk in the old days!
What a great morning treat on a cold Saturday; settling in to get started on a working weekend and watching one of the greatest movies ever; Witness for the Prosecution. Charles Laughton is brilliant and coupled with Tyrone Power (he and Erroll Flynn being 2 of my favorites of that era) and Marlene Dietrich makes this a classic. Elsa Lancaster also steals the movie as Laughton's nurse aide. Kevin Kendrick, you must love this movie.
Director of the day: Stanley Kubrick July 26 1928 - March 7th 1999. My 3 favorite of his films are: Spartacus (1960) starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov. The film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and won 4. Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. (1964) starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden. The was nominated for 4 Academy Awards. The Shining (1980) starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. It's difficult to choose just 3 films from this brilliant director and who like Alfred Hitchcock never won an oscar. What are the M4's favorite films of his?
Piccadilly (UK) 1929 The opening titles are the first clue that this isn’t just any movie. The Piccadilly of the title is a restaurant with a floor show and one night a displeased customer (Charles Laughton) complains of a dirty dish and the owner, determined to find the cause of this unacceptable faux pas, traces the problem to the dishwashers where one of them, Shosho (Anna May Wong), is entertaining them with her dancing and distracting them from their work. Shosho is first fired and then hired by the restaurant as a dancer and after her first performance that, as they say, brings down the house, and she’s offered a long-term contract. Things don’t stay bright and cheery for Shosho and the film slips into the darkness of jealousy and revenge. The Brits don’t have a sterling reputation when it comes to silent films and this is a stunning example of the exception to the myth. What a great film and what an amazing presentation of Wong’s abilities as an actor as well as a dancer. Forget trying to ...
Wes Anderson and Charles Laughton. September gets a lot of stick, but I thought it was very powerful, and Wiest/Elliott/Farrow
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION a 1957 courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in London. Not exactly a noir film, but there are some noir-ish scenes, and Charles Laughton is simply brilliant.
A restored version of Charles Laughton's sole directorial outing, starring Robert Mitchum, shows the movie has lost none of its haunting visual power, writes Mark Kermode
My dream girl tonight is none other than .oh boy .did I hit the jackpot or what ? The incomparable GINGER ROGERS.Thank Heavens she is without Fred whats his name ? Oh she was so much more than he was . The Major and the Minor is my movie.was going to be a Ray Milland night. Just watched The Big Clock for the hundredth time.love that movie. One of the greatest real life married couple actors ever. Elsa Lancaster and Charles Laughton.the Bride of Frankenstein and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Tonight after much searching of my archive I can settle down to the archetype noir film (in terms of plot and character development) Out of the Past or Build My Gallows High (1947 Jacques Tourneur) and a chilling favourite Night of the Hunter (1955 Charles Laughton). If I ever make a film I want to feel like this one and grip your emotions in the same way. Genius
Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton , Elsa Lancaster and Una O'Connor . A great cast in a great movie!
Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power in Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution. A perfect movie.
Nobody gives 'em the old stinkeye like Josh Mankiewicz, channeling Charles Laughton's portrayal of Captain Bligh in MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY.
When performed in 1954 on Broadway the reviewer from the New York Herald Tribune said that the play was, "A walloping success. The finish is done with such dedicated conviction, such patent plausibility, such respect for the medium as a thing of beauty that you are apt to find yourself gasping out loud." This play is so good it has been filmed and adapted for TV. Famous actors who have played roles in it include Marlene Dietrich, Edward G Robinson, Donald Pleasance, Charles Laughton, Deborah Kerr, Tyrone Power and Ralph Richardson. It has a big cast, and if you get in you MUST swear secrecy on the twist...it is one of Agatha Christie's BEST.
Thanksgiving 2013 is in the rear view mirror now and hopefully a lovely memory for everyone.At the Butlers, we marched to a different drum with Cornish game hens,mashed sweet potatoes,asparagus, cranberry relish, washed down with a decent South African Chenin Blanc. Pecan pie came later as we revisited the 1962 Otto Preminger political thriller "Advise and Consent" with a whole raft of male stars!( think Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, and a gorgeous Gene Tierney in a cameo role) Now with the dishes cleared, leftovers put away in the fridge, it's on to Advent, the season of Purple, Reflection, and Expectancy.
The role of the Barney Fife had originally cast Charles Laughton, but a fight w/Francis Bavier at the 1st table read ended it.
Ugh! Ghastly! Who drinks prosecco at this hour? Think I'll add a splash of creme de cassis to it, gee it up a little. There! A Kir Royal - well, an Italianate Kir Royal: "chir royale"? Whatever . . . But I'm digresssing. I haven't even begun and I'm wondering off on a tangent about cheap Italian plonk already! Not that booze is entirely irrelevant to my topic. If I can just shut up about other things and get to the point, that is. But - what *is* the point? Is it that I've undergone a second round of abrasive criticism today for being "weird", or is the point . . . Gore Vidal? Apparently news flashed round the globe this w/e that GV had had sex with a thousand guys *before* he was 25; with God knows how many hustlers and rent-boys later in life, and with celebrities like Tyrone Power, Rock Hudson, Fred Astaire, what's-his-name the guy who starred in Midnight Express, Noel Coward and Charles Laughton. To cap off this tittle-tattle, strong hints were made that GV had had sex in Bangkok - a name to conjour w ...
Fact: Charles Laughton's make-up for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939dkTDT8?a High Stakes - DOG TREATS (Beggin Strips)
ADVISE & CONSENT (Preminger, '62) Otto's best of the 60s hasn't aged. Franchot Tone, Charles Laughton and Burgess Meredith are sensational.
After watching "Midnight Cowboy" again, I thought about the best performances in film history. So, because I can, I list them here, in my humble opinion. The first two on each list are my favorites - rest are in alphabetical order. Male: 1) Charles Chaplin in "Monsieur Verdoux"; 2) Marlon Brando in "On The Waterfront." Daniel Day-Lewis in "My Left Foot," Henry Fonda in "The Grapes Of Wrath," Dustin Hoffman in "Tootsie," Charles Laughton in "Witness For The Prosecution," Jason Robards in "Long Day's Journey Into Night," Peter Sellers in "Lolita," James Stewart in "Vertigo," Jon Voight in "Midnight Cowboy." Female: 1) Katharine Hepburn in "Long Day's Journey Into Night"; 2) Lillian Gish in "Way Down East." Bette Davis in "All About Eve," Danielle Darrieux in "Earrings Of Madame de...", Greta Garbo in "Camille," Isabelle Huppert in "The Piano Teacher," Nicole Kidman in "Birth," Angela Lansbury in "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), Vivien Leigh in "Gone With The Wind," Anna Magnani in "The Golden Coach. ...
Sue: "From Fort Wayne, Indiana, the not-at-al1930s as a vehicle for Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, (Cont,)
Script York's Roger Osborne Roger's new play Laughton is now in rehearsal at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The play focusses on two episodes in the life of Charles Laughton, one of the twentieth century's greatest actors. Vincent Franklin and Kacey Ainsworth feature as Charles and his wife the actress and singer Elsa Lanchester. The play runs from 17 to 26 October. Roger will be giving a talk about Charles Laughton and the challenge of writing a drama about a real character on Thursday 24 October at 16.30. The theatre is also showing a selection of Laughton films.
Getting ready to start a Saturday night classic movie double feature. First up, "Rembrandt" (1936) with Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester and for the second half of the bill.Hm, not quite sure yet.
Another favorite film w/Charles Laughton is 'Payment Deferred'.Awful character but you still feel sorry for him.
Clicked over to for a commercial break, just in time to see a little Charles Laughton woot woot!
On now, old Charles Laughton movie with v. young Vivien Leigh and Rex Harrison. Wow.
I thought Charles Laughton was just great. Maybe a day for him next year,
Poor Charles Laughton.Always end up feeling sorry for him in his films.He's such a schlub.I mean that lovingly.
watching Sidewalks of London on TCM. what a cast: Charles laughton, Vivien Leigh and Rex harrison
This is the best version of Island of Dr. Moreau. Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi.
10-Min Interview w/ Cinematographer Stanley Cortez on Charles Laughton & 'Night of the Hunter'
Great film! Here is a rare one: CHARLES LAUGHTON READS NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (saw/heard it already?)
“Laughton directs Night of the Hunter ” this film profoundly influenced my thinking about movies.
Now *that's* a movie, “Essential Viewing. The Night of the Hunter
Charles Laughton directs Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter.
Last great film for director Charles Laughton: NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. It's like he doesn't even *exist* as a director after that.
Who knew? Charles Laughton made millions playing a BLACK MAN in his "Ruggles" movies.
Charles Laughton as Harry Powell in the "The Night of the Hunter". Shelly Winters just makes him even scarier.
Brilliant to read of his friendship with a grandson of Charles Laughton (surely the real Bligh didn't perform the role better)
THE STRANGE DOOR (1951): gloomy gothic enlivened by Charles Laughton hamming magnificently and Karloff as a nobly heroic servant.
Charles Laughton directing Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter.
“Do you know what it means to feel like God?” – Dr Moreau (Charles Laughton)
Another Daphne DuMaurier book set to film is Jamaica Inn with Charles Laughton. Wait til you see that! :)
hee hee whenever they talk about sanctuary dad thinks of Charles Laughton as Quasimodo swinging on the bells!
Watched Ruggles of Red Gap. Charles Laughton is a chameleon disappearing into character.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) is an awesome movie. Charles Laughton & Tyrone Power at his best.
Mitchum & Charles Laughton reading Night of the Hunter:
"Ruggles of Red Gap". Charles Laughton at his best. Such a funny movie.
Everyone that loves America should watch "Ruggles of Red Gap" with Charles Laughton. Toward the end he recites Gettysburg Address. Tearful!
Charles Laughton could have pulled Lincoln off
Charles Laughton just gave a fab recital of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
It's a great speech and Charles Laughton nailed it.
Watching "Ruggles of Red Gap." Charles Laughton is the best thing ever.
I know it's Mary Boland Day & Charles Laughton is capital I Incredible but, for me, Charles Ruggles OWNS this flick.
Charles Laughton (plays the valet Ruggles) acted in many films and also directed one movie: The Night of the Hunter.
TCM is doing the perfect "Ugly American" movie. Ruggles of Red Gap with Charles Laughton.
"Ruggles Of Red Gap" (1935), a rare comic turn for the great Charles Laughton on TCM. Awesome.
Watching Ruggles of Red Gap on one of my favorites. Yay young Charles Laughton!
I like how Charles Laughton is playing Ruggles, but the man playing his new boss is played by Charles Ruggles.
Though it's Mary Boland Day on THE RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935) belongs to Charles Laughton. Watch it at 8.
Good little interview with Michael Caine on TCM2 and he loves Lee Marvin and Point Blank! And a clip of Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh
Unfortunately haven't seen that film, yet!, but CHARLES LAUGHTON is and always will be a genius.
Tonight: More Mary Boland. Charles Laughton in RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935) at 8:00pm ET on
Charles Laughton is doing some amazing work here sneaking in some absurdly surreal & expressive shots/lighting. Truly superb
That would be a tough gig. I'd check to see if Charles Laughton and Alfred Hitchcock fancied a pint.
Person at the Film Quiz today: "Charles Laughton couldn't have been very good if he only directed one film". I needed Mitchum's left hand.
Photoset: filmbytheframe: Night of the Hunter, 1955 Director - Charles Laughton Cinematography - Stanley...
and Charles Laughton ups the greatness ante.
This was the first American film that Charles Laughton ever appeared in -
But seriously folks, if you like comedy and acting at any level, Charles Laughton in RUGGLES OF RED GAP is pretty much the bee's knees.
... Charles Laughton, Richard Chamberlain, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Tony Perkins, & many others who were not out.
Jamaica Inn (1939) - This Hitchcock movie doesn't have the usual clever twists and turns but it's still enjoyable. Charles Laughton stars.
Today would’ve been Charles Laughton’s birthday! He played Captain Bligh in the 1935 version of Mutiny on the Bounty! http:…
Charles Laughton & Mitchum on set of NIGHT OF THE HUNTER...a true masterwork...
Charles Laughton slays me in Not sure why this is called a comedy. Bitter sweet maybe.
Disneyland opened this week in 1955 and Ray Bradbury went with his friend, actor Charles Laughton.
Must have been in a time warp or similar , woke this morning with half my face swollen ,think Charles Laughton The Bells The Bells
Just watching an old Charles Laughton, Vivian Leigh movie..
Director Charles Laughton was a weird guy. Elsa Lanchester was deaf for weeks once she discovered her husband was ***
would recommend 'Moby *** read by Charles Laughton as an audio book only way to go!
James Mason - one of the greatest voices ever. Right up there with Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Claude Rains & Charles Laughton.
Oh, why could I not be made of stone, like thee! Charles Laughton
Join me tonight at the to see and talk about Alecander Korda's "Rembrandt," starring Charles Laughton:
HMS Bounty was the ship used in the film 'The Bounty' starring Charles Laughton & Clark Gable & anchored in St. Petersburg, FL for a time.
If you have Amazon Prime, check out Charles Laughton's only directorial credit, NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. I saw it many years ago and watched it again tonight. Visually, it is one of the most striking films you're likely to see, shot by Stanley Cortez (who also did the honors with Welle's THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, another remarkable film, even in its carved-up state). Robert Mitchum usually walked sleepily through most of his movies. Not so here. It's a performance that may haunt your dreams. And one of the great film scores by William Schuman. (I haven't been able to find a recording of it.) It's set during the Depression and it's about the vulnerability of children in that desperate time, a theme that resonates today. With all the technical resources at hand for today's filmmakers, I've seen little in recent years to match the imagery and magic of this film.
Charles was devastated by bad notices...He would take to his bed in agony, reading them again and again. Finally, he devised a method for exorcising them from his soul. He taught a Shakespeare class here at the house in his studio and he would gather the notices and perform them for his students...He'd act the review with tremendous power and vitriol, exhausting himself and then burn it in a bucket. It was very entertaining. -Elsa Lanchester, about her late husband Charles Laughton, as told by Frank Langella
Well, here I am at 3:45 a.m. mst wide awake. The new bed is wonderful..comfortable, etc. I just can't get back to sleep. We had a "date night" last night, and used a gift card that was given to Bill for his bd. We went to The Outback. A friend of ours is the kitchen manager there. It was relaxing and fun..had a nice dinner. We sat and talked and took our time. When we came home, the original "Les Miserables" with Fredric March & Charles Laughton from the 1930's was on TCM. I remember seeing it in about 1975..It's not a musical..very moving and poignant, & I recalled the 1st time I saw it, it was a work night & and I stayed up until 4 in the am watching it. It moved me. Today we are going to friends for a bbq & swimming. They live across the "sac" from Phil & Sarah. Great weekend! Full Moon too!
1935 version of Les Misérables now on TCM. Charles Laughton as Inspector Javert -- who’d have thought he’d be so good in the role?
Thank you, Mary Gallo, for suggesting, and for assisting me in booking, the luxurious Hotel Prince de Galles on l'Avenue George V in Paris for the end of July. Built in 1928 following the 1925 l'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (the World Exhibition that launched the "Art Deco" movement), the Hotel Price de Galles was, and continues to be, a legendary jewel of Paris' Art Deco architecture and adornment. It was originally constructed to welcome to Paris during his annual stays the Prince of Wales, future Edward VIII, son of the king of England George V. Over the decades, regular guests included Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Chamberlain, the King of Yugoslavia, Lily Damita (the future Mrs. Errol Flynn), Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Lana Turner, Gina Lollabrigida, and very soon, Mary Gallo and David Schellenberg. A part of the Starwood Luxury Collection, it is indeed luxury personified. Alas, the Appartement Parisien, which comprises the entire top floor of the h .. ...
Charles Laughton guests on Tennessee Ernie Ford's TV show, and they do a funny version of "Old Rattler" together!
I was so cold and miserable and sad this rainy day that I turned the heat up to 75 and watched "The Man on the Eiffel Tower" staring Charles Laughton and Burgess Meredith made in 1949
Gloria Swanson, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Pidgeon, and Tallulah Bankhead all bless tonight's program with their "pipes". Just wait'll you hear Elsa Lanchester sing "Don't Tell My Mother I've Been Living in Sin"! Poor Elsa...the Bride of Frankenstein on screen and the wife of Charles Laughton in real life.
Charles Laughton directing Mitchum and touching the hate tattoo. The Night of the Hunter, 1955, top 10 greatest...
"So we get to act with Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich, and we STILL get paid?" - everyone in the WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION cast
Watching Witness for the Prosecution from 1957. Simply brilliant Charles Laughton
Just made my 50th purchase: Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter!
The most popular U.S. movie of 1935 was Mutiny on the Bounty (Charles Laughton & Clark Gable)
Charles Laughton as Walter Whitman in a broadcast scripted and directed by Norman Corwin, Music by Bernard Hermann.
Charles Laughton is the true G.O.A.T! I love this guy! Watch this short story. It'll remind you of the SUPERCOOL vid.
Alfred Hitchcock's humorous advice: "Never work with children, animals or Charles Laughton." Looks like you have all 3 ;-)
Charles Laughton's stunning 'Night of the Hunter' ahead of its time. Shaped work of Lynch, Scorsese, Jarmusch:
Gratitude: 5-26 - for Charles Laughton as Henry VIII in the movie, 'The Private Life of Henry VIII.' We recorded this movie, filmed in 1933, with the DVR and the sound quality was not that good. However the genius of Charles Laughton shines. His wife, Elsa Lanchester, was a riotous Anne of Cleves. Politics was not the theme of this story. Henry's many wives are registered in history, but this is also not a historical drama. Henry is shown to be what he was, a glutinous, self-centered lout with every day ups and downs. Great movie, but I must point out an error, especially since it's British-made, and we all know how historically correct they believe they are. At one point Henry addresses Cromwell. Cromwell was four years old when Henry died. Such a silly, unnecessary screw-up. -for more rain. We will take all we can get, except maybe not as much as fell all at one time in San Antonio. Here we've enjoyed a perfect amount. -for the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C. Not because it is the best ...
All due respect to Mr. L, but sometimes I think you're married to Charles Laughton.
Turns out: Charles Laughton is the Charles Laughton of film noir.
Dir. Charles Laughton was a very prolific actor tho. Also he's listed as an uncredited director on a Burgess Meredith film.
I watched Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn last night. It stars Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara. Loved it. Laughton is...
"Children are man at his strongest. They abide." Charles Laughton's is cinematic magic. Review:
Night of the Hunter. Why didn't Charles Laughton direct more films?
"Charles, I've got an idea!": Stanley Cortez talks about working with Laughton in The Night of the Hunter
Two-toed sloth doing an excellent recreation of Charles Laughton's lazy and debauched Nero in Quo Vadis.
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