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The Old-Time Movie Stars

This is not the best title; but I want to ask, Who do/did you really like for their acting? (That can be combine with star power.)

by Anonymousreply 4902/09/2014

William Holden

by Anonymousreply 107/11/2013

Rebel Wilson

by Anonymousreply 207/11/2013

Ingrid Bergman

by Anonymousreply 307/11/2013

Bogart, he was so cool.

by Anonymousreply 407/11/2013

Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Spencer Tracy, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains.

by Anonymousreply 507/11/2013

Gregory Peck

by Anonymousreply 607/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 707/11/2013

I endorse most of the others, and add William Powell and Myrna Loy.

by Anonymousreply 807/11/2013

Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, and Carole Lombard

by Anonymousreply 907/11/2013

Lillian Gish

by Anonymousreply 1007/11/2013

To Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Bette Davis, and Claude Rains I would add Margaret Sullavan, Robert Montgomery, and Ida Lupino.

by Anonymousreply 1107/11/2013

Bette Davis, Cary Grant (one of my absolute favorites), Katherine Hepburn (when she wasn't too mannered), Judy Garland (of course--the greatest musical comedy star ever), and the fascinating Garbo.

by Anonymousreply 1207/11/2013

Bette Davis just all around.

Ava Gardner in terms of beauty and living her life on her own terms. She did not give a shit.

by Anonymousreply 1307/11/2013

Claude Rains, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Jack Lemmon, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Ida Lupino, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Laird Creiger, Merle Oberon, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Brando, James Dean, John Garfield, Montgomery Clift, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 1407/11/2013

Audie Murphy, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Francis, Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Yul Brynner, Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Guy Madison, Susan Hayward, Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy

by Anonymousreply 1507/12/2013

I've always liked Jennifer Jones.

by Anonymousreply 1607/12/2013

MGM's Crown Princess, Joan of Crawford!

by Anonymousreply 1707/12/2013

Those are great lists, & I'm particularly glad to see Claude Rains appreciated.

But where are George Sanders & Robert Mitchum?

by Anonymousreply 1807/12/2013

Robert Ryan. Yeah, he always played the same guy. But that guy was riveting.

And he makes my mangina misty.

by Anonymousreply 1907/12/2013

Women: Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman.

Men: Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Montgomery Clift.

Honorable mentions: James Garner - great in comedy & drama Susan Hayward - dramatic Brooklyn girl with pizzazz!

Totally overrated: Audrey Hepburn (don't get me started) James Stewart (same as above)

by Anonymousreply 2007/12/2013

Kirk Douglas

Burt Lancaster

Barry Sullivan

James Mason

Deborah Kerr

Rita Hayworth (she was a pretty good actress, IMO)

Frank Sinatra

Jean Hagen

Judy Holliday

Peter Sellers

Joseph Cotton

Jean Simmons

Paul Newman

Vera Miles

Agnes Moorehead

by Anonymousreply 2107/12/2013

Barry Sullivan???

by Anonymousreply 2207/12/2013

Robert Ryan was great in the Broadway musical "Mr. President." Robert Ryan and Robert Alda should have had the leads in the film version of "Guys and Dolls."

by Anonymousreply 2307/12/2013

Yes R22, I liked him in a few movies, a good underrated actor.

by Anonymousreply 2407/12/2013

Joan Blondell. Honest and real in everything she did.

by Anonymousreply 2507/12/2013

Henry Fonda, Frederic March, Charlie Chaplain, Tony Curtis, Doris Day, Claire Bloom, Tuesday Weld, Rod Steiger, Sean Connery, Vivien Merchant.

by Anonymousreply 2607/12/2013

Thank you, r15, for mentioning Audie Murphy. His "Red Badge of Courage" is brilliant. He was not only handsome; he was a completely natural and believable actor.

I'd add Robert Cummings, Fred MacMurray, Freddie Bartholomew, Anna Magnani, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Clifton Webb, and so many more great British actors.

by Anonymousreply 2707/12/2013

Robert Cummings?

by Anonymousreply 2807/12/2013

Orson Welles

Angela Landsbury

Richard Burton

Lee Marvin

Martin Balsom

Jason Robsrds

Joanne Woodward

Thelma Ritter

Michael Caine

Rod Taylor

Ernest Borgnine

by Anonymousreply 2907/12/2013

No love of Gregory Peck? He starred in some very well known movies, acted until he was in his 70s, was very handsome AND was a die-hard liberal Democrat.

by Anonymousreply 3007/12/2013

William Holden all the way!! From Rachel and The Stranger to Network.

by Anonymousreply 3107/12/2013

I love Gregory Peck but I think he has been mentioned upthread.

by Anonymousreply 3207/12/2013

Merle Oberon. Could not act her way out of a paper bag, but what a face!

by Anonymousreply 3307/12/2013

Nobody has mentioned Jean Arthur--quirky but a terrific comedian.

by Anonymousreply 3407/12/2013

I've always loved Marlene Dietrich. No one before or since was ever like her, and she's fun to watch on-screen. I wish I had been around to see her live performances.

by Anonymousreply 3507/12/2013

Some men who aren't the usual suspects:

Dana Andrews

Robert Ryan (though nice to see him already mentioned)

Van Heflin

by Anonymousreply 3607/12/2013

To me the most beautiful were (besides Garbo) Vivien Leigh and Hedy Lamar.

by Anonymousreply 3707/12/2013

Susan Hayward

Shelley Winters

by Anonymousreply 3807/12/2013

Ray Milland

George C Scott

Cameron Mitchell

by Anonymousreply 3907/12/2013

Gloria Grahame

by Anonymousreply 4007/12/2013

Florence Halop

by Anonymousreply 4107/13/2013

Florence Lawrence

by Anonymousreply 4207/14/2013

Robert Donat

Edna Mae Oliver

Van Heflin

John Garfield

by Anonymousreply 4307/14/2013

Rosalind Russell was one of a kind, smart and funny and attractive. They don't make them like her anymore.

by Anonymousreply 4407/14/2013

Just enjoyed two Roz Russell movies on TCM.

by Anonymousreply 4507/14/2013

[quote]Robert Ryan and Robert Alda should have had the leads in the film version of "Guys and Dolls."

That's for sure. Sinatra and Brando were all wrong for that film.

by Anonymousreply 4602/09/2014

Guy Madison was gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 4702/09/2014

Tyrone Power

Rosalind Russell

Errol Flynn

Barbara Stanwyck

Edna Mae Oliver

Myrna Loy

William Powell

by Anonymousreply 4802/09/2014

Cary Grant. Could do drama and mad cap comedy with such elegance.

by Anonymousreply 4902/09/2014
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