August 2, 2011 by Post Team
Paulette Goddard, Paulette Goddard did not have a special place in the pantheon of movie stars had it not been for her close personal and professional relationship with Charles Chaplin, who co-starred in modern times and The Great Dictator. That’s not only unfortunate but also downright unfair.
After all, besides being beautiful, charming and vivacious, a former Ziegfeld girl, nominated for an Academy Award (in the category of Best Supporting Actress) Blood in the Philippines and one of the leading candidates for the role of Scarlett O’Hara Gone With the Wind, the Paulette Goddard was a major box office attractions of the 1940 and the role of the right and in the right direction, could be a very effective actress. And let’s not forget her eclectic taste in husbands – Chaplin, Burgess Meredith, Erich Maria Remarque, and millionaire businessman James Edgar, its output to 20 million to University of New York at the time of her death in 1990, and her company – and probably the sound – a belief that diamonds were actually best friends with a woman.
Today, Turner Classic Movies is treating viewers to fourteen films Paulette Goddard, as part of traditional Chinese medicine is “Summer Under the Stars” film series. [Paulette Goddard movie times.] It is a pity that the Chinese traditional medicine has not included any new releases, especially considering that most of the films of Goddard Paramount have not been widely available thanks to the narrowness and Universal suits myopia. (Universal owns the Paramount movie library of the talkie era in early 1948 or whereabouts.)
Therefore, do not expect a super-rare presentation of traditional Chinese medicine The Cat and the Canary, a moderately funny comedy horror film that marked the first pairing odd Goddard and Bob Hope. O cursed castle, perfectly watchable comedy Hope Goddard-terror effort. O North West Mounted Police, rangers, the lady has plans, the Dawn, I Love a Soldier, Standing Room Only, suddenly it’s spring or girlfriend revenge, as a huge failure that almost demolished in 1949 Goddard movie stardom. As for the shift from Francesco Maselli’s 1964 drama of indifference, hopefully it will resurface one of these days.
TCM is showing so alone, a weak 1940 musical starring Goddard, Fred Astaire, and the future of Burgess Meredith Goddard husband. Below are the Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940). Needless to say these are best-remembered films Goddard. I’m not a fan of Chaplin, but Goddard is a delight to welcome both comedies, my only qualm about her appearances in the films of Chaplin is that she did not have larger roles. I would also suggest that fans of Modern Times takes a look at René Clair A Nous la Liberté (1931), Chaplin’s obvious inspiration, and in my humble opinion, a clever and enjoyable too much effort.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) was one of the great successes of the early 40′s. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, this period adventure drama colored starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, and Goddard and women between Susan Hayward as well as the second female lead, Robert Preston, Raymond Massey y. But stellar cast Reap the Wild Wind, however, the actor who stole all the ads was not billed a giant octopus, which also helped the film win the Oscar that year for Best Special Effects.
DeMille worked with Goddard in two other films of the 40s, the two co-starring Gary Cooper: North West Mounted Police (1940) and The Unconquered (1947). Both were great successes, especially the latter. According to reports, DeMille and Goddard had a fall, when the actress refused to do some of her scenes in Irresistible. When she expressed interest in one of the leading roles in the eventual Oscar winner DeMille The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), the director chose not to forgive or forget.
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