praderwilli ([info]praderwilli) wrote in [info]no7_awz on August 3rd, 2010 at 05:21 am
Well, Lee Tracy is rather obscure and some of his best films are hard to come by. It's such a shame that he wasn't cast in "The Front Page" as Hildy Johnson, a role he made famous on Broadway and which was perfectly suited to his rapid fire delivery of dialogue and his effortless comic timing. Unfortunately, stiff board actor, Pat O'Brien got the role.

Lee Tracy was great in "Blessed Event" and "Bombshell" which you already mentioned. He's also in "Dinner at Eight" and if you can get your hands on his version of "Lemon Drop Kid", I would rec that, too. It's really hard to get a hold of though.

Wow, was Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ever that young? He was so beautiful.
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