Well, Duprez resembled Oberon, but Duprez ended up being seven years more youthful. That alone could make an actress’s grudge. Or perhaps Duprez needed seriously to throw just one villain in a job that belonged to sheer luck that is bad. Because of the time Duprez chatted to Kobal, Oberon was dead for six years, felled by a stroke in 1979. 150 remarks: Great, great piece. Many Many Thanks. I have never ever been a Merle Oberon fan, and honestly can not think about an individual film that is great’s in(though We have actuallyn’t seen ”That Uncertain Feeling” that is by Lubitsch). I believe the term tragedy vis-a-vis Hollywood depends mostly in terms of the level of skill. ”I Claudius” is tragic because with Korda, Laughton and Sternberg you would expect that it is a movie of some quality, rather the 3 of those terminated each other down. Wyler’s ”Wuthering Heights” is decent in plenty of respects, it receives the nature that is brutal of course relations within the guide and Olivier is Heathcliff but Merle Oberon is just too innocent and too good which Cathy was not. Arthur, i cannot phone myself an admirer either although such are her appears that we shall cheerfully view an Oberon film however. I would personallyn’t phone John Brahmis the Lodger an excellent movie but it really is, when I state, extremely good–fabulous atmospheric cinematography via Ballard–and Cregar is marvelous inside it. Sanders is sorts of squandered but it is one of is own dashing-hero functions and I also constantly like those. In my opinion David Cairns likes Lydia, the remake of Un Carnet du Bal. I’ve maybe maybe perhaps perhaps not yet had the oppertunity to view it, been trying for yonks. My emotions on Wuthering Heights are more or less equivalent, it really is Olivier’s movie as well as the to begin their great display shows. In terms of That Uncertain Feeling, it is comparatively Lubitsch that is weak but has got the Touch. Nice to know a mention of the June Duprez. Her beauty is among the multiple reasons we love Thief of Baghdad a great deal. She’s got a part that is tiny another favourite, Michael Powellis the Spy in Ebony (most likely called another thing when you look at the US), mainly as a result of her obscure resemblence towards the heroine, Valerie Hobson. But we mostly find myself thinking about Duprez because she’s got probably the most insanely posh sound we’ve heard! It is made by it impossible for the Brit to think such a thing she actually is saying. (i am perhaps perhaps maybe not certain that its sheer weirdness can be as obvious to People in the us. ) Day thanks Siren, I have been thinking about Oberon since seeing The Oscar the other. Straight Back within the belated 60s my mom constantly commented on what great she had been supporting (in resort, particularly) and I also suppose we consented. Nevertheless the other evening all we saw had been a suntan and a might of iron — not forgetting the absurdity of her presenting the actor that is best Oscar in 1966, 25 years past her heyday. We agree it really is pea nuts that she might have a 40-year job aided by the general general general public unacquainted with her history — irrespective of her appearance, her sound is really a dead giveaway. And today we also wonder if she really was that gorgeous. Such is the effectiveness of film stardom, particularly old-style stardom. I like Duprez’s sound also but no, it never ever seemed strange if you ask me, simply pure pleasure. If you’d prefer Duprez the Kobal meeting produces extremely sad reading. No matter what cause, she was difficult carried out by in Hollywood and ended up really bitter. Edward, in her own very early images Oberon is insanely stunning, at the least if you ask me. I am recognized to pause DVDs merely to get an improved glance at her in something such as Henry VIII. I have to have looked over 100 photos of her for this piece and exactly exactly exactly exactly what the accident did would be to get rid of the symmetry of her face. She possessed a poor cut to her remaining attention as well as in full-on shots you can observe that the eyes not match. But this woman is nevertheless a eyesight in Wuthering Heights; cinematographers in those days had been a wonder. HD would ruin her now, most likely. Have you been Uk? In my experience her sound is quite upper-crust for the reason that Hollywood Brit means, but possibly i recently miss out the accent. She constantly advertised she had been from Tasmania plus in my old bios that lie is duplicated with complete acceptance. Cue Noel Coward performing “Half-Caste Girl. ” Extremely Merle-o-rama that is nice. I have been thinking a complete great deal about her recently when I’ve been engaged to create the liner records for the Criterion Collection’s new improved The Red Shoes. While filmed in 1947 and released the following year, P & P’s masterpiece started its life right right back within the 30′s whenever Alex Korda thought a ballet tale might do for Merle. Pressburger had been involved to publish it (Ludwig Berge ended up being Korda’s very very very very first option to direct) in which he immersed himself within the global realm of ballet. But as Korda’s passion for Merle cooled, therefore did the task. So P & P purchased the legal rights for just what Pressburger wrote from Korda, and completely rewrote it for the movie we now understand and love. The difference is the choice to star a genuine ballerina — as opposed to involve some actress that is famous the part and splice in a dancer for the dance. Interesting too, based on Powell (in the posthumously published Million buck Movie) Korda has a homophobe –something Powell considered quite bizarre in light of Korda’s style, elegance and also the proven fact that he had been doing work in show company and wished to create a movie about ballet. Consequently, Powell records, had Korda gone foward together with Merle-starred manufacturing he would not have cast Anton Walbrook (with what we start thinking about to function as the perfomence that is greatest within the reputation for the cinema, with Jean-Louis Trintignant in people who enjoy me personally may take the Train arriving a extremely close second) as Lemontov (ie. Diagilev. ) Powell claims Walbrooks’s gayness ended up being the extremely thing that made him ideal for the component.