Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Best Supporting Actor 1936: Stuart Erwin in The Pigskin Parade

Stuart Erwin recieved his only Oscar nomination for playing Amos Dodd the hillbilly quarterback in The Pigskin Parade.

I sort of enjoyed Pigskin Parade for its old fashioned quality, although today it is basically forgotten despite being the feature film debut of Judy Garland.

Stuart Erwin really actually has a pretty small role as the football star in this film. He mostly is just does what other tells him and he really never does anything himself. He plays the hillbilly as a hillbilly, although a quiet one. He does not go for the over the top hill billy instead a less over the top one although still a very stereotypical one. He really is fine at doing what he has to. Again nothing special about his performance here, I sort of liked his quiet approach to the hillbilly, since he was never annoying. He still does nothing amazing though and overall has very little to do. This is probably my shortest review ever, but there plainly is not very much to say about Erwin.


Sage Slowdive said...

Haven't seen this one either :)

joe burns said...

This seems like a pretty weak year. What did you think of Garland?

Louis Morgan said...

Sage: Finally got to some performances first :)

Joe Burns: It is pretty weak so far. Garland is a nice presence as usual, but her part is not much.

Sage Slowdive said...

Well, I just looked and this is on Youtube, and it's intrigued me enough to watch it, so I will tell you what I think later :)