Thursday, 12 July 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1947: Results

5. Cary Grant in The Bishop's Wife- Grant never falters in his portrayal of a just about perfect character. He brings a great deal of charm, and wit to the role that makes it an absolutely winning performance.

Best Scene: Dudley first meets the Bishop.
4. Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past- Mitchum gives a strong commanding performance that perfectly fits his world weary on screen persona.

 Best Scene: Jeff finds out Kathie has come back to Whit.
3. Rex Harrison in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir- Harrison is terrific in his role bring both mysterious as well as quite humorous in the role of the titular entity.

Best Scene: The ghost complains about the cause of his death.
2. Charlie Chaplin in Monsieur Verdoux- Chaplin finds just the right tone to brings the life his cynical but also humorous serial killer who treats his murders as just a normal job.

Best Scene:  Verdoux defends his murders.
1. Richard Attenborough in Brighton Rock- There was no question here of who was the very best of year with Attenborough tremendous performance as a young thug. Attenborough gives a striking performance that never strives from the harsh truths of his character.

Best Scene: Pinky's hit goes wrong.
Overall Rank:
  1. Richard Attenborough in Brighton Rock 
  2. Pierre Fresnay in Monsieur Vincent
  3. Ronald Colman in A Double Life
  4. James Mason in Odd Man Out
  5. Tyrone Power in Nightmare Alley
  6. Charlie Chaplin in Monsieur Verdoux
  7. Takashi Shimura in Snow Trail
  8. Rex Harrison in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  9. Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past
  10. Isao Numasaki in One Wonderful Sunday
  11. Cary Grant in The Bishop's Wife
  12. Claude Rains in The Unsuspected 
  13. Bernard Blier in Quai des Orfèvres
  14. Robert Montgomery in Ride The Pink Horse 
  15. Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
  16. James Cagney in 13 Rue Madeleine
  17. Robert Mitchum in Pursued
  18. Edward G. Robinson in The Red House
  19. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street
  20. David Niven in The Bishop's Wife
  21. William Powell in Life With Father
  22. Burt Lancaster in Brute Force
  23. John Garfield in Body and Soul
  24. Orson Welles in the Lady From Shanghai
  25. John Payne in Miracle on 34th Street
  26. Humphrey Bogart in Dark Passage 
  27. William Powell in The Song of the Thin Man
  28. Danny Kaye in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  29. Michael Redgrave in Mourning Becomes Electra  
  30. Joseph Cotten in The Farmer's Daughter 
  31. Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill
  32. Dana Andrews in Boomerang! 
  33. Fred MacMurray in The Egg and I
  34. Victor Mature in Kiss of Death
  35. Dick Powell in Johnny O'Clock
  36. Robert Young in Crossfire
  37. Gregory Peck in The Paradine Case
  38. Lon McCallister in The Red House
  39. Gregory Peck in Gentleman's Agreement
Next Year: 1965


Michael Patison said...

It seems like an overall very strong year though even I feared it might have turned out to be a weak one when I requested it. I really must see everybody except for Mitchum now.

As for 1965, I had some difficulty choosing just 5, so I'll give what are probably my top 5, and then I'll mention a few more.
Michael Caine in The Ipcress File
Sean Connery in The Hill
Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music
Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago
Terence Stamp in The Collector

Clint Eastwood in For a Few Dollars More (since we're doing first release anywhere)
Jean-Pierre Belmondo in Pierrot le fou
Sidney Poitier in A Patch of Blue
Sean Connery in Thunderball
Ringo Starr (or any of the 4, Ringo just has the ring) in Help! (Why the hell not?! Don't answer that question)

moviefilm said...

Won't you do the alternate best supporting actor? Many times it would be really interesting... :)

Louis Morgan said...

Michael: All of those will be put into consideration except Ringo. Although I do like Help, the Beatles's own description of being extras in their own movie was rather accurate.

moviefilm: Yes I will be doing supporting years as well.

RatedRStar said...

I really wonder how the heck did Samantha Eggar get nominated but Terence Stamp didnt?, even though Stamp actually has the showier role and was a bigger star then.

moviefilm said...

Great! I can't wait to see your review of John Travolta in Hairspray, or Lionel Barrymore in It's a Wonderful Life, or Brad Dourif in Ragtime. They were great! :)

Michael Patison said...

I know, I was kidding about the Beatles

Michael Patison said...

Did you forget Robert Montgomery for Ride the Pink Horse?

Louis Morgan said...

Not exactly as I thought I might review him in the future, but I've changed my mind about that so I will list him now.