Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Alternate Best Actor 1937: Results

5. Claude Rains in They Won't Forget- Rains does his best and puts a great deal of effort in his performance, but his character unfortunately is paper thin.

 Best Scene: Griffin rabble rouses the courtroom.
4. Victor Moore in Make Way For Tomorrow- Moore gives a moving quiet performance of a man who witnesses society pass him by.

Best Scene: "Husband and Wife say goodbye for the last time".
2 . Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Way Out West- There is no reason to separate them as together they create the greatest comedy duo ever, and show well there unique talent together in this film. ( In the overall rank I merely put them in alphabetical order.)

Best Scene: "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine".
1. Cary Grant in The Awful Truth- Grant gives an entertaining and enjoyable performance that is a terrific example of his abilities as the lead of a romantic comedy.

Best Scene: Jerry finds the other man Lucy is hiding. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Robert Montgomery in Night Must Fall
  2. Jean Gabin in Pepe Le Moko
  3. Ronald Colman in The Prisoner of Zenda
  4. Cary Grant in The Awful Truth
  5. Oliver Hardy in Way Out West
  6. Stan Laurel in Way Out West
  7. Jean Gabin in Grand Illusion
  8. Fredric March in A Star is Born
  9. Ronald Colman in Lost Horizon
  10. Victor Moore in Make Way For Tomorrow
  11. Robert Donat in Knight Without Armour
  12. Edward G. Robinson in Kid Galahad 
  13. Henry Fonda in You Only Live Once
  14. Laurence Olivier in Fire Over England
  15. Charles Boyer in Conquest
  16. Paul Muni in The Life Emile Zola
  17. James Stewart in Seventh Heaven
  18. Freddie Bartholomew in Captains Courageous  
  19. Claude Rains in They Won't Forget
  20. Paul Muni in The Good Earth
  21. Fred Astaire in Shall We Dance
  22. Claude Rains in Stolen Holiday
  23. Groucho Marx in A Day At the Races
  24. Peter Lorre in Think Fast Mr. Moto
  25. Peter Lorre in Thank You Mr. Moto
  26. Fredric March in Nothing Sacred
  27. Roland Young in Topper
  28. Wayne Morris in Kid Galahad
  29. Billy Mauch in The Prince and the Pauper
  30. Bobby Mauch in The Prince and the Pauper
  31. Cary Grant in Topper
  32. Edward Norris in They Won't Forget
  33. Spencer Tracy in Captains Courageous 
  34. Jon Hall in The Hurricane
Next Year: 1974


RatedRStar said...

My recommendations for 1974:

Gene Hackman - The Conversation
Gene Wilder - Young Frankenstein
Michael York - The Three Musketeers
Charles Bronson - Deathwish
Walter Matthau - The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three
Peter Falk - A Woman Under The Influence

RatedRStar said...

are you doing all the alternate actor years then the supporting ones or r u mixing between the two Louis?

Michael Patison said...

My recommendations for 1974:

Warren Beatty in The Parallax View
James Caan in The Gambler
Gene Hackman in The Conversation
Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles
Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein

Anonymous said...

Yes!! Grant won!!!
I'm really excited for 1974!! My suggestions:

Gene Hackman in The Conversation (THE OBVIOUS WINNER!).
Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein.
Peter Falk in A Woman Under the Influence.
Jack Lemmon in The Front Page.
Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby.

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar: Yes I will be mixing them up, in fact I was thinking of doing one right now, but I could not settle on a particular year to do.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to see your reviews for Hackman and Wilder. Can I also suggest Peter Falk in A Woman Under the Influence

dinasztie said...

Yay for Grant!

Can't wait for 1974. Hackman gives one of my favorite performances ever.

GradyTripp said...

I hope you'll do Hackman, Wilder and Matthau!

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Unknown said...

Where is Humphrey Bogart in Black Legion. That was the best performance of the Year.