Sunday, 24 March 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1935

And the Nominees Were Not:

Boris Karloff in Bride of Frankenstein

Paul Muni in Black Fury

Robert Donat in 39 Steps

Charles Laughton in Ruggles of Red Gap

Errol Flynn in Captain Blood


RatedRStar said...

I will go with Donat who was great followed by Karloff who was iconic. Laughton was his usual enjoyable self, Flynn did his usual thing which is good, never seen Muni but he is usually a pretty average actor.

1.Robert Donat
2.Boris Karloff
3.Charles Laughton
4.Paul Muni
5.Errol Flynn

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My guess:

1. Muni
2. Laughton
3. Donat
4. Karloff
5. Flynn

Michael Patison said...

Great line up. I completely forgot about Muni, though I do suppose he would be considered the most deserving since he did get the Oscar write-in.

1. Robert Donat
2. Charles Laughton
3. Paul Muni
4. Errol Flynn
5. Boris Karloff

Michael Patison said...

Actually I'm going to change and go:
1. Donat
2. Laughton
3. Muni
4. Karloff
5. Flynn

Michael Patison said...

Some other performances for the final rankings would be:

Fred Astaire in Top Hat
Edward G. Robinson in Barbary Coast
Clark Gable in China Seas
Peter Lorre in Crime and Punishment
Freddie Bartholomew in David Copperfield (I actually haven't seen this, so I don't know whether he or the adult Copperfield appears more)
Fred MacMurray in Hands Across the Table
Fredric March in Les Misérables
Laurence Olivier in Moscow Nights
Groucho Marx in A Night at the Opera
Gary Cooper in Peter Ibbetson
David Manners in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Claude Rains in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (I haven't seen this one either, but I do know that the character of John Jasper is known as a more lead role in the musical adaptation of the novel)
Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities
Donald Woods in A Tale of Two Cities

RatedRStar said...

I was actually going to suggest Claude Rains for Edwin Drood but then I thought I might be being a bit too greedy since I think ive tryed to get Rains on the alternate year every time he had a chance to be considered so in fairness to give others a chance I left him out.

Rains is actually good in Edwin Drood but I dont think its quite up there with his best work.

RatedRStar said...

also this is a bit off topic but

who was everybody more a fan of, Marlon Brando or his rival Montgomery Clift and why? =D

Anonymous said...

RatedRStar: From what I've seen, I like 'em both a lot.

Also, I think y'all are underestimating Karloff.

Anonymous said...

I think he means who was the better out of the two, I like Brando more personally..

Mark said...

1. Muni
2. Karloff
3. Donat
4. Flynn
5. Laughton

On a side note, are any of you guys watching the NCAA Tournament?

George Woolf said...

My predictions:

1- Donat
2- Muni
3- Karloff
4- Laughton
5- Flynn

I'd like to see your opinions about Astaire, March and Colman too!

Maciej said...


moviefilm said...

1) Boris Karloff
2) Robert Donat
3) Charles Laughton
4) Paul Muni
5) Errol Flynn

Lezlie said...


1. Robert Donat
2. Boris Karloff
3. Charles Laughton
4. Errol Flynn
5. Paul Muni

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar: To answer your question I prefer Clift as he is more consistent on a whole. Brando I think gave the best performance of the two in On the Waterfront, but later in his career he gave too many performances where he was either self indulgent or just lazy.