Sunday, 17 March 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1949: Results

5. Kirk Douglas in A Letter To Three Wives- Douglas is effective as usual with his natural charm and intensity. His role though is rather limited, and he lacks that needed chemistry with his on screen wife.

Best Scene: George dissects radio advertisements. 
4. Edmond O'Brien in White Heat- O'Brien's role is overshadowed by Cagney's but he serves his part well as the man of two faces one a loyal gangster and the other a humane face within all the insanity.

Best Scene: Fallon is found out. 
3. Claude Rains in The Passionate Friends- Rains is terrific here taking a thankless role and with it stealing the entire film through his genuine portrayal.

Best Scene: Howard stops Mary's suicide attempt. 
2. Orson Welles in The Third Man- Welles appearance in this film is brief yet he makes a tremendous impact through very memorable portrayal of the slick yet slimy Harry Lime.

Best Scene: Lime's intro.
1. Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets- Good Prediction RatedRStar, George Woolf, and Michael Patison. This was a very close choice between Welles and Guinness as there roles are very different. Where Welles plays one short role brilliantly, Guinness portrays eight different roles. Guinness succeeds incredibly in his roles as he manages to be both visible and invisible at the same time. He does something individual and special for each character leaving a very memorable impression.

Best Scene: The Parson indulges in a drink. 

Overall Rank:
  1. Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets
  2. Orson Welles in The Third Man
  3. Ralph Richardson in The Heiress
  4. Claude Rains in The Passionate Friends
  5. James Mason in The Reckless Moment
  6. Trevor Howard in The Third Man
  7. Juano Hernandez in Intruder in the Dust
  8. Edmond O'Brien in White Heat
  9. James Whitmore in Battleground
  10. Arthur Kennedy in Champion 
  11. Dan Duryea in Criss Cross
  12. Kirk Douglas in A Letter To Three Wives
  13. Bing Crosby in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 
  14. David Wayne in Adam's Rib
  15. Robert Keith in My Foolish Heart
  16. Michael Gough in The Small Back Room 
  17. Tom Ewell in Adam's Rib
  18. William Bendix in The Big Steal
  19. Takashi Shimura in The Quiet Duel
  20. Ricardo Montalban in Battleground 
  21. Jack Hawkins in The Small Back Room
  22. Bernard Lee in The Third Man
  23. Victor McLaglen in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  24. Paul Horbiger in The Third Man
  25. Isao Kimura in Stray Dog 
  26. Ernest Deutsch in The Third Man
  27. Gen Shimizu in Stray Dog  
  28. Ronald Howard in The Queen of Spades
  29. Shepperd Strudwick in All the King's Men 
  30. Shemp Howard in Africa Screams 
  31. Geoffrey Keen in The Small Back Room
  32. Arthur Shields in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  33. Erich Ponto in The Third Man
  34. Paul Douglas in A Letter to Three Wives 
  35. Hugh Marlowe in Come to the Stable 
  36. John Qualen in The Big Steal
  37. Porter Hall in Intruder in the Dust 
  38. Stephen McNally in Criss Cross
  39. Kenjiro Uemura in The Quiet Duel
  40. Ben Johnson in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  41. Siegfried Breuer in The Third Man
  42. Steven Cochran in White Heat
  43. Fred Clark in White Heat 
  44. Anthony Dawson in The Queen of Spades 
  45. Michael Medwin in The Queen of Spades
  46. Luther Adler in House of Strangers
  47. Paul Stewart in Champion 
  48. Paul Valentine in House of Strangers
  49. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in House of Strangers
  50. Roy Roberts in The Reckless Moment
  51. Dean Jagger in Twelve O'Clock High
  52. John Agar in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  53. Harry Carey Jr. in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 
  54. Kent Smith in My Foolish Heart
  55. John Agar in Sands of Iwo Jima
  56. John Derek in All the King's Men
  57. Raymond Greenleaf in All the King's Men
  58. Jules Munshin in On the Town
  59. Jeffrey Lynn in A Letter to Three Wives
Next Year: Either 1935 or a special set of nominees. I haven't decided yet. 


Anonymous said...

Hm wonder what this special set of nominees is?

RatedRStar said...

if its 1935 then:

Charles Laughton - The Ruggles Of Red Cap
Robert Donat - The 39 Steps
Boris Karloff - Bride Of Frankenstein
Groucho Marx - A Night Of The Opera
Leslie Howard - The Scarlet Pimpernel

but if its special nominees then err I dont know.

my winning request is

Oskar Werner - Fahrenheit 451 (Alternate Best Actor 1966)

RatedRStar said...

my advise to George Woolf, and Michael Patison is to select a nominee that probably wouldnt have been considered (like ive done) rather than an obvious one that will probably still get in.

Mark said...

Dang it. If you had switched your 4 and 5 spots, I would have owned the year 1949. And what do you mean by a special set of nominees?

Michael Patison said...

I'm intrigued by the special set of nominees.

As for 1935:
Fred Astaire in Top Hat
Robert Donat in The 39 Steps
Errol Flynn in Captain Blood
Charles Laughton in The Ruggles of Red Gap
Groucho Marx in A Night at the Opera

I guess The Scarlet Pimpernel is 1934, so that won't work.

I think it'd also be cool if, at some point, you tried creating supporting categories from scratch from 1928-35.

For my winning request, I'm going to take RatedRStar's advice. I had seen a post of his saying about the same thing earlier and had decided on somebody for you to review, but I can't remember who it is, so I guess I'll stick to go back to an Australian flick and request either Mark Lee or Mel Gibson in Gallipoli, you can take your pick, based upon who you think is better or however you want to choose to review it. That category would be 1981 lead.

RatedRStar said...

good choice Michael =D, I wasnt trying to be rude neither when I mentioned before about picks, its because people like ya know, Michael Fassbender for Shame is an obvious choice that would have got in probably if nobody considered so =D, its so that theres kinda more diverse surprise picks rather than the same ones.

Michael Patison said...

No worries. It's a great idea. I had been thinking about doing it for a long time, but I was always leaning toward performances that I really love that I wouldn't really want to see perhaps get the scores I might want them to, but I think I'll just go for it now.

Louis Morgan said...

Your requests have been written down. I'm keeping a written list now so I definitely won't forget.

Also I think I am going to do the special set then afterwards do 35. I will give a hint about the special set, which is I probably should have done it last year.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael: I will try to scratch something up for supporting those year, but if I do them they will probably be like 51 and 47 unless there are a clear set of at least more than two nominees.

Michael Patison said...

Fair enough. There were certain years where I could think of/found several candidates who were probably worthy (i.e. 1932 with Grand Hotel and 1935 TMWKTM and Bride of Frankenstein with a few others) and then there were many others (i.e. 1933, where there were only maybe 1 or 2 deserving performances, like Robert Donat in Henry VIII).

I obviously don't expect you to move mountains, but I thought they might be interesting whenever the blog gets to that point.

Another question. Are you going to do 1927 and 1928, or just 1928?

Louis Morgan said...

I'll probably do both.