5. Henry Fonda in You Only Live Once - Though he only gets to scratch the surface Fonda is able to tap into a darker side of his onscreen persona to give an effective portrayal of a man destroyed by his desperate situation.
Best Scene: Broken Cup.
4. Edward G. Robinson in Kid Galahad - A limited role yet Robinson excels as usual giving an entertaining yet moving portrayal of a boxing promoter who finds his conscience.
Best Scene: Final Confrontation.
3. Robert Donat in Knight Without Armour - The underrated Donat as usual offers such a genuine presence that brings some much needed weight to his romantic historical thriller.
Best Scene: Train escape.
2. Ronald Colman in The Prisoner of Zenda - Colman excels as both in his portrayal as the fearful King, and as through his incredibly charming, humorous yet passionate performance as the well meaning doppelganger.
Best Scene: Final Battle.
1. Jean Gabin in Pepe Le Moko - Good Predictions Anonymous, Luke, Tahmeed, Giuseppe, John Smith and Michael McCarthy. Jean Gabin gives a great performance that realizes the suave style of his flamboyant thief but also gives a moving depiction of the frustrated man pained by his circumstances.