Wednesday, January 26, 2011

To Sir (Cedric) With Love

More pleasing than any old card trick
Was wonderful Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Bags under his eyes
Of staggering size
Fine thespian by any yardstick

David Cairns

Sir Cedric Hardwicke's performances could be quite eccentric. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame (below) he seems to stare at Maureen O'Hara's cleavage for entire scenes, as David notes on his blog Shadowplay, here.
Image source: Doctor Macro's Movie Scans; Classic Movie Monsters.


panavia999 said...

For me, Hardwicke is alway a reason to watch a movie. Most recent films I have seen him in are "On Borrowed Time" and "Rome Express" - really great movies!

surly hack said...

You must have been reading our mind about "On Borrowed Time".