I love The Thin Man Series! You are absolutely spot on about their chemistry. Myrna Loy’s Nora Charles was even by today’s standards a strong independent woman. She was the perfect partner for William Powell’s Nick.
Without a fedora, you're naked from the neck up. Share with us your favorite fedoras, hatters, and vendors.
Now for a fedora wearing character from the dark side, well the darkish side anyway. These photos are from the 1942 film "This Gun For Hire" starring Alan Ladd as the hitter and MS Veronica Lake as the obligatory damsel in distress.
Gun for Hire was a good one. It's sad when you think back and realize that both Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake were dead by age 50.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything….Albert Einstein
One of the greatest films ever made!
These stills are from one of my favorite classic films "Comrade X" starring Clark Gable and Heddy Lamarr. The superbly timed comedic talents of Eve Arden and the character acting of Felix Bressart round out the main cast. This film was made in 1940 and released in 1941 in a time when the Soviet Union was the tacit ally of NAZI Germany. It shows what most people thought of the Soviet Union before necessary propaganda turned them into, ahem, noble allies.
Gable plays reporter McKinley B Thompson who looks into the underbelly of communism and reports what he sees under the pseudonym Comrade X. Unfortunately he is found out by bumbling bellhop Vasiliev (Bresshart) who then blackmails Thompson into smuggling his daughter Theodore (Lamarr) out of the Soviet Union. Yeah, the Theodore is explained in the film.
One of my favorite lines form the film is delivered by Gable when he is angrily questioned by the manger of his hotel demanding to know why the German ambassador is so upset. "I was shooting at some rats and he took it personally."
This film shows up on TMC once in a while and is worth a look.