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Vessel Of Wrath/The Beachcomber (1938)


Hello all,

Well I've discovered you can watch films online, which is great, and a lot cheaper than having to buy them. Yesterday I watched the wonderful Mr Smith Goes to Washington starring my absolute fave rave, Jimmy Stewart... and today... THIS gem I've never seen before.

Firstly, I just want to say... how believable *exactly* is the idea that anyone would fall in love with Charles Laughton ahead of a young, virile, lovely haired, oddly-accented Robert Newton?! Laughton had all the girls falling over themselves with desire, yet the Bobster never got so much as a look in. What's the deal there?!

Secondly, what WAS Bobbie's accent about?! It went from being English to... vaguely Russian... to... slightly Pakistani... to.... who knows?!?!! Bless him, he's a darling and I love him but if it's not Posh, Pirate or East-London (can't say the usual word for it because the board censors it!! How ridiculous!!! emoticon) he's stumped accent-wise!!!!!!!

Best Bobbie line: "Look Miss Jones, he's just a rolling stone - and they gather no moss!"

I, for the first time ever, have taken ONE screencap of this film, because it's the naughtiest, most devillishly divine smile I have ever seen from The Newton. Enjoy with me if you will...

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Anyone else managed to catch this gem? It's got one of the best endings of any film I have ever seen in my life!!!! emoticon

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Re: Vessel Of Wrath/The Beachcomber (1938)


He has several 'impish' smiles in that film. He looked like he was up to no good, didn't he?

I always got a kick out of this photo. Check out that devilish grin!


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He certainly knows how to make a white jacket look good doesn't he?!??



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Re: Vessel Of Wrath/The Beachcomber (1938)


The Beachcomber (1954) will be shown on TCM at 3:30 AM on Oct 24, 2009. Just in case you happen to be up at the wee hours of the morning!!! At least it's over the weekend!!
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