Donald Crisp 1974 newspaper obituary …
Like Roddy McDowall I find myself focused on Donald Crisp throughout the Academy Award winning How Green Was My Valley (1941). Labor unrest invades the valley and Crisp’s once stable world changes.
A review of Warner Brothers 1944 biopic The Adventures of Mark Twain starring Fredric March whose performance rises above an uneven though interesting story.
Gary Cooper shines in “Bright Leaf” a story of tobacco in the late 19th century. Not so brilliant is Cooper’s love triangle with Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal.
A look at MGM’s The Valley of Decision (1945) a look at love and steel in Pittsburgh of the 1870’s starring Greer Garson and Gregory Peck with Donald Crisp.
Brief first impressions of Bright Leaf (1950) written shortly after a first viewing. Starring Gary Cooper with Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal.