RARA-AVIS: Re:Dick Powell

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 26 Mar 2008


Re your comment below:

"As for Cary Grant, I've been thinking about that for almost 20 years. (I read Chandler's letters while still 17 or 18.) It's a pretty hard image, but I think Grant could've pulled it off. He just couldn't have been so suave as he usually was. Hey, James Stewart is a pretty tough noir guy in Anthony Mann's westerns, and look at him in Capra's films."

You want to get an idea how Grant might have pulled off Marlowe (and of all the actors who played him, I think Powell is the closest to a Grant-as-Marlowe portrayal), see him as the FBI agent with the yen for undercover gal Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcock's NOTORIOUS.


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