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On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of Hollywood classic movies R…

Source: On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

4 comments on “On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

  1. beetleypete
    07/12/2017

    That’s a nice tribute. He had an intense gaze, as well as those eyebrows! They seemed to have a life of their own.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. mistermuse
    07/12/2017

    Thomas Mitchell was indeed a great character actor in many a great movie — one of which is one of my all-time favorites, but which is all but forgotten today: MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937), directed by Leo McCarey, It’s a wonderfully poignant film, superbly acted by stars Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi as an elderly couple shunted aside by their adult children (including Mitchell). If ever a film ‘rang true,’ this is it.

    Thanks for clicking “Like” on my June 30 post, which led me to belatedly check out your blog. I’ll be looking at more of your posts shortly.

  3. First Night Design
    07/12/2017

    I need to look out for that film. What I hate in the UK is that they no longer fill the afternoon and late evening schedules with nearly enough of the old movies. They’re all too recent! Mitchell was a joy. Thank you visiting and commenting, MisterMuse!

  4. First Night Design
    07/12/2017

    They did! I’m very fond of him. x

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