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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Lionel Barrymore

LIONEL BARRYMORE (1878-1954), born Lionel Herbert Blythe is the brother of John and Ethel.

Sadie Thompson (1928)

Haven't you seen Sadie Thompson (1928)? First film version (silent) of W. Somerset Maugham's classic story. With Gloria Swanson and Raoul Walsh.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Arsene Lupin (1932) Mystery, with Lionel as the detective out to catch the title gentleman thief played by his brother, John.
Mark Of The Vampire (1935)With Bela Lugosi in the remake of the silent Lon Chaney classic London After Midnight
The Devil-Doll (1936) Wreaking vengeance on those who sent him to Devil's Island by the use of miniaturized human beings.
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Old Man Potter. 'Nough said.

*Contributed by: "Mark Orr" Date: Wed, Jun 12 2002 / 11:07:04 PST

Academy Awards®
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1928 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: MADAME X
1930 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role: A FREE SOUL