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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Joseph Wiseman

JOSEPH WISEMAN (1918-2009), born in Quebec, Canada

Classically trained stage actor, Joseph Wiseman has also made a strong impression in film roles.

Dr. No (1962)Haven't you seen Dr. No (1962)? Wiseman was the first Bond villain to reach the big screen and has remained one of the most memorable.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Detective Story (1951) Here he recreates his stage role as a drug-crazed hoodlum, taunting prickly cop Kirk Douglas.
Viva Zapata (1952) Wiseman plays a war mongering revolutionary.
The Unforgiven (1960) Wiseman is memorable as a vengeful settler in this outstanding Western.
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1969) Wiseman is Louis Minsky, unable to comprehend why his son has turned a respectable Vaudeville house into a low class burlesque theater.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Tues, Oct 18 2005 / 08:48:55 PST