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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Richard Carlson

RICHARD CARLSON (1912-1977) Popular second-string man, he was also at home behind the camera.

The Last Command (1955)Haven't you seen The Last Command (1955)? My favorite film about the Alamo. Carlson portrays Colonel Travis.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

It Came From Outer Space (1953) Almost poetic thanks to work by Ray Bradbury and Carlson's low-key performance. He makes it believable.
Retreat Hell (1952) An excellent film on the Korean War. Carlson is a reservist called up to active duty.
The Maze (1953) Well, they can't all be winners. This bizarre 3-D production tells the story of a really weird family curse. Carlson maintains a straight face throughout; a real challenge.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) Carlson must have set a record for starring in 3-D films. He is the hero in this favorite 50s Universal monster film. He helps keep it grounded near reality.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Sun, Dec 17 2001 / 17:41:21 PST