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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Wallace Beery

WALLACE BEERY (1885-1949), born Wallace Fitzgerald Beery, was a tough mug on screen and off. He played lovable rascals, but costar Jackie Cooper hated working with him. Often maudlin he could still carry a film on his shoulders. He won an Oscar for The Champ in 1931.

Dinner at Eight (1933)Haven't you seen Dinner at Eight (1933)? Beery is a rough businessman trying to break into society. What a cast!

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Treasure Island (1934) Beery is the lovable, yet sinister, pirate Long John Silver in a memorable performance.
Last Of The Mohicans (1920) Beery ia Magua, the treacherous Indian in this stunning silent film, directed by Maurice Tournier and Clarence Brown.
Billy The Kid (1930) He portrays sheriff Pat Garrett opposite Johnny Mack Brown's Billy the Kid. This was filmed in many of the actual locations and is a fascinating early sound film.
The Lost World (1925) His Professor Challenger is a great character and portrayal.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Wed, Oct 12 2005 / 18:53:03 PDT

Academy Awards®
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1929 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE BIG HOUSE
1931 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE CHAMP Co-winner with Fredric March, for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.