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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Edward Platt

EDWARD PLATT (1916-1974), best known for his role as The Chief in the TV series "Get Smart", had a long career in film and television. Earlier he appeared in numerous plays and musicals.

Atlantis The Lost Continent (1961)
Haven't you seen Atlantis The Lost Continent (1961)? Platt is Azor the High Priest who tries to prevent the sinking of Atlantis.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Shrike (1955) Platt recreated his role from the play. It was his first major film role.
Rebel Without A Cause (1955) Platt plays Ray Fremick in the cult classic.
Omar Khyyam (1957) Good score by Victor Young, but this movie was pretty awful, yet fun to watch. Platt survived it nicely.
They Came To Cordura (1959) Platt was featured in one of Gary Cooper's final films.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Sat, Jul 01 2006 / 17:13:10 PST