HERBERT LOM (1917-2012) was born September 11, 1917 in Bohemia as Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Schluderpacheru. He has had a long career in film, on television and on the stage. A fine dramatic actor, he is probably best know as Commissioner Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films.
Haven't you seen A Shot In The Dark (1964)? Here was where Lom first played Charles Dreyfus. In this second film of the "Pink Panther" series, Lom came close to stealing the whole film away from star Peter Sellers. They worked splendidly together throughout the series creating many moments of classic comedy.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
The Phantom Of The Opera (1962) Lom portrayed the most sympathetic Phantom, Professor L. Petrie, whose Opera is stolen by the slimy Lord Ambrose D'Arcy. The mayhem is left to the Phantom's assistant. Lord Ambrose is played by Michael Gough, another of the excellent British character actors.
Mysterious Island (1961) Lom is Captain Nemo in Ray Harryhausen's filming of the Jules Verne yarn.
Third Man On The Mountain (1959) Lom is Emil Saxo, a mountain climbing guide. This has some of the best mountaineering footage of any movie made.
The Ladykillers (1955) Lom and Peter Sellers appeared together for the first time in this delightful Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness. This is a true classic which spawned a truly awful remake. This is a must-see for any film fan.
*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 / 12:28:58 PST
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