The Art of Cinema #35


Sincerely Yours
(Gordon Douglas; 1955)

(Liberace-sincere thanks, minus all the unction, to Bob Keser for this image)

6 comments:

swac said...

He is so MANLY...he DWARFS women by comparison!

Tom Sutpen said...

Absolutely!! I mean, what were they thinking over at Warner's, casting him as a pianist!

Think of all the projects suited to him other than a remake of some old George Arliss creaker. He could have done remakes of "Each Dawn I Die", "Captain Blood", "Destination Tokyo", "Baby Face", countless others.

Talk about a missed opportunity.

(on a more serious note: I always thought Liberace's bit in Tony Richardson's "The Loved One" was one of the best things in that picture)

swac said...

Now all I can envision is Liberace in a remake of Night Nurse...only with him in the Stanwyck role and Stanwyck in the Clark Gable role pushing him around.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

Now all I can envision is Liberace in a remake of Night Nurse...only with him in the Stanwyck role and Stanwyck in the Clark Gable role pushing him around.

*****
Hmmmm.

Don't you think that might run the risk of being . . . campy?

swac said...

That's a risk I'm willing to take.

r.j. said...

We just finished a screenplay this year, which is currently making the rounds, called "Sincerely Mine". One cannot, sometimes, pay homage enough to a masterpiece.