They Were Collaborators #304


The cast and crew of He Who Gets Slapped

7 comments:

Vanwall said...

A beautiful shot. This is one of those films that gets under your skin and kinda festers there - what lengths one is driven to by love, eh?

Stacia said...

Norma is so short!

Tom Sutpen said...

Crikey! I never noticed that.

And she always seemed of comparable height to the other actors in her films.

I'm guessing Metro used the same platforms for her that Paramount would later employ to hide Alan Ladd's semi-dwarf stature.

Vanwall said...

Midgets with big heads, isn't that the casting parameters?

Tom Sutpen said...

Midgets with big heads, isn't that the casting parameters?

For a Tod Browning picture maybe . . .


btw, Rob. If this is not too impertinent, do you have an email address where I can reach you? Something I wanted to ask. Mine's on me profile if you wanna email me with it (best not to do it here); if not, it's not a big deal.

Vanwall said...

Browning did all those Tom Cruise abominations? Who'da thunk it? ;-)


P.S. I've given it a shot, so keep your eyes peeled, Tom.

Anna said...

Great pic, who'd have thought that little number in the checked tights would be the Great Lover of the Silent Screen, John Gilbert.