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Film historian Leonard Maltin has defined the character actors who appeared in films of the 30s and 40s as Hollywood s Real Stars. Roy William Neill, who directed nearly all of the Sherlock Holmes mystery-adventures of the s that starred Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, had, as was the case with directors John Ford and Preston Sturges, a repertory company of character actors and actresses whom he liked to use.
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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Film historian Leonard Maltin has defined the character actors who appeared in films of the 30s and 40s as "Hollywood's Real Stars. This book is a tribute to those 68 men and women whose names appeared in small print below the stars, and who graced hundreds of films with their diversified performances.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. In Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Watson in two outstanding films for Fox, the first to set the characters in their true historical period. In Universal cast them in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror", the first of twelve films set in the present day. Amanda J Field's recent book "England's Secret Weapon" examines the films in the context of their time.
His personal acquaintance with many of the artistes who contributed to these and other Universal productions gives his biographical sketches an unusually engaging immediacy.
The critical summaries of the films themselves are perceptive, pertinent and equally engrossing. Michael Hoey has given us a book that's both important and entertaining. It should first be noted that sadly, Mr. Michael Hoey passed away in August of There is one reviewer criticizing some "finer points" about the lack of coverage on certain players.