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29 November 2009 @ 11:13 pm

The above photo is from 1931's The Unholy Garden. The Unholy Garden is not a particularly good film, though it is at least moderately entertaining throughout. This is one of several films in which Colman's character finds himself on the wrong side of the law. It is somewhat surprising how many of his characterizations went against his image.

It is a bit of a stretch to think of Ronald Colman on the run from the law, hiding out in a seedy hotel in the desert, angling to steal stolen millions from a blind, old, wheelchair-bound man, isn't it?
Aurora Grey: TJ: Insanedanceofillusion on November 30th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Hey I got that picture too!

Woooow. I never knew that! That's amazing!
Daylight: dark knight: joker fucked your motherdaylight_broke on November 30th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Does Ronald Colman's character behave like a gentlemanly, elegant thief in THE UNHOLY GARDEN?
gladys zybisco: ronnie!just_wait on November 30th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Oh, terribly elegant. This is even more pronounced by the fact that his sidekick is a bumbling idiot who cannot string a sentence together and mispronounces nearly everything.

It's fairly ridiculous to think of Colman in this setting, but I actually enjoy the change of pace. Also, my silly crush on him knows no bounds, and he was MIGHTY handsome in this film.
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gladys zybisco: ronnie!just_wait on December 1st, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Yes, and he was especially handsome in The Unholy Garden - makes the film infinitely more watchable!