Originally Posted by u-dog
The interesting thing about Casablanca and one of the reasons that it is so good is that EVERY SINGLE ACTOR in that film is a "A-list" actor from somewhere in Europe. Except for the lead actors (Bogart, Bergman, Lorry et al) the actors were all drawn from among refugees from Hitler's Europe.
Actually Peter Lorry was a refugee also. he was one of the few to be successful in Hollywood because he was able to master English quickly.
PBS had a very interesting documentary on about Hollywood refugees. It really was something how so many jewish actors escaped to Hollywood just at the beginning of WW 2. Perhaps we saw the same documentary, U-dog. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/cinemasexiles/
"Beloved let us tolerate one another. For tolerance is of God and everyone that tolerates is born of God and knows God. He that tolerates not, knows not God for God is tolerance." 1 John 4:7,8
Last edited by BrianB; 02-18-2009 at 02:49 PM.
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