Monday, January 31, 2011

Tyrone Power

If I were Tyrone Power, I'd be dead this year, as Power died at age 44, but in his short life, he made a lot of great swashbuckler-type pictures; pictures the studios don't tend to make anymore with leading men that they don't employ anymore.

While I love the Antonio Banderas and Guy Williams versions of Zorro, Power's "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) is the one to see and it is playing tonight at the good ol' Stanford Theater in Palo Alto.

Another great film he did which I saw recently on DVD is "Prince of Foxes" from 1949 and "The Razor's Edge" from 1946. His last great role was in "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957) before he died in 1958.

Give Power a try. Who cares if he made films in black and white and before you were born. These are great movies and better than most of the crap being issued today...

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