Thursday, August 29, 2013

Seven Degrees of Sherlock Holmes - #18 - was going to be Ewan Mcgregor, but is now Peter Lorre

Why didn't one of you take me to task for missing this on Tuesday!

So here goes.

I was going to do Ewan McGregor - (1971) who is a great actor and has done a couple of my favorite documentaries . .

but the connection went to quick with him being in 'Trainspotting' 1996

with Jonny Lee Miller (1972)

who currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in 'Elementary' 2012 - 

So it was back to the drawing board, and I picked a favorite character actor from my dad's era,
Peter Lorre (1904-1964)

who played a Chinese detective (a Hungarian born actor playing a Chinese detective, would that go well now a days?) nine times in Mr. Moto films, and in 1937 made 'Think Fast, Mr Moto'

which also featured Virginia Field (1917-1992) 

who also starred in 1949's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

which also featured Sir Cedric Hardwicke (1893-1964)

who explored, in 1939, the world of 'Stanley and Livingston'

which starred Sir Henry Baskerville himself, Richard Greene (1918-1985)

(center in this picture)

from the 1939 film 'Hound of the Baskerville's)

Peter Lorre was going to work earlier with Rathbone in 'Son of Frankenstein', but the part fell through.


Peter Lorre's second wife, Kaaren Verne (1918-1967),

 was in 1943's 'Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon'

 with Rathbone, which shortens the connection by a lot.

So there you have it, there you are.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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