Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Great Moments In Movie Staches

They were showing a few pre-code films on TCM this weekend and I caught a little of 1931's gangster flick Little Caesar starring Edward G. Robinson and a young and very handsome Douglas Fairbanks Jr, which naturally sent me down a rabbit hole regarding the latter, and before you knew it I was all up in this clip from 1933's The Narrow Corner, which has him washed ashore after a yachting disaster sans  any and all of his clothes. 

Most of the clip is of Fairbanks chatting with Patricia Ellis (a very blonde woman who is hysterically supposed to be playing a native islander) but if you stick it out you'll see Ralph Bellamy come along and save the day with sandwiches and his own little strip-tease. I thought he was maybe offering Douglas some clothes but no, they just head out into the surf with each other naked. 

Gotta love pre-code!
Have any of you seen this movie?


DCameron said...

I remember seeing it and being pleasantly surprised at Ralph's unexpectedly hairy chest. Had thought he'd be a smoothie.

Robert H said...

His father was the bigger star, but Jr. was better looking.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one getting a strong Dan Stevens vibe here?