“Forgotten Hollywood”- Not Found in the Credits…

Posted on April 12, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Every once in a while, we watch a motion picture, and someone famous pops up. They are absent in the opening credits. What gives?

“`There are too many times this has happened, but here are a few notable examples…

~ Gene Hackman / Young Frankenstein. Hackman appeared in one of his few comedic roles as Harold (the blind man). In Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff as the Monster encounters an old blind hermit who thanks God for sending him. He teaches the creature words like friend and good and shares his supper with him.  In Young Frankenstein, Harold ravages the fiend with blundering love.

            GENE HACKMAN   PETER BOYLE                        JACK NICHOLSON

~ Jack Nicholson / Broadcast News. Nicholson’s role is no cameo. He is all over the movie playing the veteran news anchor. Though not credited in the opening of the movie, he does appear in the end credits. Jack lends able support to Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks.

~ Jerry Lewis and Jack Benny / It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. In an epic comedy filled with dozens of the top funnymen of the day, Lewis and Benny chose to just show up. Lewis plays the troublemaker, running over Spencer Tracy’s chapeau;  Benny, the peacemaker, is rebuffed by Ethel Merman.  Truth be told, Bob Hope respectfully turned down the part that went to Benny. The two comedic icons blended in well with the other clowns in the film.


                          JERRY LEWIS                                       JACK BENNY

“`Let me provide credit to these screen giants, who offered pristine work whether or not their names appeared on screen.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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