Flynnian actor?

15 Feb

As we are still sitting on the fence, as it were, I thought I would pose this question? Who is this sword-handy Flynnian-looking actor, and what was his real Christian name? (Clue: He appeared in a film that included a memorable fencing scene.)


— PW


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  1. Maria

    February 16, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Anton Walbrook? His real name was Adolf Wohlbruck. I have only ever seen him in one movie -The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

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    • PW

      February 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Yes, you are absolutely right, Maria! On both counts. But you must see his other films, some of which have become classics, such as ‘The Red Shoes’ (1948, and Powell and Pressburger again) and ‘The Queen of Spades’ (1949.)

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      • rswilltell

        February 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm

        PW; I agree. Everyone has seen ‘The Red Shoes’ but few have seen the eerie and frightening ‘Queen Of Spades’ based on Pushkin’s classic Russian fable. It matches anything by Edgar Allan Poe and the film is a gem. thanks. Ralph Schiller

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  2. Maria

    February 17, 2017 at 1:45 am

    I have seen “The Red Shoes” I think. I will try and see others!

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  3. Gentleman Tim

    February 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    You guys are way beyond my skill level! Thanks for all this great info. I knew none of it and would not have answered tjis quiz correctly in a thousand years.

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