Veronica Inductees for October 2014
Two new stars have been deemed worthy enough to win Veronicas this month: one of whom is an icon in almost every genre of film, and the other is the most beautiful woman of the Golden Era. Who nabbed a spot in the Hall of Fame? As always, you can visit the Veronicas section at the top of the page where past and current winners are listed, including links to any reviews of their I’ve written.
Claude Rains is an unassuming fellow, but his body of work is diverse and entertaining, regardless of whether he’s playing a hero or a villain. Rains, on the surface, seems self-effacing but that just allowed him to unleash the fury of his performances. He was nominated for his roles in Notorious, Casablanca, The Invisible Man, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Her impossible beauty will never be recreated in film and it would be easy for me to say that’s the only reason Gene Tierney secures her Veronica win. However, that would belittle her talent in both comedy and drama where she was able to create characters that were heartwarming, challenge, real and illusory. The five films securing her win: Laura, Heaven Can Wait, Leave Her to Heaven, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and The Mating Season.
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A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.
I love both of your choices here! Claude Rains broke my heart in MR. SKEFFINGTON and Gene Tierney was a force to be reckoned with in LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN.
I still need to see Skeffington.