When you grow up trying to catch as many movies featuring the tough guys of the thirties and forties cinema on the late late show you start to notice the actors that surround them. People like Frank McHugh and Alan Hale. Then your eyes can’t help but drift to the female leads like Ann Sherdan as you get just a bit older. Not only is she drop dead beautiful with a killer smile but she could hold her own at playing tough opposite Cagney, Bogart and Raft. From there she had me hooked.
To Bogie she says,” Well, if you’ve got any ideas about you and me, I wouldn’t advise you to let your mind dwell on them.” Now that’s classic!
To Raft she says,”You’re a nice guy. But you’ve got to remember that nice guys always leave when ladies ask them to. ”
In Cagney’s direction. “Why don’t you send that mind of yours out and have it dry-cleaned. ”
Sparring with Bette Davis. “You know, your hair could be so lovely. I’ve always wanted to get my hands on it. ”
Billed over top of Pat O’Brien and John Payne. Love this era of film posters.
Tangling with Flynn.
While the majority of films were black and white, Sheridan was born to be photographed in color. Stunning.
Simply delicious. I’ve seen most of those films listed above, but I have yet to see ‘It All Came True’, which I’ve thought about buying from Amazon. I just picked up ‘San Quentin’ for two bucks at a used record store, so I’ll be watching that one soon.
Ann is a bit like Maureen O’Hara in that she could play tough with the boys yet never lose that beauty which we find so appealing.
Indeed…something that couldn’t be said about Bogart and Raft!