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Rjel
03-26-2008, 12:20 PM
One of my favorite actors, Richard Widmark has died. Ironic that I'd just watched one of his films, Red Skies of Montana, a few days ago. One of my favorite performances of his was as the prosecutor in Judgment at Nuremberg. Very underrated as an actor.


http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/articles/2008/03/26/Obit.Widmark/

Pirschjaeger
03-26-2008, 12:30 PM
When I read the title I thought "Who's that?".

He may not have had a household name, but he definitely had a household face.

Fritz

willyvic
03-26-2008, 01:12 PM
I always enjoyed watching him on the screen. The pic I most remember him from is The Alamo. He just fit the part. I am glad he had a long and fruitful life.

WV

Bearcat99
03-26-2008, 01:22 PM
I remember he played in a movie where he was this psycho.. he pushed a woman down a flight of steps in a wheeekl chair.

blairgowrie
03-26-2008, 01:47 PM
I remember him for his role in



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/blairgowrie/Frogmendvd.jpg

berg417448
03-26-2008, 01:47 PM
I always remembered him for his role in "The Bedford Incident". Sidney Poitier was in it too.

Rjel
03-26-2008, 01:51 PM
He did a funny episode of the '50s series "I love Lucy" when the Ricardos and Mertzes went to Hollywood.

foxyboy1964
03-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
I always remembered him for his role in "The Bedford Incident". Sidney Poitier was in it too.

One of my all time favourite films.

zardozid
03-26-2008, 02:31 PM
another face from my childhood is gone...

A side from a few of the movies all ready mentioned I will always remember him in When the Legends Die (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069496/) (I saw the movie after reading the book), The Long Ships (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057259/), and The Frogmen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043565/).

Some of you that are old enough might remember him from the late night "environmental-disaster" film Swarm (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078350/).

willyvic
03-26-2008, 03:41 PM
I had forgotten about "The Bedford Incident" and "The Long Ships". Really enjoyed those.

WV

Worf101
03-27-2008, 07:13 AM
His debut as manical madman Johnny Udo in 1947's "Kiss of Death" was amazing. He ties grandma up, and pushes her screaming down the stairs to the strains of his manical laughter.

I also remember the first time he played opposite Poitier was in a little known "race" picture called "No Way Out". In it he plays a racist from the wrong side of town who believes that Poitier killed his brother while treating him at the prison hospital. Not a great film but a rugged one considering the times in which it was made.

He'll be missed.

Da Worfster

Rjel
03-27-2008, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Worf101:


I also remember the first time he played opposite Poitier was in a little known "race" picture called "No Way Out". In it he plays a racist from the wrong side of town who believes that Poitier killed his brother while treating him at the prison hospital. Not a great film but a rugged one considering the times in which it was made.

He'll be missed.

Da Worfster


That was a disturbing film. It's probably the least likable role that I saw Widmark do. Even though it isn't considered a classic film, it does show the range he had as an actor. Most of his roles after that time were more likable even if he wasn't cast as the hero.