Pilot, do you happen to know if he was one of Collins' Twelve Apostles?n11pilot wrote:That would be George Brent. I cannot recall his actual birth name but he was an operative for Michael Collins serving mostly as a runner for Sinn Fein which was basically the left wing of the Irish Republican Party. The rumor is that since MR Brent's primary duties (With occasional forays into being a trigger puller for the Active Service Unit) were to deliver messages through well patrolled and hostile areas and since he was known to the Black and Tans, he developed the ability of adopting alternate identities.
JuneaBlanchard wrote:Congratulations, n11pilot,
The correct answer is George Brent. I don't think Warner Bros. always used him to his best advantage. Usually, (in A+ movies) he was overshadowed by very strong actresses. However, Brent could shine in certain roles, like The Spiral Staircase. I liked him best in smaller budget movies where his characters could often be lighter-hearted and humorous. Must be that Irish twinkle in his eyes!
He was married or linked to some of Hollywood's top actresses. Wives included Ruth Chatterton, a very popular actress in the '30's, and the wonderful Ann Sheridan. Brent was also linked to Bette, who was said to have been quite aggressive in her pursuit of him. You have to wonder which part of his life was the most dangerous...
Pilot, do you happen to know if he was one of Collins' Twelve Apostles?blackthorn wrote:
JuneaBlanchard wrote:Thanks for the compliments. This is a place where a lifelong hobby comes into good use. : ) Being that time of year, it was fun to submit an Irish-related question that wasn't about The Quiet Man (although it is a fantastic movie).
And now for something completely different: Is anyone else going to the one night showing of Casablanca, on the 21st?
JuneaBlanchard wrote:Afterward, everyone can talk about their experience. On the big screen, I wasn't nearly as thrilled by GWTW as I was The Wizard of Oz. White Christmas was also fun, but Casablanca should be magic.
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