Friday, August 7, 2009

Breakdowns of 1942

While suffering from insomnia last night, I found this great clip that includes outtakes and bloopers from Kings Row. Fast forward to around 4:47 to see future president Ronald Reagan flub his lines and crack jokes on the set - he's pretty darn cute.

Some other highlights include a Bette Davis stand-in screen testing young men for a small part in Now, Voyager. Can you guess which one got the part? Here's a hint - He's the one that doesn't recite his lines like he's made of cardboard. 

It's pretty interesting to see icons like Barbara Stanwyck and Bette Davis break character to reveal some of their offscreen personalities. It seems like goddamn was the expletive of choice back in 1942. Or, perhaps that just chose to edit out any f-bombs. Oh, and check out that Ann Sheridan. She  sure does look like she has a good time, huh? 

These breakdowns were an in house WB production produced annually for the studio Christmas Party.  

1 comment:

  1. This was just great!! Especially Ann, you're right, she looked like she was having a ball. I'd love to see more like this. thanks again.