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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureCultures & GroupsSenior Citizens Β· 1 decade ago

In which movie did you like Leslie Howard better?

Gone With The Wind or

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Update:

My Mom always loved him best in The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Update 2:

Nancy B, too bad you don't allow email. I would have thanked you quietly that way. I agree.

Update 3:

I don't recall Intermezzo. Probably never saw it, unless my parents let me watch it.

Update 4:

I could never stand Bette Davis. She always reminded me of a cartoon turtle. Her face anyway.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I 'm with your Mom I liked him better in the Scarlet Pimpernel.

    Lets face it he was a pansy in both pictures but in the Pimpernel it was a cover for spying.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Never saw The Scarlet Pimpernel. Did see Gone With The Wind, but don't remember him at all! Shows what an impact he muct have made on me. I never liked Bette Davis, and I'm glad I never had "those eyes"! Scary face, that lady! Thank God for Irish eyes.

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  • Lynn
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    1 decade ago

    I don't remember seeing the Scarlet Pimpernell. I think I only

    saw him in Gone With the WInd. And he was a real panzy in

    that one. I didn't care for his character much.

    If he was the dashing type in Pimpernell, then I would have

    liked his stronger character much better. Now I'll have to see if

    I can rent it to watch it. I like the swashbuckler movies!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I will say Scarlet Pimpernel because it is one my favorite

    movies----but his outstanding performance was in--

    "Petrified Forest" was a stage play by Robert Sherwood

    made into a film with Humphrey Bogart and Leslie

    Howard in their original stage roles ---also with Bette

    Davis in a sweet role for a change---

    Background --In the desert country of Arizona where

    it's so dry wood turns to stone (petrifies) ---is a

    lonely cafe where Bette Davis works--Howard

    plays an disillusioned Englishman who is wandering the

    world in search of a better life---the two form a

    bitter/sweet relationship---interrupted by the arrival

    of a notorious gangster on the run (Bogart)---what

    follows is an exciting and most engaging film--

    Humphrey Bogart refused to do the Film unless

    Leslie Howard could play the other role ----( What

    better tribute could one actor give to another ! )

    Both parts were ideal for Leslie Howard ---who

    played "Hamlet" on Broadway---again a part

    that had a lot of that quality of philosophical

    and pondering thought processes of the dreamer/

    idealist ---

    You macho men must hate him---as Duke Mantee

    (Bogart) did--

    He gets all the girls !

    Source(s): I met Leslie Howard's brother at the Pasadena Playhouse when he came backstage to see me --- One of my student's (Glen Langan) was tested for "Gone With the Wind") --the L.H.part in case he was not available ! Another student (Will Price) was Dialogue Director for "G.W.T.W." --I know my actors !
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  • 1 decade ago

    Gone With The Wind is my all time favorite movie. Don't remember seeing the other one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oh Boy! Talk about Apples & Oranges, lol. There's not a better...the films are in no way similar. He played them both beautifully, a Fop/Rogue and a Wimp! Loved that man.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That is one actor that I never liked...I didn't like the roles he played, I didn't particularly like his acting...it was all but weepy all the time. No matter what the role, he was always akin to his role in Gone With the Wind, a wimp! But I am sure that is only me who feels that way. Peace, Goldwing

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I liked him in Of Human Bondage with Betty Davis. I am glad he wised up cause she was mean mean mean.

    Remember the scene where she spoke of him kissing her "I want to wipe my mouth."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gone with the Wind.....I was born in the south and I love that movie......guess it is the southerner that never left me........

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  • 1 decade ago

    There's another movie Leslie Howard was in, Intermezzo.

    That was one of his best. I liked him in everything.

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