"Flutchie": Ronald Colman was "a fine actor" for ANY TIME, ANY ERA. He couldn't always help it if some of the productions he was in were substandard. Every actor, both in Colman's day and in ours, has had his or her share of inferior pictures that were not necessarily the fault of themeselves or any of their supporting cast, but often the fault of producers, directors and screenwriters.
And he's still the best Sydney Carton, hero of the absolute greatest screen version of A Tale of Two Cities (1935), that ever was. My 27 year old niece watched it with me a year ago and she has hardly ever viewed any movie made prior to her birth; but by the end of the picture, Colman-as-Carton made her weep.
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