Leslie Howard I Think You Are a GREAT ACTOR!
I think Leslie Howard's performance elevated this film from a run-of-the mill Hollywood costume drama, to the creation of something great. Howard's ability to turn a flat character into one the audience could sympathize with was legendary. Howard didn't appear to act when he displayed the fire that drew him to Oberon. Howard also brought much needed light sarcasm and comedic dimensions as well.
There are two other films I would like to mention, because the complete honesty of the performances made me forget to breathe. One is "Of Human Bondage" with Bette Davis. Also, of course, "Gone With the Wind." He gave outstanding performances in each film. His body of work is solid and that is a wonderful legacy for any actor.
Leslie Howard died too soon. In 1943 during World War II, he was on a commercial flight going from Portugal to the United Kingdom. The plane was shot down by the German Luftwaffe. Leslie Howard was one of seventeen deaths.
We can only speculate about the career he might have resumed once the war was over. But I think we lost a great talent and a good man.
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