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  • Underrated and Abandoned

    • Abbe Buck Hann
    • 2016-07-14

    Frank Kent Smith was a stage actor, starring out with Henry Fonda, James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan, and on Broadway, television and movies he always proved to be ready for the next role. Not the next great role. And in retrospect, certainly not the starring role. It was almost as if you, the admiring filmgoer, just knew this was a guy who said 'send me a script', would show up for work, hit the marks, know the keylight, and then punch out, grab his lunch bucket and go home to his house at 522 Maple Street in Beverly Hills. There were many actors without his good looks, Bostonian inflection and underplaying who also put in their time...and yes, they are well-remembered for parts they played...Duryea, Mitchell, Peter Lorre...oh, I can go on. Kent Smith let his hair turn gray, then white, probably saying to himself when returning to Hollywood to work for his friend Joshua Logan in 1957's "Sayonara", "I'm an actor. I'm not a movie star." And he was just an actor. Not a Ryan larger than life actor. Not a Tracy. Just Kent Smith, who, when sent the script for the movie "Comanche" played Chief Quanah Parker, too, and was believable under the makeup in a Dana Andrews' western. Although he passed away in 1985, I believe there is a legacy lives on. Especially in movies like "Cat People" "The Spiral Staircase"...and "The Damned Don't Cry". Just watch then again...and see what I mean.

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    • Louis R Mango
    • 2007-04-30

    Where or how can I get this Movie? This side of the law.(1950)staring Kent Smith

  • This side of the law, Kent Smith,1950

    • Louis R Mango
    • 2007-02-03

    I send an E-Mail about a picture I saw when I was a little boy and only remembered the one scene about him (Kent Smith) climbing out of a well.I did not know the actor or the picture.I found out the actor's name finally seeing him on the Turner Movie Classic.It was Kent Smith. Tonight I just found out the movie.It was "This side of the Law" (1950) I found out he was pushed in to a cistern and was able to climb out. Thank you,can you tell me more about this movie and how I can get it?

  • A Kent Smith movie?

    • Louis R Mango
    • 2007-02-03

    A movie Kent Smith was in where he climbs out of a well by putting his hands against the wall and feet touch the other side and chimmies all the way up and out. What picture was this? Thank You, can you help me find out?

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