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Magnificent and beautiful actor.
I think Jack Gilbert is an extraordinary actor. Powerful, beautiful, graceful and tender in his movements. His eyes are incredible and say so much. It is easy to fall under his spell. I hope we see more of his films and I plan to purchase them for watching at my leisure. He was a huge star for years and the moment it all changed was, of course, when Garbo dumped him on their wedding day. The heartbreak and humiliation of this was bad enough without L.B. Mayer saying cruel things to him as well. I can't imagine his sorrow that night. He allowed Garbo to continue living at his home and that says a lot about the man. Jack's voice was fine and his acting superb, he should have gone on to become the greatest male star of them all. Instead, he was given inferior scripts or none at all and then had too much time on his hands. Tragic does not even come close. He died of a broken heart in more ways than one. I love him.
Both Parents In Show Biz
Handsome,rather tragic person,never got the break in talkies that he deserved.LB Mayer should be ashamed for killing the career of someone who deserved better than the treatment from someone so contemptible as Mayer.His voice was as good as Ronnie Colman or many others who perservered.Never would've been as mistreated today as back in the studio system days of career assasinations,by studio moguls or the 2 dreaded big B's of gossip columns.
More of Gilbert
I became familier with John Gilbert from watching his silent movies on TCM. I have seen Queen Christina but would love to see more of his talking movies. I think he is the greatest and very much overlooked. He could have been as great as Gable and Bogart. He is remembered as the man Garbo left standing at the alter. But, he is so much more than that. His movies need to be shown more often so that everyone can see what a great actor he was.
The flesh and the devil
- Enid Wood
When can we expect to see this film.....and more of his films , thank you
I like his movies and want to see all of them .
An Actor Who Needs More Recognition
Still to this day, people do not appreciate John Gilbert and his talents. Besides being ridiculously handsome, he was a very gifted actor. I hope TCM will show more of his films so that people can see him as something more than Garbo's boyfriend or the man with the "high pitched" voice.
John Gilbert is the Greatest!
He's the greatest silent actor. I can only hope TCM will broadcast more and more of his films in the upcoming years, I never miss them!
One of the greats from the silent film era that was done wrong in his first talkie by a studio head that was jealous of his good looks. Handsome.
John Gilbert got a bad rap
- Marlene Rantz
I feel that John Gilbert got a bad rap. There was nothing wrong with his voice, and while I don't think he was the greatest actor in this world, he was certainly far from a bad actor. He was a good actor, and he was very handsome and personable. I enjoyed his performances in every movie that I have seen him: QUEEN CHRISTINA and DOWNSTAIRS.
The Great Romantic Idol
Superstar in silent films whose career in talkies was hurt by L.B. Mayer and alcohol. Famous for his films with Greta Garbo.