Summer Under the Stars-Adolphe Menjou

Sometimes he was the good guy but mostly the bad. I always picture him as playing the dapper ‘snidely whiplash’ parts in movies. Can you imagine in 1947 a 26 year old Deanna Durbin’s surprise when the man who played her father in 1937’s 100 Men and a Girl was now at age 57 going to play the guy that was hitting on her and chasing her around his apartment in the movie ‘I’ll Be Yours’.
Adolphe’s one Film Noir was Columbia Pictures 1952 ‘The Sniper’. As a Lieutenant in the San Francisco police department Adolphe’s character races against time to capture an unhinged killer shooting at innocent women from the rooftops. He shaved off his famous moustache for this role then promptly grew it back.

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