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Jay Edward
06-11-2005, 04:19 PM
This is probably of no great import to most other folks but I've finally solved a problem that had been nagging me for years.

Whenever I watch 12 O'Clock High I would take note of Hugh Marlowe... and whenever I saw The Creature From The Black Lagoon I would take note of Richard Carlson. But it seemed as if I could never remember to look for their names in the opening credits. I always thought it was the same actor at first.

To me they seemed to be the same fella or closely related. Their voices are very close and that would pique my interest as well.

So I finally did an internet search and captured their photographs. They are of the same era and their features seem fairly close. If they were both smiling or both serious I think you would see what I mean. The body builds/types are very close and are typical of that era (50s-60s) Hollywood. They both had leading parts in one or two pictures but were considered grade 'B' beefcake. Mostly they played strong supporting roles.

Alboy
06-12-2005, 05:17 AM
Interesting to me.

Carlson looks the most familiar. Many many SCI-FI flicks I think.

Kit
06-18-2005, 11:18 AM
/.... I've finally solved a problem that had been nagging me for years... Hugh Marlowe... Richard Carlson. ...

To me they seemed to be the same fella or closely related. Their voices are very close and that would pique my interest as well.

So I finally did an internet search ...<

http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums/images/smilies/confused.gif Awww, heck, I thought you were a'gonna give us a punch line. No relation, eh?

well I guess these guys look like a *lot* of other actors, or else maybe it's all in the eye of the beholder, eh? (even when the 'beholder' is a director...)

http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea:

EPISODE 70 - "The Plant Man" (December 4, 1966)...

Other actors originally considered for the part of the twins were: Keith Andes, William Tallman, Richard Carlson, Mark Richman, Michael Connors, Jack Kelly, Martin Landau

http://www.iann.net/voyage/voy3.htm


HEMO THE MAGNIFICENT

" Baxter's assistant in most of the shows was Richard Carlson, the guy I always mix up with Whit Bissell, Hugh Marlowe, and Jeff Morrow. They all look the same to me and most of the time I can't even remember their names, only the key film they were in that I can look up and discriminate among them..."

http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/diatribe/38.html

Jay Edward
06-20-2005, 10:59 AM
Sorry for the late reply Kit, I've been tied up with family visitations.

I'm always interested in the 'other players' that really make the movie. If they do their jobs then the leads look good. I really believe that the personality projected as the 'bad guy' and the 'supporting cast' are as important as the 'plot' and the 'lead'. Sometimes the 'leads' are only so-so and everything else conspires to make the movie.

Most of my favorite movies are not the commonly accepted 'hits'. Granted, my opinion is only that... my opinion, but the movies that relax my mind are much more important than those that are constant action.