Brian Donlevy, the Good Bad Guy: A Bio-Filmography by Derek Sculthorpe

By Derek Sculthorpe

Brian Donlevy (1901–1972) was once an underrated movie actor with mind-blowing diversity and a little-heralded reward for comedy. frequently typecast as a villain, he performed the definitive undesirable man in such motion pictures as Destry Rides back, Union Pacific and Beau Geste (all in 1939). He confirmed his versatility within the identify function of Preston Sturges’ political satire The nice McGinty (1940) and inspired either big apple critics and the Soviet govt because the cooly authoritative significant Caton in Wake Island (1942).
Donlevy used to be fondly remembered as globe-trotting U.S. distinctive Agent Steve Mitchell within the tv sequence Dangerous Assignment (1952) and as Professor Quatermass in acclaimed technology fiction films.
this primary ever biography of Donlevy covers his colourful formative years as a boy soldier, his years taking part in comedy roles on Broadway and his lengthy profession in Hollywood.

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