Posted on 7/03/12 10:37 PM
Well that makes two! Both Best Actress and Best Actor Oscars were given to performers in 1950 that delivered what I believe are two of the most ludicrous acts I have seen. Jose Ferrer tortures present viewers of this schlock with a hammy take on the iconic duelist from France, who starts the movie by shutting down a play...for some reason. There, he has a duel with a citizen in which he mortally wounds and the ladies, including this relatively attractive one (Mala Powers, who I have never in any film and perhaps for GOOD reason), are wooed by him. By the time you get through the first ten minutes, you'll want any character to behead Ferrer his annoying, pretentious, and irritating performance. She should have married Judy Holliday since she delivered an equally idiotic Academy Award winning performance for "Born Yesterday." Poor William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Bette Davis.