Archive for March 10, 2011

Griffith Observatory

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on March 10, 2011 by dcairns

Carrying on with the Raymond Griffith love — he’s the subject of this week’s edition of The Forgotten.

Meanwhile, here he is in THE NIGHT CLUB (accidentally posted yesterday — you can now go back to yesterday’s post and see a clip from HANDS UP! as originally intended).

In this sequence, Ray has just been jilted at the altar — but some good news soon shakes him from his gloom. Enjoy this masterclass in childish silliness, as the great comic is hit with many emotions at once and doesn’t know what to do with his hands (in reality, the comic is, needless to say, in complete control) — I particularly like the segue from man-of-the-world dirty joke mode to three-year-old coming over all bashful. He packs a lot in to this moment, and it’s ALL hilarious.