That Movie Clip Wednesday recluse, Boxer is actually going to come out of hiding and resume her hostess duties starting next week - so she says. And just when I already finished picking my "Favorite Movie from the 1920s" - silent selection. Whoohoo - I mean, sorry to see the Madman go. So, for the very last time, the Milk River Madman will host MCW, the Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is FAVORITE MOVIE FROM THE 1930S. So it's only appropriate (in light of this Boxer rebellion) that I choose 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty. I actually like this movie and most of it's remakes (The Bounty with Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson) and permutations (The Caine Mutiny). And Charles Laughton has the biggest eyebrows you'll ever see on a man. Those things have their own zip code. And Clark Gable, not much of a Fletcher Christian, but cool in everything he does.
Interestingly, it is the only film in Oscar history that had three nominees for Best Actor: Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone. Because of this, the Academy introduced a Best Supporting Actor Oscar shortly afterward to ensure this situation would not be repeated. They all lost to Victor McLaglen for The Informer (1935), the only nominee not in this film.
So go on over and see the Madman for the last time. He's been a great host even when his schedule was hectic. Sometimes confusing, sometimes late with the theme (causing me ulcers) but always entertaining. Thanks big guy.