Sunday, 7 December 2014

Drollathonic: The Master of Droll

For pure quirkyness as the epitome of droll, is my favourite black & white actor, George Sanders (with Oscar Levant a close second).  In my opinion the best example of perfecting the droll is George Sanders' part in as Jack Favell in Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' with Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier in 1940. George is perhaps best known for his award winning role as Supporting Actor for his part in 'All About Eve' with Bette Davis in 1950.

If your keen as mustard, the full movie is on YouTube

 Below is my absolutely favourite parts encapsulated already put up on YouTube by someone with impeccable taste:

 

He remained a master of the droll until his death in 1972 with this farewell note:

Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck.