MAN FROM DOWN UNDER MOVIE CAST - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1943 CO-SIGNED BY: RICHARD CARLSON, CHARLES LAUGHTON - HFSID 259255
MAN FROM DOWN UNDER MOVIE CAST: CHARLES LAUGHTON and RICHARD CARLSON Charles Laughton and Richard Carlson sign a black and white publicity photograph of a scene from Man from Down Under of them as father and "son" in post-WWI drama set in Australia.
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MAN FROM DOWN UNDER MOVIE CAST: CHARLES LAUGHTON and RICHARD CARLSON
Charles Laughton and Richard Carlson sign a black and white publicity photograph of a scene from Man from Down Under of them as father and "son" in post-WWI drama set in Australia.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Harold-/Best!/Richard/Carlson" and "Charles Laughton". B/w, 10x8. Movie still captioned: "'Man From Down Under,' An M-G-M Picture", ©1943, Loew's Inc. In this 1943 drama set at the end of WWI, Sgt. Jocko Wilson (LAUGHTON) leaves England to return to Australia. He brings two Belgian orphans whom he will raise as his own with him. He later sends the girl, Mary (Donna Reed), to boarding school. His son, Nipper (CARLSON), becomes the Australian lightweight boxing champion. Laughton had won the 1933 Academy Award for Best Actor for the title role in The Private Life of Henry VIII. RICHARD CARLSON (1912-1977) was a familiar face to television viewers. He had frequent roles in 50s and 60s TV, including such Westerns as Bonanza, Rawhide and The Virginian. Carlson also starred as Herbert A. Philbrick, a real-life Boston ad executive who joined the American Communist Party while serving as an undercover FBI agent, in the popular TV series I Led Three Lives (1953-1956). British stage and screen actor CHARLES LAUGHTON (1899-1962) won the 1932-1933 Best Actor Academy Award for The Private Life of Henry VIII, which he had reprised from his stage role, and he was nominated for Best Actor Oscars for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Witness for the Prosecution (1957). Laughton, who made his film debut in 1928, starred in a long list of feature films, including Island of Lost Souls (1933), The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), Les Misérables (1935), The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Jamaica Inn (both in 1939), It Started With Eve (1941), The Canterville Ghost (1944), Captain Kidd (1945), Young Bess (1953, in which he played King Henry VIII), Spartacus (1960) and Advise and Consent (1962, his last film). The multitalented performer, who became an American citizen in 1950, was also a prolific stage director (he only directed one major film, 1955's Night of the Hunter), producer and drama teacher. Laughton also made several appearances on television from 1949, including roles in several early anthology series, and gave popular one-man tours, reading the works of authors including George Bernard Shaw and William Shakespeare. Laughton, who was a veteran of WWI, was married to actress Elsa Lanchester from February 9, 1929 until his death on December 15, 1962. According to Lanchester, Laughton would never have made a film if it had been left up to him. Nervous about his performances, Laughton was always threatening to quit early in a production. Creased (not at signatures). ¼-inch tear at mid-right blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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