George Nader

  1. John Derek, The Ten Commandments, 1954.  
  2. Frederick Stafford, Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 (US: OSS 117: Mission For A Killer), France-Italy, 1965.      Kerwin Matthews had become too expensive for French pockets after two OSS 117 films about Jean Bruce’s secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath. Réalisateur André Hunebelle (surprisingly old at 68 for modern spy romps) looked over other Americans moonlighting in Europe – Nader, Lex Barker, Ken Clark, Richard Harrison – and chose the wooden Frederick Stafford when Ray Danton was a better actor and Sean Flynn better looking. Certainly, the Czech-born Stafford was the only OSS 117 to work for Hitchcock – proving just as wooden in Topaze, 1969. And to think, Hitch once thought John Gavin wooden in Psycho.
  3. Ty Hardin, Berserk, 1966.      Rather than try and defend his side of the screen from the formidable Joan Crawford, Nader passed the beefcake role to the hero of the TV Western series with the unfortunately named series. (In Britain, Bronco was the name of a brand of toilet paper).

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