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Eddie Constantine (1917-1993)

1. - John Van Dreelan, Brelan d’as, France, 1952.  After claiming to be in  the background of about 60 MGMovies, LA’s “new Bing Crosby” was now a new Bogart in France... in  four outings  as Peter Cheyney’s two-fisted hero, Lemmy Caution. However, realisateur Henri Verneuil didn’t rate him - as actor or tough guy -  and threw Caution to the Dutch actor son of  a Dutch actor father who then, directly opposite to Eddie, spent most of his career (100 roles in 30 years) in  Hollywood.

2. - Bernard Blier, La chance et l’amour (sketch: Une chance explosive), France, 1964. For his second film, the former critic, publicist and Jean-Pierre Melville assistant, Bertrand Tavernier, met with Constantine and Jean Marais, before settling on Blier.  And asked for him again (“I adore him!”) for his first feature, L'Horloger de Saint-Paul, 1974, only to find him committed elsewhere... playing Lemmy Caution 15 times between 1953-91, and various copies... beaucoup de Barney, Bobby, Charlie,  Harry, Johnny, Larry, Rudy, Sammy... even  six times as Eddie.  

 

 





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