Topaze (1933) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast .
Topaze (Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast, 1933)By Judy on Apr 17, 2011 From Movie Classics
I’m always saying that I plan to write more shorter postings, but now I’m really going to do it, as I’m so busy these days that it’s a choice between writing short postings or not updating this blog at all. Anyway, I will hopefully put a good selection of pictures with each p... Read full article
Topaze (1933)By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
Myrna Loy and John Barrymore in Topaze Professor Auguste A. Topaze (John Barrymore) teaches his young pupils about the moral philosophies that will make them honest and kind men. But one spoiled little rich kid, Charlemagne (Jackie Searl) doesn't want to hear it. Topaze gives him failing grades bu... Read full article
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Alfred Hitchcock hired Leon Uris to adapt his own novel. But Uris didn't care for Hitchcock's eccentric sense of humor, nor did he appreciate the director's habit of monopolizing all of his time as they worked through a script. Hitchcock was disappointed that Uris seemed to ignore his requests to humanize the story's villains. In his opinion the novel painted them as cardboard monsters. With only a partial draft completed, Uris left the film.
This film was Alfred Hitchcock's biggest failure. It cost approximately $4,000,000 to make and received only $1,000,000 at the box office.
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