Parnell (1937)

2 comments on “Parnell (1937)
  1. Charlene says:

    I think Loy’s performance deserves another look see. In this film Loy takes more risk stretching herself to be more open to portray emotions. I thought she was honest in many scenes showing a love and concern befitting the Katy character. It is unfortunate that the film flopped but I still think Loy delivered.

  2. Margaret says:

    Maybe because I’m Irish but I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was a lot better than some of clarks other movies. In the beginning scenes I thought it a bit cheesy and would understand why it would go on to be a flop but I really enjoyed it and got quite emotional at the end. As far as I know gable’s mother was of Irish descent (probably were her catholism came from) and this might have had something to do with gable doing this film.
    Either way I really enjoyed it and would recommend for people to watch it before they just assume it will be awful.
    Ok Clark’s Irish accent wasn’t perfect but apart from that I thought he portrayed Parnell very well.
    It’s in my opinion that Clark judged his performances on how audiences reacted to them. Maybe the depression era America wasn’t ready to see gable play a heroic Irish man who died, but I thought he was excellent in the role and it’s a shame it wasn’t a success, cause his career could have been a lot different if it had. I think he would have been more confident in doing more out of character roles. Alas it was not to be, if Clark were alive as an Irish woman I would tell him that I thought he did a wonderful job at portraying an Irish hero.

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