Buy great impostor movie posters from movie poster shop. This is one of the strongest years at the top of the 60s. This is one of a handful of movies that despite its a list cast, probably wont make it to dvd, much less bluray. For the fleetwoods song, see hes the great imposter. The great impostor 1961 starring tony curtis recently leonardo dicaprio did a similar film and catch me if you can did not take as lighthearted an approach as the great imposter. Ferdinand waldo demara began his nefarious career during world war ii by borrowing an army buddys name, going awol and faking his suicide.
The great imposter trailer tony curtis video dailymotion. The year as a whole isnt as strong as some of the other 60s years. The imdb search shows that the great impostor was made in 1961. For a film about a man with many masquerades, the subject matter is treated with remarkable levity. Cassie chadwick was born elizabeth bigsley in 1857, and it wasnt long before she embarked on a long and incredibly successful con career. I would include tom cruise and brad pitt in the same category. The year 1961 was when paris found the role for which most people will remember him, that of nextdoorneighbor jerry. Spencer olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. Buy the great impostor 1961 region 2 from amazons movies store. Unable to decide what he wants to do with his life, demara goes about pretending to be other people, hoping to eventually find himself.
Robert mulligan, tony curtis, karl malden, edmond obrien. Fitionalized account of ferdinand waldo demara worked in a variety of occupations, most quite successfully. The great impostor 1961 letterboxd your life in film. The great imposter is more, and less, than its subject. He developed an interest in acting after visiting a neighborhood settlement house, and following service in the us navy, he took advantage of the g. The great impostor is a 1961 movie based on the true story of an impostor named ferdinand waldo. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The great impostor by robert mulligan robert mulligan. Leos frank abegnale is also spoton, but i think i like tony curtiss performance a tad. He worked as a prison warden, impersonated a monk and was also a doctor was required to perform an personal gain although he did get in trouble with the law as a result of. This is like when a famous band thats been around a long time plays a concert and then starts playing the major hits one after another. The great impostor 1960 in a film based on actual events, when ferdinand waldo demara jr.
The great imposter reportedly a cleric the new york. He began his nefarious career during world war ii by borrowing his army buddys name, going awol and faking. Based on a true story, this film follows the life of ferdinand waldo demara, jr. With tony curtis, karl malden, edmond obrien, arthur oconnell. Hes the great impostor the fleetwoods 1961 youtube. Next was come september 1961, a sprightly romantic comedy set in italy. Unlike other stars, curtis did not gain stardom and success instantly.
Our first entry begins in the final years of the 1800s and carries over to the leading decade of the 20th century. Filmography for tony curtis, american film actor june 3rd 1925september 29th 2010. The great impostor 1961 robert mulligan, tony curtis, karl malden, edmond obrien, comedy, drama march 21, 2016 based on a true story, a bright young man who hasnt the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if. He was the great imposter, and his exploits became a bestselling biography, followed by a 1961 movie. Buy the great impostor movie posters from movie poster shop. Tony curtis and joan blackman in the great impostor 1960 the great. Cast and crew credits for the great impostor, 1961, directed by robert mulligan, with tony curtis, edmond obrien, arthur oconnell, at turner classic movies. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival. What followed was a string of successful films that.
Start by marking the great impostor as want to read. Will the real fred demara please stand up overview. But the two should be viewed side by side for comparison. Cetacea full dome lawrence curtis curtis films inc. The great impostor is a 1961 movie based on the true story of an impostor named ferdinand waldo demara. Imposter movie,the great imposter trailer,the great imposter 1960. The great impostor manufactured on demand, ntsc format on.
He was known as the great impostor and inspired a 1961 film by the same name. Bold, downright audacious, ferdinand waldo demara pretended his way into challenges. He is in the category of what i call charisma actors. The movie established his position in the industry and gained him a reputation of a classic actor. Frank abagnales adventures as an imposter started in 62 or 63. The great impostor is the true story of chameleonlike canadian ferdinand waldo demara jr. His first film role came with a small part in outrage, followed by acclaimed films like the wild one, marty and the great impostor. December 21, 1921 june 7, 1982, known as the great impostor, masqueraded as many people from monks to surgeons to prison wardens. Tony curtis stars, and the tone is much closer to a comedy than a drama. For a film that should have high stakes, even when there is a slight hint that things will take a turn, the film remains ebullient.
The film is based on a true story, as difficult as that is to believe at times. Ferdinand waldo demara impersonated everyone from physicians to monks a source. I cant remember if i loved the great impostor or not but im guessing i did. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Fictionalized account of ferdinand waldo demara jr. The great impostor 1961 e livre 03011961 us comedy 1h 53m user score. Adapted from robert crichtons 1959 book of the same name, the 1961 film recounts events from the life of con artist ferdinand waldo demara. Other articles where the great impostor is discussed. This article appeared june 20 in the pathway of the missouri baptist convention he was known as the great impostor and inspired a 1961 film by the same name. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. The film only loosely follows demaras reallife exploits, and is much lighter in tone than the book on which it is based. Ferdinand waldo demara impersonated everyone from physicians to monks and thus achieved notoriety. The great impostor movie posters from movie poster shop.
The great impostor 1960 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The film is loosely based on robert crichtons 1959 biography of the same name, it stars tony curtis in the title role, and was directed by robert mulligan. It was in 1953 that curtis first struck a hit with the film houdini. Curtis was never an exceptional screen actor but a decent one, probably more for his good looks and charisma than his ability to become different people. Watch the great imposter trailer tony curtis vshack on dailymotion.
Message to our customers to help do our part during these uncertain times in the world and to help encourage social distancing. Tony curtis considered this movie to be something of a precursor to catch. The great impostor 1961 robert mulligan, tony curtis. A biopic about a likable impostor and dreamer thats set in the 1950s, and is ably played by tony curtis. Music by henry mancini a film by robert mulligan, starring tony curtis and edmond obrien produced and released by universalinternational pictures in 1960. The great impostor film by mulligan 1961 britannica. Born bernard schwartz, his father was a tailor who immigrated from hungary. He was the subject of a movie, the great impostor, in which he was played by tony curtis. Great impostor movie posters from movie poster shop.1282 526 1324 1290 887 1293 1018 590 413 988 390 318 419 668 1138 320 1166 495 1500 1371 457 634 104 1472 637 365 84 817 359 1003 1216 1462 904 245 512 739 1047 768 489 1392 1057 281 923 1477