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Ronald Colman is known to me and many others as “The Man With the Velvet Voice.” He has provided me pleasure watching his performances and listening to his beautiful speaking voice. Because of this, this section serves as an attempt to say “thank you” by showing my appreciation of his talent. This is just one reason he is included here; a classic movie site without Colman, is just not complete.
- Colman was voted the most handsome actor in Hollywood.
- He was also considered the most successful actor to successfully transition from silent to sound films.
- He is still remembered as the English gentleman even though he lived in the US over 35 years.
- His mustache was a part of his personae as much as his voice. He only shaved it off for certain performances, such as when playing Sidney Carton in “A Tale of Two Cities”.
A Take of Two Cities
I remember the first Ronald Colman film ever saw. It was when I was very young, it was”A Tale of Two Cities.” I remember vividly as it was one of those days when you have a “snow day” from school. The quiet of the snow and the coziness of the house made it a perfect environment in order to become completely absorbed by the film. His lovely voice and gentlemanly manner was mesmerizing. The character he played, Sidney Carton, is truly tragic and monumental. When playing Carton and giving his life in order to save the husband of the woman he loved, he immortalized himself forever in my mind. Colman was the epitome of Sidney Carton and no other actor has done a better job in the part.
Colman a Gentleman
Even though he didn’t have much formal education Colman is known as a gentleman and a scholarly person . His voice, with his British accent, moved like velvet over his lips. I could listen to him for days on end. I’ve seen most of his films (some of the silent ones are unavailable) and I have never been disappointed by any performance he’s given.
Although I never knew him or know as much about him as I’d like, I feel I owe a debt to him which cannot be repaid. I just wish he was still with us, so I could look forward to seeing additional Colman performances. I hope you enjoy viewing this site as much as I enjoyed creating it.
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