He re-created his film role of Robert Conway in Lost Horizon
(1937) on a three-record 78-RPM adaptation of the film released by Decca. This was a much-altered version written and directed by George Wells. It changed Conway's brother into merely his assistant, omitted Sondra, Conway's love interest, reduced the amount of ...
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I visited agents, knocked at producers' doors; no one was interested. I was just another stage actor on tour, on the outside of Hollywood looking in. I returned to New York depressed and disappointed.
When he made his mark in Hollywood as a handsome young silent actor, there were some who doubted he would translate well to "talkies." His subsequent success in radio (he made a multi-volume recording of the William Shakespeare
sonnets, as well) proves them wrong with a vengeance.
Rich, mellifluous voice