Audio memory

The other day I was watching Adam's Rib with Mrs Elbeno. One of the many old movies we enjoy via the Blockbuster-Netflix-alike service. (You only have time to watch a finite number of movies in your life; why watch modern rubbish just because it's recent when you could be watching classic films of the 40s?) Anyway…

There's a bit part in the movie: the court stenographer. Has maybe 5 lines. But his voice is so familiar. Incredibly distinctive. But I can't place it. IMDB reveals all: it was of course Marvin Kaplan, better known to me as the voice of Choo choo in Top Cat.

Old movies are great.

3 Responses to “Audio memory”

  1. Anonymous says:

    They made a fair few rubbish films in the 40s and 50s too, but certainly also many gems the like of which you never see these days, certainly not on Canadian cable tv anyway. Just watched 12 Angry Men on DVD and looking forward to The Night of the Hunter for the weekend – 1957 and 1955.

    Which one was Choo Choo? Will have to get Top Cat on DVD next…



  2. Anonymous says:

    Ah, of course – gotcha. I can hear his voice in my head now – loved those strong New York accents when I was a kid in boring Cheltenham!



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