Happy Belated Birthday, Ms. Lupino!

As a teenager, I was obsessed with the Ida Lupino films, The Light That Failed (1939) and Moontide (1942). The former had the bonus of Ronald Colman, the latter of Jean Gabin. Ida was magnificent in both.

Ida Lupino in The Light That Failed (1939)

Ida Lupino in The Light That Failed (1939)

Ida Lupino enriched cinema with some of the most nuanced performances of the 1940s, only to outdo herself as a pioneering director and writer. She deserves that rarest of titles: One of a Kind.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Belated Birthday, Ms. Lupino!

    • Yes, she was just marvelous. So talented and smart. She does, indeed, steal that film. And it is no small feat to steal a movie from both a good-looking ham AND a fine actor (I’ll leave you to sort out the who’s who of that sentence!).

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