Lost Classic That Never Was – Part 4

Lost Classic That Never Was – Part 4

So this is the Jeeves & Wooster bit in The Fountainhead…

George Sanders and David Niven in the Lost Classic That Neverwas
George Sanders and David Niven as Jeeves and Wooster.

I’ve been a bit lazy with the images this month. Most of them are just shots from other movies. I’m just quickly posting this now – because otherwise it will be May before I remember to do it again.

In case you’re wondering what this is all about, it’s an old movie called The Fountainhead that I mashed up with some singing, dancing (from Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers), some Jeeves & Wooster and some of the Marx Brothers – Jeeves and Wooster are the only ones in this bit. And also I added a few more characters and changed some of the characters of the original into more likeable types. As you do.

The shot of Ginger Rogers and James Stewart below (isn’t it adorable?) is from Vivacious Lady. I’ve never seen the film – yes, there are some old movies I haven’t seen – but in it they get married the day they meet and then the Jimmy Stewart character is afraid to announce their marriage to his family. So I guess the description must have lodged itself somewhere in my brain which is why they’re in a similar situation in this – sort of.

Ginger Rogers and James Stewart
Bill?   Mm?

And here’s some more images:

Patricia Neal in The Fountainhead
Dominique down at the quarry – checking out the mens…
Gary Cooper
Howard working his drill, catches Dominique’s eye.
Patricia Neal as Dominque
Dominique checking out Howard. And his drilling.
drilling into rock
Seriously there are a lot of shots of him drilling. I think it’s supposed to be sexy. Well it was the 1940s in fairness…
Gary Cooper in The Fountainhead
Howard noticing Dominique checking him out, returns a friendly inviting look.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Jean Arthur
Ann charmed by Peter’s plans, but not taking them seriously.

Oh, that idea of Ann’s to position the windows to let in light but not allow views of the interior – totally got that from an episode of Grand Designs.

Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper in The Fountainhead
Would you know what kind of marble this is and where to order a piece?
David Niven as Bertie Wooster
I say, is anything the matter?
Douglas Fairbanks Jr looking downcast
I’m ruined…

And here’s the next bit: