Yankee Doodle Dandy:Patriotism on the loose! Foot loose and fancy free! Cagney style!
Random Harvest: Ronald Colman on the loose, amnesia-style!
The Pride of the Yankees: Gary Cooper on the loose, Yankee-style!
Mrs. Miniver: Walter Pidgeon on the loose, without any style!
The Pied Piper:Monty Woolley on the loose, curmudgeon style1
And what of those the Academy ignored?
Ronald Reagan, without his legs, in Kings Row:
Alan Ladd, blazing away, in This Gun for Hire:
And finally, the snub of the year: Spencer Tracy in Woman of the Year:
Woman of the Year is where Spencer Tracy finally finds his style as an actor, without any pretense or trickery. From this moment on, Tracy would be considered the actor’s actor by his peers until the end of his life.
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