Roman Bohnen -Great performances in Brute Force (1947) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

An underrated character actor (of many) in Dassin’s Brute Force (1947) on TCM 11/2/16 is Roman Bohnen as the weak out of touch warden in contrast to his role in Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as Fred Derry’s (Dana Andrew) poor but sensitive “other side of the tracks” father who proud of his son’s war record does one of the best out loud letter readings in Cinema history.



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