Leo G. Carroll – Key role in North by Northwest (1959)! 

10/25 was the birthday of great British Actor Leo G. Carroll (1886-1972) one of the most accomplished character actor in screen history and later TV’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Cast by Alfred Hitchcock in North by Northwest (1959) as a the very cool, mysterious intelligence head (FBI, CIA, ONI… we’re all in the same alphabet soup.) ‘The Professor’ who keeps an eye on Cary Grant as he mistaken by foreign agents to be an American spy named George Kaplan, Leo adds to the suspense!  Catch Carroll in other key roles in Hitchcock films: as Senator Morton in Strangers on a Train (1951), Suspicion (1941) as Captain Melbeck, the employer who fires Cary Grant as Johnnie, and most of all as Dr. Murchison, the retiring head of a mental asylum to be replaced by screen greats Gregory Peck and where Ingrid Bergman practices as Dr. Constance Petersen-All very Hitchcockian roles!

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