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Farley Granger

This movie, called Behave Yourself, stars Farley Granger. If you are not familiar with Farley Granger you will be discovering a nice looking and very competent actor who always used his mind more than his fists. He was not known for any fights, but more for frights. He was Tony Perkins before Tony Perkins. His best roles were in two Alfred Hitchcock movies. In Strangers on a Train he starred with Robert Walker in a very edge of your seat type film about swapping murders. In Rope he was the wimpy murderer's helper working to deceive Jimmy Stewart from suspecting foul play. It was gay themed but the word "gay" is never mentioned. The movie was banned in many areas. Some said it was for violence but it was homophobia 1940s style. It is an excellent movie with handsome Farley Granger as eye candy that could act.

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Farley Granger Farley Granger was usually a wealthy young guy who had problems with murder in his best roles. He could smile and seem as innocent as a baby and yet he could suddenly become a sweating fugitive running from the law or running from himself. He was one of the better young actors of the 1940s and 1950s who could hold the attention of the audience in suspense filled black and white classic films.

Later in his career he worked in the Western spoof comedy My Mame is Trinity. He did many other movies in his long career but Rope and Strangers on a Train would be remembered as his best. He will be missed. He passed away at age 85 on March 27th of 2011. I doubt if anyone will be able to do his parts in remakes as well as he did the originals.

Farley Granger

Young Farley Farley Granger's career was still very active into the 1970s. He started his career at age 16 while he was a high school student in North Hollywood, California. He had a very athletic build and a face that could do expessions ranging the emotional gamut. He was often able to do scenes without dialog that required real acting talent. I would have liked to have seen Farley in a film with James Dean and Tony Perkins in their prime.