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As a young boy growing up in Bayside, New York, I can remember first seeing Louis Hayward in The Man In The Iron Mask. He became my hero. Then in Son of Monte Cristo, he again portrayed that swashbuckler hero. And of course, Joan Bennet was gorgeous in both pictures. One more thing. Whoever he was involved with should not be anyone's business. Just remember he was a fine actor and a gallant marine. No more need be said.
- Barry Lane
My apologies for misspelling. It is, of course, Ambersons.
The Magnificent Amerbsons -- Hayward and Welles
- Barry Lane
Tom, Of course that resemblance between the two men was noted, and by them. At some point in the mid-sixties we became aware that Louis was mentioned as having been in Amberson's and then been cut out. Now that simply did not happen, and any reading of Peter Bogdanovich's fine biography, Booth Tarkington's novel or a cursory glance at Hayward's career, would convince almost anyone by the most stubborn that this was a non-existent event. Louis speculated that he and Orson looked quite a bit alike until Welles had put on all that weight, and perhaps Orson had put himself in a scene as background, for whatever reason, and created some mild confusion twenty-five years after the fact. You have it right.
Just enjoyed watching "The Saint in New York" on TCM. Hayward plays The Saint as a brilliant, likable rogue. Has anyone else noticed Hayward's startling resemblance to Orson Welles?
Agree He Is Fav Actor with Basil Rathbone
I agree with Hannah,love these 2 So Africa-born actors and love Feather In Her Hat cuz both are in it.Doesn't bother me if he hd relationship with anyone in show biz,he didn't act superior to anyone and he should've been able to admit to being with anyone he chose.Thought him a gentleman.
The Scarlet Pimpernel and Other Things
- Barry Lane
Louis Hayward did not do The Scarlet Pimpernel. Both Son of Monte Cristo and Pirates of Capri have some elements but other than Leslie Howard, Barry K. Barnes, David Niven and Marius Goring all had a run at the part. In 1982 Anthony Andrews seemed at home opposite Jane Seymour. Now, about Louis and Noel, Repetition of gossip does not make it so. I am pretty certain you did not know these people, but I knew one of them, Louis Hayward, and I can assure you this is inaccurate and inappropriate. Not only that, but the source is certainly not Noel, who was if anything, discreet. His acolytes, Graham Payne and Cole Lesley, not so much, but nothing like the Barry Day crowd, slanting and interpreting to suit their preconceptions. The pictures are a lot of fun. Treasure them. No need to have a go at personal places.
Love Louis Hayward
He is my second favorite actor of all time, after Basil Rathbone, and my absolute fave film is A Feather in Her Hat which stars them both. They are both fantastic in it too. One thing I have to add is anyone who thinks less of Louis because of his gay relationship with Noel Coward, or tries to "defend" him by denying it, is not being respectful IMO. You don't have to defend him, because it's not an "allegation." Louis' love affair with Noel is just a fact of his life and his fans should all be happy for him.
Louis Hayward as the Scarlet Pimpernel
- Ray Grubbe
When I was a child, Louis Haward was my favorite actor. Does anyone know why the filmographies listed in IMDB.com and TCM.com do not list The Scarlet Pimpernel? Why is is not shown on Turner Classic Movies?
My favorite actor ever!
Louis Hayward was such an amazing man and actor! I have only seen one movie to date of his that I haven't fallen in love with and that was The Rage Of Paris. I have become such a great fan that I even made a fanpage for Louis on facebook! www.facebook.com/ pages/Louis-Hayward -Fans/308644440078 I love to find tons of photos to add to the page so there's a great big selection! My favorite film will always be And Then There Were None but I also really loved The Son Of Monte Cristo and Dance, Girl Dance!
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my dad told me i am related to louis hayward distant cousin or something i will try and find out some info and pic.
Little-known but suave actor
Louis Hayward is one of my favorite actors too. I remember watching And Then There Were None (1945) for the first time and staring at him on the TV and thinking "He is so classy and sexy...like James Bond." which he indeed was. He even played the detective "the Saint" in a few movies actually. He was a talented actor and though he frequently acted in B-movies his acting elevated them. In my opinion, he gives the performance of his life in Fritz Lang's gothic gem House by the River (1950).
Louis Hayward was born at Seafied Grant.
My father-in-law was born at Seafield Grant. That was not a aka....this oversight is annoying.
Louis Hayward Biography
I completely agree with Karen. Trying to find biographical info on LH is like putting together a puzzle, and you are not sure which pieces fit (i.e. what is true or not true). I wish someone who knew him would write a good biography (with lots of pictures). He led an interesting but very private life.
My favorite actor
Handsome and charming, Louis Hayward is my all-time favorite actor.
Louis Hayward is superb!
- Tootles O'Reily
Louis Hayward is also one of my favorite actors and I would like to see more of his films on TCM. I have 'And Then There Were None' (1945)on VHS and must have watched it at least a hundred times. No kidding. I play solitare and watch the movie late at night. As much as I like author Agatha Christie, Rene Claire's movie version of her book 'And Then There Were None' is far superior to the actual book and Hayward, supported by an outstanding cast, is superb.
Louis Hayward.....my favorite !!!
Louis Hayward has always been my favorite actor....especially in films like The Scarlet Pimpernel......and The Man in The Iron Mask......He was sexy and down to earth and very believable in all the rolls he played.....I cannot believe it is so hard to find old movies in which he stars!!!
Yeah, what Allison said too!
Louis Hayward, Actor, Marine & Director
Would like to have had more information on this actor and a PHOTO! I found some info in other places, but it is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. It's hard to believe there is so little information on Mr. Hayward. I have a hard time believing he was so forgettable, especially by women.
what an actor!
this man is so underrated as an actor and so under-appreciated! He was a highly decorated war hero, as well. I wish more people knew his name, and I wish that there was a biography on him, as he is such a colorful character! "The Man in the Iron Mask" is perhaps his best acted role, though he is equally enjoyable in "And Then There Were None". Handsome, debonair and utterly sexy, this man should get his own biography!
- donna albertsen
Super forgotten actor. Enjoyable viewing of his films from 1935 to early 50`s. More of him please on TCM
- Bob Darkey
Dear Sirs, I enjoy seeing Louis Hayward. Could you please try to have more of his old films shown on TCM in the future? Many Thanks.