Classic movie moustache appreciation post.
“A man without a mustache is a man without a soul.” ― Confucius
Or: It’s not your imagination, they really did all look alike, or at least their moustaches did.
This thing should come with a legend. I’m supposed to be pretty good at this stuff and yet this plethora is confusing me and I can only ID about half these gents. Maybe if they shaved I’d do better ….
row 1: ?, Clark Gable, David Niven, ?
row 2: Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant, ?, ? (maybe Ramon Novarro)
row 3: ?, ?, William Powell, Vincent Price
row 4: John Barrymore, ?, ? (maybe Tyrone Power), Errol Flynn
you can always tell Errol Flynn because Kevin Kline was born to play him
row 5: ?, ?, Doug Fairbanks Jr, Claude Rains
Row 1: Ronald Coleman, Gable, Niven, Anton Walbrook (I think)
Row 2: Olivier, Grant, Robert Donat (I think!), definitely Ramon
Row 3: Warren William, Robert Taylor, Powell, Price
Row 4: Barrymore, ??, definitely Tyrone Power, Flynn
Row 5: Nils Asther, John Gilbert (I’m a silent movie nerd, what can I say), Doug Jr, and Claude!
So who the hell is the 4th row mystery man? And was Robert Donat the biological hybrid of Robert Taylor and Robert Young?
Oh, I totally should have gotten Anton.
If matineemoustache’s tags on the original post are in order then the mystery man on row four is Gilbert Roland.
I find your Donat theory appealing.