MCM: Marty Feldman

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I love Marty Feldman. And while he didn’t have a whole lot of historical film roles, you can’t say he wasn’t memorable in the ones that he did do. Graves Disease, a thyroid disorder, was responsible for his protruding eyes, which Feldman used to great comedic affect, but before the disease altered his features, I need you all to appreciate that Marty Feldman looked like this:

Giving me some John Hamm vibes

 

Young Frankenstein (1974)

 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)

 

The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

 

Yellowbeard (1983)

 

What’s your favorite Marty Feldman historical role? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Sarah Lorraine

Sarah has an undergraduate degree in Clothing & Textile Design and a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture, with an emphasis on fashion history. When she’s not caught in paralyzing existential dread, she's drinking craft cocktails and writing about historical costume in film and television. She's been pissing people off on the internet since 1995.

9 Responses

  1. MoHub

    You know, I’m a rather brilliant doctor. I can do something about that hump.

  2. Susan Pola Staples

    ‘Eye-gor’ is my favourite, although Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother runs a close second.

  3. M.

    His eyes have always freaked me out, so they definitely worked in a monster film like Frankenstein.

  4. Thora Sharptooth

    Young Frankenstein is my favorite, but I adored seeing him as the twin of Michael York in The Last Remake of Beau Geste.

  5. Cara

    Eyyyyyyyye ain’t got no boooooody, yack-a-ta-ta, yack-a-ta-ta!

    Two hilarious jokes stuffed into one line.

    • EA Gorman

      He also got to meet his favorite Muppet, Cookie Monster. “Something about him just appeals to me.”