MCM: Marty Feldman


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!


About the author

Sarah Lorraine


Sarah discovered her dual passion for history and costume right around the age of twelve. Dragged kicking and screaming to her first Renaissance Faire at Black Point, she was convinced she was going to hate it, but to her surprise, she fell head over heels in love with the world of reenactment and dress up immediately. Her undergraduate degree is in Clothing & Textile Design, and she has a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture. When she’s not hauling crap to SCA events and ren faires, Sarah enjoys reading true crime books, writing fiction, and sewing historical clothing from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century. One of these days, she might even start updating her old costuming blog again.

9 Responses

  1. Susan Pola Staples

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

  2. M.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.”


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