100(+) movies in roles large and small and in films GREAT (LOLITA, NORTH BY NORTHWEST) and BAD (BLOODLINE, THE YIN & YANG OF MR. GO)…no denying James Mason was always interesting. I think his best work was in LOLITA…in a film with so much great stuff (Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon and Shelley Winters), his Humbert Humbert was brilliant…walking a scary tightrope and about to fall at any moment.
This scene is as pathetic as it is comic:
Arguably his best pre-1960s work:
Sidney Lumet’s buried treasure: CHILD’S PLAY (1972):Read less