Monday, March 18, 2013


        Look at the gem I found over the weekend!  As I have mentioned numerous times on this blog, my paternal grandfather Charles Sherlock was a character actor in over 300 movies from the early 1930's to the early 1960's.  As a former Chicago policeman on disability from an accident occurred while on duty, he could afford the luxury of playing various roles in movies, yet not taking it too serious,  knowing that he had other sources of income.

       Charlie must have been visiting his sister-in-law Helen Nebgen Cedargreen and her husband Albert in Chicago, at the time this telegram was sent in 1949.  I did a little research and found out that the movie's title was changed from "Frame Up" to "Undertow".  Changing the movie title happens often in Hollywood, or at least it used to occur frequently.   "Undertow" is the story of an ex-con, who is framed for the murder of his fiance's uncle.  John Russell, Scott Brady, Dorothy Hart and Peggy Dow are the stars of the movie.  Grandpa Charlie plays the role of "Detective Cooper".  Rock Hudson also has a tiny role in the movie as a detective.

       Perhaps, I should start a weekly post on this blog, titled "Movie Monday" to discuss Grandpa Charlie's movies ...

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