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 Post subject: Phil Carey
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:08 am 
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Was just watching "Springfield Rifle" (1952) with Gary Cooper and noticed in a couple of scenes how much actor Phil Carey reminded me of Heston from this same period, not only in looks but in stern-faced style. Carey was a big guy like Chuck, about 6'4" and a former Marine. Carey spent some time at Columbia as a lead in second features and had a couple of TV series in the 1950's. He later played the Captain on the series "Laredo" and spent many years as Asa Buchanan on the daytime soap "One Life to Live".

Wonder if others here are familiar with Carey. Interested in the different paths of the Heston/Carey careers. Seems Chuck could very easily have been typed and settled into a Carey-like career. Could see Heston doing most of Carey's roles with ease but couldn't see Carey playing many of Chuck's (Michaelangelo, for instance). What do others think? Did Chuck get early breaks that Carey didn't or was it the fact that Chuck was clearly more talented and those in power noticed this and cast appropriately.


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 Post subject: Re: Phil Carey
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:17 am 
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I'm afraid I am not familiar with his work and actually had to google him to get a face to go with this new name. I did see some similarities, but hopefully someone better qualified can weigh in on the subject.

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 Post subject: Re: Phil Carey
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I've seen a lot of Philip Carey in the past year for some reason. I knew him best from a low budget sci-fi film called The Time Travelers (1964), an old favorite of mine, but I realize that he was best suited to a western setting. I saw him most recently in a 1965 western, The Great Sioux Massacre, in which he played the famous Colonel-then-General Custer. He was big and tall like Heston, and came across like a no-nonsense man's man, very tough, not to be trifled with, with almost a gravelly type of voice. I've also seen him in a few episodes of Laredo.

I've actually wondered why Carey didn't have a bigger career, like Heston, but Carey was more limited. Heston was very good in western settings, for example, but was even better in biblical epics. I just can't picture Carey in a role like Moses or Ben-Hur, or El Cid. It just wouldn't work, even be a joke probably. Carey was suited to tough authority figures or patriarchs, but not much else. But, he did those well. I did hear that he appeared in a famous episode of All in the Family, playing an ex-football player(see Heston's Number One as a comparison) friend of Archie Bunker who comes out of the closet, so that was against type I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Phil Carey
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Here's a blast from the past - suddenly came across a recent blog which was going over an old film from the early seventies called The Seven Minutes which featured Carey in one of the roles (Carey died in Feb. of 2009) and saw this mention of him as resembling Charlton Heston: http://thelastdrivein.com/2014/01/24/fr ... utes-1971/

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 Post subject: Re: Phil Carey
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Guess what?
Charlton Heston played Philip Carey in OF HUMAN BONDAGE on 21 Nov. 1949
Studio One in Hollywood: Season 2, Episode 11.


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 Post subject: Re: Phil Carey
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:lol: Whoa! - I thought that was a grammatical error and you meant that Heston played with Carey in that TV episode, but Heston actually played a character named Philip Carey! Now that's weird! And - at the risk of overusing this phrase - that really is eerie! What are the odds...?

btw, Thorn, using your powers of admin, I think you should move this thread over to the Other Actors & Actresses forum; it's one of the rare threads here on an actor which was started before you created that special forum.


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