Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0017511: ANDRE MORELL

Extremely scarce vintage 7.25 x 9.5-inch black and white portrait, with a smoldering cigarette dangling betwixt his fingers, boldly signed in black fountain pen in the late 1940s or early 1950s. In good condition, with some minor trimming from 8x10 inches for framing purposes. After decades in the classical theater and supporting roles in British films like Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954), Three Cases of Murder (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), and Ben-Hur (1959),versatile, cerebral character actor Andre Morell found new fame in horror, sci-fi and mystery flicks of the 1950s and 1960s, especially at Hammer Studios. He was unforgettable as Professor Bernard Quartermass on T.V.'s "Quartermass and the Pit" (1955-1959) and Dr. Watson to Peter Cushing's Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). He was also noteworthy in The Giant Behemoth (1959), The Shadow of the Cat (1961), She (1965), The Plague of Zombies (1966), The Mummy's Shroud (1967), "Dr. Who" (1966), and The Vengeance of She (1968). Not long before his death in 1978, he had a small role as Lord Gustavus Adolphus Wendover in Stanley Kubrick's historical epic Barry Lyndon (1978).