Herbert Lom, 1917-2012

Everybody will remember and love Lom as Chief Inspector Dreyfus. The man had a long, incredible career, and though he didn’t always play the buffoon, one of the curses of great versatility is being so good at something that, by happenstance, it defines you. A less-celebrated role, but one from a movie I have enjoyed since childhood, is that of Colonel Bockner from J. Lee Thompson’s strenuously silly rendition of King Solomon’s Mines. Not the part for which Lom deserves to be remembered, but I had actually just mentioned it two days ago, so it’s fresh on my mind. Godspeed, sir.☕

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