Sidney Poitier and Beverly Todd
I recently watched a movie and have, ever since, been wondering where it’s been all of my life! Brother John (1971) stars two of my favorites, Beverly Todd and Sidney Poitier. They’re incredibly talented in everything they were ever in, and this wonderful movie is no exception. The chemistry is off the charts entirely – they truly work together as though they were born to do so.
They remind me a great deal of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in that regard – there’s just such a natural, undeniable chemistry there. I guess you could make a case for it being even more remarkable for Beverly Todd and Sidney Poitier since they weren’t even in a relationship or on the verge of one. Their chemistry, of course, makes you believe otherwise!
If you’ve never seen this one, I hope you’ll search it out. It’s fantastic and its stars and characters will stay with you. That’s my favorite kind of movie – the one that leaves its footprints on you.