Fay Wray was absolutely one of the most beautiful actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood (or any age for that matter!), but she was also very talented and always so much fun to watch. She always brought the role and film exactly what it needed from her – no more, no less.
It’s a gift and an ability a select number of stars had – bring your character to life in a way that makes the movie better…. as opposed to playing a role so large you distract from the film. Paul Henreid, Ann Sheridan, Lauren Bacall, and Melvyn Douglas are others who come to mind who were brilliant at the approach.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) is a film that deserves a lot more attention. It was directed by Gregory Ratoff and stars include Ingrid Bergman, Susan Hayward, Warner Baxter, Fay Wray, Richard Denning, Johnny Downs, and Robert Shaw.
You can find Adam Had Four Sons on dvd or watch the movie on Prime Video. (Amazon link)