Universal Filmlexikon (1932)

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CAROL COOMBE C o Connies, Brown's Arcade. Regent Street, London T: Welbeck 2817 (55, Manchester Street, London,W. 1. M: Connie?, Ltd. AA • BC • BS • CB • EU • EV • FE Y: 5 ft. 2 ins. (in shoes) Z: Blonde, blue eyes phot : Hughes. London Carol Cooiiibe came to Eiijjland froin Sydney, Australia, at the end of 1930, since when she has played in a lar<>e niind)er of talking films, startin<>; with minor röles and steadily progressing towards principal parts. She niade her first appearance on the talkinji screen in "P. C. Josser", followed, in rapid succession, by "Kissing Cnp"s Race", "'The Sport of Kings", "Captivation", "Sally in our Alley", "The Ringer", "Potiphar's Wife", "Cape Forlorn", "The Officers Mess", "Tilly of Bloomsbury", "Down River" and "Chance of a Night Time". However, her first real opportnnity came when she was engaged by the Gainsborongh Company to play the yonng bride in "The Ghost Train", which afforded greater scope for her talents than any of her previoiis parts. As a result of her success in "The Ghost Train", she was offered by British International Pictiires a principal part in "Foiir Winds", followed by a dual leading lole in the Warner Brothers First National prodiiction "Help Yourself". Apart from considerable histrionic ability, Carol Coombe is the fortunate possessor of a sweet contralto voice, in addition to remarkably comprehensive aecomplishments as a dancer and sportswoman, and judging by the extraordinarily rapid progress she has made dnring the short time that has elapsed since her talking fihn debut, her rise to stardom is nierely a matter of time and o|)portiinity. Carol Coombe kam Ende 1930 ans Sydney in Australien nach England inid wirkte seither in einer großen Anzahl von Tonfilmen mit. begann mit kleineren Rollen und arbeitete sich rasch zu Hauptrollen empor. Sie debütierte auf der tönenden Leinwand in ,,P. C. Josser" und spielte dann in rascher Folge in .,Kissing Cup s Race", ..The Sport of Kings", ,.Captivation". ..Sally in our Alley", „The Ringer", „Potiphar's ^ ife", „Cape Forlorn", „The Officer's Mess", „Tilly of Bloomsbury". ..Down River" und ..Chance of a Night Time". Ihre erste große Chance kam jedoch erst, als ihr die Gainsborough-Gesellschaft die Rolle der jungen Braut in ..The Ghost Train" übertrug, die größere Anforderungen an ihr Talent als alle früheren stellte. Auf den großen Erfolg in „The Ghost Train" hin engagierte sie die British International Pictures für die Hauptrolle in ,.Four ^ inds" und die ^ arner Brothers First National Prodiiction für die Doppelrolle in ..Help \ ourseif". Neben ihren großen darstellerischen Fähigkeiten besitzt Carol Coombe auch eine süße Kontraaltstimme und eine bemerkenswerte \ ollendung als Tänzerin und Sportlerin. Wenn man in Erwägung zieht, daß erst kurze Zeit seit dem ersten Auftreten Carol Coombes im Tonfilm verstrichen ist, und daß die Künstlerin in dieser kurzen Zeit so außerordentliche Fortschritte gemacht hat, iiniß man wohl annehmen, daß ihr Aufstieg zur letzten Höhe des Startums lediglich eine Frage der Zeit und der Gelegenheit ist. 472