BOYER PROVED LOVE'S NO LAUGHING MATTER - NO WONDER WOMEN ARE "THAT WAY" ABOUT HIM!
CHARLES BOYER was not in a particularly brooding mood. There were bright devilish glints in his eyes.
His role as an adventurous love 'em and leave 'em dancer in
Hold Back the Dawn who later
true to form in the Boyer manner might have had something to do with it.
He had just persuaded Oliva de Havilland to marry him so that he could leap over the international boundary line in a Mexican border town, and lighting another cigarette, sat down in a made-to-order Mexican public park for a chat.
I couldn't help recalling my conversation with him five or six years ago. "I shall never be a screen lover," he had assured me then in his precise, halting English. "I do not have the physical appearance, and have to be satisfied with mental roles. Unfortunately I am not the movie star type." Furthermore, he was worried about his accent. "In France an actor speaking French as bad as I speak English cannot be accepted except as a comedian."
---from a 1941 magazine article, author unknown.