Silent Take is back! This time, I am recasting the iconic Indiana Jones in the world of silent film.
Indiana Jones was based on the classic cliffhanger serials of the thirties and forties but those serials were in turn based on the exciting offerings of the silent era.
My choice for Indy is Richard Arlen. You may know him from Wings but Feel My Pulse is what made me want to cast him. My justification:
And for the feisty Marion, who better than the feisty Bebe Daniels, action girl, vamp and comedienne extraordinaire?
As for the supporting cast, I would love to see Noah Beery as Sallah, Edward Everett Horton as Marcus Brody, Lew Cody as Belloq and, finally, Raymond Hatton as the coat hanger-wielding Major Toht. For director, Michael Curtiz has the right flash and flare (not to mention talent for action scenes) to carry the thing off.
You can see more of my Silent Take recasting posters here.