Originally Posted by ray100
I find Laughton similar to someone like Ed Harris, a character actor who always puts in a good performance, from The Creepy Old House to Spartacus.
I assume you meant The Old Dark House, one of James Whale's best films.
Totally agree with your comment regarding Laughton's work. I can't think of any performance of his that I haven't liked.
A favourite is Billy Wilder's often under rated Witness For The Prosecution, in particular his scenes with the marvellous Elsa Lanchester.