Here are 10 things you should know about Donald Crisp, born 140 years ago today. He tended to play characters who were forthright and true, but offscreen he had few equals as a teller of tall tales. He claimed that he was born in Scotland (he wasn’t), that his father was Royal Surgeon to the King (he wasn’t even a physician)—we could go on and on.
We think we have the facts straight for this video tribute, but don’t hold it against us if we get a detail or two wrong. Blame Crisp!