Re: RARA-AVIS: definitions

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Wed, 02 Sep 1998 21:16:01 -0500 James Rogers adds one more piece to the puzzle:

<<In 1930, Tracy appeared in two low-budget short films:
TAXI TALKS, as a gangster, and HARD GUY, as a World War I veteran. But
the films were unimpressive and Tracy still struggled until The Last
Mile. Playing killer John Mears in this Broadway crime drama, Tracy had
his first major success.>>

Thank you, James! Now we need a super-specialized walking or paper
encyclopedia who can tell us what the plot of _The Last Mile_ is. Free
association suggests a hit-and-run murder...

By the way, has anyone seen the shorts mentioned or _Up the River_? I've
seen large retrospectives of John Ford's films, but I am quite sure I've
never seen this one.


Mario Taboada
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