Re: RARA-AVIS: Little Yellow Dog/Devil in a Blue Dresses

From: Keith Alan Deutsch (
Date: 21 Apr 2000

Doug Bassett wrote:

> Thanks, Mr. Deutsch. This is my first Mosely, oddly
> enough. Glad to hear it's a good one. Last year (I
> think) HBO aired a TV movie of ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED,
> ALWAYS OUTGUNNED which I liked a great deal --
> Laurence Fishburne was excellent, I remember, in the
> lead role.
> Has anyone seen the movie version of DEVIL IN A BLUE
> DRESS? With Denzel Washington? I thought it was
> excellent -- and shamefully underrated.
> doug
> --- Keith Alan Deutsch <>
> wrote:
> >
> > Can't go wrong with Mosley.


I've always felt the Devil in a Blue Dress was a highly underrated movie. I liked a lot and felt it was very true in style, pace, casting, and rich historical/social & visual background to the novel. Not easy to pull off excellence in all these sectors.


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