Re: RARA-AVIS: Kurosawa/McBain

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 20 Nov 2000

On Fri, 17 Nov 2000 wrote:

> David Thomson (Biographical Dictionary of Film) notes that Kurosawa did a McBain
> adaptation before High and Low (1963). "Kurosawa's eminence led in the late
> 1950s to his forming his own production company. 'The Bad Sleep Well,' his
> first independent venure, was based on Ed McBain and it was enjoyable for the
> way Warner Brothers of the 1940s was turned into Tokyo 1960. But the contrivance
> was weird and unsettling."
> Anyone familiar with this title?

I might recognize it under its Finnish title, but no under the English one.


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