donlevy and ladd are great together in this film, imho, and
ladd is wonderful-- he shows more range here than he normally
gets credit for. the brutal scenes bill is referring to are
between ladd and william bendix and feature a very strong
homoerotic subtext that surprising me every time i watch the
movie-- i always wonder if contemporary audiences were as
struck by it as we are now. anyway, i love the movie (but
then i'm a big fan of both ladd and donlevy).
and, as has been discussed here many times, MILLER'S CROSSING
is also a version on this story. gabriel byrne plays the ned
beaumont role and is utterly fantastic.
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> Carrie: I saw the Alan Ladd movie more years ago than I like to
> think about,
> but I still remember parts of it. Ladd is good, and so is Brian Donleavy
> (I think that's who it is). Some fairly brutal scenes.
> Bill Crider>
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