From: Chris Schneider ( chrisaschneider@earthlink.net)
Date: 01 Jul 2003

> on 7/1/03 8:48 AM, Kevin Burton Smith at kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com
> wrote:
> "{...] As it was, MARLOWE just came off as a little too 1960s-pseudo-groovy.
> And what was Kato doing there? Was the Green Hornet sick that day?"

           That picture had a lot of problems, notably Paul Bogart as a
        director-for-*film* and its attempt to tell a '40s-ish story in a
        1969 setting.
           Still and all, it did have a great Rita Moreno performce as the
        stripper plus

        -- (mild "spoilers") --

        that marvellous strip/interrogation/death scene for Moreno when
        she's questioned by Garner and then shot onstage.
             Line of Moreno's that I especially love: "The streets are
        *paved* with forgotten husbands!"


        P.S. The script is credited to Stirling Silliphant, who wrote
        two Don Siegel pictures (THE LINEUP, TELEFON) plus Jacques
        Tourneur's Goodis adaptation (NIGHTFALL) and the 1983 TV adaptation
        of JDM's EMPTY COPPER SEA. Nor should we forget IN THE HEAT OF THE
        NIGHT or a good little Phil Karlson-directed caper film entitled

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