Re: RARA-AVIS: This World Then The Fireworks: Willis-correction

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 08 Apr 2004

On a related note, while doing stock footage research for a film recently, I viewed what must be one of Rue McClanahan's earliest roles, in an unreleased skid-row independent film entitled "Angel's Flight". The film was completed in 1965, but shot a few years earlier, around 1962, and never released theatrically. It's a naughty little piece about a female serial killer (ahead of it's time in some ways). Rue
(credited as Rhu) played a drunken, angry barfly in a few scenes. She started out noir and came full circle in TWTTF.


On Apr 7, 2004, at 6:12 PM, Todd Mason wrote:

> Ha! Let's try Rue McLanahan, not Leachman. Still fine.
> To do the novel more correctly might've creeped folks out of the few
> theaters it played in. As with THE GRIFTERS, Thompson loved to play
> with
> incest. TM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Mason
> And this despite fine performances from Gershon and Cloris Leachman,
> along
> with Zane pretty inspired choices for the roles...but it became too
> much of
> a Zane showcase.
> -

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