Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Jack Palance, RIP

From: Patrick King (
Date: 14 Nov 2006

--- jimdohertyjr <> wrote:
> Interesting thought, particularly considering that
> Palance DID play a
> Bogart role, Roy Earle in I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES,
> the remake of HIGH

I thought that was a kind of unfortunate remake. The miscasting of Shelly Winters in Ida Lupino's role was a little embarrassing. And I thought Palance brought nothing particularly new to the part of Roy. Bogart's seething bitterness at his perceived betrayal by Velma is slightly comic in Palance's portraial. It's always fool hardy to take on a brilliant performance and try to bring something new to it. At least they didn't do Casablanca or Maltese Falcon. Mitchum's remake of The Big Sleep is stupendously awful. And Marlow is a role he cold have played 20 years earlier.

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