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Another Howard Hughes production. The best part of this film is Robert Ryan who does a great job of portraying an angry sociopath. Mitchum and Lizabeth Scott in secondary roles.

The scene where Ryan is aggressively eating an apple is great.
 
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Ryan was underrated as an actor IMHO, and like Robert Mitchum was at his best playing rougher parts.
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Saw it and it was OK, but was expecting more, considering the star power. Mitchum seemed to just be sleepwalking through his part. Too restrained, even by his standards.
 
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[ quote ]Mitchum and Lizabeth Scott in secondary roles. [quote ]

Just to nit-pik, I consider Mitchum as the primary star Cool

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This is a remake of a Howard Hughes version from 1928. I thought his film making started much later.


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Just to nit-pik, I consider Mitchum as the primary star

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Ryan had the better performance and the lines. Calling Lizabeth Scott a clip joint canary and another time referring to her as dime a dozen.
 
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New to me, never to old to learn something old.
This is a remake of a Howard Hughes version from 1928. I thought his film making started much later.


The first Howard Hughes movie that I knew of was Hells Angles from 1930, although filming actually started in 1927, from what I read.
 
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