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« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2017, 01:12:55 PM »

Warren saves the day of course. I was never a big fan of the film for it is what it is - a directorial debut with limited funds. I did an audio-commentary last year for the Blu-ray and while researching etc. I began to like the film a bit better. It is uneven and has serious flaws, but also some nice stuff. Being a John Ford fan I found, as I recall, at least 10 homages Smiley. And the first big robbery is pretty violent and very intensely directed. For what it is it is quite good, after it all it was an AIP cheapie. For them of course  it was a rather big production, nevertheless a very low-budgeted film. Milius soon showed what he could do with the much better WIND & THE LION and the excellent BIG WEDNESDAY. But I think he sees himself more as a writer than a director. Anyway, any show with Warren can never be a bad time at the movies Smiley.

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« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2017, 01:31:45 PM »

No, not the viewer, YOU, Drink. There are plenty of people who enjoy Oates for who he is and what he does on screen--even here. I will always take Oates in whatever role over the Yankee Doodle Faggot. He's even more interesting than Bogart (well, sometimes). Oates is da Man! Drink is da Bed Pan!

IMO Oates was a very good actor, but can't touch Bogart and Cagney.

I do not love Bogart as gangster - I prefer his non-gangster roles. For Cagney I like his gangster stuff; I do not watch musicals.

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« Reply #92 on: January 17, 2017, 01:33:14 PM »

Mike, Can you list some of the Ford homages? Thanks

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« Reply #93 on: January 17, 2017, 01:48:36 PM »

You are the guy that called my "an idiot". We should have no contact with each other.

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