Yes, love this one!rrnate wrote:"Strange Impersonation", an early movie by Anthony Mann
I loves me some Anthony Mann, but the notion that his westerns are his lesser work is sheer lunacy. Bend Of The River, The Naked Spur, Winchester '73, and The Devil's Doorway (with the uh... let's say "unique" casting of Robert Taylor as an Indian) are not just some of his finest films, but also some of the finest westerns. (I suspect you simply aren't a Western fan, but please correct me if I am wrong.)rrnate wrote:Definitely worth a watch (as are all of the Mann movies before he started going crazy with westerns.)
Other little know but highly recommended Mann's:
The Tall Target about an assassination attempt on Abraham Lincoln, and The Black Book (a.k.a. Reign Of Terror), a French Revolution noir!
Oh, and speaking of Westerns, Johnny Guitar qualifies for this thread. The story isn't particularly surprising (and was ripped off for Leone's masterpiece Once Upon A Time In The West) but holy crap is it batshit crazy. Must be seen to be believed.
What surprised me most was how unwatchable I found it to be. Didn't even make it to the end. It's been at least a decade, however, so maybe it's time to give it another chance. I certainly loves me my Dr. Seuss!Kenneth Burns wrote:I was very surprised when I first saw The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.