(Jules Dassin, 1969). A real polarizer in its day, Jules Dassins lone post-blacklist studio moviea remake of John Fords The Informerwas also Hollywoods first expression of black power. Consistent in its inconsistency it represents Dassin at his worst (stagy, talky, unsubtle) and his best (evocative location work, well choreographed violence, and a passionate identification with the underdog).
Tue., March 31, 1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45 & 9:50 p.m., 2009
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