i think you would like him in quicksand better. andy rooney plays a young man who steals out of his cash register to go on a date with an older woman. it also has peter lorre in it. it's a great noir and it suits andy rooney's personality
The Strip (1951)
Thankfully, I have just now seen "The End" on this film.
This may sound harsh, but the only redeeming quality about this movie is the music.
I have always loved Louis Armstrong. No one can replace him.
I was disappointed to see a short scene with Rooney playing the drums with these gentlemen...what a throwback to Andy Hardy! Perhaps this was purposeful in order to showcase Rooney's "musical talent" which in my opinion could never live up to this wonderful collection of musicians.
No noir for me in this film. The cineamatography was weak in that it didn't produce the camera moves or lighting and shading that typifies noir. Someone also pointed this out in an earlier post.
I had a hard time separating Rooney from his comedic and lighter roles. He didn't pull off the dramatic role well at all. The Las Vegas tough/mobster influence is missing.
I could have done without the dancing sequences. Somehow they seemed out of place and unnecessary.
Sorry for the negative review but I just couldn't help myself.
There are many more films scheduled for today and the DVR is working overtime. More discussions to come!