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Intriguing Low Life Characters

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On 2/22/2019 at 4:00 AM, darkblue said:

Ratso Rizzo.

He was a lot smarter than Joe Buck.

Love Ratso Rizzo. I had a friend who used to imitate his walking around and beating on cars intruding on him, by beating on the hoods and saying "I'm walking here!!!!" Thanks, darkblue for a vivid memory of a great film.

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On 2/24/2019 at 9:07 PM, cigarjoe said:

Ray Dennis Steckler in The Thrill Killers (1964) 

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Fabulous, out of the box choice!

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"Daddy" (Dehl Berti) the blind man below enjoying the sleazy strip show by smell & vibrations I'll assume in the Film Noir Hell Bound (1957)

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Jordan (John Russell) below is a piece of work in the same film.

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Just now, cigarjoe said:

"Daddy" (Dehl Berti) the blind man enjoying the strip show by smell & vibrations I'll assume in the Film Noir Hell Bound (1957)

I have that one lined up to watch in the next few days.

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1 hour ago, cigarjoe said:

"Daddy" (Dehl Berti) the blind man below enjoying the sleazy strip show by smell & vibrations I'll assume in the Film Noir Hell Bound (1957)

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Jordan (John Russell) below is a piece of work in the same film.

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I have not even heard of this film!

You are a compendium of off the wall film choices, CigarJoe and I mean that as the ultimate compliment.

I look forward to seeing this gem.

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On 2/21/2019 at 3:09 PM, CaveGirl said:

My personal favorite is the carnal and manipulative, Barrett as played by Dirk Bogarde in Joseph Losey's exceptional psychological study called "The Servant". 

Barrett's complete takeover of of the mind and body of his employer, the aristocratic Tony [James Fox] is masterful. The whole film has an air of corruption and morbidity due to the deviant and diabolic behaviour of Barrett as he wields his power over all, except maybe Tony's girlfriend.

Nowhere near the same psychological murkiness as the mysterious Bogarde antagonist of 'The Servant', but just as creepy in his own way - and more deliberatively destructive, is the character played by Michael Keaton in 'Pacific Heights' (1990). 

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1 hour ago, darkblue said:

Nowhere near the same psychological murkiness as the mysterious Bogarde antagonist of 'The Servant' , but just as creepy in his own way - and more deliberatively destructive, is the character played by Michael Keaton in 'Pacific Heights' (1990). 

Now that one I have seen and I agree totally with your assessment of Keaton's performance. There's something creepier about an actor who is basically wholesome being deceptively psychotic which always works. Thanks, darkblue.

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1 hour ago, CaveGirl said:

I have not even heard of this film!

You are a compendium of off the wall film choices, CigarJoe and I mean that as the ultimate compliment.

I look forward to seeing this gem.

You are in for a treat. It's a lot of fun especially with June Blair's antics as Paula

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Incubus (1966) black-and-white American horror film starring William Shatner recorded entirely in Esperanto.

Never seen it though, should check it out.

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Two amoral, violent low life characters come to mind. Richard Attenborough's terrifying portrayal of Pinkie in Brighton Rock and John Garfield's character Harold Goff in Out of The Fog.

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23 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

Incubus (1966) black-and-white American horror film starring William Shatner recorded entirely in Esperanto.

Never seen it though, should check it out.

I've seen "Incubus", in fact I'm pretty sure I own it but bought it many years ago.

Not the greatest movie but still a fun watch.

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1 hour ago, CaveGirl said:

I've seen "Incubus", in fact I'm pretty sure I own it but bought it many years ago.

Not the greatest movie but still a fun watch.

Wrong thread though.....

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Like a lit stick of dynamite Sonny Tufts in The Crooked Way

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18 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

Like a lit stick of dynamite Sonny Tufts in The Crooked Way

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I find Sonny Tufts very intriguing but for reasons I can't discuss here...

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