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A Tribute To Slimy Dan


TomJH

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In real life he was married for 45 years, had two children and was a scoutmaster.

 

On the film screen, however, Dan Duryea remains best remembered for his performances as slimy heavies, in both westerns and, particularly, '40s film noirs. He played nasal voiced quick tempered sleazy little rats, pimp-like creatures slapping women around and ready to exploit anyone than it takes in his grasping need for control and money.

 

He's remembered, specifically, for the two thrillers that he made with director Fritz Lang in 1944 and '45, Woman in the Window and Scarlet Street, a blackmailer in one, art forger in the other. In the latter film he and Joan Bennett are streetwalker and pimp in all but name. She's out on the street, he's slapping her around and she's crazy about him. And they're both ready to take advantage of poor, naive, innocent Edward G. Robinson.

 

This kind of sleazy behaviour, I'm very happy to report, was totally alien to the real life long time happily married Duryea. He had been a stage actor, quite frankly hoping that a theater background would lead to greater money in the movies. And it had been his Broadway performance as self centred Leo in The Little Foxes that had brought him to the film capital to play that same role on film. (Tallulah Bankhead, so fabulously received on the stage as Regina was not so fortunate, dropped in favour of Bette Davis).

 

About playing villains on screen Duryea said, "At first it was hard, as I am an even tempered guy . . . but I used my past life experiences to motivate me. The one I used when I had to slap a woman around was easy! I was slapping the overbearing teacher who would fail you in their "holier-than-thou" class and enjoy it."

 

Before Fritz Lang melodramas gave Duryea a touch of film noir immortality for fans of that genre, he had had some smallish roles in first rate Hollywood productions. Aside from The Little Foxes, he had played a gangster in Howard Hawks' Ball of Fire, a cynical sports columnist in Pride of the Yankees, a member of Bogart's tank crew in Sahara, and then, a mysterious character in Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear.

 

I don't know if it was his introduction to the German director in the latter film that resulted in his first full fledged weasel characterization soon afterward in Woman in the Window. Whatever it was, it was inspired casting. Soon after that came an encore role with Scarlet Street, only the ending of this film would actually turn Slimy Dan into a victim, though I doubt that he got much audience sympathy.

 

Unfortunately, the quality of Duryea's films dropped off after the war. There were, though, a few highlights. In Black Angel he's actually the hero of the film but, as it turns out, a flawed hero. He's quite good in his part but, quite frankly, not nearly as much fun as when he's a baddie.

 

In 1949 he had two good roles and was back in film noir mode once again. It's been years since I saw Robert Siodmak's Criss Cross, made at Universal, with Duryea as a hood with a thing for Yvonne de Carlo. (De Carlo, along with Burt Lancaster, find out in the film's final reel that it's best not to anger Dan).

 

That same year, though, Duryea had a great part in director Byron Haskin's Too Late for Tears. At first the part looks like the kind of woman slapping heel role that Duryea could play in his sleep. As the film progresses, however, the tables are turned on Dan, and he finds that the woman he's dealing with (Lizabeth Scott) is a lot more cold blooded and nasty than him.

 

Duryea's character's problem in Too Late for Tears is that, small time rat that he may be, he has a conscience, and there are only so many things he's willing to do for money. Scott, on the other hand, has no such restrictions in her activities. Duryea falls for her, even though he knows that she may literally be his death.

 

It's refreshing and gratifying to see Dan Duryea in Too Late for Tears, portraying vulnerability on screen, as a weakling trapped in his obsession with a woman who is no good, taking to the bottle, hating himself for his attraction to her, and unable to pull himself away.

 

This is quite a step away from the Duryea we had previously seen mistreating Joan Bennett under the monocled eye of Fritz Lang.

 

Duryea's villainy continued strongly the following year, as Waco Johnny Dean (I just love that name) in Anthony Mann's smash hit western, Winchester 73. This, of course, was the first of the celebrated series of horse operas with Mann and star James Stewart, and it remains one of their best.

 

Adding tremendously to the film's appeal is a laughing, cold blooded Dan Duryea, every bit as creepy as a fast gun out western as he was with a fast slap in film noir.

 

To me, the key scene of the film that I always recall is that in the bar in which film hero Stewart and film heel Duryea meet. Duryea's ruthlessness has already been well established earlier in the film. In this scene Stewart asks Dan if he knows the whereabouts of the man (his brother) that he is seeking.

 

Duryea's response is one of contempt.

 

"And what if I don't care to tell you?" Duryea sneers back, or words to that effect.

 

There is then a lovely little touch. While asking the question and pouring himself a whiskey, Duryea slops a little bit of the drink on his hand. He is momentarily distracted from Stewart as he looks at the spill.

 

"And what if I don't care to tell you?" he then repeats, bringing his attention back to Stewart again.

 

I don't know if that little liquor spill moment was Duryea's idea or Mann's or if it was in the script. But it's effective because the audience is also momentarily distracted by the liquor spill before, suddenly, Stewart leaps upon Duryea, smashing his head onto the bar top as he painfully twists his arm behind his back, forcing him into providing the information he wants.

 

It's a violent moment, all the moreso because it's unexpected, particularly because it's Stewart doing it. Adding to the effectiveness of the scene, though, is that it's good ol' sleazy Dan Duryea's cockiness that is taking a pummeling in the process.

 

I'm sorry to say that 1950's Winchester '73 was almost the last of the good films Duryea was in. The '50s would not be a particularly distinguished decade for the actor, playing (not too memorably) a few good guys in a few minor features, and playing in television dramas.

 

And I mean a lot of television dramas for the rest of his career. Everything over the next decade and a half from The Adventures of China Smith, a series of his own, to guest spots in Twilight Zone, The David Niven Show, Wagon Train, Laramie, Zane Grey Theater, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Naked City, Checkmate, Tales of Wells Fargo and ending at the end of the '60s with Peyton Place.

 

There was another film highlight, however, though no one seemed to notice it at the time of its release, which was held up for a couple of years. Last summer, during the Friday Night Noir Series on TCM, there was a broadcast of The Burglar, a '57 release.

 

A stylish if minor "B" directed by Paul Wendkos, it stars Duryea as the leader of a small time group of crooks. The film is distinguished by a genuinely suspenseful home burglary set piece sequence early in the production, and Duryea's portrait of a crook with integrity. He's a man with a burden, in the form of a promise made years before, that promise inevitably leading him to his doom.

 

Duryea's subtle display of inner turmoil is masterfully conveyed by the actor, in my opinion. There's a tired sadness about the actor's demeanour that is an integral part of the characterization. This very human portrait of a flawed being, struggling in a dark world for survival, but ready to sacrifice all, if need be, to keep a promise to an old friend, remains one of Duryea's most touching characterizations, in my opinion.

 

The Burglar's climax, reminiscent to a degree of Orson Welles' Lady from Shanghai, gives the film a memorable ending. And Duryea, I feel, is quietly sublime.

 

So what about anyone else? Are there other Dan Duryea fans reading this? If so, it would be great to hear from you.

 

Here's a brief rundown on some of my favourite Duryea roles:

 

*Woman in the Window (1944)*

 

The first of two memorable encounters that Duryea would have, in combination with Fritz Lang, Joan Bennett and Edward G. Robinson. That Duryea, what a great rat!

 

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*Scarlet Street (1945)*

 

Woman in the Window director and cast reunited for more sleazy activities of the same film noir vein. The ending of this film, though, is a vast improvement upon the previous one. Another weasel highlight in Duryea's career.

 

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*Criss Cross (1949)*

 

Dan's a hood once again, with Yvonne de Carlo the object of desire between himself and a young, beefy Burt Lancaster.

 

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*Too Late for Tears (1949)*

 

One of Duryea's best performances, in my opinion, because the actor is allowed to show that his rat character has a conscience, after all. Lizabeth Scott in a real peak performance in her career, as well, is his co-star, along with Arthur Kennedy.

 

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*Winchester 73 (1950)*

 

Duryea as smug, laughing western badman Waco Johnny Dean, taking on Jimmy Stewart in the first, and one of the best, of Stewart's celebrated westerns with director Anthony Mann.

 

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*The Burglar (1957)*

 

Duryea gives a wonderfully nuanced performance as a crook who has a heart in this little "B". Co-starring with him is a surprisingly effective Jayne Mansfield, who brings a childlike quality to her performance.

 

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Nice tribute to one of my favorite actors, Duryea.

 

Other Duryea films I have seen and recommend are Black Angel, Along Came Jones, Manhandled (also 1949 which I believe is Dan best year) and World For Ranson (where he plays the hero).

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OMG, you have featured one of my most favorite actors.

 

I love, love, love Dan Duryea.

 

I actually was looking through an old magazine the other day which had a whole article about him, with the bytag of his very wholesome home life as opposed to his movie persona.

 

Always gave a great performance, as late as his Twilight Zone one and as early as the simperingly annoying son with Bette Davis in TLF.

 

Thanks for the great tribute post!

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James, I haven't seen the last two titles you named but, if Duryea's in them, I'll keep an eye open.

 

Yes, Black Angel and Along Came Jones are fine efforts, as well.

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Manhandled has Dan playing the slime ball but with that Dan charm. It is a noir, and while not a great one it has some fine moments. Sterling Hayden plays a cop and Lamore is the dame.

 

World For Ramson is also a noir and is based on Dan's TV series. In this case the movie was made after the TV show ended.

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Thanks Cave Girl, your crazy for Duryea enthusiasm is nice to see.

 

If you haven't caught up with them yet, the little known Too Late for Tears and The Burglar are both gotta sees for Duryea fans, I think.

 

Hopefully TCM will replay the latter sometime and premiere Too Late for Tears some time.

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Thanks, Tom...seen them both and also Black Angel which I own but then I am a Duryea fanatic.

 

I have this sick thing where I have to at least watch the opening credits of any movie on TCM, just to make sure I don't miss someone in the cast I like.

 

I mean one never knows for sure if Nazimova or Harry Langdon might be playing a bit, so I've probably seen almost all Duryea films.

 

Also those of Elisha Cook, Junior and one can only wonder what in the heck Senior looked like.

 

I love him in Rosemary's Baby too!

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Any classic movie fan worth their sodium likes Dan Duryea. Nice write-up, Tom, you covered all the high points of this fine actor's career.

 

Funny thing about Dan Duryea is, he was actually kind of good-looking, but we never think of him as such, because he's always smirking and snarking. It's not that he so often played bad guys, he played undignified bad guys. So we don't think about his rather attractive face (when he's not smirking and snarking, that is), we just think of him as both goofy and bad.

One thing about old D.D.., no matter the quality of the film, good, bad, or mediocre, if he's in it, you tend to remember it.

 

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Here he is in "Scarlet Street", looking all untied and messy. Guess he's pretty relaxed around Kitty.

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Nice to see Dan get his due. I got a bunch of his films last year and had a ball with them. A couple came from the Warner Archive, here's what I posted on the IMDb about them:

 

CHICAGO CALLING

 

This was a nice little film. Duryea played the average man here, a bit down on his luck as we first see him, a point emphasized by the stairway that we see him descending en route home. His wife is about to leave him since he's chronically unemployed, and says she's going to take their daughter with her.

 

This happens the next day and then he later gets a telegram stating that his daughter was injured in a car accident and is about to undergo surgery. He'll supposedly get the details the next day via a phone call. But that's just it - his day started out bad, and only got worse as the phone company terminated his service and if that isn't bad enough, his dog is also injured in an accident while he's out trying to scrounge up money to pay the bill so he can get the call the next day.

 

It reminded me of Loretta Young's "Cause For Alarm" in which we follow the protagonist through an agonizing day, in her case she was trying to retrieve an incriminating letter. It may have been sunny in each film, but the characters are having one very dark day.

 

"Chicago Calling" may be the title, but what we get is the lower environs of Los Angeles in all of its seediness. But still some helpful characters emerge, such as a counter-woman who must have seen The Grapes of Wrath and has a soft spot for Duryea's woe, and a young boy, the one whose bicycle hits Duryea's dog. The boy's "help" only compounds Duryea's problems, but he meant well.

 

A very nice job on a low budget, the director John Reinhardt died the next year, but based on this and "Open Secret" - another budget job that had antisemitism in its sights, he had a lot of promise that might have been fulfilled had he gotten the breaks.

 

THE UNDERWORLD STORY

Mike Reese is a reporter who is about as sleazy as they come. He must be, he's played by Dan Duryea in the Cy Endfield noir gem. Chuck Tatum of ACE IN THE HOLE has nothing on Mike - except that he probably makes a bigger salary.

 

Mike's lost his job because given some confidential info about a mobster's secret testimony, Mike runs it the paper that employs him which causes the bad guys to know just where to ambush the man testifying. Sure, the paper is equally at fault, but they'll get off by printing an apology, Mike's the scapegoat.

 

With a stake provided by the local New England gangster who benefited most from the silenced witness, Mike buys into another suburban newspaper. Shortly thereafter, the murder of the daughter-in-law of a prominent publisher and the cover-up as well as the innocent black woman accused of the murder, has Mike manipulating all in his path to make his way back to the top and a few bucks on the side.

 

As the guilty person says of the accused: "She's a n-word, who is going to take her word over ours?" This one is that gritty, but it moves with B movie speed not trying to make a social statement. Or is it? What happened to director Endfield, having to relocate to England owing to HUAC, has some reviewers reading "witch hunt" into the narrative. But if one didn't know the personal history, it's a riveting tale anyway that reveals the levels and layers of corruption and also of the depths of sacrifice. Subtext is just as often the baggage one brings to a film as opposed to what the director installs.

 

Gale Storm, Herbert Marshall, Harry Shannon, Michael O'Shea and Howard da Silva in what seems to be a return to the kind of character he played in THE BLUE DAHLIA all figure prominently. Mary Anderson plays the accused black woman and there's a bit of irony now in that casting (beyond her being Caucasian) - her brother James Anderson played the vicious Bob Ewell in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. She would also play Duryea's wife in CHICAGO CALLING a couple of years later. Both films are highly recommended.

 

I've also picked up his British film TERROR STREET but have yet to get around to a review of it. It's not bad plot wise, although there is one action scene that seems out of place with Dan defeating two cops in a brawl and he's not photographed in a flattering manner at all.

 

I can also recommend his late career British thriller DO YOU KNOW THIS VOICE which I saw courtesy of a friend's screening:

 

Dan Duryea is once again a man down on his luck, so he opts for a new profession as a kidnapper. His inexperience shows as he kidnaps the son of some working class people who couldn't afford the ransom anyway, plus he accidentally kills the child. No spoiler here, this all comes out in the first fifteen minutes and just as exposition. On revealing that, he tells his wife who is also in on the plot, that the boy was "lucky to have died clean" - as in free of sin.

 

How considerate Dan! Otherwise, Dan's a nice guy who hung around in Britain after the war, he's nice to his neighbors, and that's where the tide turns. It seems that one of those neighbors, played by Isa Miranda, caught a glimpse of the kidnapper making a ransom call. She offers to help the police capture the man by making it public that she saw him and then just sitting as bait for the criminal.

 

She only saw the caller from the back, but that's a minor point as long as the caller doesn't know that.

 

All of this happens in the first twenty minutes, so don't worry about too much being spoiled. Some of it is only referred to anyway as it happens off-screen or even before the film starts.

 

From here on, as far as the story goes you're on your own. Unfortunately the director Frank Nesbitt not only telegraphs the ending, he writes it in the sky with gigantic letters by fixing the camera on a key prop that comes into play later.

 

Otherwise, the performances are tops and while it's obviously done on the cheap, that only enhances the look of the film which isn't exactly set among the upper class anyway.

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Whenever I would see the actor John Spencer - whether in 'The West Wing' or 'L.A. Law', or movies like 'Albino Alligator' or 'Forget Paris' - it would always make me remember Dan Duryea.

 

The thing about both these men is that, aside from a slight resemblance, no matter what character they played I always got a sense that the character was smart.

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I know there's always an exception to every rule but it seems it takes a real life nice guy to play a great film bad guy. Dan Duryea fits the rule. Just like Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Richard Widmark, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance, Robert Ryan, etc, etc. Maybe its just because they are good actors dedicated to their work or , I don't know. Is there an answer? Does this mean that real life bad people are only good at playing good guys?

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Thanks, MissW.

 

Well, good looks are largely in the eye of the beholder, but, though I can't say I gave it that much thought before, I guess you're right. Duryea wasn't a bad looking guy. More important than that, however, it was that "bad boy" appeal that he had that worked well in a few of his best remembered performances. (Just ask Kitty in Scarlet Street).

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Thanks very much for the reviews, clore. Underworld Story sounds particularly interesting to me.

 

It's nice to know that there are still quite as few Duryea films that I've yet to see. The trick is to find them.

 

I was so grateful to have the chance to view The Burglar this summer, courtesy TCM. I had never even heard of that little gem before.

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I had heard of THE BURGLAR for many years, I just never had the chance to see it until last June. About 30 years ago, I set the VCR to record it as it was listed to air at 130am on a weeknight. I ended up with the French remake which I watched but recorded over as I didn't save movies with commercials in them.

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Here's a couple of shots of Duryea, both from the Dan Duryea Central website to which I provided the link below:

 

One of my favourite Duryea performances and roles, as Waco Johnny Dean in Winchester 73. Just look at that cocky smile, so darned full of himself:

 

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And now a shot of the real life Duryea, with his wife and family dog (looks like a lab), from 1955:

 

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Waco Johnny Dean as played by Duryea is a really fascinating character. He's vicious, ruthless and very sly. When he's confronting Shelly Winters' husband Steve (a very weak, cowardly fellow) Dean has no problem pushing him around. Later on when he meets up with a real tough guy, Dutch Henry Brown, Dean meekly backs off and lets Dutch be the boss. If the story had gone on differently (no James Stewart intervening) and the bad guys pull off the robbery and make their getaway I believe that Waco Johnny Dean would have managed to double cross Dutch Henry , killing Dutch and taking all of the loot and the rifle and the girl. That's just the kind of guy Waco Johnny Dean was, and Dan Duryea plays the character so very well.

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I agree with your appraisal of Duryea's Waco Johnny, mrroberts. He knew when to back off but would be plotting for his next opportunity. Duryea and the screenplay provide a portrait of a very smart guy. It's too bad Waco Johnny got impulsively ambitious with a gun with the wrong man (Jimmy Stewart).

 

When I saw Winchester 73 the first time and saw Waco Johnny get gunned down I was quite upset at his relatively early demise. I've got nothing against Stephen McNally but Duryea is an infinitely more interesting villain than the more two dimensional Mr. McNally, in my opinion.

 

As good as Winchester 73 is, it would have been even better if it had kept Waco Johnny Dean around longer, I have always felt. I guess that's the sign of what a good actor Duryea was.

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Seems like we should be stating a Waco Johnny Dean fan club. :) One of the best things about movies is having these interesting characters even if they are only supporting role characters. Someone writes a screenplay and invents the characters but the real good actors take those characters and develop them into something special , like Dan Duryea does here..

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mrroberts, that Dan Duryea Central website is advertising a Waco Johnny Dean doll for sale. That much of a fan of the character I'm not, but perhaps a few others are.

 

It also shows the pages from a 1950 comic book version of Duryea's Underworld Story, which clore reviewed earlier on this thread (and which the website's creator calls one of Dan's greatest roles):

 

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The character on the left is clearly supposed to be Duryea

 

By the way, that same Duryea website provides links under the TV section of his career by which you can watch a few of the shows that Danny Boy appeared on (ie. Wagon Train, for example)

 

Here's the link to the website once again:

 

http://danduryeacentral.blogspot.ca/

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Fly, I have to admit that I think Duryea gets lost among that ensemble cast in Flight of the Phoenix. He doesn't have a very strong role there, I'm afraid. At least, that's my take on it. You may feel differently.

 

It was a reunion, of sorts, though, with Jimmy Stewart, his co-star from better days for both of them, Winchester 73. There now, now I'm getting all teary eyed just thinking about what a great western rat that Waco Johnny Dean was. Now THAT was a screen villain with charm combined with ruthlessness. When our Dan was bad, he was very very good.

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I always thought it was the "funny" thing about Duryea; His look and voice would make one think him "miscast" as a villianous slimeball. More like an encyclopedia salesman TRYING to be the bad guy. In fact, he reminds me of an eighth-grade English teacher I had who the whole class thought was GAY!

 

But he pulled it off! AND with flying colors!

 

It's no surprise that his off-screen life was different than his screen personas. Most actors and actresses' lives were. In Duryea's case, it's called ACTING. Remember?

 

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A dialogue exchange between Dan Duryea and Shelley Winters in *Winchester 73*:

 

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DURYEA (smirking): What was I saying?

 

WINTERS: You were talking about yourself.

 

DURYEA: Where did I stop?

 

WINTERS: You didn't. But you can now. I already know about Waco Johnny Dean, the fastest gun in Texas.

 

DURYEA (feigning insult): Texas? Lady, why limit me?

 

And, yet, from another Duryea western, *Ride Clear of Diablo*, an exchange with Audie Murphy:

 

MURPHY (handing Duryea his gun in a holster): Well, this is as far as I go. Here's your gun.

 

DURYEA (checking his gun and pointing it at Murphy): It's loaded.

 

MURPHY: Wouldn't do you much good empty.

 

DURYEA: Listen, kid, you're talking to Whitey Kincade. Nobody hands me loaded guns. I shoot people in the back.

 

When Duryea had good dialogue, his oily charm added so much to the delivery.

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