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The one reason I'm keeping A Man Called Adam


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The music.  Louis Armstrong.  Nat Adderley.  Benny Carter.  Mel Torme.  And Mr. Davis, Jr.  Tho he performs too too little.


A lot of great actors in it.  But a little too earnest for me.  It only comes alive when the music's going.

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I don't remember if Jr had any scenes with Peter Lawford -- that might have been awkward.


There were several highly dramatic confrontations between the two of them at pivotal points of the movie.  You just need to see the film again to refresh your memory.


Every time I thought the movie was going somewhere, it seemed to retreat into a mini-cliche, but that was more a problem of the screenplay than anything else.  It was still worth watching to see Sammy Davis Jr. in one of his best roles, plus Ossie Davis, Louis Armstrong, and the young Cicely Tyson in her first major role, six years before Sounder made her a mainstream Hollywood star.

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