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> I like him, but I've only seen "Kiss Me Deadly" and

> "Paths of Glory"...suggest another one for me?

 

"The Naked Spur" staring Jimmy Stewart. Ralph Meeker is a discharged dishonorable ) U.S. Army ma, I don't remember the rank. Not a nice man, in that Anthony Mann directed Western .

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Check out Meeker in BIG HOUSE USA, a noir film from 1955 which is ALMOST as brutal as Kiss Me Deadly. He plays a psychopath called "The Ice Man." It plays on TCM once in a blue moon. Bug 'em to play it; if you like hot noir, you'll really go for it.

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I like Meeker, and BIG HOUSE U.S.A. has a GREAT cast, but the film itself isn't very good at all, in my opinion. A good (and unjustly forgotten) Ralph Meeker movie is SHADOW IN THE SKY, where he plays a veteran who loses it every time it rains. It's a B favorite of mine.

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When I first saw KISS ME DEADLY I was somewhat repulsed by Meeker's "Mike Hammer"---but I watched it again a little while ago and this time I didn't take him so seriously. He's pretty doggy but he's funny. However, this is a gritty film---almost too much so for my tastes and it surprises me every time (considering when it was made).

 

Meeker was pretty smarmy in THE DETECTIVE with Frank Sinatra---he plays a crooked cop on the take. However, for a more "warm and fuzzy" Ralph, see the famous first episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", called "Revenge" and co-starring Vera Miles. (Of course, you must remember this is Hitch so how warm and fuzzy can it be?)

 

Miss G

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help me meeker fans: reading these posts reminded me of b/w noir from the 50s that I'm sure he starred in but IMDb doesn't list. He played a loner that came to the aid of a young blond rape victim... let her stay in his apartment?... the scene I remember is her sitting on the bathroom floor cutting up her (torn) slip into tiny pieces and flushing them down the toilet. Does anyone recall the title?

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> help me meeker fans: reading these posts reminded me

> of b/w noir from the 50s that I'm sure he starred in

> but IMDb doesn't list. He played a loner that came to

> the aid of a young blond rape victim... let her stay

> in his apartment?... the scene I remember is her

> sitting on the bathroom floor cutting up her (torn)

> slip into tiny pieces and flushing them down the

> toilet. Does anyone recall the title?

 

It is called " Something Wild ", Carroll Baker was the co - star. Jean Stapleton and Doris Roberts also.

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