The Big Boodle

10 Oct

Now available on Netflix–instant viewing!

— Kathleen


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  1. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I had not seen this one. I'm used to viewing EF as a young man and it is hard to watch him in his more mature roles. I have to say I did not fall asleep and I liked this movie. I liked watching him. He still was a handsome man when this was made in 1957 I believe and hard to fanthom in two years he would be gone. He seemed to do a lot of walking in the first part of this movie and I was wondering if he would ever get in a car to find the missing plates. He's very good at being flip and some of his gestures made me think of Sea Hawk (of all things!).

  2. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Very interesting comment, Kathleen. I think Errol's late films are mostly underrated, and I cannot figure out why. As you said, it's certainly not a film to fall asleep. I think the walking is to show the beauty of Havana – if he had gone by car, we wouldn't have admired the city.

  3. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I agree that many of Errol's later films or his performance therein tends to be under rated (e.g., Sun Also Rises). Kathleen, I agree that Errol was still very handsome in his later years. His greatest “starring” vehicles were behind him so perhaps that has something to do with it. Initially I found watching him in his later roles difficult and sad in ways because the dissipation shows. Like you, I was used to him on screen as a dashing young man. But, by viewing his later roles, I came to appreciate what a fine character actor he really was when given the chance. Personally, I think he should have been nominated for the above mentioned role.

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