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Year
1962
Runtime
147 min.
Directors
Charles Crichton, John Frankenheimer
Genres
Drama, Biography
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
10,348
Checks
2,192
Favs
122
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    @HEMA: After watching the film, read its Wikipedia article and crossed upon what might be the reason for why it ever landed on a comedy list:

    "According to those who knew him while he was in prison, the mild-mannered characterization of Stroud, as presented in Gaddis' book and the subsequent film, was largely fiction. Former inmate Glenn Williams went so far as to say that Stroud "was not a sweetheart; he was a vicious killer. I think Burt Lancaster owes us all an apology." He and another former convict, Jim Quillan, described the real Stroud as a "jerk", "a guy that liked chaos and turmoil and upheaval... Always at somebody else's expense." They regarded the film as a "comedy... an excellent comedy"."

    I have to ponder if this lowers the value of an otherwise great film for me.
    7 years 4 months ago
  2. lucabott's avatar

    lucabott

    Burt Lancaster offers a stunning performace. Although it is quite different from today's movies, has a much faster rhythm than most of the 60's productions. Watched the 150 minutes without a break, it's engaging and even moving at times. 6 years 4 months ago
  3. Trackmarked's avatar

    Trackmarked

    Very good film, not the typical prison movie. Burt Lancaster's acting is great.

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    7 years 6 months ago
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