Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Underworld U.S.A. (1961)

Notes: 1/19/10
Samuel Fuller! I'm intrigued.
'When will he come out?', 'When he's dead.'
Change of pace role for Cliff Robertson. Gritty.
Richard Rust was also in Homicidal. Pretty good looking.
Beatrice Kay does a good job. Looks like Sylvia Sidney.
Can't believe they killed the little girl.
Film noir wasn't as popular in 1961, but this movie and Fuller stay true to the form.

Review: C+
Samuel Fuller creates another gritty crime story with an effective Cliff Robertson as a man out for revenge on the mob who killed his father years ago. Supporting cast helps keep the film memorable and interesting. Overall, the film is a minor effort in the film noir genre that lacks the proper suspense and excitement to really score.

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