Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Outsider (1961)

Notes: 5/17/11
Tony Curtis in Native American make-up
Delbert Mann directs
Sorenson and Hayes holding each other on the battlefield. Touching.
Definitely one of Tony's best performances.
Memorian dedication scene is great.
Kind of a downer ending.

Review: C+
Tony Curtis gives an emotional performance as Ira Hayes, the Native-American soldier who takes part in the flag-raising at Iwo Jima and spirals into alcoholism upon returning from the war. A bit of a downer, but worth seeing for Curtis in an atypical role.

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