Monday, March 23, 2009

Quicksand

In honor of today being the anniversary of Peter Lorre's death I declared a 1-day Lorre Blogathon. I've linked my posts on Peter Lorre's films here.

Quicksand is a 1950 film noir directed by Irving Pichel and starring Mickey Rooney against type and Peter Lorre. The movie can be seen online at the Internet Archive, Joost and at at YouTube in 12 parts. Here's the embed from the Internet Archive:


DVDTalk calls it "a pretty nifty little picture". TCM says, "Fortunately the film itself earned positive notices and became something of a cult favorite among noir devotees." Weird Wild Realm says it's "a hard-hitting working-class crime drama". The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops calls it a "Small but effective thriller".

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