Edd "Guy" Thomajan and Zero Mostel are plagued with problems in Panic in the Streets (1950).
According to Thomajan's obituary in the Tallahassee Democrat, the notable, diminutive character actor "had a scrappy personality and salty vocabulary, but he could switch from crusty curmudgeon to charming gentleman in a matter of seconds. Around his friends, he enjoyed telling colorful tales of his days working on Broadway and in Hollywood with such famous figures as James Dean, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Audrey Hepburn, Paul Muni and legendary director Elia Kazan."
He went from Panic in the Streets to The Pink Panther...well, beats City Slickers II.
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