The Art of Cinema #224


The Friends of Eddie Coyle
(Peter Yates; 1973)

6 comments:

Jon said...

One of my all time favorite novels. The movie didn't quite live up to Higgins' book. I was surprised that no one mentioned this one when The Departed came out. Irish mobsters...Boston...Informants...FBI... corrupt cops...reminds me of something.

Great poster.

Jeff Duncanson said...

The last great Mitchum performance, IMHO

DaydreamSupercollider said...

Wonderful, versatile actor...maybe you'll post some screencaps from "Night of the Hunter" one of these times *hint*...

Vanwall said...

One of Peter Boyle's best roles, as well.

blankemon said...

I've been dying to see this one for years - waiting for a DVD release. As for it being Mitchum's last great performance, I love him in "Farewell, My Lovely" and "The Yakuza" from '75. Hell, I even loved him in The Winds of War.

Jeff Duncanson said...

blankemon - E-mail me regarding a DVD copy of this film.


http://filmscreed.blogspot.com/2007/05/friends-of-eddie-coyle.html