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a one of a kind powerhouse of a movie,even in all its troubled shortened form..
I agree. Underrated film. Also proved that Audie Murphy could act when guided by a top notch filmmaker.
Is that the cartoonist Bill Mauldin? Didn't know he was an actor.
yep its the same Bill Mauldin
if you manage to find the book "Picture" by Lillian Ross (republished by Da Capo Press a few years ago), don't miss it. upon Huston's request, Ross followed the whole creative process behind this movie from the script to the premiere, and there's a lot more in it than you see on screen. one wonders, if the movie is what it is after all the changes MGM forced upon it, what a masterpiece would it be if they let it be as JH conceived it...
Mauldin was not an actor. I read a recent Mauldin biography that said Murphy disliked Mauldin because Mauldin was an artist.I think Max Allan Collins mentioned before - it may have been here - that he partly modeled a character after Murphy.
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