Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Mar 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A musician just released from prison tries to get his life back in order when his wife and young daughter show up.
My Take on it – This was my final film of Steve McQueen’s filmography for me.
I have watched and reviewed 25 of his 27 films and I can honestly say that this film is very low on the list.
This was not an easy film to get through because it moves along very slowly and doesn’t give us many characters who would want to root for.. especially not McQueen’s.
This character is so far removed from what we are used to him playing and it’s actually a bit jarring watching him because of it.
The best scenes of this film are actually the ones where McQueen’s character sings because they are extremely laughable to watch.
It is so obvious that it isn’t McQueen singing and that they have dubbed in some other singing voice in his place.
This is a film that just wasn’t enjoyable at all and I wanted it to end so much earlier than it managed.
McQueen and Lee Remick have no chemistry what so ever and you constantly wonder how they were in love at some point before the events of the story.
Bottom Line – Extremely boring film that is not easy to watch. McQueen plays a character very different from his cool and calm ones in most of his films. It’s funny watching his singing scenes because it’s so apparent that he is being dubbed the whole time. McQueen and Remick have almost no chemistry together and you begin to wonder how they possibly could have had something together before the events of this story.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to photographer William Claxton, the crew was shooting in Columbus, Texas on November 22, 1963 when the radio announced the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Everyone gathering around the radio was stunned. Especially Steve McQueen who took it very hard and kept very quiet for the rest of the stay in Texas. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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