If we have another directors cup someday, I’d like to represent him….
He’s amazing, and way overlooked.
I’d love to see Walsh in one of the cups. Such a variety of films. There’s a new Walsh biography just published in May (Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director by Mary Ann Moss) that I’m looking forward to reading.
High Sierra is so damn good.
I watched High Sierra last night:
Ida Lupino is so damn good.
She’s also great in Walsh’s They Drive by Night.
ha she’s completely mad in that film ^
“The doors made me do it!”
I think she’s great in Ray’s On Dangerous Ground. I need to see They Drive By Night.
Recently DVR’d his version of The Thief of Bagdad, which I haven’t seen in a long time.
I recently watched his film Along the Great Divide and liked it quite a bit. It reminds me a bit of The Naked Spur, but Kirk Douglas has a weirdness all his own here. He plays it like a city boy, and it works when he’s bossing around women, but curiously fails when he tries to play like Jimmy Stewart in Mann’s films. Great material also with the gang fighting off dehydration and death in the desert.
I meant to record Along the Great Divide last time it was on TCM.
Raoul Walsh is cinema.
He definitely has his second wind right now. There always seems to be a retrospective on him, always people eager to claim him the greatest director in Hollywood that doesn’t get the respect or attention he deserves.
Walsh fans: Wanted to alert you to a new project about Walsh: A documentary called “The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh,” which is being put together by Walsh biographer Marilyn Moss (see above post by Matt Parks) . The docu is now in pre-production/planning stages and needs your support. Check it out at Indiegogo.
Cool! Thanks for posting this Harley.