The other guys

After seeing Groom’s gifs of Siodmak’s Killers, I thought I’d try some of Don Siegel’s 1964 version. It’s a retelling rather than a remake. There are some interesting connections between the two. Apparently Siegel was originally hired to do the 1946 version. The Folger’s coffee lady was in both films.

Siegel’s film was inferior to the 1946 version, and not noir in style or mood. Still, it had some good performances on the part of the two killers (Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager) and the killee (John Cassavetes). It was also Ronald Reagan’s last film before he went Schwarzenegger and became the governor of California.

Here we see Marvin as he’s about to take his shot, Reagan as he walks in on his girlfriend and her boy toy, and Angie Dickinson as she wonders what she’s doing.

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