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I, the Jury(1953)

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  • I, the Jury - Worth Saving, Restoration Needed!

    • Leonard Thomason
    • 11/3/13

    I, the Jury (1953), the first flick to feature Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, is a substandard Film Noir, but it has a Lot of Heart with Great Dialogue, an Engrossing Plot and requisite Bevy of Beautiful Dames.Having Biff Elliot in the starring role of Mike Hammer is its most obvious flaw. You're immediate alarmed by the character's appearance, akin to a battered punch-drunk ex-boxer. One wonders if his appearance is due to post-traumatic stress, a victim of 'Shell Shock' from exposure to the horrors & brutality of war in the South Pacific. We get an idea of the savagery when he laments at the passing of his friend Jack Williams, a guy who literally gave his right arm for a friend when he caught a Japanese Bayonet that was meant for Hammer.Is it the private hell he went through the reason the chemistry between Hammer and femme fatale Psychoanalyst Charlotte Manning (Peggie Castle) doesn't ever feel right? Whatever the reason, whenever she appears on screen Hammer isn't the only one being mesmerized by her!Alan Reed, role of George Kalecki aka 'Mister Big' displays an Emotional Relationship with his mobster lieutenant Hal Kines (Robert Cunningham) decades ahead of its time!To his credit, Biff Elliot does a good job at portraying the Private Investigator as brawny, physically tough with his fists and never shying away from violence. His performance displays the traits fans associate with Mickey Spillane's anti-hero: machismo, misogynist, sexist, unapologetic and politically incorrect. He's a solitary hard-boiled sleuth, who's impatient with the legal system and willing to avenge victims as Judge, Jury and Executioner.The visual finale baring the physicality of Peggie Castle doesn't disappoint! But if you're expecting the suave sophistication of Sam Spade, you'll be sadly disappointed; instead you'll get a metaphor of a brutal garbage man who's come to take out the trash!!!

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    • Norm
    • 11/9/10

    This was Mickey Splains frist book made into a movie I saw it once on tv many years ago it srared Peggy Castle I thought it was A GOOD PICTURE BOTH IN ACTING AN ACTION BUT IT SEEMS THAT ITS DISAPEARED i'M SURE THE TV AUDANCE WOULD ENJOY THIS 1953 CLASSIC.

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