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Re: Night Runner (1957)
Edited by svetov on 9/5/2021, 8:28 am
Thanks, Don, for all the information. I think Danton deserves more praise for the film. The film works completely because of him; the performance is low-key only in the sense that he is a psychopath who is not always acting out on his impulses; he foreshadows the Norman Bates character by three years but is more likeable than Hitchcock's killer. Danton's Roy Turner isn't as gruesome but is still pretty sick. You feel sorry for him, which isn't quite what a viewer might feel for Norman Bates, dressing up as his mother and keeping her corpse in her old bedroom.
It is such a shame that there isn't a decent copy around.
Eddie ought to get on it, huh? I thought most of the classic noirs have been released by now. That film is certainly missing.