Sunday, May 31, 2009

widmark sweet tooth

once a friend of mine was working on an amex commercial. he described the actor/spokesperson as 'that idiot karl malden.' i admit that i continued to see karl in that light. however, i also know that he is a wonderful actor. what i just found out is that he was also a director.
1957's 'time limit' stars one of my faves, richard widmark. karl directed richard and rip torn in a very intimate, no frills, account of a commanding officer up for court martial. widmark is as great as always, rip torn gets to seriously break down, and karl kept everything out of the way so that the drama about the consequences of war that takes place among men on the same side rang true. you can see it on

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