sometimes there's nothing to watch. photo by william gedney
Thursday, November 26, 2009
what a lovely face. eleanor parker has the sort of grace i associate with maureen o'hara. onscreen she seems like the dream partner and mother. however, she rocked herself right out of that stereotype when cast as 'zosch' (creepy name!) in 'the man with the golden arm.' as wife of protagonist 'frankie machine' she is wheelchair bound and seems to live only to be a constant reminder of the accident which left her so dependent. she is amazingly draining. not one to spill endings, this one is a pip.