Saturday, 12 July 2008

Marlon Brando

I've been thinking about Marlon Brando today. I believe he was possibly the greatest presence who ever was on the screen and have seen almost all his films . One of the few I hadn't seen was 'Morituri'.  I saw it for the first time this afternoon and it's an overlooked classic. Directed by Benard Wicki, it's a tough and suspensful spy film  set almost entirely on  a German cargo ship during the second world war. The acting is excellent. Apart from Brando and a brief appearance by Trevor Howard at the beginning (very authoritative performance, as always), the other great perfomance is by Yul Brunner. I can't recommend this film highly enough.

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