M (1951)
1951, Superior Pictures, 91 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Losey

The American version of Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic about a child murderer being simultaneously hunted by the police and the underworld receives renewed impetus in the setting of Bunker Hill locations under the direction of Joe Losey. David Wayne turns in a bravura performance as the killer and is supported by a veritable character actor’s Hall of Fame: Howard Da Silva, Luther Adler, Steve Brodie, Raymond Burr, Norman Lloyd, Walter Burke and Jim Backus. NOT ON DVD!


MIDNIGHT COWBOY
1969, MGM Repertory, 113 min, USA, Dir: John Schlesinger

A shocking, poignant study of being down and out in the Big Apple. Jon Voight as hustler Joe Buck and Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo give touchstone performances of the New Hollywood era. Winner of three Oscars, including Best Picture.


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