Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Quick Take: Drive a Crooked Road

In Drive a Crooked Road (Richard Quine, 1954), poor Mickey Rooney plays against type as a loser looking for love and finding only betrayal and the collapse of his personal world. At least the femme fatale feels bad about leading him to his doom.

2 comments:

Jeff Shyluk said...

Just what is Mickey Rooney's type? I'm not certain I've ever seen him in a role where he is cast as a normal human. Mostly, I'm scarred by Breakfast At Tiffany's and a little chafed from The Simpsons.

Earl J. Woods said...

To me, he'll always be the plucky, aw-shucks little guy with a heart of gold looking for love, usually with Judy Garland.