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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.


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.