Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Spoiler Alert

The big card game scene between Edward G. Robinson and Steve McQueen in "The Cincinnati Kid."

You will never find a poor performance by Edward G. Robinson.

2 Comments:

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

I watched that movie decades ago, and I still am struck at how well I remember it, at least the scenes with Robinson. I think what made it so fantastic was that for most of his scenes, Robinson underplayed it, like the character was disinterested in what was going on around him. But during the final showdown he was came alive, fully in the moment, like a sleepy cat about to pounce on a mouse.

It just packed a huge wallop considering the scene had no physical action.

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Daniel,

Excellent point.

I find it impossible to watch anyone but Robinson when he is in a scene.

Michael

 

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