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  •  a little known film, (10+ / 0-)

    directed by Elia Kazan, screenplay by Tennessee Williams, called "Baby Doll" from 1956.

    Eli, like you've never seen him before.

    And, great performances all around.

    He wasn't just a great character actor.  He was a great actor, and human being.

    Rest however you damn-well please, Eli, you earned it.

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    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 08:11:49 AM PDT

    •  He's fantastic in Baby Doll. (5+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, GAS, shaharazade, limae, jgilhousen

      A combination of mercurial and menacing. Couldn't take my eyes off him when I first saw that film. Played beautifully against Carol Baker's skittish sensuality.

    •  Baby Doll (0+ / 0-)

      It really is such a great movie.

      I can't help but laugh at it because I can't stop myself from thinking of the "Baby Boy" parody on the Benny Hill show, which I saw in the 1970s.

      But once I get past that (perhaps unfortunate) connection, I find Baby Doll to be a really amazing movie.

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      by Tony Seybert on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 12:31:21 PM PDT

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