Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Red Pony (1949)

Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy! Aaron Copland! And it's ... boring.
The redoubtable Louis Calhoun essays the role of Annoying Old Grandpa by being Annoying Old Actor. Directed in a style that might be called American Didactic. The whole thing, from faded dungarees to roll-top desk to dusty lane seems to have been designed by the artist of the Dick and Jane books.

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