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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thriller: The Guilty Men (1960)

Season 1, Episode 6 - The Guilty Men 

Ho-hum.  A crime drama/thriller that's simply not too thrilling.  This one is the weakest in the series so far for me.  Two brothers and a childhood friend open this episode as they talk about how they're going to get beyond the poverty and desperation of their lives.  One becomes a mob boss, another a doctor, another a lawyer.  The Italian accent on the mob brother is laughable.  It's as bad as the faux-Southern accents I sometimes hear in movies.  Yet, his brother has no accent at all.  How does this happen?
This story is a morality tale that is acted well but it leaves me asking "Who cares?"  The plot has been done many times over and nothing new has been brought to the table this outing.  If you like crime dramas, stick with The Godfather trilogy.  If you want to watch a good horror or thriller story, skip this one altogether.
For more info check out the episode's entry in IMDB.

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