Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill (1947)

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  1. rhonda says:

    Another movie that I must catch up on! Thanks for posting, VJ.

    • VJ says:

      You will really like it, Rhonda :)

      Funny coincidence that we were just talking about “Rosemary’s Baby” yesterday and one of the actors in this was in it.

      • rhonda says:

        Yes, yet another coincidence on fikklefame.

      • rhonda says:

        You were right, VJ, I really liked this movie!

        • VJ says:

          What did you think about Helen (Claire Trevor))? I saw her more as a conflicted character than a “viper.” Even Arnett said she couldn’t make up her mind whether she wanted to turn Sam in or save him.

        • rhonda says:

          I agree with you about your assessment of Claire, I didn’t quite see her as a viper either. It was hard watching Lawrence Tierney, though, knowing that he was pretty awful in real life and I wonder if he didn’t have to act very hard to portray his character. I need to google him, I hadn’t ever heard of him before.

        • VJ says:

          Yes, lol, it’s said that Tierney was such a wild man, his brother, Jerry, decided to go by a different name (Scott Brady) in his acting career, so he wouldn’t be associated with all that. Idk if I believe that– Scott Brady started out going by a different name. They had another brother in films, Edward Tierney, too. Lawrence was 5 years older than Scott and 9 years older than Edward. The younger brothers died comparatively young, Scott at age 60 and Edward at 55. Lawrence lived to age 82 despite his hard-drinking and hell-raising ways.

          Imagine that! They were probably predicting Lawrence’s early demise since the ’40s but he was like the father in “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (“I’ll bury youse all!”)

        • rhonda says:

          I guess “only the good die young” was the case with the brothers lol?

        • VJ says:

          could be, Rhonda. lol :)

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