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Robert Crawford

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Not a favorite John Wayne for me. It is a bitt too soapy much more than Hatari which I love. It sounds like the transfer for In Harms Way is the same so so transfer I already have on Digital so I will probably get this one latter down the road.
The disc is better than the digital video-wise and the digital's audio is no match. As to Hatari, I liked it more as a kid than I do now? It's okay, but is nowhere near among my favorites. In comparison "In Harm's Way", my personal opinion about it has grown over the years as I appreciate it a lot more today than when I was ten years old.
 

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Typically overlong and overwrought Preminger (people complain about movie lengths today and it seems we've come full circle because 167 minutes of this back in the day would seem quite excessive for the material and in B&W after EXODUS -- I like to picture dressed up audiences in NY or Ohio sitting through three hours of this and coming out jazzed) but always filled with unique moments, tasteless excess and interesting performances. Wayne is the stand-out and tho OP was famed as a tyrant he had a gift for low-key naturalism when he wanted and imho the Duke has never been more real and subtle than with Neal.
 

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As for black & white, many major releases were still being made in B&W through 1967. It was common for WWII films to be in B&W up to "Is Paris Burning?" in 1966. Oscar winning and nominated B&W films in 1965 included "Ship of Fools," "A Thousand Clowns," "The Pawnbroker," "Darling," "A Patch of Blue" and "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold."
 

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