The Rack (1956)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, War


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A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.


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Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

Stewart Stern (screenplay), Rod Serling (teleplay)

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31 January 2002 | JuguAbraham
7
| Memorable performance by Paul Newman
Paul Newman has impressed me in "Cool Hand Luke" and in this film his performance ranges from the "cool" to the frail man in the duration of the movie.

Among films based on courtroom trials this one is remarkable. It rates alongside Bruce Beresford's Australian film "Breaker Morant" and the British film "Term of Trial."

A major feather in the cap is the ending, which is a clever touch by the director Arnold Laven. Any other ending would have made the film less poignant.

The development of the relationship between Newman's character and that of Annie Francis' Aggie is again worthy of note. Lee Marvin's small role catches your attention though it is not his finest by any measure.

All in all this film should be given more publicity, as the theme is relevant today as it was when it was made.

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