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Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #117

Kick-Back Friday: #117


Eli Wallach’s performance as a psychopathic killer is the first reason to watch The Lineup (1958), Don Seigel’s cinematic take on the “Dragnet”-like TV show of the same name. The second reason is the hilarious dual commentary from the ever-informative Eddie Muller and the decidedly non-PC James Ellroy.* The third is the functional San Francisco travelogue provided by Seigel’s on-site filming.

* Provided in the volume 1 set of Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics.

Still from The Lineup, with Eli Wallach (right).

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.