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).