Journey With Les Brown talks about Seven Days Leave.
about Hannibals route across the Alps. Interesting article mentions Hannibal
and has a great picture of Vic.
Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend - Fascinating article talks about how the general public really reacted to his performance as Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death! He said: "I didnt pay much attention to the role. It was an interlude between plays I was doing and my radio work. Unbeknownst to my wife, I had signed an option never thinking theyd pick me up. They did, and we had to go to California. The first time I saw Kiss of Death was after we moved there. I had never seen myself on screen even in rushes. I was shocked! It was a kind of goofy looking guy up there. It wasnt me! I didnt want to look at myself. For a couple of years afterwards. I was very self conscience about even smiling.
performance was anything but goofy as to the effect it had on the general public.
I used to get slugged regularly, hit like a gong! But especially in Texas!
At the Old Shamrock Hotel in Houston, I was sitting, eating my dinner. All of
a sudden, I looked and a big guy grabbed, turned me around, and belted me! Ive
walked down streets in Texas and Nebraska and ladies have grabbed me
and said, Hey, you little squirt. I always stayed away from bars;
Ive never drunk anyway. Playing those parts in those days, you were too
wide open. I dont think it makes a difference today. In those days, you
played a mean part you were a mean bastard!"